Sigma Quattro DP1 Comparison – Part 8 – Yorkshire Air Museum

The Yorkshire Air Museum (http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org) is a great place to go, and a great place to try out cameras.

The aircraft below, the Blackburn Mercury Monoplane (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackburn_Mercury) built in Leeds, my home town, is perhaps my favourite, and the light is wonderfully captured by the Merrill DP1.

Blackburn Mercury Monoplane | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Blackburn Mercury Monoplane | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com

In the comparisons below as ever the Quattro proved to be the far better camera. The comparison is however purely about image quality … and as beauty is in the eye of the beholder I’ll let you make your own minds up.

Tornado Fuselage | Sigma DP1 Quattro | www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage | Sigma DP1 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage | Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage | Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage Detail | DP1 Merrill - DP1 Quattro| www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage Detail | DP1 Merrill – DP1 Quattro| http://www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage Detail | DP1 Merrill - DP1 Quattro| www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage Detail | DP1 Merrill – DP1 Quattro| http://www.richardjwalls.com

And a chance to compare the Merrill DP1 and Merrill DP3 below

Tornado Fuselage | Sigma DP3 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage | Sigma DP3 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage Detail | Sigma DP1 - Sigma DP3| www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage Detail | Sigma DP1 – Sigma DP3| http://www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage Detail | Sigma DP1 - Sigma DP3| www.richardjwalls.com
Tornado Fuselage Detail | Sigma DP1 – Sigma DP3| http://www.richardjwalls.com

I’m amazed that the DP1 Merrill is the equal of the DP3 Merrill!

Some more shots below for fun.

ME109| Sigma DP1 Merrill | www.richardjwalls.com
ME109| Sigma DP1 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com
Handley Page Victor | Sigma DP1 Quattro | www.richardjwalls.com
Handley Page Victor | Sigma DP1 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com

Shooting Notes

All shots are taken at ISO100 & F9, on a tripod, with a 2 second delay. The comparison shots were taken within the time it takes to take one camera off the tripod and stick the other on. All shots have been processed in SPP with no noise reduction and a little sharpening, and for comparisons, finished in Lightroom with the same settings.


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