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    DPM and sdQ comparisons

    In the office today with both my DP2M and sd Quattro with the 30mm f1.4 Art lens. Decided to take a short break and take a few images to compare the results.

    Nothing scientific, just a first look. Both of these images were shot at ISO 100 and f5.6. I lightly processed the X3F files in SPP 6.6.1 and then did minor adjustments to levels in PS. No additional sharpening to either image. For both images I simply put the single AF point on the front wheel spokes of the motorcycle model.

    There are certainly some interesting and subtle differences between these images, but I'm happy with the results from both cameras. Operationally, the sd Quattro is a hands down winner for me.

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    Re: DPM and sdQ comparisons

    Hi Gary, which is which? There are some subtle differences in the colours and the contrast seems slightly different to me. I am interested how you get on with your new camera, I did consider getting one a while ago but tbh having to use SSP put me off!

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    Re: DPM and sdQ comparisons

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
    Hi Gary, which is which? There are some subtle differences in the colours and the contrast seems slightly different to me. I am interested how you get on with your new camera, I did consider getting one a while ago but tbh having to use SSP put me off!
    Hi Alan. Iíve edited the post to add the camera identifiers. I read that Sigma recently developed a PS CC plug-in which allows you to open X3F Raw files directly in CC, bypassing SPP. The sd Quattro can also shoot in DNG format instead of X3F. Iím not sure about the earlier Quattro (fixed lens) models.

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    Re: DPM and sdQ comparisons

    Thanks Gary, my guess was correct! I didn't realise there was a CC plugin (I am on CS6 & LR 6.14 and will not subscribe) but I can imagine it will be very useful along with the DNG option. I have a Fuji GFX 50s so not likely to ever get one now but I look forward to see how you get on with it, so don't forget to post some pics!

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    Re: DPM and sdQ comparisons

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
    Thanks Gary, my guess was correct! I didn't realise there was a CC plugin (I am on CS6 & LR 6.14 and will not subscribe) but I can imagine it will be very useful along with the DNG option. I have a Fuji GFX 50s so not likely to ever get one now but I look forward to see how you get on with it, so don't forget to post some pics!
    I refuse to adopt Adobeís subscription model also.

    Here is the article about the CC plugin for those who might be interested.

    https://www.sigmaphoto.com/article/p...igma-x3f-files
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