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aduke

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #860 on: March 21, 2013, 05:40:13 PM »

There should be a close correlation between raw pixel count and tiff pixel count. There is little correlation between pixel count and raw file size in megabytes. This is due to the compression algorithm and is easily seen in finder or explorer. If you convert to tiff, there may be little correlation between pixel count and tiff file size, due to the compression you use while saving the image, not to mention the number of layers you've added. :)

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #861 on: March 21, 2013, 06:41:49 PM »

So can anyone tell me the pixel dimensions of a full sized tiff?  :-\
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« Reply #862 on: March 21, 2013, 06:48:55 PM »

So can anyone tell me the pixel dimensions of a full sized tiff?  :-\

Ok so, You can have 3 sizes of Tiff 16 Bits out of SPP.

The half normal size at 21Mo/3.7Mp, the normal size at 90Mo/14.75Mp and the double size, equivalent in sharpness at what you get with a 5DMkIII with good glass but with a picture of 340Mo/50Mp
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #863 on: March 21, 2013, 06:58:01 PM »

Don't rush, pour another if you fancy it. ;D
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #864 on: March 21, 2013, 07:29:10 PM »

Don't rush, pour another if you fancy it. ;D

Already done that :) Answered above :)
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« Reply #865 on: March 21, 2013, 07:54:00 PM »

Thanks for the info, I have been looking at jpegs on Flickr and 'full size' can obviously change, it did seem to me that a lot of people over sharpen the files though (I think amateurs often have a tendency to do this)
I'm certainly impressed by the lens quality and the tonality of the files from what I have seen.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #866 on: March 21, 2013, 08:09:20 PM »

Yea, my eyes often bleed  :P Shooting humans with the Merrill need some negative luminance setting to be accepted. This is a crop out of the DP2 Merrill :

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #867 on: March 21, 2013, 09:10:29 PM »

Yea, my eyes often bleed  :P Shooting humans with the Merrill need some negative luminance setting to be accepted. This is a crop out of the DP2 Merrill :

What's next, Hulyss? Scanning electron microscope?  (I'm smiling as I say this... ;D ;D ;D)
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« Reply #868 on: March 21, 2013, 09:36:07 PM »

There is no moire  ::) ... This is just optical illusion due to low scale picture...

Maybe this is what Slobodan saw? I did a screen shot before it disappeared. It seemed to come out like that before the image fully loaded.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #869 on: March 21, 2013, 10:04:25 PM »

Maybe this is what Slobodan saw? I did a screen shot before it disappeared. It seemed to come out like that before the image fully loaded.

Yes, indeed! The bullseye effect on the roof cone. I saw it this morning on my iPad. I do not see it now on my iMac 24.

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« Reply #870 on: March 21, 2013, 10:34:51 PM »

Yes, indeed! The bullseye effect on the roof cone. I saw it this morning on my iPad. I do not see it now on my iMac 24.

The other image in that post does it too but to a much lesser degree and it disapperars quicker. I've never seen this happen before.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #871 on: March 22, 2013, 12:07:42 AM »

There is no moire  ::) ... This is just optical illusion due to low scale picture...

OK thanks -
Here is a rare (to me) example of a usable DP2M file in colour taken in artificial light in Central World Shopping Centre at ISO 2000 - F4.0 - 1/100th sec.
I cannot understand why this file is usable but pretty much all other high ISO photos I have taken were instant deletes. Maybe the fact that most of my photography is landscape and street shooting in natural light has a bearing on this but most posters seem to agree on 400 ISO being the max for colour.
I would be particularly interested in anyone's comments on black and white processing and the degree to which they use the new sigma 5.0 monochrome in their workflow in conjunction with Lightroom (rarely use PS) and if they find the new monochrome worth using. Also how high of an ISO setting is possible in B&W and what special techniques if any do they use: thanks if anyone has the time to spare.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #872 on: March 22, 2013, 03:47:34 AM »

What's next, Hulyss? Scanning electron microscope?  (I'm smiling as I say this... ;D ;D ;D)

 ;D

OK thanks -
Here is a rare (to me) example of a usable DP2M file in colour taken in artificial light in Central World Shopping Centre at ISO 2000 - F4.0 - 1/100th sec.
I cannot understand why this file is usable but pretty much all other high ISO photos I have taken were instant deletes. Maybe the fact that most of my photography is landscape and street shooting in natural light has a bearing on this but most posters seem to agree on 400 ISO being the max for colour.
I would be particularly interested in anyone's comments on black and white processing and the degree to which they use the new sigma 5.0 monochrome in their workflow in conjunction with Lightroom (rarely use PS) and if they find the new monochrome worth using. Also how high of an ISO setting is possible in B&W and what special techniques if any do they use: thanks if anyone has the time to spare.


I'm actually studying the new SPP with Black and White. This is not that easy because there is many possibility. On thing you need to know, for now, is that in contrasty situations, never use X3fill light, just expose correctly in spot metering or you will experiment Banding Paradise :) I have pretty good results at 3200 ISO.

For your photo here is my try on it. Hope you do not mind I edited it to show we can get rid of "color splotch" ;)


  
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #873 on: March 22, 2013, 07:54:52 AM »

I am finding that SPP Monochrome can give some very good results at high ISO. I have gone as high as 1600 so far. I push the colour mixer all the way into the blue channel, I don't
add grain in SPP. In LR I adjust and reduce noise carefully, then add grain and adjust Clarity. It looks very "natural", very film like. It means the Sigmas can be used as B+W street cameras, something I need to investigate more when I have the time.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #874 on: March 22, 2013, 01:37:11 PM »

The other image in that post does it too but to a much lesser degree and it disapperars quicker. I've never seen this happen before.

It's coming from the browser resizing the image. First it loads the image as a whole, scrunched into that location, then it re-renders the in the correct size. If you resize the browser window you will see it happen again.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #875 on: March 22, 2013, 02:58:54 PM »

A question about b&w. I could experiment and find out but that is what forums are for. :)

Is there a difference in quality between shooting in mono and shooting colour>monochrome?

Thanks
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #876 on: March 22, 2013, 06:19:29 PM »

Some fishes  ;)


_SDI0733 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI0734 por John Loves, en Flickr
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #877 on: March 22, 2013, 08:53:26 PM »

A question about b&w. I could experiment and find out but that is what forums are for. :)

Is there a difference in quality between shooting in mono and shooting colour>monochrome?

Thanks
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Hello Gary,

No there is no differences between shooting Raw Mono and Color to Mono in SPP. This is just more comfortable when you decide to compose your image in Black and White directly. I often end using B&W mode indoor, with Hight ISO.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #878 on: March 23, 2013, 12:15:03 AM »

Thanks Hulyss.

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« Reply #879 on: March 23, 2013, 11:05:59 PM »

I thought you guys would appreciate this. I received my Sigma DP2M a week ago. I'm trying to figure it all out. Well, I thought I'd show you a picture I took the today. I was experimenting indoors, taking shots of my French Bulldog "Ozzy". I use ISO 200, but at 1/10th sec and F/2.8. What do you think?
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