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NancyP

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1040 on: March 10, 2015, 09:58:58 am »

Air is pretty clear, too!
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Phil Indeblanc

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1041 on: March 10, 2015, 04:40:13 pm »

I've been waiting for a FF Foveon that has true high mp count for a few years now. Come on SIGMA! do something or join in with someone who can help!!
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1042 on: March 17, 2015, 11:08:56 am »

So I lost my fight with Sigma DP1M inaccurate colours and it went back to Amazon. Guys, I tried but I suck in post processing.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1043 on: March 17, 2015, 12:05:40 pm »

"suck at PP" is a relative state. It is getting easier with experience, a few classes under my belt (for Lr, not SPP). The chief nuisance about the Merrills is the separate workflow and the sluggish software. Then again, I tend to do nature photos not people. Inaccurate color for skin tones is hard to deal with, for me at least.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1044 on: March 17, 2015, 04:41:04 pm »

SPP I found more bearable if run on SSD drive. But still it was painful.
Gentle reminder for everyone that IrfanView with additional plugins does support X3F and way faster than SPP.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1045 on: March 18, 2015, 07:59:04 am »


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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1046 on: March 18, 2015, 12:07:59 pm »

SPP I found more bearable if run on SSD drive. But still it was painful.
Gentle reminder for everyone that IrfanView with additional plugins does support X3F and way faster than SPP.

I suspect that they are only editing the embedded jpg image and not the raw file, depending on what camera generated the x3f file. There are very few that actually convert the raw image, most that say they support the x3f just edit the full size embedded jpg. Easy way to test this, is set the camera to monchrome mode and take a frame, open it up in irfanview, if it is not in color than they are editing the embedded jpg and not the raw image.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1047 on: May 29, 2015, 10:25:03 pm »


Bride - Part of marble dry fountain setup that is often used as a wedding venue at Bonnet House.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1048 on: May 29, 2015, 10:28:58 pm »

Love it!  :)
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1049 on: May 30, 2015, 12:39:02 am »

Lovely.  Wonderful tonality.  Haunting.

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1050 on: June 03, 2015, 10:15:30 pm »

Rand47, mezzoduomo, appreciate your kind words.


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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1051 on: June 04, 2015, 10:42:34 pm »


Mansion @ f/2.8
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1052 on: June 10, 2015, 01:57:43 am »

Haven't seen this thread before.

With 53 pages built it's hard to know where to begin with the praise and kudos on the fine images :D

Just happy I scrolled through ...
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Robert DeCandido PhD

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1053 on: June 10, 2015, 10:22:12 am »

May I post two DP3 images (Merrill)?...from the Orchid show in the Bronx (NYC) at NYBG...Spring 2014. First and third photos are orchids, the second a bromeliad.
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NancyP

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1054 on: June 10, 2015, 11:14:38 am »

That blue, pink, white, red flower is a bromeliad, not an orchid - and gosh, does it look painted, like those colored daisies that leak dye into their water. That's a unique bromeliad.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1055 on: June 12, 2015, 03:46:24 pm »

So does Sigma have a higher pixel count SRL in the works?

It might make the reason not to get A7R2 for the studio use.
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1056 on: June 16, 2015, 05:35:50 pm »

Just bought this fine camera off ebay! Don't mind the workflow process which seems to be the biggest issue to overcome about using this camera. Looking through all the great images it was hard to pass up as I enjoy landscape photography and the image quality is second to none.

One question, while the seller I  purchased from offers returns, is there a service center in the US that can repair these cameras?

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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1057 on: June 16, 2015, 10:27:02 pm »

is there a service center in the US that can repair these cameras?
There is one in RONKONKOMA, NEW YORK. Here is the official Sigma USA repair request form:
http://dealerserviceform.sigmaphoto.com/storefrontB2CWEB/repairOrder.do?action=prepare_form
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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1058 on: June 22, 2015, 04:50:04 am »

The Sigma Merrill series are great for monochrome, as a number of images on this thread show.

The following two were taken recently in or near Spitalfields, London, with my DP2M



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Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences
« Reply #1059 on: June 26, 2015, 10:30:29 pm »


iso100, f/5, 1/1000s.
Taming Florida sunshine with a P&S camera and a speedlight  8)
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