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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #120 on: September 25, 2012, 06:29:30 PM »

They should offer it in a custom package with the Gigapan Pro, with special custom presets for optimal overlap, as well as a Photoshop plugin for optimal stitching and lens correction for this combination.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #121 on: September 26, 2012, 04:21:11 AM »

Very interesting indeed, stitching and the Sigma are made for each others!

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #122 on: September 26, 2012, 10:09:11 AM »

Just to check, as I understand it the DP2 Merrill has no B or T setting, but up to 30 sec is available in all modes, including manual?
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences - where did you buy?
« Reply #123 on: September 26, 2012, 12:23:57 PM »

This isn't an item likely to make its way to St. Louis stores. I am not accustomed to buying cameras without at least handling one sample.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #124 on: September 26, 2012, 02:59:15 PM »

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Forget using it at anything above 400 ISO.  Better yet, stick to 100 ISO, and carry a compact tripod.  Or another camera with better high ISO performance. 

The DP2M is a specialised niche product with a narrow operating window, capable of genius when used within that operating window, but otherwise limited - but I'm happier with a limited genius than I would be with a multi-purpose mediocrity.

Quentin

  I agree with a lot of what you said up there Quentin. Really. Though I think there are other geniuses options that are also not multi purpose mediocrities- in other domains.  I am happy the DP2M genius matches the domain you are most interested in.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #125 on: September 26, 2012, 05:58:38 PM »

Just to check, as I understand it the DP2 Merrill has no B or T setting, but up to 30 sec is available in all modes, including manual?

Afaict, the longest exposure duration is 30s.  This is available in Manual mode.  Depending on the scene, it is available in the other modes as well.  (Note that the user manual lists 15s as the longest exposure duration for S, A, and P modes.  My DP2M goes to 30s in each of these modes.  (Perhaps a firmware change.))

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #126 on: September 27, 2012, 07:22:56 PM »

I was wondering, given the cost of the DP2m, whether you could buy two of them and shoot in unison mounted on something like a RRS CB-10 rail?
Would this work or would I have serious parallax errors not able to be overcome by software or technique? Has anyone tried this?
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #127 on: September 27, 2012, 08:33:03 PM »

I was wondering, given the cost of the DP2m, whether you could buy two of them and shoot in unison mounted on something like a RRS CB-10 rail?
Would this work or would I have serious parallax errors not able to be overcome by software or technique? Has anyone tried this?

Besides parallax, how do you focus the 2 cameras at the same distance?

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #128 on: September 28, 2012, 03:56:49 AM »

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Besides parallax, how do you focus the 2 cameras at the same distance?

If the AF should not work, simply do MF. There's a distance scale on the screen. The question is rather: How do you operate the shutters simultaneously (without using some awkward mechanical contraption)?

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #129 on: September 29, 2012, 06:44:13 AM »

I'm now using the DP2M with the Nodal Ninja 3 MkII and EZ levelling head

Setup below.  Ideal compact very high quality combo, in my opinion.  Highly portable if used with a low weight tripod.



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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #130 on: September 29, 2012, 07:19:40 AM »

Nice overkill setup Quentin :) Yes a light tripod is mandatory with the DP2m. I think I will use some Novoflex head on light carbon tripod. Did this little example shoot some days ago just for the skin tones, and this afternoon I will test the DP2m in macro mode.





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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #131 on: September 29, 2012, 05:58:41 PM »

Underkill my dear Mr H...  ;D

Nice skin colours.  Settings?

Some different colours

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #132 on: September 29, 2012, 06:46:33 PM »

Nice colours Quentin.

My setting was neutral color mode, no adjustment needed on the raw. Opened the Tiff in PS6 then settings >> hue/sat >> Red +5 >> yellow -12.

This trick can be applied on MFDB raw as well to correct some little problems on skin.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #133 on: September 30, 2012, 02:33:55 AM »

Nice overkill setup Quentin :) Yes a light tripod is mandatory with the DP2m. I think I will use some Novoflex head on light carbon tripod. Did this little example shoot some days ago just for the skin tones, and this afternoon I will test the DP2m in macro mode.


Astounding color and detail Hulyss!
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #134 on: September 30, 2012, 06:12:29 AM »

Hi Huyliss

Might try that with Skin, which can be an issue.  I also usually shoot with neutral set and (outside) sunlight.  Auto white balance is a bit rubbish with the DP2M, too cyan.

The leaf shot was also on neutral, just a tweak of contrast in Photoshop. 
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #135 on: September 30, 2012, 02:30:36 PM »

Here we go for some examples, hand-held, with the AML-1 accessory (previously made for the first generation of DP). Anyway, I recommend the AML-2 accessory, not this one, tricky with the AF. Enjoy ! All in neutral mode and no tweak. Just out of SPP.(compressed JPG ...)























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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #136 on: October 02, 2012, 08:18:43 AM »

Michael R, did you receive a response back on your letter to Yamaki-san on making the raw format available to third party developers?   This is the only thing stopping me from getting this camera.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #137 on: October 02, 2012, 09:10:39 AM »

This would also interest me.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #138 on: October 02, 2012, 10:18:31 PM »

Of even greater interest to me would be an image comparison between D600 and DP2M.
24MP against DP2M's stated 46, spacial 15, and effective 26 MP.
Is anybody using both these cameras?
 

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #139 on: October 03, 2012, 10:54:38 AM »

I have purchased this camera for one specific purpose - art reproduction.  I have just had the kit for a couple of days but the results are very good for this type of work.  For reproduction I primarily shoot using an arca RM3d and leaf aptus back.  This little sigma is so quick to set up and shoot that it cuts down the time to about 1/10th of what it usually takes.  The lens is an excellent focal length for reproduction work.  It is incredibly fast compared to my usual setup.  I haven't noticed any color cast issues but shoot a piece of white plexiglass and create a custom profile in capture one.  Overkill perhaps but in going from one studio to the next it is a bit of a safeguard. I find the subtle transitions in color and value to be quite accurate with this little camera.  It is a bargain for those who need the highest quality image in a controlled lighting environment.
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