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Sigma SPP update
« on: July 01, 2016, 03:18:46 pm »

Hello All.
Sigma has just released a software update: SPP 6.4.
It has a new feature for controlling details. The slider goes from 'smooth' to 'crispy'.
Has anyone had any experience with it ? Is it comparable in any way to the adjustment sliders in PS or LR ?
Any comments or humorous observations (especially) are most welcome.
The Sigma Foveon adventure continues !
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Re: Sigma SPP update
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 12:08:10 am »

Hello All.
Sigma has just released a software update: SPP 6.4.
It has a new feature for controlling details. The slider goes from 'smooth' to 'crispy'.
Has anyone had any experience with it ? Is it comparable in any way to the adjustment sliders in PS or LR ?
Any comments or humorous observations (especially) are most welcome.
The Sigma Foveon adventure continues !
Richard

There's a thread about it here:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57991058

Some say it's a slider, others say it's buttons, classic photographic fare ;)
« Last Edit: July 02, 2016, 09:50:13 am by xpatUSA »
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Re: Sigma SPP update
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 11:05:44 am »

Ted,
Thanks for the link.
Maybe it's a slutton or a buder ?
Either one, I find it puzzling.
Is it some kind of sharpener or is it somehow a full to partial tone contraster ?
Richard
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Re: Sigma SPP update
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 03:27:14 pm »

Ted,
Thanks for the link.
Maybe it's a slutton or a buder ?
Either one, I find it puzzling.
Is it some kind of sharpener or is it somehow a full to partial tone contraster ?
Richard

I should have mentioned that, being Quattro-free, I'm on 5.5.3 and have never used any later version of SPP.

So, I have no idea what the the 'detail' function looks like on-screen. You?
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Re: Sigma SPP update
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2016, 04:11:56 pm »

Hi Ted,
The latest software version is 6.4. I'm not sure what advantages it has over 6.3, but it's noticeably slower. "Sigma slower"!
The detail function looks like a hybrid between a slider and a button. You might describe it as a series of buttons that range from 'softening' the image details to 'crisping' them. Whatever crispy is I'm not sure.
One thing I've just learned is that the latest firmware for their cameras is very good. For the Quattros it's a big color improvement.
Worth checking out if you haven't done already.
Richard
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Re: Sigma SPP update
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2016, 09:59:09 am »

Hi Ted,
The latest software version is 6.4. I'm not sure what advantages it has over 6.3, but it's noticeably slower. "Sigma slower"!
The detail function looks like a hybrid between a slider and a button. You might describe it as a series of buttons that range from 'softening' the image details to 'crisping' them. Whatever crispy is I'm not sure.
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Ah, I think I see: a series of 5 or 7 buttons arranged horizontally, similar to the NR buttons?

One thing I've just learned is that the latest firmware for their cameras is very good. For the Quattros it's a big color improvement.
Worth checking out if you haven't done already.
Richard

Thanks for the advice, Richard, but I'm not intending to 'go Quattro' - not even the 'sd' models. So I'll stick with SPP 5 for now.
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