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The strength of the Foveon sensor in the Sigma DP1 Merrill at capturing fine detail, especially color detail is superb on a per-pixel basis (more pixels please, Sigma). But color rendition has always been a funky area for the Foveon true-color sensor used in the Sigma cameras, a sort of voodoo area, and this author confesses to the same trepidation with the DP1M.
What does it take to make the Sigma DP1 Merrill image look similar to the same scene with the 24-megapixel Nikon D600?
The Nikon image was processed using Adobe Camera RAW. The DP1 Merill image was processed using Sigma Photo Pro. Two completely different converters means two completely different approaches for two completely different sensors. No expectation of perfection is realistic; the goal here is to investigate an approximation for achieving a similar effect.
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