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    Re: New SPP 5.4 + Firmware Updates

    If you were having monitor color shift issues before (I wasn't) you need to delete SPP 5.3.2 and the SPP prefs file before installing SPP 5.4. Good idea to do this in any event. Auto WB seems to be improved, but still not perfect.
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    I really like Sigmas effort so far, they seem responsive. Although I wish our ultimate desires to have profiles in LR and maybe C1 come into reality. If SPP is the only way to squeeze accurately the Foveon sensor RAWs, and then work with the TIFF files, then I hope someone can address that!
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    Re: New SPP 5.4 + Firmware Updates

    WB improved really with the new firmware!
    The new banding suppression is very good as well.
    I even have the impression that higher ISO (to 640) has improved, but that needs more testing. Lesser magnet/green blotches??

    I did remove the old .prefs file (Mac) when installing 5.4 but still: if i use ProRGB as a working space in SPP (which looks good) and export to LR (via tiff 16bit, ProRGB) i get different colors. If use sRGB as working space and export to ProRGB everything is ok.

    Anyhow: Sigma is moving in the right direction! Thanks!

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    Re: New SPP 5.4 + Firmware Updates

    My limited tests show that the banding noise reduction works very well on default settings. I cannot see any adverse effect on image quality so far.
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    Re: New SPP 5.4 + Firmware Updates

    Quentin, i confirm your first tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    My limited tests show that the banding noise reduction works very well on default settings. I cannot see any adverse effect on image quality so far.
    Any improvement w/ AWB re the color cast you mention in previous posts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rand47 View Post
    Any improvement w/ AWB re the color cast you mention in previous posts?
    Yes, about 85-90% better. Now very useable.
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    Re: New SPP 5.4 + Firmware Updates

    seems the new SPP 5.4 crashes like crazily on my mac. Anyone shares the same experience?

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    Re: New SPP 5.4 + Firmware Updates

    Not really, iMac i7 10.8.2, works good.

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    Re: New SPP 5.4 + Firmware Updates

    I have Mountain Lion and I've encountered no problems.

    But curious about another matter. When you save a 'global' setting is it possible to save the NR settings as well? Seems when I do all the individual settings (E.C., Fill, Sharpness, Light, Color etc.) are saved but the NR has to be adjusted every time.
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    Re: New SPP 5.4 + Firmware Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    Yes, about 85-90% better. Now very useable.
    Quentin,

    Thanks for the info. And, thanks for the inspiration, education and lovely photos you've shared. Very much appreciated.

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    thanks for the responses

    i tried to uninstall / reinstall it. Still crashes from time to time. I suspect OS X problem. Mine is running on 10.7.5. Maybe time to upgrade !

    peterb, i think you are right. The NR setting cannot be saved!

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    Re: New SPP 5.4 + Firmware Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Rand47 View Post
    Quentin,

    Thanks for the info. And, thanks for the inspiration, education and lovely photos you've shared. Very much appreciated.

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    Very kind of you, Rand. I'm still floating around but work committments mean I don't have the time to contribute here as much, regrettably. But I will post when I can and enjoy the work of others posted here
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    Re: New SPP 5.4 + Firmware Updates

    More updates (firmware and SPP):

    What's New - SIGMA CORPORATION

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