I got to shoot an SD1 in Dallas, Texas in late July. The results are surprising. Don’t get me wrong, I have killer photographs made with my earlier Sigma SD9, and SD10 as well as my full frame Canon’s. This one is exciting for a couple of reasons. First it’s the highest resolution small frame APS-C senor camera in the world. Think of it as medium format back quality packed into a sensor that’s only 25 by 17 millimeters in size. Second, it uses the largest Foveon X3F chip ever. This sensor is different. Instead of one specific color for each pixel like every DSLR on the planet; every photo site in the SD1 sees red, green and blue! That means great color with no moiré—ever. Hey, enough of the tech. Let’s look at some photographs…
The lens, exposure and ISO are the same as for the previous photo.
Bottom line so far on photographs from the SD1? They’re scary good. (That’s wicked good for non-New Englanders like me.)
My SD1 just arrived. I already have a studio shoot scheduled. After that, I’m taking it on the road to Chicago and Washington, D.C. I can hardly wait to share the results!
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