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Hello James,

a wonderful, very impressive photo you got there. :z02_respekt:
FANTASTIC COLOURS is, what comes to my mind first.

Using a polarizing filter was quite a good thing to do ... I think. It empahsizes the sky just to the right extent.

From the gallery I know, that you are British. Is the shot from South West England as well?

By the way .. I love Britain .... next week I will be to London again (just a day trip..) I have been there so many times ... it is different each time!
For sure, I will not be there without my SIGMA.


See you with such nice pictures

Klaus
 

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Hi,
that´s a great one.The clouds come out very pretty.

This one I took a few days ago.
I think it fits in here
It is out of the DP1, the RAW converted with SPP2,5
and resized
clouds15may08.jpg

Regards
Uwe
 

james1410

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Yes the houses in the scene form part of Bradford Peverall in Dorset.

I like the result off the DP1. If I hadnt bought a Canon A640 recently I would look at one myself. I use 2.5 and lightroom. I find 2.5 frustratingly slow but a good performer. Lightroom doesn't give a very large image to work on and there are just too many options!! I like to keep things as simple as possible.
 

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Yes the houses in the scene form part of Bradford Peverall in Dorset.

I like the result off the DP1. If I hadnt bought a Canon A640 recently I would look at one myself. I use 2.5 and lightroom. I find 2.5 frustratingly slow but a good performer. Lightroom doesn't give a very large image to work on and there are just too many options!! I like to keep things as simple as possible.
Absolutely true!! ... as far as Lightroom is concerned! It is overloaded with functions, which keep me away from my image.

An alternative is ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) fhich works with Photoshop. There you get exactly the same image processing but clearly structured!

Another converter which processes SIGMA X3F (except DP1 and Polaroid X530) is RAW PHOTO STUDIO ... do you know??

See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 

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Hi,
that´s a great one.The clouds come out very pretty.

This one I took a few days ago.
I think it fits in here
It is out of the DP1, the RAW converted with SPP2,5
and resized
View attachment 226

Regards
Uwe
Hi Uwe,

an impressive and colourful shot! :z04_photos:

I wonder, if you could have done without the houses' gables in the foreground??? .... or ... include more of the houses in your picture?? ;)

See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 

james1410

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Hi Uwe,

an impressive and colourful shot! :z04_photos:

I wonder, if you could have done without the houses' gables in the foreground??? .... or ... include more of the houses in your picture?? ;)

See you with nice pictures

Klaus
I agree Klaus. The tiny bit of roof ridge is annoying. Crop it off!!! Please!
 

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I agree Klaus. The tiny bit of roof ridge is annoying. Crop it off!!! Please!
On the final version,printed 30x20cm,the "annoying roofs"are gone.:)
I don´t know why I picked the wrong one to post here,shame on me.:z04_2171:
Next time I will be more carefully.
Uwe
 

DoctorDeathsBay

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Here we go, Straight from my Sigma SD14, No editing......!!! (except for the image resize for this post) ENJOY :)

Cam : Sigma SD14
Lens : Sigma 18-50mm DC Kit Lens
 

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Hello Rich,

welcome again ... now to the public part of our SIGMA-forum, too.

Nice picture! ;)

Another example that the so-called "kit-lens" (18-50mm DC 3,5-5,6) performs quite well indeed.

The only point, I would like to make. .... Is the horizon really that slanted? Maybe, of course, that is goes uphill to the left?!

See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 

DoctorDeathsBay

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Thank You :)
The farm was slanting quite alot here. I wanted to show as much of the hill slant as possible. I could have evened the slant out to make it look natural but this is the true look of the farm.

Thanks again..

Rich

Hello Rich,

welcome again ... now to the public part of our SIGMA-forum, too.

Nice picture! ;)

Another example that the so-called "kit-lens" (18-50mm DC 3,5-5,6) performs quite well indeed.

The only point, I would like to make. .... Is the horizon really that slanted? Maybe, of course, that is goes uphill to the left?!

See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 

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Hi Rich,

I just "checked" your profile (sorry for this word!).

Are you a SIGMA DSLR-newcomer .... or do you have some experience with SIGMA cameras?! It would be nice to know more about you?!

As far as I am concerned, .... I tripped over SIGMA in 2005. In those days, I had always dreamed of a digital SLR-cam.
In fact, the SIGMA SD10 then was the first D-SLR that (sold off!) was cheapest on the market. I then got it it with (your!) 18-50 DC KIT-lens.
Actually, I have never thought this lens to be low quality .... if anything ... I often use it with my SD9 on bicycle tours.

Well, ... my SIGMA story ... to be continued.

