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Pete_G

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #560 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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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #561 on: December 20, 2012, 12:14:33 PM »

narikin-

That's strange, I suspect that your computer is at fault. I have been using SPP and the numerous iterations for years with a number of different Sigma cameras and it hasn't crashed on me once. This has been on three different computers...

Sorry but no, it was not my computer. I'm a nerd and everything works perfectly - it was a version of Sigma SPP that was released broken in Windows. Many people reported same, and Sigma eventually got an update out, correcting things. Silly of them to have ever released it. Now (latest update 5.4.1) they have a stable Windows release, but I got rid of my DP2 Merrill as I was simply unable to process my raw files at all ! What use was a camera that I could not process RAW in any program?

This has changed now with stable SPP, (though its still a dog of a program) I might give the DP2 a second chance in the new year.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #562 on: December 21, 2012, 01:24:30 AM »

... it is useful for browsing XF3's if SPP is acting up. Irfanview is free.

I think your advice no longer applies. The current release of SPP is stable on both platforms. I've used it for hundreds of images in the last couple of weeks and haven't had a single crash.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #563 on: December 21, 2012, 05:29:39 AM »

I think your advice no longer applies. The current release of SPP is stable on both platforms. I've used it for hundreds of images in the last couple of weeks and haven't had a single crash.

I wasn't advising, just passing on some information. Still, Irfanview is MUCH faster for the purposes of browsing. SPP is reasonably stable now but is
still flaky, try pointing it to a directory that has a large tif with PS layers in it, SPP will crash. Remember, just because you think it's stable on your computer doesn't mean it's stable for all others.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #564 on: December 21, 2012, 07:21:51 PM »

So if SPP crashes because it doesn't know how to handle a foreign file type that's an easy user fix. Just keep your house is better order and you won't trip over things.

I assume nothing. If SPP were still crashing for most users we'd all be reading about it. 
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #565 on: December 21, 2012, 08:51:51 PM »

So if SPP crashes because it doesn't know how to handle a foreign file type that's an easy user fix. Just keep your house is better order and you won't trip over things.

I assume nothing. If SPP were still crashing for most users we'd all be reading about it. 

...yawn...
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #566 on: December 22, 2012, 05:45:13 AM »

Here for all, I'm new here and I'm in Spain.
Here is one of my first shot with the DP2M (you can see in flickr with details)


_SDI0135 por John Loves, en Flickr
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #567 on: December 22, 2012, 12:07:44 PM »


For your amusement, my video on the DP1 and DP2 with the boys at The Camerastore:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3VjyHQiqdE&feature=youtu.be

Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #568 on: December 22, 2012, 12:15:58 PM »

Here for all, I'm new here and I'm in Spain.
Here is one of my first shot with the DP2M (you can see in flickr with details)


_SDI0135 por John Loves, en Flickr



Bienvenido, Juan.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #569 on: December 22, 2012, 01:40:19 PM »

Good one Nick, the more promotion this camera gets, the more people will buy it. It shouldn't be too much of a niche product.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences (Tiff file size)
« Reply #570 on: December 22, 2012, 08:04:25 PM »

I'm ordering a DP2M to go along with my RX100. My tiff files from before the RX was supported in LR4 were about 60 mb, which my poor 3 year old MBP struggled to handle in LR4. My question is, what will the Tiff files from the DP2 be when I send them into LR from SPP?
 By the way, the deciding factor in my purchase ,was that I just watch Nick Devlin's video on You Tube about the camera.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #571 on: December 22, 2012, 08:45:41 PM »

For your amusement, my video on the DP1 and DP2 with the boys at The Camerastore:
Amusement is right. I loved the good cop bad cop routine. Education too. I suspect you have helped to make Sigma another sale.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #572 on: December 22, 2012, 09:20:25 PM »

Nice! I enjoyed the video.
Makes me want to but a DP1. 
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences (Tiff file size)
« Reply #573 on: December 22, 2012, 11:28:36 PM »

I'm ordering a DP2M to go along with my RX100. My tiff files from before the RX was supported in LR4 were about 60 mb, which my poor 3 year old MBP struggled to handle in LR4. My question is, what will the Tiff files from the DP2 be when I send them into LR from SPP?
 By the way, the deciding factor in my purchase ,was that I just watch Nick Devlin's video on You Tube about the camera.

86,493 KB is what Windows 7 tells me.

Alan
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #574 on: December 22, 2012, 11:45:35 PM »

For your amusement, my video on the DP1 and DP2 with the boys at The Camerastore:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3VjyHQiqdE&feature=youtu.be

Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

A very nice watch, the way you approach the DP2m is simply spot on!

A Merry X-Mas to you also.

Cheers,
Bernard
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #575 on: December 23, 2012, 01:07:05 AM »

Great Vid. I passed it on to a few of my non-believing friends. ;D
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #576 on: December 23, 2012, 04:21:49 AM »

For your amusement, my video on the DP1 and DP2 with the boys at The Camerastore:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3VjyHQiqdE&feature=youtu.be

Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

- N.

Thoroughly entertaining video.  Many thanks for the link:)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #577 on: December 23, 2012, 04:28:50 AM »

What a weird, mass psychology this is all revealing.

Merry Christmas.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #578 on: December 23, 2012, 05:34:44 AM »

Hi, Can anybody tell me what metering mode (evaluative, center, spot) gives the best results?
Thanks and happy christmas!!
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #579 on: December 23, 2012, 01:50:13 PM »

Hi, Can anybody tell me what metering mode (evaluative, center, spot) gives the best results?
Thanks and happy christmas!!

It depends on what you're shooting and what kind of exposure you want. The evaluative mode works very well for general use.
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