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. In the comparisons below as ever the Quattro proved…

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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…

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Sigma Quattro DP1 Comparison – Part 6 – Pay & Display

A repeat of the comparison between the DP2 Quattro and DP3 Merrill but this time it’s the  DP1 Merrill V DP1 Quattro. 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…

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Sigma DP1 Quattro Comparison – 5 – Clocks & Greens

A repeat of the comparison between the DP2 Quattro and DP3 Merrill but this time it’s the  DP1 Merrill V DP1 Quattro. 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…

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Sigma DP1 Quattro Comparison – 4 – Victoria & Hunslet Mills

Victoria & Hunslet Mills have laid unused since the late sixties / early seventies, a poignant reminder of the inevitability of the 2nd law of thermodynamics, but luckily an interesting subject at which to point the Sigma DP1 Quattro This shot was taken by pushing the lens through the metal fence that surrounds the site. Very little…

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It’s Grim Up North – Exhibit D

It’s Grim Up North … the politicians and papers say … all urban degeneration … t’place is falling into decay Don’t tell them there’s urban re-generation up North, they’ll all want to come! … mind you there’s still some work to be done! Does just a 30 minute walk of 1.5 miles really seperate Recreation Avenue from Clarence Dock?…

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Sigma DP1 Quattro – Comparison 3 – Leeds Panoramic

Back to the bridge to take the same old test shot as previous comparisons. The day was dull and coming to an end but with a tripod there was just enough light. The first thing I look for is the detail on the clock face. Given the range it’s a remarkable effort from both cameras…

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Sigma DP1 Quattro – Comparison 2 – The Concrete Works

Sticking to the industrial theme, and in search of untypical subject matter to test the Quattro’s versatility, I pushed its lens through the railings of the concrete works on the Cross Green industrial estate. There wasn’t much room to compose a shot! It was a grey day in Leeds on Sunday and so no judging the Quattro DP1…

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Sigma DP1 Quattro – Comparison 1 – The RERF, Cross Green, Leeds

The new recycling and energy recovery facility (RERF) under construction at Cross Green, Leeds, has the largest timber frame (@42 metres) of its type in the UK. It seemed like a good place to try out some first shots with the recently arrived Sigma DP1 Quattro so I headed over. It was a dull day and…

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A Day of Symmetry in the Yorkshire Dales

“The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect”,  Paul Valery To celebrate Polly’s dad’s 89th birthday we headed to the Yorkshire Dales to visit one of the familiar regular haunts, How Stean Gorge (http://www.howstean.co.uk). After a discussion over dinner about family likenesses…

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It’s Grim Up North – Exhibit B

It’s Grim Up North … the politicians and papers all agree …  all coal mines and slag heaps … as far as t’eye can see. Let’s hope they never discover the Yorkshire Dales! http://www.richardjwalls.com

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It’s Grim Up North – Exhibit A

It’s Grim Up North apparently … the politicians and the papers all agree … we all live in hovels … and eat muck for tea .. Let’s hope they never visit the Lake District! http://www.richardjwalls.com

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North Yorkshire Autumn Road Trip with the Sigma Merrill DP3

Drive to village, jump out, find angles, take shots ,  back in car,  drive to next village … … repeat until sundown. It’s no way to take photographs, but needs must, and Polly’s need is to build a portfollio of images to promote the holiday cottage (http://www.ascotcottage.co.uk) she’s been meticulously renovating for the last four years, in the village…

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