In a surprise announcement Sigma introduced two new DP camera’s featuring the same sensor as in the SD1. We’ll try to get more info later today. Gizmodo Japan has some photos showing the DP2M next to a original DP-series camera. It’s bigger but not too much. http://www.gizmodo.jp/2012/02/_cpplus2012_sigmamerrill.html For more info about the camera’s visit http://sigma-dp.com/ […]
The SD1 DSLR will now be known as the SD1 Merrill, in honor of Dick Merrill, inventor of the Foveon sensor technology on which it is based. The price dropped to an estimated street price of $2,299! Europe â‚¬ 2,099 Announcement of SD1 Merrill 2012.2.8 To our valued customers, We would like to express our […]
Congratulations to Kazuto Yamaki, the new CEO of Sigma Corporation. We wish him all the best for the future. May he have the strength, courage and wisdom to bring Sigma a bright future. http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/news/info_120203.htm Announcement: New CEO of Sigma Corporation 2012.2.3 We would like to announce that Kazuto Yamaki, previously Chief Operating Officer, was appointed […]
Today we received the sad news that founder and CEO of Sigma Corporation, Michihiro Yamaki passed away on January 18th, 2012 at the age of 78. We are very sad about this and for his family. We want to give them our sincerest condolences. We were fortunate to have met him a couple of times […]
About four months have passed since I made a few RAW files available for download. Since then my skills with the SD1, the firmware and Sigma Photo Pro have improved. Therefore I thought it was time to provide some new RAW files for you to play with.
In the fall of 2004 I purchased my first Sigma Camera system while I was deployed to Iraq in the City of Tikrit. The images above are a cross section of the thousands of images I captured with my SD9 with its incredible Foveon sensor and those first lenses from October 2004 to February 2005.
Sigma released a much needed update for it’s RAW developing software Sigma Photo Pro, bringing the version number to 5.1. The update brings, apart from bug fixes, a new tool called the Exposure Picker. But the most important of the update is the improvements in processing. Especially the highlights processing is improved making it easier […]
The last few weeks not much has happened here on X3 magazine. Not that there is nothing to show but I have been a bit too busy to spend much time on the magazine. In europe this is now the season for weddings and we are very busy with that. Besides that we took on […]
Let me start off with the conclusion: at its best, the Sigma SD1 is most surprising in the details it uncovers. When you shoot with the SD1 you have no idea where the images will take you. There is no way of knowing what you will find when you lift the camera to your eye. […]