Sigma Quattro’s Hidden Talent – Black and White

A beautiful turntable at Gig Harbor Audio. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

The Acoustic Signature Wow XL, a beautiful turntable at Gig Harbor Audio. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

Porsche 911 Cabriolet, 997. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

Porsche 911 Cabriolet, 997. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

I was so into the color reproduction and crispness of the Quattro’s files that I hadn’t even thought about trying out its black and white capabilities until a few days ago. After just a few conversions I have to say that I am really impressed and it broadens the Quattro’s usability. These files were all converted from raw, X3F, files in Sigma Photo Pro 6.2. Since the Foveon sensor tends to lose some of its outstanding color reproduction at higher ISOs, 1600 and higher, you have a black and white option to fall back on.

Beach grass in the dunes. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

Beach grass in the dunes. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

An empty net on Canon Beach, Oregon. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

An empty net on Canon Beach, Oregon. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

Some portrait work. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

Some portrait work. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

An overcast Oregon beach. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

An overcast Oregon beach. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

Lots of detail and nice range of black tones. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

Lots of detail and nice range of black tones. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

On a full resolution image there is a striking amount of detail in the Quattro's files. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

On a full resolution image there is a staggering amount of detail in the Quattro’s files. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

Time for some family portraits at the beach. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

Time for some family portraits at the beach. (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

Eat Here! (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

Eat Here! (Sigma DP1 Quattro)

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