The ideal camera matched with the finest lenses by Lea Tippett

The ideal camera matched with the finest lenses by Lea Tippett

dslr-advertorialIn the December 2016 issue of Digital SLR Photography you’ll find a special insert titled ‘Professional Photography Essential Handbook for 2017’ and it features the work of photographer Lea Tippett with the SIGMA sd Quattro and SIGMA 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art lens.  Here is the article as featured in the magazine: 
SIGMA’S latest generation Foveon X3 Quattro, the SIGMA sd Quattro series sets a new standard for high-end cameras that leverage the capabilities of outstanding interchangeable lenses.
In November 2008, Foveon Inc., located in Silicon Valley, California, became a wholly owned subsidiary of SIGMA. Going forward, SIGMA continues to develop and manufacture products under their own brand. Since the Sigma Corporation makes both their own lenses and sensors in-house, they have the power and freedom to develop their products that represent their own technical vision and photographic philosophy. The latest driving force of innovation to be introduced is the SIGMA sd Quattro series.
sdq-412The new SIGMA sd Quattro series leverages the image quality of the Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor to build a complete system compatible with all of the Sigma Global Vision high-performance interchangeable lenses. SIGMA believes the lens to be the key to the photograph and has created a new camera that leverages the power of its high-quality lenses. In 2012 the Sigma Corporation announced their Global Vision series of lenses, to be classified into three distinct lines and concepts: Contemporary, Art, and Sports. SIGMA revolutionized its production system and aimed to endow the products with the ultimate quality in every respect. Since the introduction the new generation of SIGMA lenses have received an enthusiastic welcome from photographers around the world. It was now time to match the finest of lenses with an ideal camera. One that would offer outstanding expression that photographers demand, that is how the SIGMA sd Quattro series came to life.
 
No other UK individual knows the digital camera innovations of the Sigma Corporation better than Cornish photographer Lea Tippett. A proud Cornishman with a passion for his home county, Lea has been photographing with SIGMA since 2004 when he first encountered the SIGMA SD9.
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“As a landscape photographer I really can appreciate the potential that the Foveon senor has in recording extreme detail and clarity having no anti alias filter in front of the sensor and also recording each and every pixel location. The latest SIGMA camera, the sd Quattro, is no exception in regards to image quality and furthermore SIGMA has introduced some great new features in their latest model. The first noticeable thing I found with the SIGMA sd Quattro was the ergonomics of the camera. The camera is extremely easy to hold having a nice grip and the camera feels very good in the hand. Another reason I enjoy using SIGMA cameras is the way SIGMA produce intuitive camera menus that are extremely easy to navigate around. The button layouts on the back of the cameras are always very well thought out and simplistic in operation”.
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“Personally I manually focus the majority of the time and I have found the Focus Peaking function to be an extremely helpful tool in ensuring I get sharp images from foreground to background. If you are like me and you like to photograph in a slow and methodical way then the SIGMA sd Quattro will reward you with some breathtakingly good images with remarkable detail and rich colours”
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“Even after photographing with SIGMA camera bodies with Foveon sensors for twelve years I still get a kick from looking at the preview of images in SIGMA’s RAW converter software SIGMA Photo Pro. Plus now I love the combination of the sd Quattro with the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens which I must say makes all of my other SIGMA lenses look quite ordinary in comparison. This 20mm f/1.4 Art lens is mind-blowing, the perfect landscape lens for me”.
To see more of Lea’s images visit: www.leatippett.com.
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