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furtle

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1020 on: September 04, 2014, 12:35:52 PM »

I seem to be reviving an old topic.    I very recently got a DP2M and this thread has been extremely helpful.   Thank you so much to all especially Quentin and Hulyss.   Here are a few from Birmingham today with pretty minimum SPP and Lightroom work.  Hopefully, they are not to big.

I have to say, I have an Olympus OMD E-M1 and this little DP2M out shines it in many situations.    But as soon as the light goes, the OMD is better.    I did shoot some RAW B&W in very low light and it was pretty poor, but then the ISO was 1600; very grainy and I've not posted the shots.

These shots were taken as RAW and converted in LR to JPEGS for posting.  This may well have ruined them.  Dunno

Once again, thanks.


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« Reply #1021 on: September 04, 2014, 12:57:37 PM »

You bugger, I'd managed to put the DP2 Merrill to the back of my mind and now I'm all tempted again.  :D
I live in Birmingham myself, and those shots put to shame my attempts with an E-M10. The colour and rendering is out of this world.
Many thanks for posting, even though my wife may not agree when another little brown box gets delivered!
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1022 on: September 04, 2014, 01:01:35 PM »

Well, thanks but they look utter [email protected] compared with the Tiffs.   I've no idea how to post higher res images; or ones that open bigger when clicked on.   I'll post again when I find out.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1023 on: September 04, 2014, 02:14:58 PM »

Again and I think much better.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1024 on: September 04, 2014, 02:22:54 PM »

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1025 on: September 04, 2014, 02:25:59 PM »

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1026 on: September 04, 2014, 02:27:34 PM »

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furtle

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« Reply #1027 on: September 04, 2014, 03:09:14 PM »

Just one more.   I so very nearly bought a Leica M8 for B&W but no need.   This snap is a first attempt at B&W with the DP2M.   I'm sure with a bit of practice this camera will be excellent.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1028 on: September 04, 2014, 04:46:10 PM »

Just one more.   I so very nearly bought a Leica M8 for B&W but no need.   This snap is a first attempt at B&W with the DP2M.   I'm sure with a bit of practice this camera will be excellent.



Nice "snap"

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1029 on: September 20, 2014, 07:45:53 AM »









Most were made with a +10 diopter Vivitar Series 1 macro filter.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1030 on: September 20, 2014, 09:13:10 AM »

Last of the Summer tomatoes.   Dressed with Il de Re salt, reduced Balsamic vinegar, olive oil & the last of the Basil.   And scoffed with crunchy bread, ripe Reblochon and a crisp, flinty Pouilly Fume.    ;D
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1031 on: October 09, 2014, 06:39:05 PM »

Just won one on Ebay.
I guess I favour slow photography and manual/film type workflows. I rarely shoot 20 images in a session, and never fire off bursts.
I had a Leica M6 for years, although I hasten to add, I'm by no means an expert at photography.
I loved my Nex7, but decided to concentrate my investment into m4/3rds, so I sold it and bought a GX7. I've had the GX7 for a few weeks and a Leica/Panny 15mm 1.7 lens and it's just not doing it for me like the Nex7 did.
So I decided to splurge on the (used) DP2M.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1032 on: October 09, 2014, 09:10:54 PM »


Morikami Garden
f/5.0, handheld. Click for a full resolution JPG.
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furtle

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1033 on: October 23, 2014, 05:27:32 PM »


Morikami Garden
f/5.0, handheld. Click for a full resolution JPG.

Lovely.   

Thank you.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1034 on: November 09, 2014, 08:43:12 AM »


Neiman Marcus Building
f/6.3, iso160

Click on the image for a full size JPG and enjoy the detail.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1035 on: March 09, 2015, 10:27:54 AM »

Hi everyone,
I just have a quick question. I am trying to obtain a more or less natural color profile with sigma dp1m. I am used that on Pentax colors are more or less natural looking. With sigma it is always brownish(red is more like brown a lot of times), yellowish/greenish (faces/skin color are really weird). And it is the same coloration I saw on a lot of photos in this thread. I use Neutral profile, with Auto WB, 100ISO

Is there a way how I could obtain a more/less natural shots out of camera or with minimal SPP/PP adjustment?
If this is possible then how?
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1036 on: March 09, 2015, 11:05:35 AM »

Hi ongaku,

I use the DP3M for portraits and as it renders colours more accurately I don't have to adjust them that much, except sometimes white balance - thus I don't have good advice for skin rendering using the DP2M. However, what I do for landscapes both with DP1M and DP2M is to set the orange hue between -40 to -55 depending on the pic, and set the saturation to +10ish (in Lr). I sometimes set the hue of the blue channel to +10 as well. I suggest you play around with these (and maybe along with the green channel for portraits) to obtain better results. Shouldn't take long to do. Let us know!
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1037 on: March 09, 2015, 11:16:23 AM »

...Is there a way how I could obtain a more/less natural shots out of camera...

Nope, you'd need a different camera. Puke-ish yellow-green is a signature Foveon color.

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« Reply #1038 on: March 09, 2015, 11:32:21 AM »

Hi ongaku,

I use the DP3M for portraits and as it renders colours more accurately I don't have to adjust them that much, except sometimes white balance - thus I don't have good advice for skin rendering using the DP2M. However, what I do for landscapes both with DP1M and DP2M is to set the orange hue between -40 to -55 depending on the pic, and set the saturation to +10ish (in Lr). I sometimes set the hue of the blue channel to +10 as well. I suggest you play around with these (and maybe along with the green channel for portraits) to obtain better results. Shouldn't take long to do. Let us know!

Thanks, I will try these later on.
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ongaku

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« Reply #1039 on: March 09, 2015, 11:38:53 AM »

Nope, you'd need a different camera. Puke-ish yellow-green is a signature Foveon color.

I didn't realise that "signature" before I bought the camera.
I really like sharpness of foveon but wacky colors drive me mad. Then I get my Pentax DSLR, take a pic, and red looks red, faces look realistic, there is no tint, but sharpness is not as good ofcourse .
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