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Sigma DP1 Merrill     
Ricoh GR
     Leica X Vario
Leica X Vario

Shootout: Sigma DP3 Merrill vs Leica X Vario: (Green Machine Frontal)

Not content to see it once (Moots Ride to Green Machine), confirmation is always good, especially over the full aperture range as this comparison shows.

This comparison places most of the subject matter in a geometric plane, thus putting a premium on a flat field sharpness from the lens (minimal field curvature). It also offers tremendous detail to be resolved (or not).

See background discussion and information on the Moots Ride to Green Machine page.

Sharpening

The Leica X Vario image was given aggressive sharpening similar to the Moots Ride comparison, but more aggressive with an Amount = 60 followed by Topaz InFocus at 0.20 radius 0.8. That amount is far more aggressive than this author uses for most any digital camera!

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