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The image quality is beyond believe in its pure technical quality.

 

One can only hope that other manufactures will take on board this wonderfulness. Hoping.

 

Meanwhile, l will just have to slog on with my lesser cams. Pity.

 

;))

 

"Entirely as you follow the thread, many identified along with the photos. Sandy

 

Me, too, wonderful examples of a wonderful camera. I'm looking on evil bay to buy one. Excited

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I'm pleased to see a kindling of interest in the Foveon sensors! Here is a further selection, hopefully to add fuel to the flames. The camera was the Sigma DP-2 Merrill. I feel Barry Fisher's comment regarding dye-sublimation quality is not too far off the mark; the almost 3D quality of the Foveon images is demonstrated by the first and last images in this series.

 

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Foveon sensors are at their best in bright, sunny days. However, when I backpack I take only a DP1 Merrill (28mm FF equivalent) and DP3 Merrill (75mm equivalent) for their small size and fantastic IQ.

 

Day hikes and car shooting, it's my sdQuattro. Here are a few from that camera.

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Tony and Rick

Wonderful sets you guys took

I acquired Sigma DP0Q and DP1Q and getting acquainted to them

DP1Q has very strange hood. In principle, you can not take photo with hood attached to.

Something's not right. If it's the proper hood and properly mounted, there should be no vignetting. Is there an identifier stamped on the hood to make sure it's for the dp1 Quattro?

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I have a couple of questions:

 

1. Which SA lenses perform the best?

 

I guess that depends on what you're wanting. But the Art and Contemporary lenses are all very good to excellent on crop sensor cameras like Sigmas.

 

2. Does the SD1 have any advantages over the Quattro?

 

SD1 is an SLR with a Merrill sensor (as do the dp1 Merrill, dp2 Merrill and dp3 Merrill). The Quattros are all use Quattro sensors. The sd Quattro is APS-C (1.5x crop) and sd Quattro H is APS-H (1.3x). Personally, I like the Merrill images just a bit better, but sill love the images from my sd Quattro. After shooting it for a few months (mostly landscapes), I sold my Canon 5D II and most of its lenses (17-40L, 135L, Sigma 24-70 and Zeiss 35mm f/2 ZE). I kept my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EF and Canon 28-105mm because I still use my A2e and EOS 3 film SLRs. I wish I had kept the 17-40L, 135L and Zeiss 35mm. There were fantastic lenses.

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Quick answer:

1. Art line in any mount generally good except kit lens comes with sdq

2. Link to consult 2nd question

Sigma Quattro vs Sigma SD1 Detailed Comparison

Thank you for that.

 

I guess that depends on what you're wanting. But the Art and Contemporary lenses are all very good to excellent on crop sensor cameras like Sigmas.

Thank you, too!

 

I've installed SPP and it's not as nice as Photo Lab. But, I am examining some RAW files I downloaded. Seems that Foveon is like digital Ektachrome, whereas most sensors are like digital Portra. All of that is fine, but it pays to know what you're getting into.

 

The Sigma files are almost too sharp and have to be dialled back a touch. Which is as easy as clicking one button so it's not a big deal. Before digital, I shot slide film when I could afford it. In fact I might start shooting slides again, although let's face it, it isn't cheap.

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Karim Ghantos said :

Seems that Foveon is like digital Ektachrome, whereas most sensors are like digital Portra.

 

Yes, I'd agree with that. In very bright sun, Kodachrome rides again! I frequently desaturate a little. As for SPP, it's clunky but it's fully featured, and it works. I sit back with a coffee and take my time.

 

Here are three samples from a Sigma Merrill DP3.

 

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