Tag: Sigma SD1 Merrill

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More pictures and some thoughts on post processing and future blog entries

The comparison of noise reduction algorithms in X3F Tools and SPP 6.3 (part 1 and 2) helped me understand how great the additional potential in Foveon images that can be released with relatively easy post-processing actually is. Currently, I’m testing a number of editing steps (noise reduction and sharpening) which I’ve come across in the ...

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As a photographer who favours normal focal length you can get used to the 35 mm focal length

I was having a tough time with Sigma’s 24/1.4 Art in the beginning because I didn’t get along with its focal length. I’m used to taking photos with a normal focal length or even longer focal lengths such as the DP3M’s 50mm (which is equivalent to 75mm in full frame terms). But it’s not like ...

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35mm primes and standard primes are two different pairs of shoes

Only now that I’m taking photos with a Sigma 24/1.4 Art I’m beginning to understand why 35mm or 35mm equivalent lenses and standard primes are so often compared in forums. One would assume that the difference in focal length of a few millimeters hardly matters. However, taking pictures with both focal lengths feels quite different, ...

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SPP vs. X3F Tools: Noise and noise reduction (part 1)

I didn’t even notice how much SPP “pimps up” the X3Fs before I started to experiment with the X3F Tools converter which doesn’t know the many particularities of Foveon sensors and the many tricks in X3F image editing. Since it is too many insights that I could gain by comparing both converters, I’ve decided to ...

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A new prime lens in my photo bag :)

Once again, a new prime lens has made its way into my photo bag. 🙂 This time it’s a Sigma 24mm f./1.4 Art lens which on a camera with an APS-C sensor is the equivalent of the 35mm focal length on FF, which is quite well suited for general shooting. I immediately attached it onto ...

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Tunisia: a short travelog of my holidays (Part 2)

As I wrote in the first part, it was rather quite where I was, and it got more and more quiet towards the end of my holidays: on the fifth or sixth day the Serbian ministry for foreign affairs decided to issue a travel warning, which lead to the hotel being even more empty. From ...

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Tunisia: a short travelog of my holidays (Part 1)

After the terrorist attack in Sousse, my friends and family were intent on dissuading me from travelling to Tunisia. However, the holiday had been booked and the money transferred three weeks earlier, and I was so ready for some time off that I got a headache simply from thinking about cancelling and having to comb ...

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A photographic walk through the realm of the dragonflies

As I wrote yesterday, I went on two photo tours last Friday. On my way home from the first I discovered a part of the riverside inhabited by hundreds of buzzing dragonflies. Since I could not get close enough with the short focal length of the DP2Q without getting wet, I ran home to retrieve ...

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The second photo-walk with the super-zoom

Yesterday I embarked once again on a photo-walk with the Sigma 18-300mm Contemporary. My attention was on the long end which, when it comes to super-zooms, tends to be much softer than the area around the sweet spot which can usually be found somewhere in the middle of the zoom-range. Since the longest focal length ...

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On photo walk with a superzoom

Since my vacation is coming up soon, I have constantly been thinking about where I could go and what photo equipment I would like to take. On the top of my list there are Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey. Even if the risk of being attacked and robbed is, realistically speaking, basically inexistent, these are still ...