New SD1 firmware, New SPP

Ah, I’m so late. :D I’m back in Sweden and I’ve been busy at work since hour one. But, thanks to some of you I also noticed a welcome note about the release of a new firmware which I now know makes my SD1 a bit less useful as it’s more responsive during write – and a new SPP5 that has much improved colors on saved files (profiles included). I did notice however that it’s not a 100% fix for Mac users.

Person wrote:
The SD1 color problems have FINALLY been fixed.
You can even work in Pro Photo and save as Pro Photo with no issues. The whole thing looks and works like a normal camera now!

Rodzyn wrote:
New soft SD1 :

new wersion SPP5:

So, as I’m too busy for the moment I can’t fully test everything but I do have a shot from yesterday using the new SD1 firmware and the new SPP. 12-24 used.

Linn by sea

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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12 Responses to New SD1 firmware, New SPP

  1. Bob van Ooik says:

    SPP, solved the color profile problem. And the new firmware gives a the files a slightly different tone curve. Both are very welcome. Tone curve could still be improved though.

  2. person says:

    Sweet shot Carl! Bet it would look good printed.

    How are you finding the new 12-24 II??

    Tested the new fixes and love the improvements! Finally! Now all they need to do is add more fixes (like the highlight recovery slider)

  3. person says:

    Also… what is it that isn’t quite fixed for mac? I’m using a mac and it all seems fine, but not sure…

    • Well, i did a small test and saw that greens was duller in PS compared to in SPP. The rest looked ok. I saved as adobe rgb and made sure that the adobe rgb profile was correctly applied in ps. Hmm.. I don’t think that the adobe rgb color space has such small gammut when it comes to green that it would show visually.. I might be wrong and I’ll provide screen shots when back..

  4. person says:

    I will test, but I have been using ProPhotoRGB workspace + export on mac… seems fine with new SPP.

    Unless my ProPhotoRGB workspace is reflecting duller greens in the first place?

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  6. uri says:

    hello carl

    can you please tell me how do you capture you desktop on the mac while using your camera.

    i just bought ab i mac so i would like to use it

    thank you for your time and help

    uri c

  7. LionelB says:

    I hope this is not the end of the blog. I have always found it very enjoyable and have learned an enormous amount from it. So sad if it goes.

  8. I have been playing around with many SD1 photos. I’d like to see some more shot with the 70mm f2.8 macro and some shot with a 20mm f1.8 or 28mm f1.8 at f5.6 or f8. Sunsets or sunrises would be nice too, because I seem to always have trouble with noise in photos of the sunrise. (I’ve been shooting with Nikon and Sony lately.)

    Thank you so much Carl. Your efforts here are appreciated.


    P.S. Here is another photographer shooting with an SD1 –

  9. LionelB says:

    Here is an example – though not a very pretty one. Without having a go at the raw files it is hard to judge though. The colours in the photos you linked to don’t work for me either. That rather acid magenta again. SD14 still the benchmark.

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