In-camera jpeg’s from SD15

Yesterday I was waiting outside Linn’s workplace but she was in some meeting and I took a walk, with mw I had the two new ones – 8-16 and 17-50 2.8 OS. I just a few hours earlier been at the Sigma service spot near by and checked them because I felt focus was off – I calibrated both and now was really the first time for me to test and see if they performed out in the real world as well.

8-16mm test 8-16mm test
I wanted to try tricky light and all kinds of nasty stuff but totally forgot to switch over to RAW (which I never ever switch from if not when calibrating) and when I got back home I was so sad. :) See how sad I was. Some of these shots was shot with the new five shot HDR mode and put together with the very simple open source software called Enfuce .. Fantastic stuff which gives me a pretty flat thing to work from.

Anyways, here’s some of the shots. All hand held.

8-16mm test 8-16mm test 17-50 2.8 OS test 17-50 2.8 OS test

It’s not too bad now, is it? Can you guess which is 8-16 and which aren’t? Full size can be found here.

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 In-camera jpeg’s from SD15

  1. Dan says:

    Very nice… how does the sd15 stack up against the 14 in terms of in-camera jpeg?

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  3. but it’s really important to have nice JPEG on your SIGMA SDxx? i don’t think so, but i’m really impressed to 8-16 (i’ve 10-20 now and don’t had this quality).
    [img] giulia.jpg[/img]

  4. Sebastian says:

    Carl, if I may ask. Have you tried the 30mm prime? Do you have any opinions on the 17-50 vs the 30mm?
    I’m going for a holiday trip to New York and I feel that it would be criminal not to buy a couple of lenses now when the dollar is so low.
    I’m aiming for a ~30mm but there doesn’t seem to be any obvious options in that range :-/
    I’m leaning towarfs the 30mm because it’s so fast. But the softness in the corners that the reviews talk about feels like a potential problem…

    Any input would be much appreciated :-)


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  6. Emaad says:


    Sigma is really looking good. I have read your previous posts. You were in contact with Sigma engineers. Can you please give me any emails of sigma engineers who work on Fevon sensors? If so than please email me at

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