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    I thought maybe a good idea to put all the Quattro images in one thread, given the scarcity!?

    This one is DP1Q. I tried it, wasn't sure, sent it back. However, I think I am changing my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphie View Post


    I thought maybe a good idea to put all the Quattro images in one thread, given the scarcity!?

    This one is DP1Q. I tried it, wasn't sure, sent it back. However, I think I am changing my mind.

    Lee

    That is a very beautiful image Lee. I just purchased the DP0Q, but having a tough time shooting it for real images (test images in house) because of a broken leg. I did rent the DP2Q, and was not real thrilled with the handling of it. I own all three DPM cameras, but wanted the 14mm lens the DP0Q offers. I purchased the DP0Q at this time as a refurbished unit with a big discount and return policy from Sigma so I took it. As soon as this cast comes off and I am able to put pressure back on the leg, I hope to contribute to this thread. Thank you for starting it!!


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    DP2Q -> Kalpanika DNG -> Iridient

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    DP2Q -> Kalpanika DNG -> Iridient

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    Cool work flow

    That image has the feel of an oil-painting to it at it's reduced size, esp. the colors.

    Has anyone here shot the Quattro in low-res yet? Is it even an option?

    I'm wondering how it would compare to the SD14 shot with an equivalent lens . . .

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    Cool work flow

    Has anyone here shot the Quattro in low-res yet? Is it even an option?

    Ted
    Gary over on rangefinder forum uses the low-res mode and has some really interesting comments on the DP2Q:

    http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/s...0&postcount=69

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    SPP monochrome mode

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    All JPEGS from the DP2Q with very minor tweaks in LR.









    I have the large rear LCD hood which really helps with visibility, getting the exposure compensation right etc.

    The JPEGs really are very good, depending on the picture - I need to investigate the in-camera development facility some more.

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    DP2Q. Shot in 'half size' RAW, converted to Vivid in SPP. ISO 400, 1/50 sec, hand-held.

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    SPP, 'Forest Green' -> TIFF -> LR, just for fun!

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    Shooting into the Sun
    DP0Q | 1/100 @ f/8


    Slowly recovering from a broken leg. Recently I was able to visit a favorite Natural Wildlife Refuge and fire a few test shots with my Sigma DP0Q.
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    15s exposure with the DP0Q.
    I still have mixed feelings. I like the lens, i like the vivid color output, but i don't like how Quattro handles the highlights (harsh transition/cut to blown out areas)
    So this image was repaired with a shorter exposure image at some parts. My other concern is the auto focus. It doesn't work in these conditions. This is really a big issue. I don't need it
    to be fast, but it should be accurate. So this was manually focussed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneage View Post
    I still have mixed feelings. I like the lens, i like the vivid color output, but i don't like how Quattro handles the highlights (harsh transition/cut to blown out areas)
    Have you had a go with Kalpanika? High contrast images sometimes have more detail in the highlights than either OOC JPEGs or SPP reveals? This suggests to me that Sigma can 'fix' this issue to some degree if they had a care.

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    The Sigma Rumours site has just posted a link to a new gallery of Quattro images put up by Sigma.

    Some interesting examples from the DP0 and DP3 Quattro cameras.

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    DP0 - I succumbed on Black Friday. Not had much chance to use it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphie View Post


    DP0 - I succumbed on Black Friday. Not had much chance to use it yet.

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    Excellent Sapphie. My old self would also have succumbed. I have got stronger these days, yet if they ever dip too the prices the Merrills did I'll be jumping in feet first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrewdecourcy View Post
    Excellent Sapphie. My old self would also have succumbed. I have got stronger these days, yet if they ever dip too the prices the Merrills did I'll be jumping in feet first.
    Excellent choice Lee. I will probably be joining up (again) once prices have fallen a bit further.

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    From the same session as the one above. This one is just OOC JPEG reduced to web size in LR. Both were at ISO 400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphie View Post
    Have you had a go with Kalpanika? High contrast images sometimes have more detail in the highlights than either OOC JPEGs or SPP reveals? This suggests to me that Sigma can 'fix' this issue to some degree if they had a care.

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    Sorry Lee, i totally missed your post.
    Yes sometimes i try Kalpanika, but the colors are better with SPP and it handles long exposures also better.
    There are situations where highlights can be recovered better with Kalpanika, but sometimes it also fails.
    I guess we have to live with those clipping highlights. It reminds me of the SD15. The colors were great too but the latitude in the highlights was bad.
    I want the colors from the SD15/Quattro and the pixel "rendering" of the Merrills.

