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mezzoduomo

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #540 on: December 12, 2012, 08:19:08 PM »

Double thick custom camera skin, Franiec Grip, Voightlander Viewer, Cameta Strap.... The grip is wonderful.  It does cover the Sigma moniker, but has a clever Sigma Character stamped on.  All in all it improves the grip and functionality of this immensely hard to hold unit.

I'm buying that grip, STAT.  I dropped my Merrill already...fortunately in the car onto the center console.  This grip will help me a lot.  Thanks, Foveonic!
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #541 on: December 13, 2012, 12:04:36 AM »

C'mon, you have to admit this camera wasn't the easiest unit to hold on to with the stock design.

My RRS L bracket with grip will be here tomorrow. I've been shooting with a generic plate mounted and just having the slightly wider baseplate sit in the palm of my hand has made it useable.

Pompous...Declaration ? I thought the question mark and smiley face should would have made it clear I was teasing.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #542 on: December 13, 2012, 02:37:50 AM »

...found the answer...use default (if set in camera or manually adjusting in ssp) Had arrived there by trial/error, but also just discovered the answer in the manual...)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #543 on: December 13, 2012, 01:43:36 PM »

My RRS L bracket with grip will be here tomorrow. I've been shooting with a generic plate mounted and just having the slightly wider baseplate sit in the palm of my hand has made it useable.

Pompous...Declaration ? I thought the question mark and smiley face should would have made it clear I was teasing.



I attached my RRS L-plate for the Canon 40D to the DP-2. Not only does it provide a wider base, but a nice "handle" on the left side. In addition, it leaves the battery/flashcard compartment free to open.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #544 on: December 13, 2012, 05:24:26 PM »

My RRS L bracket with grip will be here tomorrow. I've been shooting with a generic plate mounted and just having the slightly wider baseplate sit in the palm of my hand has made it useable.

Pompous...Declaration ? I thought the question mark and smiley face should would have made it clear I was teasing.



Oh...I was tongue in cheek as well.  It's really hard to kid some times where text is concerned. You know, no tone of voice or facial expressions.  Didn't really take your statement to seriously, hope you didn't either.  Actually you had me laughing with the "camera porn" comment.  In the interest of the best of intentions I have removed statements that could be interpreted as sarcastic or caustic, so others won't interpret them incorrectly. I really enjoy a peaceful blog experience and wish everyone the best.  I am a bit of a smart a$$ however and I apologize for the "pompous declaration" statement.  

Thanks for the tip on the grip, I will be checking into that device.  

Best

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focusing in the dark
« Reply #545 on: December 14, 2012, 02:32:22 AM »

Just wondering, how do you guys focus on objects/check framing in the dark when the liveview is practically pitch dark? :) New here!
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #546 on: December 14, 2012, 09:18:53 AM »

A flashlight works...
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #547 on: December 14, 2012, 09:54:23 AM »

I mean, like for things like stars, mountains or things too far away!
Infinity gets things like stars blur too... so just asking if anyone's having the same problems  :-\
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #548 on: December 14, 2012, 10:10:51 AM »

Guess thats where the optical viewfinder comes in to help, I guess ... :/ Thanks anyway! Getting used to this new kind of camera :D
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #549 on: December 16, 2012, 07:05:06 PM »

Great skies today in the desert....


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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #550 on: December 18, 2012, 11:24:30 PM »

Nice Cactus....
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #551 on: December 19, 2012, 04:18:49 AM »

My DP2 Merrill arrives today!  ;D Also ordered close-up lens and hood. Can't wait to have fun with this camera.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #552 on: December 19, 2012, 07:47:29 AM »

I printed three 20x30" prints recently. One was from a Leica M8 with a 35mm Leica Summaron 2.8 (uprezzed to M9 18mp dimensions), another was from the Leica M9 with Zeiss 35mm C-Biogon 2.8, and the last was from the DP2m. The only one that held up completely to up close inspection was the DP2m. The others started to get soft and not show minute detail. The DP2m showed every little detail and extremely small background text was completely sharp and easily readable. Amazing really. That said, I was happy with all three.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #553 on: December 19, 2012, 09:32:00 AM »

My DP2 Merrill arrives today!  ;D Also ordered close-up lens and hood. Can't wait to have fun with this camera.

My two extra batteries & close-up lens arrived from Sigma yesterday.  Looks like the supply pipeline is filling up, they'd been on back order for two months. 

Also, if anyone is interested in the Milich L-Plate w/ grip (@ a good price saving), PM me.  I ordered up the RRS version just to keep my gear consistent w/ other L-plates & ball heads I own. 

Rand
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #554 on: December 19, 2012, 09:34:34 PM »

I printed three 20x30" prints recently. One was from a Leica M8 with a 35mm Leica Summaron 2.8 (uprezzed to M9 18mp dimensions), another was from the Leica M9 with Zeiss 35mm C-Biogon 2.8, and the last was from the DP2m. The only one that held up completely to up close inspection was the DP2m. The others started to get soft and not show minute detail. The DP2m showed every little detail and extremely small background text was completely sharp and easily readable. Amazing really. That said, I was happy with all three.

You are packing some expensive iron....thanks for the comparison opinion.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #555 on: December 19, 2012, 10:54:01 PM »

Source for L bracket for DP1 Merrill, DP2 Merrill. ?
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #557 on: December 19, 2012, 11:46:40 PM »

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #558 on: December 20, 2012, 01:17:39 AM »

Perfect! Thank you.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #559 on: December 20, 2012, 06:12:30 AM »

I've discovered, from another forum, that Irfanview will open Merrill XF3 files. You need to install the plug-ins with the main programme.

It seems to be opening a proxy, or inbuilt preview, rather than the raw file, it opens the file pretty quickly. The colour is not quite correct and high iso files look grainy, but it has a Thumbnails view and a simultaneous Full Frame view, so it is useful for browsing XF3's if SPP is acting up. Irfanview is free.
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