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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1001 on: May 29, 2013, 01:03:30 PM »

Thanks Farsh. I meant the last one but thanks for linking to the full size image. I need one of these cameras.

In your opinion is the image quality worth all the hassle of using such a poorly designed tool? I refer of course
to things like the battery life, lack of live view etc.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1002 on: May 29, 2013, 02:39:05 PM »

Yes! the image quality is worth it, on most occasions when I open files on my large IPS screen and go 100% crop, I have to say wow!
And there are many flaws to the camera, I agree. this is a camera for day light, haven't bought a flash for it yet.
But the battery isn't actually that bad, I was able to get 200 shots this past weekend on 2 batteries. focusing isn't that bad either.

I just did 2 more full resolution raw-to-jpeg conversions for you to check out.
the only post-processing in Lightroom: highlight down, shadow up, manual white balance, nothing else, didn't change vibrance this time.
looking at these pictures, keep in mind, it is handheld and at f6.3, not the sweet-spot between 7.1-8.0

http:[email protected]/8881767092/in/photostream/
http:[email protected]/8881163851/in/photostream/
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1003 on: May 29, 2013, 02:54:58 PM »

Thanks Farsh,

For handheld that is pretty sharp.

I often shoot in low light situations, pre sunrise in many cases but obviously always with a tripod.

I'd love to see some example shots of those type of conditions. Any chance you could get up at 5am
tomorrow and do some long exposures  ;)

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1005 on: May 29, 2013, 04:23:02 PM »

It does a fine job on wide-field astrophotography, though I tend to shoot wider angle star fields.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1006 on: May 29, 2013, 04:50:59 PM »

Thanks Farsh, now that's  the kind of light I go looking for. Still sharp for handheld, can't wait to see what tripod shots look like.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1007 on: May 29, 2013, 04:51:27 PM »

Please post links to some examples.  :)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1008 on: May 29, 2013, 04:56:10 PM »

Excellent work Quentin. I'd love to see a larger version of this. :)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1009 on: May 30, 2013, 06:06:34 PM »

still on shake down cruise with the dp 2... i have firmware version 1.05 (current?) but i'm not able to get the monochrome feature. am i missing something? thnx..tim
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1010 on: May 30, 2013, 09:48:08 PM »

DP1 & DP2 now $799 at B&H  :o
Very tempting - wonder how long the wife would take to notice my camera looks different... ;D
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1011 on: May 31, 2013, 02:56:52 AM »

Just tell her this is one of the older cameras you start using again. Allways works :D
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1012 on: June 07, 2013, 07:15:43 AM »

I'm sure there is a thread somewhere with thoughts/recommendations on workflow, i.e. how to optimise use of SPP/LR/photoshop. Anyone remember where? (perhaps it's on Get Dpi)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1013 on: June 07, 2013, 09:00:00 AM »

I'm sure there is a thread somewhere with thoughts/recommendations on workflow, i.e. how to optimise use of SPP/LR/photoshop. Anyone remember where? (perhaps it's on Get Dpi)

Here you go:  http://www.getdpi.com/forum/other-cameras/43973-sigma-dpxmerrill-best-practice-thread.html

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1014 on: June 09, 2013, 07:23:33 PM »

Hi all, I got tremendous problems taking pictures of poppy seed flowers. The brighter parts and especially in sunlight are shown as magenta or even in plain white color:



The LCD shows a flash of white light when pointed to the red flower. Very weird! is there any kind of solution? Is something wrong with my camera?
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1015 on: June 09, 2013, 08:34:31 PM »

One from Tokyo.



Hand held stitch.

Cheers,
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1016 on: June 19, 2013, 04:21:24 AM »

I am using Sigma PP Software version 5.5.1 for PC, there is an option to export under the file option when editing a file an xml with settings of file adjustments, however the export command appears to not work correctly, here is all I see in any attempt at exporting an xml file with a wide variety of settings:

<Color>
   <Custom>
      <Settings>
      </Settings>
   </Custom>
</Color>
<BnW>
   <Custom>
      <Settings>
      </Settings>
   </Custom>
</BnW>


Is the export working for others or is this broken?

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1017 on: June 19, 2013, 03:47:04 PM »

This thread was in need of being split.

Please post in  Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences-2 from now on
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1018 on: September 27, 2013, 10:23:11 PM »

Hi,

Sigma DP2 "vs" Leica X Vario and M9... I posted some OOC jpg - JUST for fun; no science involved :-)

I think the Sigma did quite well...

http://sigmasharpshooter.wordpress.com/

(Text in Norwegian, but the pictures need hardly needs any any translation)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1019 on: September 04, 2014, 12:35:52 PM »

I seem to be reviving an old topic.    I very recently got a DP2M and this thread has been extremely helpful.   Thank you so much to all especially Quentin and Hulyss.   Here are a few from Birmingham today with pretty minimum SPP and Lightroom work.  Hopefully, they are not to big.

I have to say, I have an Olympus OMD E-M1 and this little DP2M out shines it in many situations.    But as soon as the light goes, the OMD is better.    I did shoot some RAW B&W in very low light and it was pretty poor, but then the ISO was 1600; very grainy and I've not posted the shots.

These shots were taken as RAW and converted in LR to JPEGS for posting.  This may well have ruined them.  Dunno

Once again, thanks.


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