After some severe SD10 disappointments ... which is the usual thing when using the cam first ... some burning ambition hit me with this "sophisticated" cam.
After some weeks of training, I step by step became absolutely fascinaded of this camera ... colours, resolution, the three-dimensional look of its pictures were really finest! :)

See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 

DoctorDeathsBay

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:talker: Well i first stared off this hobby in December of 2007. I first bought a Sony DDC-H7 (Bridge Camera). I wanted a DSLR but couldn't afford the one I was after (A Sony A350 or A700). I used the Sony for a couple of months and decided to sell it and upgrade to a Sony DSC R1. It is slightly out dated but better than the DSC H7 for quality and pro features. I was just about to buy it but then changed my mind. I left that camera and didnt buy one for a while. I left it untill July 2008 when I had gained enough money to but the Sony A700. But before I went out and bought it my dad had a Canon EOS-1D. I had used that for about a month and was convinced that this camera hobby was turning into more than a hobby. I took loads of photos with the Canon and even entered into my town photo competition (they give the results in September). I was now sure that I and willing to spend alot of money on a camera so I bought lots of magazines and read every single page of all 6 magazines, and am now half knowledgable of what I learnt in the months of using my Sony DSC H7. I read too many reviews on the most recent cameras. I was leaning towards the Sony A700 and checked on the net all the info I could gather. I had my money ready and was going to buy the camera.
I woke up the next morning and read a big list of % reviews the magazine had given all cameras currently on the market. I think the sony A700 had 91% but I looked at the lower percentages and saw one ..... The Sigma SD14. I think they gave it 79% and they said this is a dissapointing DSLR. I looking into this on the net and stumbled into the Sigma UK website. I saw that they only had two cameras on their site. I clicked on the Sigma SD14 and read all the info. At that point my view totally changed. This is the camera I was exactly after. I am not one for worrying about the best screen size or quality from the screen, the amount of megapixles or even the brand. I was amazed how I didn't find this camera before. I had at that point dropped all magazines and bought the Sigma SD14 from Bristol Cameras. I was this convinced and proud of Sigma that I put my trust in their knowledge. That night I couldn't sleep as I was tooooo happy with my purchace. I am so happy to be different from all the rest "Canon" "Nikon" 'cough' .... :lol:

Sigma RULE.

I will never look back and am still extreamly pround of the camera today. I am a happy Sigma user and want to show off the quality of colour & detail to everyone.

Thank You SIGMA.....


:proud:

Sorry I know this picture isn't part of this post, but I just wanted to show the colour from my proud Sigma SD14


Hi Rich,

I just "checked" your profile (sorry for this word!).

Are you a SIGMA DSLR-newcomer .... or do you have some experience with SIGMA cameras?! It would be nice to know more about you?!

As far as I am concerned, .... I tripped over SIGMA in 2005. In those days, I had always dreamed of a digital SLR-cam.
In fact, the SIGMA SD10 then was the first D-SLR that (sold off!) was cheapest on the market. I then got it it with (your!) 18-50 DC KIT-lens.
Actually, I have never thought this lens to be low quality .... if anything ... I often use it with my SD9 on bicycle tours.

Well, ... my SIGMA story ... to be continued.

After some severe SD10 disappointments ... which is the usual thing when using the cam first ... some burning ambition hit me with this "sophisticated" cam.
After some weeks of training, I step by step became absolutely fascinaded of this camera ... colours, resolution, the three-dimensional look of its pictures were really finest! :)

See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 

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Hi Rich,

if you want an "easy" cam, then go for a CANON or NIKON!

SIGMA SD (if you know how to work it!) will give you the most brilliant and plaastic photos, you can think of.

Be ambitious!! :)

This shot .... just done this morning ... is off topic in this thread as well ... never mind ... we are just among a very few users here in the forum ..... so it is not necessary to open a new thread therefore. (What a silly sentence!! :D)

sample 4.JPG

SIGMA SD14 / SIGMA 18-200mm (@200mm) / F:13) / ISO 100 / Automatik Bellows /

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Flashlight held on a special rail.




See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 

DoctorDeathsBay

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That is a tough but excellent shot. I'm impressed.:proud:

I totally agree, that is the reason why I bought the Sigma, it wants the user to work with it, not just to let the camera do everything.

Thanks
Rich

Hi Rich,

if you want an "easy" cam, then go for a CANON or NIKON!

SIGMA SD (if you know how to work it!) will give you the most brilliant and plaastic photos, you can think of.

Be ambitious!! :)

This shot .... just done this morning ... is off topic in this thread as well ... never mind ... we are just among a very few users here in the forum ..... so it is not necessary to open a new thread therefore. (What a silly sentence!! :D)

View attachment 344

SIGMA SD14 / SIGMA 18-200mm (@200mm) / F:13) / ISO 100 / Automatik Bellows /

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Flashlight held on a special rail.




See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 
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