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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #620 on: January 05, 2013, 05:50:09 AM »

Hi all,

I just got my DP2M and was thrilled. However the one I got is defective: when I switch it on, not only it takes more than 5 seconds, but then the displayed preview just a noisy white picture (as if it was massively over exposed). Furthermore, it is sometimes impossible to open the menu and it doesn't take pictures.

Has anyone had this problem before?

Anyway, I'll send it back and request for another unit.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #621 on: January 05, 2013, 08:12:50 AM »

Hi all,

I just got my DP2M and was thrilled. However the one I got is defective: when I switch it on, not only it takes more than 5 seconds, but then the displayed preview just a noisy white picture (as if it was massively over exposed). Furthermore, it is sometimes impossible to open the menu and it doesn't take pictures.

Has anyone had this problem before?

Anyway, I'll send it back and request for another unit.

Never heard of such problem on a DP but yes, just return it to have a new unit (always check with a new SD card too, sometime bugs can come from the SD card). Some photo from November in Paris :
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #622 on: January 05, 2013, 09:26:50 AM »

However the one I got is defective: ... the displayed preview just a noisy white picture (as if it was massively over exposed).

Has anyone had this problem before?

Hi all

Yes, same problem here with DP2M.
It happened after 50 shots or so: all exposure warnings on (independently of any settings), preview screen all white, shots pure black. Different SD-card and shooting without SD-card changed nothing. Full camera reset and re-install of firmware (1.03) didn't help too.

I sent it back and I'm awaiting a new one.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #623 on: January 05, 2013, 11:39:04 AM »

These images were shot with DP2M last month at WuYuan in China (so called "the most beautiful village" in the nation).I took this camera and the Canon 5D MarkkIII with me but end up using DP2M most of the time. The sharpness and film like tonality just blew me away.
















Comments are appreciated.

John
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #624 on: January 05, 2013, 12:16:15 PM »

Hello John,

My only comment is : Very beautiful photos !
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #625 on: January 05, 2013, 12:38:01 PM »

Thanks for viewing and the kind comments.

John
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #626 on: January 05, 2013, 01:14:01 PM »

Lovely pictures.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #627 on: January 05, 2013, 01:41:39 PM »

Agreed.  Lovely shots....
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #628 on: January 06, 2013, 04:00:24 AM »

Hi guys,

now im also a proud owner of the DP2 Merrill and Im excited about the image quality!

But Im a little bit confused about the hyperfocal distance at the DP2.

It would be very interesting for me if some of you could tell me which settings you use for the hyperfocal distance and how many meters to the nearest object you use?

Thank you very much!

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Sven
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #629 on: January 06, 2013, 05:54:31 AM »

These images were shot with DP2M last month at WuYuan in China (so called "the most beautiful village" in the nation).I took this camera and the Canon 5D MarkkIII with me but end up using DP2M most of the time. The sharpness and film like tonality just blew me away.















Comments are appreciated.

John

John those are very cinematic images. Very good work. I love it.
And from such a tiny camera.
Congrats.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #630 on: January 06, 2013, 06:42:06 AM »






John

Surreal! Etherous!
The others are great as well, but this one ...unforgettable.

Can't wait for my DP2M. To have the illusion I could do the same.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #631 on: January 06, 2013, 08:52:05 AM »

Hi John, absolutely magnificent pictures:)

Thanks to you guys and your pictures I also bought the Sigma DP2M and I love it.
Here are some recent shots from my hometown near Stuttgart in Germany. Not much post-processing, only some color and saturation changes, no additional sharpening :P
All pictures are linked to flickr, where you can watch them in x2048.







All in all I like the output, however, I have a few problems with color management in SPP and Lightroom, especially when I lighten dark areas I get those red spots. I've already tried the ProPhoto color space, but it didn't help much. has somebody found a solution for that?
PS: I work on a Mac.

Greetings from Germany,

Dennis

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #632 on: January 06, 2013, 09:50:50 PM »

These images were shot with DP2M last month at WuYuan in China (so called "the most beautiful village" in the nation).I took this camera and the Canon 5D MarkkIII with me but end up using DP2M most of the time. The sharpness and film like tonality just blew me away.


Comments are appreciated.

John

those are very nice images John.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #633 on: January 06, 2013, 10:01:39 PM »

hi

I think it is very clear that these cameras (1 and 2) have a lot of very unique qualities, but I was wondering if anybody could comment on dynamic range or shadow noise. lets say we compare the camera to a recent high quality mft or aps-c sensor. I'm not looking for a numeric comparison of stops of dynamic range, I was just wondering if any of you uses a merill and something else how often do you wish for more dynamic range with both systems.
I'm looking forward to your comments

simon
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #634 on: January 07, 2013, 01:33:51 AM »

..I was wondering if anybody could comment on dynamic range or shadow noise. lets say we compare the camera to a recent high quality mft or aps-c sensor.

Try reading the reviews and the threads that are all over the net.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/sigma_dp2m_review.shtml

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/sigma_dp1_merrill.shtml

http://www.getdpi.com/forum/other-cameras/

http://www.dpreview.com/search/?query=sigma%20dp2m&terms=sigma%20dp2m

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #635 on: January 07, 2013, 05:51:18 AM »

I just think about external battery to DP2...
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/894790-REG/Sigma_eya034_SAC_5_AC_Adapter.html

Did anyone check if it can be powered by an external battery?
Hyper Juice or Quantum - it would be perfect

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #636 on: January 07, 2013, 06:24:32 AM »

Dennis,

try ISO 100 for less noise and overall better tones in the shadows.

Uwe  (saying hallo with his first post to all forumians)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #637 on: January 07, 2013, 07:54:27 AM »

The DP3 will be announced soon (if stars align correctly). The DP3 will be geared with a 50mm f2.8 macro lens, equivalent to a 75 mm f2.8, special portrait and bokeh generator. Yummy !!
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #638 on: January 07, 2013, 08:39:27 AM »

The DP3 will be announced soon...

Aha! Sigma France was right. You do seem to have insider information!   ;) :) :D

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #639 on: January 07, 2013, 11:17:02 AM »

I just think about external battery to DP2...
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/894790-REG/Sigma_eya034_SAC_5_AC_Adapter.html

Did anyone check if it can be powered by an external battery?
Hyper Juice or Quantum - it would be perfect



Yes you can power the DP-2 with an external battery. I've got the SAC-5 powered from an Anker 10000 mah battery. You will probably need a cable of some sort between the battery and the camera. The Anker features USB-based output, hence the need for a USB-to-5v power connector cable. Search LL for details.

Alan
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