Sigma DP1 Quattro – Comparison 3 – Leeds Panoramic

Back to the bridge to take the same old test shot as previous comparisons. The day was dull and coming to an end but with a tripod there was just enough light. Leeds Panoramic | Sigma DP1 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com Leeds Panoramic | Sony RX1 | http://www.richardjwalls.com Leeds Panoramic Clock Detail| Sony – Sigma | http://www.richardjwalls.com The first thing I look for is the detail on the clock face. Given the range it’s a remarkable effort from both cameras an

Sigma DP1 Quattro – Comparison 2 – The Concrete Works

Sticking to the industrial theme, and in search of untypical subject matter to test the Quattro’s versatility, I pushed its lens through the railings of the concrete works on the Cross Green industrial estate. There wasn’t much room to compose a shot! Concrete Works, Leeds | Sigma DP1 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com Concrete Works, Leeds | Sony RX1 | http://www.richardjwalls.com Concrete Works, Leeds | Sigma – Sony | http://www.richardjwalls.com It was a grey day in Le

Sigma DP1 Quattro – Comparison 1 – The RERF, Cross Green, Leeds

The new recycling and energy recovery facility (RERF) under construction at Cross Green, Leeds, has the largest timber frame (@42 metres) of its type in the UK. It seemed like a good place to try out some first shots with the recently arrived Sigma DP1 Quattro so I headed over. Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility, Leeds | Sigma DP1 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com It was a dull day and and I don’t believe this plays to the Sigma’s strengths. Recycling and Energy Reco

Sigma Quattro DP2 & Merrill Revisited

The last time I had a Quattro it lasted one week. A combination of poor results and immature SPP led me to the conclusion that the camera was just not ready, or perhaps that there was a more fundamental issue with the new sensor design when compared to that bit of magic at the heart of the Merrill. Then those Sigma people tempted me to give the Quattro a second try,  with updated firmware and SPP,  and I found myself once again comparing the Merrill and the Quattro, re-shooti

Tryfan – Sigma Quattro DP2

The North Ridge of Tryfan is a grade 1 scramble in Snowdonia National Park.  A perfect place to try out the Sigma Quattro DP2.  No comparisons with the Merrill DP3 this time. I left it behind. Tryfan | Sigma Quattro DP2 | http://www.richardjwalls.com Tryfan | Sigma Quattro DP2 | http://www.richardjwalls.com The Canon, Tryfan | Sigma Quattro DP2 | http://www.richardjwalls.com Tryfan | Sigma Quattro DP2 | http://www.richardjwalls.com Adam & Eve, Tryfan | Sigma Quattro DP2 | htt

Temple of the Four Winds, Castle Howard – Sigma Merrill & Quattro

The Temple of the Four Winds, Bathed in early evening summer light, The air perfectly still … Temple of the Winds | Sigma Merrill DP3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com Temple of the Winds | Sigma Quattro DP2 | http://www.richardjwalls.com Following a track from the New River Bridge, dipping through a gap in the fence, we stumbled across the temple after the crowds had left. Above the Sun was advanced in its steady decline. We caught the temple at its best, bathed in evening summ

Tin Barn – Sigma Merrill & Quattro

Rust worn corrugated iron, railway sleepers, old oak beams … A cobbled together triumph of function over form … And yet so pleasing on eye Tin Barn | Sigma DP2 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com Tin Barn | Sigma DP3 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com Tin Barn | Sigma DP3 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com Tin Barn | Sigma DP2 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com As a photographer I love such buildings; a mess of whatever was available to hand, turned into someth

Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Postscript & Sigma Reply

Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Postscript & Sigma Reply For an updated review please see: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/sigma-quattro-dp2-merrill-revisted Leeds | Sigma Quatto DP2 | http://www.richardjwalls.com After posting a comparison of my brand new, funky looking Quattro DP2, and my clunky old boxlike Merrill DP3, I was left speculating on the cause of the issues I’d experienced. see: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/quatto-dp2-merril

