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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.

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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.…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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  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 €7,500 ($9,700) does clearly indicate that. A new version of Sigma Photo Pro…