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DP0 Quattro Reviewed

September 25, 2015 Posted in Resources, Review 17 Comments

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Sigma dp0 QuattroDo you want to know how others are enjoying their DP0 Quattro Compact Digital Cameras before you go out and get yours? Well, you can check out what our friend, Mark Goldstein, from photographyblog.com has to say about the camera. Even though he believes the camera to have a few setbacks, he thinks it produces high quality images, from this statement he makes:

Despite those misgivings, though, the images that the DP0 Quattro produces are simply outstanding, by far the best images that we’ve seen from a mere compact camera and even rivaling a high-end DSLR with an equivalent and expensive prime lens.

To read the full review click here.

You can purchase the DP0 Quattro from B&H Photo.


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Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS lens

Thinking about getting the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS but not quite sure if it’s the right lens for you? Then you should check out what David FitzSimmons wrote about the lens on the Sigma Photo Blog. In summary, he says…

What would you use a multi-purpose for? Well, just about everything! It’s now the lens that I keep on my camera everyday—when I’m traveling or when I’m at home.

A few highlights of the lens include:

  • Small size: 3 inches wide and 4 inches long
  • Extreme 16.6x zoom range
  • Ideal for wide angle, extreme telephoto, and middle focus lengths
  • Excels at nighttime photography (low light situations)
  • Features optimal image stabilization

Go ahead and check out the full review here: http://blog.sigmaphoto.com/2015/lens-exploration-18-300mm-f3-5-6-3-dc-os-contemporary/

The Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS is in stock at B&H Photo.


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Sigma has published performance data for its 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art (pre-order). Check it out below.

I also included an MTF comparison between the f/2 zoom lens and the 24mm and 35mm f/1.4 Art.

Diffraction MTF Charts

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art: Diffraction MTF Chart

Geometrical MTF Charts

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art: Geometrical MTF Chart

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Shooting an airshow with two short prime lenses

I recently put two Sigma lenses through their paces at an airshow in Luxeuil (France). Nope, no 150-600mm. Nothing to get close to flying aircrafts actually — only the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro.

In situations where one absolutely needs reach (ie. for wildlife), it would have been an hindrance, but not there. The ground hosted a number of interesting pieces, making great subjects. Besides, enjoying the air performances without the bulk of a tele lens and without worrying about ‘getting the shot’ was comfortable.

I find this 24 and 70mm prime lens combo more interesting to use than a single 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. That’s only two focal length options, but one can open up to f/1.4, and the other is incredibly sharp to the corners even wide open and has near apochromatic performance. In fact, not having intermediate focal lengths was much less of a problem than having to swap lenses.

Now I would like to share a few pictures. Click for larger versions.

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Sigma Rumors readers lens ownership

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Check out the results of the recent lens ownership poll.

With not much surprise, Art lenses are kings of the hill.

  1. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (286)
  2. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (227)
  3. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art (153)
  4. Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art (65)
  5. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (63)
  6. Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM (62)
  7. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (53)
  8. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports (pre-ordered or owned) (46)
  9. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro (45)
  10. Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM (44)
  11. Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM (43)
  12. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (pre-ordered or owned) (39)
  13. Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM (37)
  14. Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS HSM Contemporary (36)
  15. Sigma 120-300mm f/12.8 DG OS HSM Sports (33)
  16. Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro (32)
  17. Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (31)
  18. Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art (27)
  19. Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM (non Art) (26)
  20. Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM (25)

 

  • Among the totality of Sigma lenses owned by the voters, 41.8 percent are from the Art series.
  • In spite of a popular combination of great zoom range and relatively wide aperture, the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM IF is a rare item in your camera bags (only five units!). I’m sure that an Art version would end up ranking very high.
  • There are (supposedly) seven owners of Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8. 🙂
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