Sony RX1 & Sigma Merrill DP3 – Merrill Awe

The Quattro v Merrill comparison re-awoke my awe in the detail the Merrill DP3 muster up, so for just for fun I did a comparison between my Sony RX1 and my DP3. Yes I know these are very different cameras and yes I know I’ve over processed to max detail and yes I know they are not taken in perfect lab conditions but hey, as if you still want to look, remember that the Sigma Merrill DP3 cost me £299 where as the Sony cost a hell of lot more, and for every 1 shot taken with the

Sigma Quattro Comparison – Part 6b – Clocks & Greens Detail

Please read the comparison postscript: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ After packing the Quattro up and sending it back to Amazon, I woke in a cold sweat, fretting over Part 6 and the difference in IQ between the Merrill and the Quattro when rendering the ivy around the clock. The difference just couldn’t that big! So I went back to raw and tried to max the detail in the images, processing first in Sigma P

Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 8 – Conclusion

Please read the comparison postscript: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ For an updated review please see: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/sigma-quattro-dp2-merrill-revisted So time to sum up! This blogs been taken over in the last couple of days with the comparison of the new Sigma Quattro DP2 with my Merrill DP3 (and random assorted cameras). Sigma Quatto DP2 | http://www.richardjwalls.co

Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 7 – Morgan the Whippet Resolution Test

Please read the comparison postscript: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ I’ve included this final test for my girlfriend Polly, who insisted I took a pic of her pooch Morgan, and to fair to Polly it’s a good test to see the detail these cameras resolve. Sigma Quattro DP2| http://www.richardjwalls.com Sigma Merrill DP3| http://www.richardjwalls.com We spent a good few minutes comparing the two photos to see w

Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 6 – The Clock & Greens

Please read the comparison postscript: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ Another standard testshot, and a comparison of the Merrill DP1, Merrill DP3 & Quattro DP2, plus for fun the Sony RX1 and Fuji XE2. All taken in different lighting conditions and at different settings. This isn’t a scientific comparison, but then again photography is an art not a science! Sigma Merrill DP1 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

Sigma Quattro Comparison – Part 5 – Red Brick

Please read the comparison postscript: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ In the first comparison (part 1)  in the test shots of Leeds the Quattro seemed to “smudge” some of the red brick work. But to be fair it was 50mm V 30mm, so with its longer reach the Merrill DP3 was always going to provide more detail than the Quattro DP2. Today I took a couple of shots of red brick buildings in Ossett, zooming in and

Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 4 – B&W

Please read the comparison postscript: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ I originally bought the Sigma Merrill as a potential specialist monochrome camera. Sigma Merrill DP1 | http://www.richardjwalls.com The B&W version of Ossett war memorial confirmed the choice, with the foveon sensor giving such rich tone. Sigma Quattro DP2 | http://www.richardjwalls.com The Sigma Quattro DP2 shot taken 6 months later lo

Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 3 – Pay & Display

Please read the comparison postscript: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ A comparison below of the Merrill DP1, Quattro DP2 and Merrill DP3, in that order. The DP1 shot was taken 6 months ago. The others today. The DP1 shot (below)  was one that amazed me when I first compared it to the Sony RX1. I’m still in Awe! Sigma Merrill DP1| http://www.richardjwalls.com The Sigma Quattro DP2, looks pretty special. If

Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 2 – Image Details

Please read the comparison postscript: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ Further Comparison of the Quattro DP2 and Merrill DP3. Obviously different focal length makes a difference! … But check out the foreground detail snippets. Should there be this much difference? Photos taken in raw. First two examples are straight out of the box, no processing. All the rest have had some processing in Lightroom, contrast

Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 1 – Leeds Panoramas

Please read the comparison postscript: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ For an updated review please see: http://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/sigma-quattro-dp2-merrill-revisted My Sigma Quattro DP2, on order for a month at least, arrived yesterday. The shots below provide an unscientific comparison of the Quattro, with a Merrill DP3 and my Sony RX1. I say comparison with, not against, because

Sony RX1 – Test Shots in Leeds

The pictures are low resolution jpegs, originally taken in RAW and post-processed using Lightroom. #LandscapePhotography #SonyRX1Mark1 #IndustrialampCommercialPhotography #Reviews #Leeds