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Old 02-02-2018   #121
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You can adapt M42 lenses with a M42 to SA adapter and can do the same with Adaptall lenses too. That is about it for adapted lenses with the exceptions of macro only use or converting a lens to SA mount. Some have adapted Rokinon Canon mount lenses (safe flange focal distance) to the Sigma. I will be attempting this with a Rokinon fisheye as soon as it arrives.

For Sigma primes the 30 1.4 ART works fine on the SDQH, 50 1.4 EX and the 105 OS Macro does too.

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Old 02-02-2018   #122
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Ok....
Since I always Loved the Merrills
I am thinkng of getting the H... another H for Miss HH... pun intended

Since I am too lazy to research , can anyone give Me a heads up on what PRIME lenses are Compatible... which adapters

Thanks Much !

Best Wishes~ H
Hi Helen.
It seems to me that you've always been pretty much a small camera user, right? The Sigma SD Quattro cameras are pretty big. The bodies are a tad smaller than a typical DSLR, but the lenses are BIG and heavy. And beware, Miss H, working with the Sigma cameras requires a LOT of patience, both at the 'taking' end and at the post-processing end. But if you're looking for a camera that will slow you down to a speed conducive to much contemplation, the Sigma is for you! :-P
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Lovely, quiet composition, Mike. Thanks for posting it.

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^ Hi Jamie, thanks for taking notice! It's always nice to receive a compliment.
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^ Hi Jamie, thanks for taking notice! It's always nice to receive a compliment.
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I've been trying to find that 20mm f1.8 lens in Sigma SA mount online and the only place I've found one so far is at the Sigma site. Its not even shown on the B&H or Adorama sites, and nothing on eBay either! Interesting.
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Old 02-17-2018   #128
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Playing around with new lenses....

Rokinon 8mm Fisheye


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30mm f1.4 ART


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Rokinon 8mm Fisheye


Rokinon 8mm Fisheye Fisheye Hemi defished

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I've been trying to find that 20mm f1.8 lens in Sigma SA mount online and the only place I've found one so far is at the Sigma site. Its not even shown on the B&H or Adorama sites, and nothing on eBay either! Interesting.
Hi Jamie!

My first DSLR was the Sigma SD14, then I moved on to the SD1 Merrill so I have a lot of the older and in most cases discontinued SA mount Sigma lenses. One problem with using the older EX DG or EX DC lenses on the Sd quattro and Quattro H is that IMO the auto focus is not accurate. All the images I take using the older Sigma lenses on the Quattro are done using manual focus. I don't mind because I prefer manual focus; sometimes it's much faster than auto focus on a Sigma camera LOL!
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Hi Jamie!

My first DSLR was the Sigma SD14, then I moved on to the SD1 Merrill so I have a lot of the older and in most cases discontinued SA mount Sigma lenses. One problem with using the older EX DG or EX DC lenses on the Sd quattro and Quattro H is that IMO the auto focus is not accurate. All the images I take using the older Sigma lenses on the Quattro are done using manual focus. I don't mind because I prefer manual focus; sometimes it's much faster than auto focus on a Sigma camera LOL!
Mike, thanks for the heads-up! I'm going to spend a bit more time using the 30mm in manual focus mode to see how I like that. I'd like to swap out the 18-35 for the 20, as I've come to the realization AGAIN that I don't like zooms.
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The Sigma Sd Quattro and Sigma 30mm f1.4 "Art" lens is a killer street photography set up.

The shutter sound on the Sd quattro is discreet and the 30mm lens is equal to 45mm on the Sd Quattro crop sensor.









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A few more with the same killer set up.
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You can adapt M42 lenses with a M42 to SA adapter and can do the same with Adaptall lenses too. That is about it for adapted lenses with the exceptions of macro only use or converting a lens to SA mount. Some have adapted Rokinon Canon mount lenses (safe flange focal distance) to the Sigma. I will be attempting this with a Rokinon fisheye as soon as it arrives.

For Sigma primes the 30 1.4 ART works fine on the SDQH, 50 1.4 EX and the 105 OS Macro does too.

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Hi Helen.
It seems to me that you've always been pretty much a small camera user, right? The Sigma SD Quattro cameras are pretty big. The bodies are a tad smaller than a typical DSLR, but the lenses are BIG and heavy. And beware, Miss H, working with the Sigma cameras requires a LOT of patience, both at the 'taking' end and at the post-processing end. But if you're looking for a camera that will slow you down to a speed conducive to much contemplation, the Sigma is for you! :-P
Thank You Shawn & Jamie for the useful guidance & info.!!

Instead I just bought a Fuji X100T ...no need for adapters, getting myself crazy with lenses... having spent the last 10 years playing, having fun exploring every ltm/M mount lens

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Thank You Shawn & Jamie for the useful guidance & info.!!

Instead I just bought a Fuji X100T ...no need for adapters, getting myself crazy with lenses... having spent the last 10 years playing, having fun exploring every ltm/M mount lens

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Excellent solution, Helen. Im a big proponent of OCOL, even though I often fail to follow my own advice. 😔
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This camera & lens combination is so versatile - anything goes!

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For owners of the Sigma Sd Quattro and/or the Sd Quattro H there is new firmware available here:

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/news/2018/04/13/1638/

SIGMA sd Quattro is new Ver.1.09
SIGMA sd Quattro H is new Ver.1.05
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Spring is slow to arrive this year in Columbus, Ohio, the flowering trees are finally beginning to pop.

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Also a new version of SPP.

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/down...gma-photo-pro/

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I don't know if this has been addressed in depth, but how is the SDQ and/or H in hot weather? Is overheating a valid complaint?

I live in Austin and often travel to SE Asia, so a camera that tends to overheat might be a problem. I have a DP3M that does get pretty warm, but it's manageable.
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I haven’t noticed mine ever getting warm, but it is just now starting to get hot here in Ohio. The SDQ cameras are larger than the DP Merrills, that might help with heat dissipation? Battery life is much better. Do you shoot lots of consecutive frames that overheats your Merrill?
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Thanks for the info, Larry.

No, I don't pray'n'spray; I have learned that waiting for the buffer to clear is the First Law of Merrill. I'm a deliberate, non-street, shooter. I'm just about to the push the B&H "Begin Checkout" button.
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Thanks for the info, Larry.

No, I don't pray'n'spray; I have learned that waiting for the buffer to clear is the First Law of Merrill. I'm a deliberate, non-street, shooter. I'm just about to the push the B&H "Begin Checkout" button.
The bottom corner of the camera will get warm if it stays on awhile. I haven't had it shut down and I have shot 120+ shots in fairly quick succession for a blend. I haven't used it on a very hot day though. Keeping the power save option on probably helps with this as the camera will slow down if you are inactive for a bit.

You do not have to wait for the buffer to clear on the sd Quattro. It will keep writing to the sd card from the buffer if you continue to shoot. As I recall from the DPMs if you shot while the buffer was writing the buffer write was essentially cancelled and had to start over when you stopped shooting. The buffer writes are also much faster, maybe half the time.

All in all a much more usable camera than the earlier ones.

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For owners of the Sigma Sd Quattro and/or the Sd Quattro H there is new firmware available here:

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/news/2018/08/28/1773/

SIGMA sd Quattro is new Ver.1.11
SIGMA sd Quattro H is new Ver.1.07

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For owners of the Sigma Sd Quattro and/or the Sd Quattro H there is new firmware available here:

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/news/2018/08/28/1773/

SIGMA sd Quattro is new Ver.1.11
SIGMA sd Quattro H is new Ver.1.07

All the best,
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Thanks for the heads-up, Mike. Much appreciated.
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