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inglis

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #460 on: November 15, 2012, 09:23:03 AM »

Bernard,
What do you think now of the color reproduction and 3d? The first shot has nice colors in what looks like not so bright light.
Any thoughts on the color reproduction here in contrast with other cameras you might have used?
John
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #461 on: November 15, 2012, 01:59:55 PM »

Regarding the comments of Slobodon and others as to a slight barrel distortion in the DP2m lens, I looked through the photos I am currently working with and did find one such case:



The vertical window frame has a slightly perceptible bulge. It was made straight with a +3 distortion correction in Lightroom. This will be a standard correction for me.  (Applying this correction to the Cafe photo helped, but did not cure the problem of inwards sloping edge transitions. So I tightened the crop. It's now a better photo.)

My thanks to everyone who commented on the photo.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #462 on: November 15, 2012, 09:46:52 PM »

Hey,

I've spent the last hour looking at DP2M pictures and was ready to buy one until I just saw the damn thing doesn't have an on board flash anymore! Disaster!

Considering I really liked the DP2's flash this is a big disappointment for me.

I shoot people a lot and a bit of fill flash goes a long way into giving people a shiny, almost glamorous look, great for fashion type photos. Ergo I'm super bummed right now at seeing it didn't for some reason make the DP2M

Therefore I was wondering what flash options people are trying with the camera?

I know there's the EF-140 flash, which seems ok, but the problem is I shoot with two cameras at once, which I think I'd need to do to take pictures at anything resembling a fast rate with the cameras (so long to write).

The EF-140 is so tall, I was hoping at least for something like the Olympus FL-14 flash which is a flat one or the Fuji EF-X20.

Anyone else using flash, if so what's are you doing?
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #463 on: November 16, 2012, 05:55:29 PM »

For those photographers considering a purchase of the DP2m, a few comments on a photograph:

Here is a photograph of a young woman with a large shiny black shoulder bag.



I took the photo primarily because I was interested in how the DP2m would render the handbag. But on examining the photo I became more interested in the right shoulder area.



Look at her hair, especially  the coloring and the loose hair detail. Look at the lint on her coat, and the weave and nub and color of her coat. It's as close to real as I have ever seen in a photo.

That's the reason to consider the DP2m. It takes time and effort to learn how to get the best from it.  One other thing, as a street camera it's inconspicuous. People pay no attention ...Just another tourist, with an out-of-date point-and-shoot camera.
 
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #464 on: November 18, 2012, 12:04:10 PM »

Now there are a few hi res. sample images shot with the new Sony RX-1 pocket camera available on the web :

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dcfever.com%2Fnews%2Freadnews.php%3Fid%3D7436

How do you guys think the IQ compared to the Sigma DPM cameras (at low ISO)?

John
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #465 on: November 18, 2012, 12:16:22 PM »

Comparing different images, taken under differing conditions, online, serves no purpose.

As soon as a production R1 is available for comparison I will be be doing one with the DP2M.

Michael
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #466 on: November 18, 2012, 01:45:01 PM »

Comparing different images, taken under differing conditions, online, serves no purpose.

As soon as a production R1 is available for comparison I will be be doing one with the DP2M.

Michael

Do you still have fun with yours Michael ?? Do you felt in the "foveon magic" the thing who amaze you sometime when you open a file on your screen ? I hope so :)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #467 on: November 18, 2012, 06:41:57 PM »

Nice day in Southern CA.  



Crop



The ability to tote this little guy along all the time, yet produce such results!  Love this little camera.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #468 on: November 19, 2012, 10:26:08 AM »

Two Hills:



Mount St Hellens



Mount Trashmore
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #469 on: November 19, 2012, 03:49:22 PM »

Beautiful and intriguing respectively. What a camera (and nice work by the photographer too  ;))
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #470 on: November 21, 2012, 02:50:51 PM »

Two more photos, then I will lay low, and see what others are doing:



Driftwood Beach, Olympic Peninsula, WA

Fallen trees, from the overlooking bluffs and a river coming down to the beach, have been accumulating for hundreds of years. They've been mummified and tossed by storm surf. It's an eerie place.

Something more peaceful:



Wetlands Bird Sanctuary, Sauvie Island, OR

This one is for Quentin Bargate. Without him starting this thread and his wonderful photos, I most likely wouldn't own this great camera. I hope it reminds him a little of some of the photos he takes in England's "green and pleasant land."

Happy thanksgiving to all.

Norm
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #471 on: November 21, 2012, 05:38:40 PM »

For some reason I cannot post images.
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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #472 on: November 22, 2012, 11:57:35 AM »

For some reason I cannot post images.

For some reason we cannot explain why ;)

(Hint: be more specific, tell us what steps are you taking trying to post)

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #473 on: November 22, 2012, 12:18:29 PM »

For some reason we cannot explain why ;)

(Hint: be more specific, tell us what steps are you taking trying to post)


I pointed the upload/reply interface window to my image, which is well under the 4MB limit, but it just wont' take it.

I get this message:

An Error Has Occurred!

Your attachment couldn't be saved. This might happen because it took too long to upload or the file is bigger than the server will allow.

Please consult your server administrator for more information.  ----
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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #474 on: November 22, 2012, 12:34:56 PM »

I wish you were more specific, like the actual file type and size, but in the meantime check these two threads on similar issues:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=67918.0

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=66622.msg526609#msg526609

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #475 on: November 22, 2012, 10:08:58 PM »

More Graffiti.....100% mouse crop.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #476 on: November 23, 2012, 07:47:44 AM »

trying again
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janus

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #477 on: November 23, 2012, 07:51:49 AM »

By making the image smaller than 2MB, my test shot uploaded, but it appears small on screen with a little jpg link underneath it you have to click to see the larger size. However, some folks have images appearing on screen much larger, but cannot be clicked. What makes up for the difference?

Thanks.
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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #478 on: November 23, 2012, 09:13:47 AM »

.... What makes up for the difference?

Non-clickable, larger images are hosted somewhere else, i.e., they are not uploaded to LuLa. For instance, you can host it on Flickr, or your own site, and just provide a link to it.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #479 on: November 23, 2012, 10:19:18 AM »

Trying again with a link to flickr:



Bingo!
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