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thomas turnbull

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #680 on: January 16, 2013, 12:55:27 PM »

Thanks Juan ~ that's very beautiful!

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #681 on: January 16, 2013, 08:00:40 PM »

One more:


_SDI0436 por John Loves, en Flickr

Stunning, Juan.  I wonder if anyone will see banding in the sky. :)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #682 on: January 17, 2013, 02:45:37 AM »

Hello,

DP2 Merrill, 800 ISO and 500 ISO (car), B&W JPEG out of the camera, just some curve adjustments. This is a backstage of a fashion Show I covered and the DP2M with Auto ISO in B&W JPEG do very good job, in my world :)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #683 on: January 17, 2013, 03:52:34 AM »

Hmm... I tnink the car image works very well, and the soft tonality suits the subject, but the headshot doesn't (at least on my calibration of my monitor). It bears the same 'flatness' of a pulled wet print that seems also to accompany several of the shots posted on LuLa to display the glories and virtuosity of the mono Leica M.

IMO, at least, and I'm regularly mistaken.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #684 on: January 17, 2013, 05:06:58 AM »

Hmm... I tnink the car image works very well, and the soft tonality suits the subject, but the headshot doesn't (at least on my calibration of my monitor). It bears the same 'flatness' of a pulled wet print that seems also to accompany several of the shots posted on LuLa to display the glories and virtuosity of the mono Leica M.

IMO, at least, and I'm regularly mistaken.

Rob C

You are perfectly spot on and you are not mistaken. Since I have the DP2 is try to find settings who give me exactly what output in raw the Leica MM. This is not that easy but I think I'm pretty close as you mention it :)

When I was SIGMA evangelist, back in the day ( ;D), I wanted to make a special post and comparison between the MM and the DP2m, because for me, the ultimate B&W machine is the DP2m.

Today I just show my experiments (only the car is a recent shoot) and stopped playing with my "MM settings".

The DP2 Merrill is a Chameleon !
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #685 on: January 17, 2013, 05:29:53 AM »

You are perfectly spot on and you are not mistaken. Since I have the DP2 is try to find settings who give me exactly what output in raw the Leica MM. This is not that easy but I think I'm pretty close as you mention it :)

When I was SIGMA evangelist, back in the day ( ;D), I wanted to make a special post and comparison between the MM and the DP2m, because for me, the ultimate B&W machine is the DP2m.

Today I just show my experiments (only the car is a recent shoot) and stopped playing with my "MM settings".

The DP2 Merrill is a Chameleon !

wonderful shots indeed.

would you share with us how you tweak your DP2M to a have a MM look  ;D
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #686 on: January 17, 2013, 06:20:14 AM »

I've mislaid my instruction manual - is the hot shoe safe to use with a non dedicated flash? (Sigma 530 Super in this case). I just wanted to use a flash to illuminate some frosted trees at night and see there is no co-axial socket. I suppose I could set a long exposure using manual mode and paint with open flash which would probably be better anyway - pity it's limited to 30secs as no B setting.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #687 on: January 17, 2013, 06:31:36 AM »

wonderful shots indeed.

would you share with us how you tweak your DP2M to a have a MM look  ;D

Of course,

Take a photo with your Merrill, go in SPP, make your adjustments as you like (banding, contrast, shadows, fill light). If you shoot well, you will not need to tweak that much. Then, turn your X3f in monochrome mode inside SPP. Export as Tiff 16 bits. If you have photoshop just play with the level/contrasts : you will find it pretty quick. If no photoshop, just download Paint.Net who is free and play with levels, you will find it pretty quick too :)

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Iridient Digital Support for DP1M and DP2M files now available
« Reply #688 on: January 17, 2013, 02:41:02 PM »

Just in from Brian Griffith, designer of Raw Developer:  Support for the DP1M and DP2M can be downloaded here:

Sincere thanks to Carl Schofield for providing the necessary files to Brian to fine tune the update!

Lawrence
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Re: Iridient Digital Support for DP1M and DP2M files now available
« Reply #689 on: January 18, 2013, 09:01:43 AM »

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #690 on: January 18, 2013, 02:09:23 PM »

Agreed.  I've run several files that didn't show the dreaded magenta/green bias and this new update introduces the problem that SPP controlled.  Try the demo before buying it as this is not the solution we've been waiting for.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #691 on: January 19, 2013, 01:06:35 PM »

A few images more  ;)


_SDI0453 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI0442 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI0448 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI0449 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI0450 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI0445 por John Loves, en Flickr
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #692 on: January 19, 2013, 09:45:40 PM »

thanks Hulyss!!  i will try it out!!  :D
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #693 on: January 19, 2013, 11:07:56 PM »

Here are 3 of mine (linked files are slightly bigger):





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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #694 on: January 20, 2013, 06:58:11 PM »

kudos to all of you posting the fabulous images I am seeing in this blog......really.  Very nice!!  Thanks
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #695 on: January 21, 2013, 07:03:25 PM »

Good to see were still on the move...
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences SPP Color Wheel
« Reply #696 on: January 21, 2013, 08:47:36 PM »

I'm having trouble getting the left-right-up-down arrow's to work with the color wheel. I'm on a Mac but can't get them to work with the wheel. Anyone care to share the secret.....Thanks, Max
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences SPP Color Wheel
« Reply #697 on: January 22, 2013, 02:07:46 AM »

I'm having trouble getting the left-right-up-down arrow's to work with the color wheel. I'm on a Mac but can't get them to work with the wheel. Anyone care to share the secret.....Thanks, Max

Hello Max,

Do you mean using the both key in the same time, to go in diagonal or just the keys alone ?

@ Larkis >> damn beautiful shoots.

For Cats amateurs :

 
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences SPP Color Wheel
« Reply #698 on: January 22, 2013, 12:31:18 PM »

Hello Max,

Do you mean using the both key in the same time, to go in diagonal or just the keys alone ?

@ Larkis >> damn beautiful shoots.

For Cats amateurs :

 
Hello Huylss, Well I was just trying to use them one at a time. Up,left. etc. Nothing happens, except the screen blinks. Tried holding command key and arrow, etc, with no luck. I should just click on the color wheel center and the arrows should work.....correct?
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences SPP Color Wheel
« Reply #699 on: January 22, 2013, 07:09:48 PM »

Hello Huylss, Well I was just trying to use them one at a time. Up,left. etc. Nothing happens, except the screen blinks. Tried holding command key and arrow, etc, with no luck. I should just click on the color wheel center and the arrows should work.....correct?

Hello Max,

Yes exactly. You click with your mouse in the color wheel then, if planets are correctly aligned where you live, arrows of your keyboard should work.
Do not expect it to be quick, it go blink by blink. If it doesn't work, try with another keyboard. If it really doesn't work, maybe its a problem on mac SPP version BUT I ask ppl who have MAC SPP version to try it before sending any support case to SIGMA.

It work perfectly nice on my windows computer.   
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