Some recent shots..


I went shooting some today with another Sigma photographer – Bengt Werner and one of my former students Jimmy – We went to my grandfathers farm testing out some new toys I got – the 8-16mm super wide zoom and the 17-50 2.8 OS. I used both SD14 and SD15 – Most shots below taken using the SD15. I will review those lenses a little bit closer soon, but please examine these first. :)

Four shots below from here has been developed using Lightroom, the rest is all SPP 4.2.


Above shot is taken by Jimmy.

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Someone asked for higher ISO with SD15, so in the barn I went, checking out a cute cat and his friends.. ┬áThe first shot is a un-processed ISO800 shot taken with the 17-50 OS – light was pretty bad so it’s a pretty good representation of what higher ISO looks like.

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When thinks go darker and I need higher ISO then I go monochrome, like in the two shots above. Those are 1600+ (starting out from ISO800) – the cow shot is ISO3200. You don’t want to see that one in color. :) Or perhaps I’ll post one. Later.

Last shot will be one of Bengt.. I must say that light was a bit tricky, not entirely sure what temperature to pick. Light at the time was pretty warm, but air was cold. hmm..

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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6 Responses to Some recent shots..

  1. Richard Box says:

    You mention that ISO 3200 is pretty much unusable in colour, what about ISO 1600 though? How would you compare it to say a Canon 5D?

  2. Hi Richard – ISo1600 is useable daytime if you want fast shutter speeds – but if light is somewhat bad, then I suggest you either use flash or a Canon. So evening, daytime – still some natural light then SD15 will do a pretty good job but as light get worse with strong yellowish light sources then it’s much better as a monochromic tool.

  3. Jaeming says:

    I really like the first cow shot! He really looks like he’s trying to figure out what you are about there.

    Anyway, I wonder if I could somehow talk you into showing us the one ISO3200 cow in colour? I am considering a SD15 to tide me over until the SD1 arrives and I work a lot of night shifts so High ISO is inevitable. I’ve had some luck with noise removal in Silkypix at ISO 1600. I don’t mind a little grain if it’s reminiscent of film actually.
    Here’s a few of my SD14 ISO1600 experiments here:
    I have to think SD15 can do at least a little bit better though.

    I am excited to see what SD1 can do at high ISO as well of course!

  4. NewbieSD9 says:

    Hi Carl :-))

    Do you still have a SD9, i would lved to have see a pic from the SD9. I love farm animals, this is a few weeks ago just after day break : sd9 + pentacon 30mm


  5. Tom Schum says:

    I’d like to know when the 17-50 f/2.8 DC OS lens will be available in the USA. Sigma seems to be waiting until all other mounts are served, then it makes the Sigma mount version. I guess I will see it in December, or January…
    Other than that, I’m enjoying my SD15. Have you found any way to adjust the brightness of the rear LCD screen?

  6. Steve says:


    I have been such a huge Canon user for the past fifteen years. With what Sigma has done has made me reinvent how I approach photography and what type of gear I want.

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