Sigma Quattro DP1 Comparison – Part 7 – Ossett War Memorial

A repeat of the comparison between the DP2 Quattro and DP3 Merrill but this time with the DP1 Quattro and  DP1 Merrill.

As ever the Quattro is by far the better camera. This comparison is purely about image quality … and as beauty is in the eye of the beholder I’ll let you make your own minds up.

Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Quattro | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Quattro | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Quattro | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Merrill - Quattro Detail | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Merrill – Quattro Detail | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Merrill - Quattro Detail | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Merrill – Quattro Detail | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | - Quattro - Merrill Detail | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | – Quattro – Merrill Detail | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Quattro - Merrill Detail | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Quattro – Merrill Detail | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Merrill - Quattro Detail | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Merrill – Quattro Detail | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Merrill - Quattro Detail | www.richardjwalls.com
Ossett War Memorial | Merrill – Quattro Detail | http://www.richardjwalls.com

In this series of shots, to my eye, the Merrill clearly produces better – sharpness, contrast, detail – images of the statue, to the point that I re-checked all the post processing and looked for signs of camera shake, etc..

As I originally bought the Sigma for monochrome this comparison is key for me. It was the original monochrome shot of the same subject 12 months ago with the DP1 Merrill (https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/sony-rx1-sigma-dp1-merrill/) that absolutely amazed me.

Shooting Notes

Both shots are taken at ISO100 & F11, on a tripod, with a 2 second delay. The shots were taken within the time it takes to take one camera off the tripod and stick the other on. Both shots have been processed in SPP with no noise reduction and a little sharpening, and finished in Lightroom with the same settings.


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