The Fill Light affects tone correction by adding extra light energy into the shadow regions without overexposing highlight regions. Decreasing this setting can be used to increase shadows in darkness.
Regardless of the File Numbering setting, the next image captured will be assigned the larger of 1) the next available number from the camera image counter or 2) one number greater than the highest numbered image already on the card. This system prevents images from showing up on the card chronologically out of sequence.
A histogram is a graph depicting the distribution of brightness values in the image. The horizontal axis shows the brightness level (from 0 to 255), with darker pixels towards the left side and brighter pixels toward the right. The vertical axis shows the proportion of pixels at each level of brightness. By examining the histogram …
No, Sigma flashes are designed to provide an angle of coverage that accommodates the picture area of a standard 35mm film camera. The area covered by the flash will, therefore, be larger than the recorded image due to the 1.7X focal length multiplier of the camera.
As long as the image is taken in RAW, the white balance setting does not in any way effect how the image is actually captured, but rather just appends certain information to the image file telling the computer how to process the image. If the image was captured with the wrong white balance setting, it …
If you are photographing under very unusual light conditions such as mixed light sources, or very specific studio lighting, such as strobes, for best results, it is recommended that you use the Custom white balance setting. This feature allows you to capture a sample of a known neutral colour object (such as a grey card …
The camera performs a limited amount of processing, in order to display and store a small preview of each image. When the user magnifies an image to examine it in more detail, the camera further processes the target area to give a higher resolution view. With a goal of saving time and power, these previews …
The number of remaining images shown in the frame counter is only an estimate based on a fixed file size. However, all images are compressed in the camera. The RAW files use a lossless compression algorithm (meaning that the compression does not, in any way, degrade image quality). Therefore, the actual size (in megabytes) of …
Formatting a CF card erases all of the data on a CF card, including files, images and directory structures. Formatting a CF card may also repair a non-functioning card with corrupted data. Physical damage, faults or bad sectors cannot be fixed by formatting.
Occasionally small particles from the shutter mechanism will flake off and adhere to the image sensor. If these particles are big enough to be visible in your images, it will be necessary to have the image sensor cleaned.
The dust protector does not degrade the image quality in any way, nor does reduce the cameras sensitivity. The camera will not function properly if the dust protector is removed.
Although it is possible to remove the dust protector and clean the image sensor yourself (see the camera manual for instructions), we do not advise that you attempt this procedure yourself. Due to the extremely delicate nature of the image sensor, we strongly recommend that you contact an authorized Sigma Service Station to have the …
The entire range of Sigma lenses are compatible with the SD cameras, including DC and DG lenses. Just ensure you purchase the Sigma SA fit as the other fittings are not compatible.
There are many factors to battery life, such as how often the LCD screen is used, if you use auto-focus or manual focus. However, one charge of the battery should give about 300 images.
When using a camera with an APS-C size image sensor, you will have to multiply the focal length. With the SD cameras, you will need to multiply the focal length of lenses by 1.7x. Therefore an 18-200mm lens, for example, effectively becomes 30-340mm.
The number of images can be recorded in 1GB storage media depending on the resolution mode – approximately 75 images, Medium – approximately 153 images, Low – approximately 307 images. This number is varied depending on subject.
The SIGMA SD14 is compatible with FAT32 system, allowing usage of CF cards larger than 4GB CF cards to be used. With the SD9 and SD10, cards no larger than 2GB can be used.
In the SD14, you can use CompactFlash (TypeI/II) and Microdrive (FAT32 Compatible). The SD9 and SD10 is only compatible with FAT16 cards (less than 2GB in size)
It is possible to download the Firmware “Ver1.01” from the following site. http://www.sigma-sd14.com/software/firmware/index.html Please read “HOW TO UPDATE” before operation. Please notice it is not necessary to update this firmware to the firmware version “Ver.1.01” or later.
USB2.0 is available in SD14. It is possible to transfer multipurpose images by using USB (2.0) interface. The SD9 and SD10 are supplied with USB 1.1.
The SD14 is not equipped IEEE1394 terminal.
SIGMA SD cameras video output system can be switched between PAL system (used in Europe, etc.,) and NTSC system (in Japan and the U.S., etc.). This means that video output of pictures is possible in many parts of the world.
SIGMA SD cameras are available with SA bayonet mount (non-external mount type).
The mirror lock-up mechanism raises the mirror thus preventing vibration when the shutter is released. This prevents camera shake, and is especially effective for macro photography or landscape using extremely long telephoto lenses. Use of remote controller (sold separately) or cable release (sold separately) also reduces the possibility of camera shake.
The Quick Set button enables users to display important settings, ISO, pixels, JPEG quality and file type, white balance, on the LCD monitor, using one button.