The blog post title sums it up. Ok, a little more. I recently posted on Instagram after reading an FStoppers article asking, “Will We See a Full Frame Foveon Sensor From Sigma Soon?”.
And to this question, I answer yes, please.
I mention in that post that one additional question I have is will it also have a removable IR cut filter…
…which allows the sd Quattro to be used for Infrared photography without permanent conversions.
Already posted an entry on the dp2 Quattro. Now it is time to give the sd Quattro a spin.
I hope that this new (possible) full-frame Foveon sensor retains another Quattro Foveon trait.
As I mentioned in that last post, and go into more detail about, it requires that you to commit. For example:
- 21:9 Crop mode (Bootleg XPan) nets a 21:9 DNG file.
- Monochrome profile nets a Monochrome DNG file.
Both of these traits are very welcome to a friend of film, like myself, where the film emulsion, film format, and camera require that you commit to the color profile and aspect ratio in advance.
On top of that, I really like the Monochrome images that these Foveon sensors…
As stated previously I like the dp2 Quattro so much that it has remained while more aspirational cameras have moved on.
So if I enjoy the dp2 Quattro so much, why did I add an sd Quattro?
Easy. Access to faster aperture speeds and various focal lengths. Mainly the 30mm f/1.4 Art.
Welp. Enough of that. Here are a few quick snaps taken while running errands recently. Nothing Earth-shattering. Just having fun.
Are Foveon cameras a sensible choice? Still no. As I always say there are many more practical options on the market. But I will continue hanging out with these oddballs just the same.