Midsommar, SD1..



Above shots were taken a couple of days ago using the SD1 at ISO200 using the 18-50 2.8 Macro lens which I really like. I forgot to tune down sharpening in SPP5 so at least the second shot looks way over sharpened. Not sure why Sigma added so much sharpening by default. It should be at least around -1.0.

Using ISO200 is almost a must if you want to preserve skies etc. ISO100 is┬ásimilar┬áto ISO50 in older SD’s. I’m not keen on going above ISO800 yet.. it’s not a highiso camera but lower ISO’s works great! (below 800).

Before I go to China I will give you a small RAW pack with 5 images from yesterday. But that’s for my next post.

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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7 Responses to Midsommar, SD1..

  1. Person says:

    Looks great Carl.

    I’m guessing they have a little bit of noise reduction though? I wonder if they would look better and more detailed without it?

    So far with my SD1 I like to keep NR turned off. Usually I also ‘pull process’ a bit, which I think works really well.

    How have you been dealing with the color-space bug?

  2. LionelB says:

    The colour is great. Good to see finally that the SD1 can deliver. I suppose we must wonder at some point if instead of images having not enough detail, they have too much ? With painting, the detail is filled in by our brains. That is satisfying and personal. Do we want our food liquidised before we eat it ? One minor technical observation on the image of your mother. All is well until we look at the larger transparent jewel, the one resting against the dress. Everything else has a feeling of reality but the jewel looks ‘cartoonised’. Maybe an artefact of the sharpening you mention. It seems to become part of the dress fabric at that point.

  3. The second one has way too much sharpening and that sort of destroys the 100% peek experience. The first shot of the girl with my flash umbrella is without any noise reduction applied and sharpening at -0.7 should have pulled it back a bit more.

    Anyways. Sitting on the airport now. :)

  4. Dan says:

    The photo of your mom picking up wild flowers is very nice. She seems quite happy; great composition!

  5. Andre says:

    Especially the shot with the young girl is breathtaking. Amazing detail as well. I forgot to congratulate you with your job at Apple, btw. So there :-)

    Looking forward to your shots from China!

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