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| p.1 #7 · DP2M: Shadow Issue(s) with SPP? |
Johnny B Goode wrote:
my god that camera is sharp. Did you know he has hair on his forehead? I'm on my crappy laptop and all I see is an amazing image that benefits from good work flow. By the time I save up for this camera there'll hopefully be a better raw converter out there. (or a new model).
It is very sharp, and this is wide open (f2.8). Not only it's sharp, there is virtually no CA even wide open (puts some Leica/Zeiss lenses to shame!).
And you're right, this is a camera that has lots of potential with the right RAW processor. However, SPP is not even close, and worse...it does some things pretty badly.
- it's color management is still screwed up on the Mac, even with the latest version.
- i *think* it's bumping up the structure/acuity by default, which is why there's huge boost in microcontrast. To me, that's cheating.
- it's applying its own curves on the raw file even before you start doing something with it. This is very annoying and this is probably why the shadow gradation is horrendous and there is also substantial shadow clipping.
That said, there is no doubt in my mind that Foveon's technology (or similar) is the future. Bayer filter makes less and less sense. Unfortunately, Sigma keeps screwing this up.