2.10.2020

Industrial Strength Imaging. Hardware.


I was playing around with the Sigma fp today and decided to give the monochrome setting a try. In a sub-menu there are settings for sharpness and contrast that can be set just for that profile. Additionally, there is a "tone" button on the rear of the camera that gives you the opportunity to create custom curves that work on all the profiles. I tried combinations of both setting banks and ended up with some interesting stuff. 

These images were shot with the Sigma fp + 45mm f2.8 lens. I tried a different approach today and instead of working close to wide open I worked closer to stopped down. Most of the shots done today were executed at f8 and f11. It required a bit more camera supervision to make sure I stayed within the realm of hand-hold-ability but that's okay; I wasn't moving too fast. 




I'm happy with the way the stuff turned out...



8 comments:

MikeR said...

Interesting, 'cause I'm in a monochrome phase right now. I had my Nikon D700 on eBay along with a couple of lenses. Then I thought I'd go for a monochrome conversion instead of selling it, so I pulled it off after the auction expired. But, when I learned the cost of conversion, I swung over to Nikon's Picture Control, downloading a set of film-like pre-sets. Now using one called Kodak Portra mono, and having fun.

Eric Rose said...

I love 1 and 2. The composition and tonality is spot on. Well at least the way I like it anyway. I'm having fun with my GH5 set to square and B&W. I have only been using my Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens so far. To reduce the size of the rig I think I will try using my GX1 with the same lens and see how that turns out. So far I have been really impressed with the B&W out of the GH5. A little PS helps but all in all pretty decent.

Eric

Lenya R said...

Kirk, the second one is a wonderful tribute to the past. Thank you for sharing.

Frank Grygier said...

The Sigma fp seems to have awakened a new or dormant photographic vision.

Unknown said...

Does the monochrome settings work in video mode.
I'v always been more of a B&W video buff than color.

Anonymous said...

Those look really good. The tonality is excellent. I would be tempted to just leave it in monochrome all the time. You going to try some portraits as well?

Kirk Tuck, Photographer/Writer said...

Yes. Agreed.

Anthony Bridges said...

Very nice Kirk. The first one with the cables reminds me of W. Eugene Smith.