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Old 05-15-2018   #41
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^ Jamie, Well done! Those are some stunning images you've posted. I hope there are more to come in the near future.
Mike, thanks for the nice comment. I've been super busy with a couple of projects and haven't been able to get out much with the Quattro H. But soon!

Mike, are you, Shawn, and me the only SD Quattro H users here on RFF? We could be the smallest club here!
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^ Jamie, Well done! Those are some stunning images you've posted. I hope there are more to come in the near future. QUOTE]

Mike, thanks for the nice comment. I've been super busy with a couple of projects and haven't been able to get out much with the Quattro H. But soon!

Mike, are you, Shawn, and me the only SD Quattro H users here on RFF? We could be the smallest club here!
I use the Sigma SD Quattro H as well. It is great fun under the right conditions. Image quality is amazing.
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Eric, welcome to the club! 😛
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^^^ Shawn, those are some dynamite images you posted; in particular I like the macro shots! Well done! Please share more.

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Some fabulous pictures posted here!

I have a question: has anybody tried the "blue layer" trick to photograph higher ISOs in B&W? Basically you go into Sigma PhotoPro and go for the blue channel output. I have a DP3M and have gotten pretty good results at ISO 4000, believe it or not. DP3M handheld/braced, f/[email protected]/40th second, ISO 4000.



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If the "H" can do this trick, I'm interested. I love my DP3M, but I would love a handier camera: more battery power, less generated heat, less clumsiness would be nice. I'm a slow shooter, in general, so I'm not super demanding.
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SPP with the sd Quattro seems to work somewhat differently for monochrome images. It still has the color mixer but it appears as if the other layers still may have some effect on the top layer. You can get pretty good results at higher ISO in monochrome though.

Boring test shot... lightroom XY comparison of SPP Blue only on the mixer vs. default at 1:2 in lightroom. ISO 3200 from sdQH.



If you want to be sure you are using top layer only use RawDigger and then export the blue layer as a TIFF file.

SPP also has an option to bin the top layer above ISO800 to reduce noise but then you have 1/4 the resolution.

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Interesting, Shawn. I'm not sure I was even doing what I did correctly, though it seemed to work. From what I understand, the Foveon sensor in Merrills are layered 1:1:1, versus the 100% blue top layer and fractional (50%?) "under-layers" of the Quattro. I'm liking the idea of getting a SD Quattro, the more I check out the images, though it seems that color might be its strong suit. I guess my Merrill and a Quattro would complement each other.

Thanks for the images and explanation. Okay, I look forward to seeing more pictures!
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^^^ Very impressive, Shawn, I love the bee covered in pollen.

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Nice shots Mike and Jamie.

Jamie, how is the 18-35 with DC crop off? It looks like you shots those with DC crop off and then cropped a bit in post. Is that due to vignetting in the corners?

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Shawn, there’s just the tiniest bit of vignetting... almost none. Most of the time I ignore it. Same with the 30/1.4.
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^^^Great stuff, Jamie, hope to see more from you soon!

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Wow, some neat shots here. Here's my take on it:

The B&W shots look like digital B&W. Just the nature of the beast.

Some of the colour shots look like normal digital shots, but a lot of the other shots (the vast majority that Mike has posted) have a real "POP" to them. Wonderful colour on everything as well.

I have a question for you Mike. The flower shots, and a lot of the people shots with the subjects close to the camera, look very, very nice, but they aren't what I normally see w/ any other camera or lens either. Are you using a fair amount of selective sharpening on these?

Now I have to go to youtube and put on some Lou Reed. Thanks for mentioning that.

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I have a question for you Mike. The flower shots, and a lot of the people shots with the subjects close to the camera, look very, very nice, but they aren't what I normally see w/ any other camera or lens either. Are you using a fair amount of selective sharpening on these?
Hi Steve! Thank you for the kind remarks.

No selective sharpening; wouldn’t know how to do it if I wanted to. What I do, all that I do, is shoot the images in RAW and then process them in “AUTO” mode with the Sigma Photo-Pro software. The only time I deviate from “AUTO” is if the exposure on the main subject is too dark or too light in which case I correct the exposure to my satisfaction. After that the only correction I make to an image is to straighten it out, I think I have one arm longer than the other, most of my images are crooked by one or two degrees, and sometimes I crop a little. That’s it.

Some people think that the Sigma Sd Quattro H has limitations and see those limitations as disadvantages. I think they’re 50% correct; the Sd Quattro does have limitations but I see them as advantages. The less a camera can do for me the more I have to do for myself. It’s kind of like Jackson Pollock throwing paint at a canvas except that I’m throwing my camera at the subject (of course I’m not really throwing it at the subject). If the autofocus is to slow, shoot in manual; if manual focus is too slow, zone focus and use your feet. Whatever it takes.

Again, it’s like painting - the Sigma Sd Quattro H gives a person some great paint to work with, it’s up to the photographer to use that paint to their advantage. Also the Sigma lenses maybe kind of big and heavy but they work pretty good!

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