After a classic NC freak blue in the sky rain storm I decided to finally get this camera out to Duke Gardens. Grabbing some samples here as a test bed is the norm. Recently wrote many posts about the Sigma sd Quattro – 30mm f/1.4 Art kit where I profess my appreciation of this unorthodox camera.
Short version is the shortcomings reminds me of shooting film as does the resulting images. Did the same with the dp2 Quattro not that long ago. Was interested to see how it would do compared to the Sigma dp2 Quattro since:
- The sd has a top shutter speed of 1/4000s where the dp2 tops out at 1/2000s.
- The sd kit lens opens up to f/1.4 instead of the dp2’s f/2.8.
- The sd can be shot wide open at 1/4000s where the dp2 could not reach its top 1/2000s speed wide open. At 1/2000s the fastest aperture that can be used is f/5.6 with the dp2. Wide open at f/2.8 the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the dp2 is 1/1250s. Why? No idea. Unfortunate, but usable. The sd has no such limitations.
- The sd’s EVF should help when shooting in daylight over the dp2 back screen only experience.
With the help of the EVF for framing I chose to take some bootleg X-Pan 21:9 shots. Here are the resulting images below.
21:9 Aspect Ratio Shots