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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #440 on: November 13, 2012, 05:47:18 AM »

- The usability of the raw conversion software is poor

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Worse than Sony's one ???
But is it possible ??? ;)

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #441 on: November 13, 2012, 05:57:44 AM »

Worse than Sony's one ???
But is it possible ??? ;)

Can't say, I did not bother to install it since DxO/LR are doing a very good job with the Rx100 files.

There is no known alternative for the DP2m.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #442 on: November 13, 2012, 07:39:52 AM »

Ah, if only these little Sigma DPs had interchangeable lenses, high ISO capability, great viewfinders, decent software...

...there again, if they did they would be something other and not the great little cameras that they are for a few hundred quid.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #443 on: November 13, 2012, 07:49:00 AM »

hello Bernard,

Yes the colors in the pictures are wonderful!
It is not the camera - it must be Japan...
Do you say with these pictures Japan is beautiful in autumn? Or is it more local than that?
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #444 on: November 13, 2012, 07:58:58 AM »

Yes the colors in the pictures are wonderful!
It is not the camera - it must be Japan...
Do you say with these pictures Japan is beautiful in autumn? Or is it more local than that?

Thanks.

Fall colors are of course short lived, so you need a bit of luck to be at the right place at the right time.  ;)

Beyond that I just used the secret function on the DP2m that frames automatically, it works wonders!

Cheers,
Bernard
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #445 on: November 13, 2012, 12:39:56 PM »

Thanks.

Fall colors are of course short lived, so you need a bit of luck to be at the right place at the right time.  ;)

Beyond that I just used the secret function on the DP2m that frames automatically, it works wonders!

Cheers,
Bernard


AAH- sorry for that!
I of course wanted to say...:
It is not the camera but beautiful Japan + the professional skill of an excellent photographer - as there are not too many around... ;)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #446 on: November 13, 2012, 09:07:26 PM »

AAH- sorry for that!
I of course wanted to say...:
It is not the camera but beautiful Japan + the professional skill of an excellent photographer - as there are not too many around... ;)

No worries, I was not fishing for praise. :)

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Bernard
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #447 on: November 13, 2012, 09:38:00 PM »

Quentin started this thread with some street photography, so:



A further look inside the cafe:



Look Zombies.....Actually, I like them, they fit in to the overall scene.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #448 on: November 13, 2012, 11:19:37 PM »

Nice image, but one can really see the distortion in that Cafe shot.  I hadn't seen that before.  I had the impression there was none.   I don't understand why that isn't corrected automatically in a camera with a fixed lens these days.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #449 on: November 14, 2012, 12:12:53 AM »

Nice image, but one can really see the distortion in that Cafe shot.  I hadn't seen that before.  I had the impression there was none.   I don't understand why that isn't corrected automatically in a camera with a fixed lens these days.

Or at least in the raw converter.

I suspect they are afraid of loosing some micro detail.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #450 on: November 14, 2012, 12:59:23 PM »

The lens is not showing distortion. The city of Portland, the building and I unwittingly conspired to make it appear that the lens had trapezoidal distortion.

Here is the full frame uncropped, unrotated photo:



The street that the cafe is on has an upward slope rising from the east (left side of the photo) to the hillier westside of Portland. Look at the street curb. I shot it level on the left, although the street has an upward slope, In the middle of the photo, you can seen the street tilt upwards, and you can see the effect in the photo. The building was built to accommodate  the upward sloping street, not to level. The way I cropped and rotated the photo, to show the people as level as possible, increased the lens distortion effect.  Sorry.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #451 on: November 14, 2012, 01:07:58 PM »

I think we are talking about a slight barrel distortion.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #452 on: November 14, 2012, 08:04:40 PM »

And I, for one, like seeing the reflection of the photographer or his/her shadow in some images, such as this one.  Also enjoyed the reflection of the blue van/station wagon.  Also, very much liked the entire image; there's a lot to notice and enjoy.  --Barb
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences: Cable release?
« Reply #453 on: November 14, 2012, 09:11:42 PM »

Does it take a cable release?
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences: Cable release?
« Reply #454 on: November 14, 2012, 09:16:38 PM »

Does it take a cable release?

Nope.  2 sec. timer serves reasonably well (at least for static subjects).

But I'm hoping this fellow will make an adapter. http://www.kleptography.com/rf/#camera_dp1 We should all email him expressing interest!

Rand
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #455 on: November 14, 2012, 09:49:48 PM »

Charles2 has placed this on various sites,
From an email sent by Richard Franiec announcing the CG-DPMerrill grip:

Using and carrying DP Merrill cameras comfortably and with enhanced safety is now possible.

The finger groove was designed and tested to fit the hand in most natural way enhancing operation of control camera functions on the fly. For unobtrusive shooting, the grip covers the shining silver logo (a necessary extension of the grip).

The grip sits well below the retracted lens. It weighs around an ounce (35 grams). It is individually precision 3D CNC machined from high-grade aluminum alloy, glass-bead blasted and black-anodized with a nickel seal for durability.

The grip attaches to your DP Merrill by 3M VHB clear transfer tape, known for ultimate bonding power in a wide range of environments. Once mounted, the grip becomes an integral part of the cam, yet it can be removed without damage to the camera or the grip finish when the need arises.

The custom DP1/2Merrill grip will be available in the first part of December 2012 for $36.95 plus shipping.

Photos of the grip on the camera
http://picasaweb.google.com/RichardFraniec/SIGMADPMERRILLGRIP?authkey=Gv1sRgCIOthpzp2qCeZg

This is as far as I can tell the upcoming grip requested above and below
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences: Cable release?
« Reply #456 on: November 15, 2012, 12:07:32 AM »

We should all email him expressing interest!

Done  ;).
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #457 on: November 15, 2012, 02:27:25 AM »

I think we are talking about a slight barrel distortion.

Indeed, the lens does exhibit a moderate amount of distorsion. It is not an issue in most cases, but placing a straight line close to the edge of thr frame will result in it being visible.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #458 on: November 15, 2012, 08:15:20 AM »

A quick day trip to Mt. Takao in Tokyo with the DP2m.







Cheers,
Bernard

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #459 on: November 15, 2012, 09:19:53 AM »

Who is the statue of ?

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