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NancyP

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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #340 on: December 03, 2013, 09:59:44 AM »

OFF TOPIC:
Ear piercing is very quick, being performed with a modified staple gun loaded with the starter earring stud, and feels like a quick pinch. The ear lobes are mildly tender to touch for about 6 weeks until the hole is healed. It is not too different from having a shallow scratch - not noticeable except when doing the obligatory twice-a-day washing of the lobes. After the six weeks are up, the lobes are completely normal. Other sites may be more problematic.
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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #341 on: December 03, 2013, 11:36:34 AM »

OFF TOPIC:
Ear piercing is very quick, being performed with a modified staple gun loaded with the starter earring stud, and feels like a quick pinch. The ear lobes are mildly tender to touch for about 6 weeks until the hole is healed. It is not too different from having a shallow scratch - not noticeable except when doing the obligatory twice-a-day washing of the lobes. After the six weeks are up, the lobes are completely normal. Other sites may be more problematic.


Why would you do that?

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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #342 on: December 03, 2013, 12:40:54 PM »

Hey, I like wearing earrings and other jewelry. Clip-on earrings are incredibly uncomfortable for any long period of time, whereas the pierced-ear earrings are perfectly comfortable and unnoticeable by the wearer.
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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #343 on: December 03, 2013, 12:45:16 PM »

Hey, I like wearing earrings and other jewelry. Clip-on earrings are incredibly uncomfortable for any long period of time, whereas the pierced-ear earrings are perfectly comfortable and unnoticeable by the wearer.

Earrings are an exception.

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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #344 on: December 03, 2013, 02:00:05 PM »

Back on topic.
I want to use graduated ND filters on my DP#Ms.
Is the standard 100mm/ 4" holder "too big" to fit on the camera when attached to a tripod?
Do people hold up bare filters? Use small holders?
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Rob C

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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #345 on: December 03, 2013, 02:07:26 PM »

Back on topic.
I want to use graduated ND filters on my DP#Ms.
Is the standard 100mm/ 4" holder "too big" to fit on the camera when attached to a tripod?
Do people hold up bare filters? Use small holders?


Certainly nothing clip-on!

;-)

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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #346 on: December 03, 2013, 06:11:53 PM »

Back on topic.
I want to use graduated ND filters on my DP#Ms.
Is the standard 100mm/ 4" holder "too big" to fit on the camera when attached to a tripod?
Do people hold up bare filters? Use small holders?

Nancy,

I use a standard 100mm Lee holder and filters w/ my DP Merrils just fine.  I bought a 52mm adapter ring & a 52-49mm step-down ring so that I can use this with both the DP3 (52mm) and the DP1 & 2 at 49mm.  I use it with a RRS L-Plate on the cameras that has the auxiliary grip as well!  No clearance issues when used with my RRS BH-55 ball head and clamp.  I do, however, get some really strange looks using this set-up in the field!   ;D  I already had the Lee gear for use with my a900 FF and lenses and didn't see any reason to duplicate the filter gear in a smaller form factor.

Here are some quick (and lousy) iPhone photos, I just this moment shot, to illustrate.  This is w/ DP2M.  The DP3M has even more clearance due to longer physical lens length.









I just wish Sigma had put a "bulb" mode in these cameras for use with my 10 stop ND filter!  30 seconds just isn't enough to capture that ethereal truly long exposure look.  

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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #347 on: December 03, 2013, 06:31:13 PM »


Why would you do that?

Rob C


I can remember, almost 50 years ago now, having blood taken from my ear lobe in a hematology class. It happened only once because it hurt like crazy. Arms were immediately the source of choice for everyone.

I’m in the “simply cannot imagine having anything” pierced crowd. The worst case I’ve heard of was conveyed by a family doc buddy. A male with a bolt through the very last place most of us would chose as a location.
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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #348 on: December 03, 2013, 07:36:32 PM »

Thanks, Rand47. My ball head is the Arca-Swiss p0, definitely smaller than the RRS BH55 head. There will be plenty of clearance. I will go for the 100mm system, because it can be used on the few lenses I have with filter diameter greater than 72mm. Cheaper to buy one system and make it comprehensive over time, than to end up buying 2 systems.

