Foveon X3(R) direct image sensor in the Sigma SD10 digital SLR can capture all RGB colors at each and every pixel. The revolutionary design of Foveon X3(R) direct image sensor features three layers of pixel sensors Using three silicon-embedded layers of pixel sensors, stacked to take advantage of silicon’s ability to absorb red, green, and blue light at different respective depths, the Foveon X3(R) direct image sensor can thereby directly capture full color and detail at each and every pixel location, without interpolation.With the RAW data recording system of the SIGMA SD10, it is possible to obtain high picture definition and compact file size. The lossless compression system of RAW data, eliminates image deterioration, provides superior pictures, without sacrificing original image quality and retains full image capture details.Depending on the intention of the photographer, the SIGMA SD10 allows photographers to select the resolution of RAW data images in one of three resolutions. HI mode (2268x1512x3 layers) delivers highest resolution image performance. MED mode (1512x1008x3 layers) has high definition and recording capacity. LOW mode (1134x756x3 layers) for capturing the most images per given memory capacity.The SD10 comes with SIGMA Photo Pro 2.0 software for modifying recorded RAW data image files. It is easy to make adjustments (white balance, exposure, color balance, and contrast for example) in three modes. The X3F mode stores the original settings of the image at point of capture. In the auto adjustment mode the software analyzes and automatically makes adjustments of RAW data. The custom -mode allows the photographer to make individual adjustments to exposure, contrast, shadow, highlight, sharpness, and saturation. The latest addition to Sigma Photo Pro 2.0 software is X3 Fill Light. This easy to use facility corrects tones on images of high contrast exposure or backlit pictures.In Default or normal mode the ISO sensitivity of SD10 can be set to 100, 200, 400 and 800. If Extended Mode is selected, it is possible to use ISO 1600 sensitivity. In any ISO sensitivity setting, it is possible to select a high shutter speed from 1/6000 sec. to a slow shutter speed of 30secs.SIGMA SD10 is equipped with a “sport finder” which offers a view that extends outside of the frame. The area that is out of the image sensor coverage range is marked by transparent light gray, to distinguish it from the active picture taking area.The Sigma SD10 records on reliable, high capacity Type I and Type II CF (CompactFlash) cards or a Microdrive to hold larger volumes of data.The SIGMA SD10 is equipped with a large 1.8″ appr.130,000 dot low temperature polysilicon TFT-LCD mo nitor with white LED on the back panel, which displays images, menus and histogram. The coverage area of the LCD monitor is 100%, of that seen from the viewfinder .
Senior Theresa Boruta looks to bring UW a victory in its first home games of the season today.[/media-credit]The University of Wisconsin softball team’s first home series could be a wet one — if it happens at all. Tuesday’s constant rainfall means the field at Goodman Diamond will be soggy at best when or if UW takes on North Dakota in a doubleheader this afternoon.The Badgers (9-19) lost two games at Purdue over the weekend to start Big Ten play, while the Fighting Sioux (2-19) have lost their last nine games. That slide is the last thing on UW head coach Chandelle Schulte’s mind.“Honestly, it means absolutely nothing to me because we could play the best team in the country 2-0 and lose to one of the worst teams in the country 4-3,” Schulte said. “The last thing I’m going to talk about with the girls tonight is how bad North Dakota’s record is. Because really, it’s not about them, it’s about us.”One of Schulte’s focuses for the Badgers is third base. Injuries and inexperience made the position a weakness for the Badgers, leading Schulte to say any one of four players might get time there. Second baseman Livi Abney and pitcher Leah Vanevenhoven are among the players who could play third as Schulte looks for some consistency at the position.For UW last weekend, the only consistent factor was its opponent jumping out to an early lead. Purdue scored five first inning runs in the two games against Wisconsin, a trend the team wants to eliminate.“That’s one of our goals this week, is to win the first inning and get the first out of each inning, and battle that way,” Schulte said. “It’s like getting scored on in football off of the opening kickoff — it just sets a really difficult tone.”Starting out strong will be important, as North Dakota’s Hanna-Rose Peters is the Great West Conference’s Pitcher of the Week. UW struggled against Purdue’s pitching, tallying only six hits in the series and scoring no runs.“It’s crucial for us pitchers. We need to set the tempo; we need to come out strong,” Vanevenhoven said. “That’s a big thing we’ve been working on lately, so we’ll see how [tonight] and this weekend goes.”One advantage for the Badgers is they will be playing on their home field for the first time this season. UW made trips as far away as Honolulu and Palm Springs for tournaments, so not traveling and developing a routine is something the players are looking forward to.“It feels great. I mean traveling takes a lot out of you, it’s exhausting. It’s great to be able to come home and have fans there,” senior Theresa Boruta said. “We have an amazing fan base that kind of follows us all over the country, but it’s nothing like having your fans at home and being able to play on your own turf.”Regardless of home field advantage, the Badgers will need more than three hits a game to emerge from tonight’s contests with wins. Schulte believes it will take a complete effort offensively and defensively to win, an idea Boruta echoed.“I think it’s going to take doing all the little things … laying the foundation, on defense making all the plays and when they give us outs, taking those outs,” Boruta said. “On offense, capitalizing on every advantage they give us. … It’s just going to be doing all the little things well that’s going to prove to be successful for us.”If the conditions are playable, the Badgers will get their chance to show they can do all those little things when they take the field at 4 and 6 p.m. The forecast calls for a chilly evening with temperatures in the low 40s, weather UW is used to playing in.“Anything above 35 will be fine,” Schulte said. “We want to play, we want to play on our home field, so we’ll be ready. So long as the field’s ready, we’ll be ready.”
Damir Dzumhur (23) managed to make a surprise and celebrate in a fantastic match against the great Rafael Nadal (29), after the Spaniard retired in the third set of the match. The result was 1: 1 in sets (6: 2, 4: 6), while our tennis player was leading with 3: 0 in the third set.Spanish tennis player easily won the first game after his serve, and then Dzumhur returned with successful service that lasted for more than 10 minutes, in which our tennis player saved nine break points.In his fourth service, Dzumhur had 40:30 and a chance to decrease the score that he did not manage to do and Nadal won the first set with the score 6: 2 after 44 minutes of play.Nadal took the lead with 1: 0 after his service in the second set. Then Dzumhur had a successful service with a successful “challange”. Then came the period of fantastic game of our player. Dzumhur made break and then won his service, not letting Nadal to win a single point. It was 3: 1 for Dzumhur.Great game of Dzumhur woke up Nadal who did not allow a single point to our tennis player in his service and he reduced lead to 4: 3, after which Nadal continued in the same rhythm and took a break for 4: 4.It is interesting that Dzumhur requested “challange” twice during his service and both times he was right.Nadal had a service and Dzumhur returned balls to famous tennis player with his impressive game, winning points and made new break which was preceded by another successful “challange”. Our tennis player had a score 5: 4 and service to equalize sets. He won the service without problems for impressive 1: 1.It was obvious that Nadal has health problems which our tennis player used to get 2: 0 in only 13 minutes in the third set.Dzumhur continued in the same rhythm and made a new break for 3: 0, but it must be admitted that the Spanish tennis player looked devastated in those moments. During the break, doctor approached him and advised him to retire if he feels bad, but Nadal refused. He returned to the field, however he handed over the match shortly after.(Source: O. T./Klix.ba)