richard_kilpatrick's profile

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452 Points

Fri, Dec 6, 2013 6:11 PM

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Lightroom/Camera Raw: Sigma SD1 - when will the Merrill sensors be supported, please!

It's 2 years since the SD1 was first shown, and 1 1/2 years since a family of Sigma bodies using the 15.4/16Mp sensor began to fill out. There are now thousands of DP and SD Merrill bodies out there, and yet Lightroom/ACR still have no support for them.

Third party support does exist from one small developer, so it can't be that hard to process these files - please, support these cameras or give a definitive explanation for the lack of support so users can pursue the right angle to get support.

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90 Points

7 y ago

Adobe, please help us Merrill users. Sigma Photo Pro is really one of the worst RAW processing softwares, workflow will be so much faster in Photoshop

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102 Points

7 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Sigma X3F raw file support.


Photoshop Camera Raw and DNG Converter also support the Sigma SD15 (not listed), but is support on its way for the X3F files from the larger Merrill sensor in the SD1 and new DP1 & DP2?

With a background of amateur black and white photography, the more I use and learn about Camera Raw, the more impressed I am. It gives me the same satisfaction that I used to derive from darkroom work, but in the new digital world. Good as it is, for me, Sigma's raw processing software is simply no match.

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82 Points

7 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How much longer until Camera Raw supports Sigma SD1 files?.

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452 Points

7 y ago

There's a good amount of response here, but nothing from Adobe... and now we have the Quattro sensor to contend with which is a new setup again.

Come on, please - there may not be many SD1/SD1M owners, but the DP Merrill range has been quite popular.

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62 Points

7 y ago

Just updated dp1x -> dp1m. There is no LR support. It's awfull!

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134 Points

7 y ago

The lack of support for Merrills has so far restrained me to try (let alone buy) a DP2M, which seems like a quite interesting tool nonetheless, and has become affordable lately.
+1 for Merriil support in LR!

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452 Points

7 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Why are we STILL waiting for support for the Sigma SD1, SD1 Merrill and DP Merrill family?!.


Yep, I am shouting. This is infuriating - why is a camera that has been out for four years still unsupported?

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90 Points

7 y ago

SPP is horrible compared to Photoshop, we love you Adobe.

SAVE US

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212 Points

7 y ago

Eric, wasn't it yourself about 1.5-2 yrs ago that indicated that this support was being worked on. Any insights into what derailed these efforts?

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92 Points

7 y ago

Bought Lightroom 5 for my old SD14 and it works. Now i bought the better sd1 Merril and Adobe doesn't support it. HEELLP!

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92 Points

7 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom 5 or DNG converter doesn't convert the RAW files of my Sigma SD1 Merrill (X3F)..

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60 Points

7 y ago

Any news on this ?

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70 Points

7 y ago

C ́mon Eric, this MUST be a nice challenge for You

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70 Points

7 y ago

I am one of the most respected pro photographers in Germany.I witnessed the unbelivable progress in ACRs denoising algorhythms in 2008 (C3/CS4) thanks to Eric and his team.Same for the CA removal, where ACR is unsurpassed, even by the manufacturers own bundeled software (Hasselblad Phocus+ Capture one for example).
I witnessed what ACR is capable of with a Sigma SD14 file (most amazing colors, yet still soft and non digital looking).
And now the most amazing tool ( refer to Llloyd cambers), the DP Merrills and quattros are abandoned.

Please Eric, please, let this finally become a priority at Adobe.Are You guys in contact with the Yamaki family?

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452 Points

7 y ago

Sigma need to get free rotation, cropping and free resizing - and a lot of stability into SPP - if Adobe are determined not to support the new generation of Foveon sensors.

But I find it staggering that Adobe is prepared to let two generations of system fall by the wayside, when high-end MF backs which sell fewer units and ship with directly competing software are supported. Is Foveon that much of a challenge?