Photos from the previous Photo Tour with the DP2Q


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Once again, I was out taking pictures with the Quattro – this time in very soft and flat light. On the whole, I am happy with the results. Slowly, it dawns on me how exactly I need to edit pictures taken under a cloudy sky. For me, the difficulty so far was to correctly adjust white balance and saturation in order to make colors appear lively but still realistic. In the past, I often made the mistake of adding or leaving in a little yellowness, as if it were pictures taken on a sunny day in the shade. Sometimes, I didn’t nail it at all to remove the tint with the infamous color ball in SPP 5. With SPP 6 and the color square this works out far better. 😉 The rest – saturation, hue and color luminance – I edit in Lightroom, after having exported the photos as 16 bit TIFFs from SPP. Besides orange and yellow, as outlined here, I meanwhile also experiment with  green and blue. I pull the sliders till I’m happy with the result.

Sigma DP2 Quattro (volle Auflösung - full resolution)

What I still need to learn, however, is how to control noise despite high contrast enhancement and tonal value editing.
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 more of my DP2Q shots on Pinterest and Flickr.

  1. Processing looks quite good. Unfortunately Sigma decided too create a camera more unattractive than the Pentax ‘Brick’ K-01 !!! Sigma, how about a Epson RD1 type body with your sensor. Merrill color output was a few steps backwards from my DP2S. Quattro looks better for sure and one now has very usable jpeg output. Bravo! Now please produce good looking body.

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    1. Processing looks quite good.

      Thanks Hunter!

      Unfortunately Sigma decided too create a camera more unattractive than the Pentax ‘Brick’ K-01 !!!

      I’m one of the people who likes the design, but not so much the size of the camera. A notch smaller would be perfect for me.

      Sigma, how about a Epson RD1 type body with your sensor.

      That is highly unlikely, considering that Sigma would need to design a new lineup of lenses, which would be incompatible with all other systems, due to short flange distance.

      Merrill color output was a few steps backwards from my DP2S. Quattro looks better for sure and one now has very usable jpeg output. Bravo!

      I agree. Quattro color output is much better than Merrill.

      Now please produce good looking body.

      Better looking or more ergonomical body? Looks are not important, if you ask me.

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