Fall is the new Summer – a further Outing with my DP2 Quattro


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While calendric summer just brought us rain, calendric fall has now been offering endless sunshine…maybe next year’s summer will bring snow and winter will be sunny and warm? Going to the seaside at Christmas would make a change from decorating the Christmas tree and building snowmen in the yard. 😉 Needless to say, my photon-hungry DP2Q enjoys the currently highly photo-friendly weather situation. But I am already dreading the dim days and months that are to follow. For this reason, I’ve lately been reading up on the topic of remote flash. Articles on compact cameras with high flash-sync speeds combined with extension cords and remote triggers, like this one, particularly appeal to me. Just like the Fuji X100 that is used there, the Sigma DPs also come with a leaf shutter that is said to render them particularly suitable for this kind of photography. However, the problem is that Google search hardly yields any entries or suitable pictures. Is flash that unpopular among SIGMAians, or have I missed a crucial constraint that makes the DPs, contrary to expectations, entirely useless for remote flash? I am familiar with PocketWizard, but the remote triggers of this manufacturer are a bit too expensive for my liking. Which manufacturers have a good cost-benefit ratio?
Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution) Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution) You can find addition photos I’ve made with the Sigma DP2Q on Pinterest und Flickr.

  1. Hi there.

    First of, nice site and images :).

    As for remote triggers, cactus v6 look nice and have advance functions like grouping and power control on the trigger.

    They can also learn power ratios of old flashs and they sell flashs with built in triggers too.

    The dp cameras are great for strobe work due to the leaf shutter not only does it help to kill ambient light but you can use the leaf shutter to make flashs with long pulse durations able to freeze liquid for splash photography.

    Keep up the good work.

    Paul.

    Reply

    1. Hi there.

      First of, nice site and images :).

      Hi Paul

      Thank you!

      As for remote triggers, cactus v6 look nice and have advance functions like grouping and power control on the trigger. They can also learn power ratios of old flashs and they sell flashs with built in triggers too.

      I don’t need that kind of functionality. I only need to control a single flash unit. What is the sync speed with the Cactus V6? DPs can theoretically sync at shutter speeds as fast as 1/2000, but can the Cactus keep up?

      The dp cameras are great for strobe work due to the leaf shutter not only does it help to kill ambient light but you can use the leaf shutter to make flashs with long pulse durations able to freeze liquid for splash photography.

      I’m interested in using the DP with remote flash outside, in daylight. Is that possible with remote triggers like the Cactus?

      Keep up the good work.

      Paul.

      I’ll try. Thank you very much Paul!

      Kind regards,
      Lars

      Reply

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