↑Image courtesy of Sigma Corporation.
It may be because the Sigma Photo Pro (SPP) converter hasn’t yet been optimised, but the initial RAW/JPG images I’m seeing from the new Sigma DP2 Quattro are somewhat disappointing.
The images are suggesting that image quality has suffered (as compared to the Sigma Merrill) with the re-design of the fabled Foveon sensor. I hope they haven’t indeed messed things up.
This is reminiscent of the whole Leica M240 vs. M9 business.
A few days ago, I hinted that a second lens would soon be joining my newly-acquired Leica M-E, and it arrived today.
Yes, the Leica 75mm Summarit is back (and it joins my 35mm Summarit for a 35/75 set-up).
One thing about the 6 x 7 format I really appreciate is that everything is depicted in a “grand” way (even blue tongues!) and truer to life vs. the 35mm format.
The effect is always visible to my eye, but becomes more apparent when comparing images from the two formats in a side-by-side fashion.
Okay, I’ve made no secret of my appreciation of film over all things digital. I’ve always felt this way, but as I’ve gained more and more experience over the years with digital and film images from various gear, that appreciation has only grown.
Similarly, in returning to the Leica M9/M-E a few days ago, my appreciation for that magical Kodak (now Truesense) CCD has grown. After photographing with various CMOS sensor-based cameras this past year (including the Sony RX1R, Leica M240, Nikon D800E, and Nikon Df), I can honestly say that the CCD sensor in the M9/M-E is still superior to them all.
If you haven’t already done so, please consider signing my Open Letter to Leica.
(over 250 signatures so far… )
Do any of you go back and look at your old photographs?
I rarely do (something about the passage of time gets me down).
No, I make images for others.
The act of photographing, however… I’m pretty sure I do that for myself.