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Beauty of Sigma dp Quattro Cameras

Part I: Aspect Ratios and In-Camera Black and White

© 2015 Ryan Brown
© 2015 Ryan Brown

The Sigma dp Quattro series of cameras is a great camera for a number of reasons.  Not only is the camera one of the sharpest digital cameras on the market, but also purists will love it for its true film like qualities.

© 2015 Ryan Brown
© 2015 Ryan Brown
© 2015 Ryan Brown
© 2015 Ryan Brown

If you have ever photographed a classic Hasselblad camera, then the square format (1:1 aspect ratio) will feel natural as well as be a throwback.  With this you don’t need to worry about portrait or landscape orientations.  Just leave a little room to crop and you are good to go.

© 2015 Ryan Brown
© 2015 Ryan Brown
© 2015 Ryan Brown
© 2015 Ryan Brown
© 2015 Ryan Brown
© 2015 Ryan Brown

Another of my favorite aspect ratios in this camera is 21:9.  This is a panoramic mode for the camera.  If you have ever been in a situation with a landscape and thought, “wow, if only I could shoot and a pano”, you can!  With a simple press of the QS button conveniently located under right thumb, you are loading the screen with the options of not only the aspect rations, but your color modes as well.

© 2015 Ryan Brown
© 2015 Ryan Brown

Photographing in-camera black and white is one of my favorite features of these cameras.  The tonal range is pleasing to the eye and has a wide dynamic range for impressive highlight and shadow detail.  I consider myself a purist and I would rather photograph it and crop it in the camera rather than on a computer.

If you like creative in-camera options, the dp Quattro line of cameras you will love!

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