In my search for reviews of the Lee seven-5 system, I ran across this "life stages of a photographer" graph - hilarious
http://www.shuttercount.co.uk/hardware/graduated-filters-the-lee-seven5-system/

As for the guy with the piercing in his tool, yes, it is rare, but less rare than one would think. Yikes!
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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #349 on: December 05, 2013, 03:51:22 PM »

I'm using an origina cokin A filter holder (and chinese copy of cokin P filter holder for B/Y varicolor) on two differents heads (manfrotto 141rc and 496rc2) without any problem.

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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #350 on: December 05, 2013, 04:17:24 PM »

Hi
This is the first time I write in this forum.

I had bought a dp1m after reading info on this forum, and an dp3m has follow.
I'm very satisfied of those cameras, but sometimes I have some color consistecy problems:
sometimes blue has cyan or magenta cast. (easy to recover in photoshop)
sometimes deep yellow becomes red. (very difficult to recover in photoshop)

Do you have the same problem? Do you have a solution?

Beyond this I love those cameras for images fully of color detail and sharpness.

Best regards,

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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #351 on: December 05, 2013, 07:10:48 PM »


I'm very satisfied of those cameras, but sometimes I have some color consistecy problems:
sometimes blue has cyan or magenta cast. (easy to recover in photoshop)
sometimes deep yellow becomes red. (very difficult to recover in photoshop)

Do you have the same problem? Do you have a solution?

Beyond this I love those cameras for images fully of color detail and sharpness.


I've seen that too with my DP2M (only had it for a few weeks now). I've tried setting a custom white balance, and that still doesn't fix the problem. It may be something that has to be fixed post shooting. A quirk of the Foveon sensor perhaps.
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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #352 on: December 21, 2013, 08:59:01 PM »


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I use the DP3 only when I use LED. I found that Foveon react better than the D800 to led lights, especially in transitions between light and shadows.

Hi Hulyss,

I am curious of what LED you use for studio work with your DP3, I would like to use my DP3 in studio setup, for product and fineart photography not portraiture or fashion.

Thank you
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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #353 on: December 23, 2013, 03:51:30 PM »

Hi Hulyss,

I am curious of what LED you use for studio work with your DP3, I would like to use my DP3 in studio setup, for product and fineart photography not portraiture or fashion.

Thank you

Hello abeofrD,

For a long time, before LeD was common and commercialised everywhere, I was very interested by this technology. To have a powerful spot, you add to build it yourself so by this time Luxeon was independent and not bought by Philips. So I needed to buy the chip oversea with the drivers and the coolers in Italy. Expensive stuff at the end but a very scientific approach of the wavelength. It need a lot of handwork.

Today the market is blooming, it is far more easy to have very good spots so I went to a show in Paris and measured my needs. I ended up ordering 3 pro spots, with 3W high power led and support for frosts (very important for light diffusion). They are equiped with a very good led, the ProLight PG1C-3Lxx-SD : http://www.ledmar.com/pdf/3W_PG1C-3Lxx-SD_v3.2.pdf

It give me the white and the stability I need. Unfortunately my spots are hard to find today but they work very good in studio, with modellers and for pack shoot, as well.



 
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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #354 on: January 05, 2014, 11:04:32 AM »

Happy foveon new year guys :)

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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #355 on: January 08, 2014, 06:50:54 AM »

You are my every thing !! DP3m @ 1000 ISO

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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #356 on: January 11, 2014, 03:34:08 PM »

A few succulents to remind us of warmer days:





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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #357 on: January 12, 2014, 05:41:35 PM »

A small surprise:
In September I took a walk with the dp1m & dp3m, and I obviously took some shot.
I found a frog on a dark wall, iso 800, 1/60s and I take some shot, nothing of interesting.
I looked jpgs only and found them too noisy and washed. (thank to sigma photo pro speed)
I did some tests at 800-1600 only with fluorescent light, and those photo are useless.
This evening I opened raw files, I found decent: color are not vivid as at low iso but still decent, noise is not annoying, detail is terrific as usual.
I'm quite surprised that dp3m is decent at 800iso in daylight.


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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #358 on: January 15, 2014, 10:56:20 AM »

Can the DPxM cameras be connected to an iPad or iPad mini so that you can have a larger screen with which to compose a photograph?
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Re: Sigma DP3 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #359 on: January 15, 2014, 04:37:50 PM »

My brother tried to connect it to a computer, it didn't work. However if someone managed to do that, I'm also interested.
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