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
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; 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
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
Everywhere around the web Sigma SD1 RAW packs are popping up so everyone can have a go with the real deal. And of course we wanted to contribute a little to that too. We picked six files to share with you. We choose them not on their artistic merits but decided on them to have […]Read more
There are two simple reasons why I do not want to call this article a review. First of all I am not a reviewer nor a journalist, I’m a photographer. Second reason is that the Sigma SD1 that I had in hand was a preproduction model. Both the firmware and the accompanying software was not […]Read more
Today Sigma Corporation announced that it will start shipping its flagship DSLR, the Sigma SD1, in early June. Sigma is now positioning the camera as an alternative to the very expensive medium-format cameras and digital backs. The suggested retail price of â‚¬7,500 ($9,700) does clearly indicate that. A new version of Sigma Photo Pro […]Read more
Last week the CP+ fair was held in Japan, home country of Sigma. It also was the first new outing of the SD1 since it’s introduction at Photokina, September 2010. Sigma used the fair to release new info into the world. They updated the microsite for the SD1 and released one picture for download. […]Read more
Sigma’s special site dedicated to the SD1, http://www.sigma-sd.com/SD1/, has been updated. They added a leaflet and a one sample image in PDF format. They also updated their message. Although quite some is lost due to the compression of the PDF the file gives a pretty good idea of what to expect from the SD1. The […]Read more
After the surprise announcement from Sigma with the new SD1 we were even more determined to pay Photokina a visit this year. Because of our tight work schedules we only managed to free up one day to do so. But it was a very nice and fruitful day. We finally met some people in real life that we got to know through the mighty Internet. Spend time with friends we wished we could see more often like Georges and Carl but missed out on a lot of others.
And yes we got a look a at the new Sigma SD1. It is a beautiful camera. It’s design is very balanced and feels very good in hand. As it was a non-working copy I can’t say how the camera really works but the buttons seem to be in the right places. The fit and finish is very beautiful, especially the embossed info on the dials make it look very luxurious.Read more
Original article posted on Carl Rytterfalk’s blog. The history of Sigma and Foveon has in the past been somewhat clouded and the vision has in the past not been the most exciting ““ I remember when the SD10 came a year after the SD9 with the new sensor that had been updated with micro lenses […]Read more
We are so excited! Sigma Corporation dropped a little bomb onto the photography world. They announced at Photokina the pro level, 46 (!) megapixel Sigma SD1 DSLR camera. Chief Operating Officer Kazuto Yamaki called it a “giant technological leap ” at a press meeting at Photokina. Which I think is true considering they make the […]Read more