    Two with the DP0Q in black and white from today:
    (Boy what a great lens)

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    DP2Q, camera JPEG, cropped a little in LR

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    Re: Sigma Quattro Images

    Took the DP2Q out with my Fuji for some wildflower shooting here in Southern California. Been warm and not the rain we thought we might get this year. Some wildflower are already starting, it was a hazy morning with the clouds just clearing. This is with the new firmware and processed in the latest SPP, I think there is a definite improvment with the camera.... All Dp2 Quattro shots

    old road by Alan Smallbone, on Flickr

    _SDI0995 by Alan Smallbone, on Flickr

    _SDI0947 by Alan Smallbone, on Flickr

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    ^^^^ Very nice captures ^^^^

    In the last frame the waves of small wild flowers have been resolved perfectly.

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    Iris reticulata in pots. A little test for the dp0 Quattro after a firmware update to Ver 1.01 and latest SPP ver 6.3.2. I think the colours are better straight from the camera. Shot in .XF3 and Standard profile in SPP. Converted to JPEG.

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    With more sharpness:




    Full size:
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    DP2 Q, FOV Classic Blue



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    A couple from Budapest with my DP2Q.
    Full size on Flickr.


    Heroes Square by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr


    FŲvŠm Tťr by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr
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    Fall colors with my DP2Q.


    Fall colors 1 by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr


    Fall colors 3 by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr


    Fall colors 6 by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr
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    Playing around with processing an older DP2Q shot...


    DP2 Quattro Reprocess
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    Sigma dp2 Quattro.
    I'm not entirely sure yet, but I might be warming up to it.


    Orchid crop by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr


    Kastrup SÝbad 2017-03-25 by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr


    Silver chimneys by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr


    Old crane at Kastrup Harbour by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr
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    SDQ_2376_cr by tac650, on Flickr
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    Orchid with my DP2Q


    Orchid 20170430 by Christian Hass Jensen, on Flickr
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    Dp2Q
    Full res on Flickr

    SDIM3529-NEW-RT-Ondelettes-1-1-1 by NoŽl Billy, sur Flickr


    SDIM2949-RT-contrastť by NoŽl Billy, sur Flickr

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    Dp2q 200 iso:

    SDIM3613-RT-NEW-NEW-1 by NoŽl Billy, sur Flickr


    SDIM3532-RT-1 by NoŽl Billy, sur Flickr


    SDIM3601-RT-2-1-a-ondelettes by NoŽl Billy, sur Flickr

    More contrasts and micro-contrasts with Photivo
    SDIM3601-RT-2-1-a-new-Photivo by NoŽl Billy, sur Flickr

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    Local wildflowers from todays hike. Taken with sdQ and 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 with latest lens SW installed last night. Auto focus is much improved.

    SDQ_2905r by tac650, on Flickr

    SDQ_2909r by tac650, on Flickr

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    Some DNGs from recent holiday in Cornwall. Some DP0Q, others DP2Q. I left my Fuji gear behind so I could concentrate on DNGs.
    I carried one or other Quattro + LVF each day on a monopod - much easier than hanging it round my neck - they don't hang well with the LVF attached. The ease with which I could carry it like this has put me off any notion of an sdQ + heavy lens!

    Most of these were shot in Portrait mode with a few minor adjustments in LR. No great masterpieces but I thought I'd share.

















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    One more:



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    Re: Sigma Quattro Images

    Hi everyone,

    Yesterday I have had the chance to walk a couple hours with the SD Quattro H.
    Real fun with the Sigma 35 Art on it.

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamgibson/
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    Another with the 30mm f1.4

    Sigma Quattro Flowers
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamgibson/
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    Still learning the sdQ, but one with the 18-35.

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    Nice one, Ric.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamgibson/
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    sdQ w/17-70 zoom

    SDQ_3122-3r by tac650, on Flickr
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    sdQ w/30mm f1.4

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    Too good all pics are. Really amazing collection of Quattro images. Location, Background, Objects all are perfect for marvelous photography.
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    Continue to play around with Sigmas primarily for portraits. dp2Q with LR tweaks. At Facebook "County Fair".

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    A few shots from the dp2Q today.



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    There really is a scarcity of Quattro images on here — more discerning than the DPreview forum
    I shot Lo-res for 2 years because Hi-res' IQ didn't do anything for me but... I've finally produced an image that I'm happy with. Exported a neutral TIFF from SPP i.e, Detail and Sharpening 0.00, minimum NR and converted to monochrome using Iridient; no NR but 2-stage sharpening technique.



    The Ogwen Twins — Flickr

    Shame that the lighting was as flat as a pancake but you get what you're given unfortunately, this is more technical than art.
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