Sigma released a new firmware, v1.04, for the SD1 flagship camera. At the same time they released a new version of their RAW Developer, SPP version 5.2.0.Read more
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.Read more
Photographer; Michael Taylor
Camera; Sigma SD9
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.Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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. […]Read more
Photographer; Keiichi Ebina.
Location; Sendai, Japan.
Camera; Sigma SD1.
The “Sendai Tanabata Festival” is the most famous festival in Sendai. This festival is held every year for 3 days in August. This year we received a lot of messages and prayers from all over the world about the Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th, 2011.Read more
Photographer; Britton Robbins.
Location; Webster, NY, USA.
Camera; Sigma SD1.
One of the things I miss about living on the west-coast of the United States is the magnificent sunsets. Here in northern New York state, it can be challenging to find the right conditions to get a great sunset shot.Read more
SIGMA SD1 Firmware Ver.1.02 Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that firmware Ver.1.02 for the SD1 is now available for download. Benefits of the firmware update Correct various bugs to achieve more stable operation. Correct the phenomenon of camera freeze when in Custom White Balance Mode. Improved image quality at high sensitivity (ISO3200, ISO6400) only […]Read more
In the last few weeks Sigma Corporation released a couple of updates into the world. Since I was away to enjoy a bit of free time without internet I collected them in this single post.Read more
X3F_Utilities_v1.5.1.dmg provides a Spotlight importer and QuickLook plugin for the X3F RAW image format. This version is specifically built for Mac OS X Lion. http://www.corpus-callosum.com/software.htmlRead more
Photographer; Al Carlay Photography.
Camera; Sigma SD15.
Lens; Sigma 17-50mm OS.
I usually take my trusty Nikon D3s for engagement shoots but for Edward & Karolina and Ben & Tracy, I decided to shoot with my Sigma SD15. Why? because of the foveon colors which are very rich to my eyes and has a certain digital softness that’s very hard to duplicate with my D3s.Read more
The article below does only apply to the situation with SPP 5.0. The problems mentioned below were corrected in successive new releases. Please see » this article for the current release. In the recent days a lot of discussion has been going on about the sharpening and color handling of SD1 RAW files in SPP5. […]Read more