Started by Quentin, August 18, 2012, 04:23:09 pm
Quote from: michael on August 28, 2012, 08:16:20 pmI've had the DP2M for less than a day and only had time to do a few quick test shots. But I have to say that I am knocked-out by the image quality. Some of the issues that I saw with the SD1 remain, some of them are still there. The two reviews that I've read in this thread seem to provide a very appropriate perspective.Lot's more to say in future but, this is not a camera for pussys.Michael
Quote from: JayWPage on September 04, 2012, 01:49:54 pmI wonder if some of the DP2 Merrill users could comment on the dynamic range. What other camera is it comparable to?
Quote from: Quentin on September 04, 2012, 04:35:23 pmIt is excellent. The Cathedral shots I posted earlier in this thread show good detail in the stained glass windows without the need for bracketed exposures. Expose for the shadows, and (within reason) you can recover the highlights.
Quote from: michael on September 05, 2012, 09:27:53 amThe DP2M does not lend itself to zone focusing. ... [Much goodness snipped.] ... I have a 40mm Voigtlander that works well.Michael
Quote from: Dave Millier on September 05, 2012, 03:39:48 amHi QuentinAs a long time Foveon user (SD9, SD14, DP1), my reservations about the technology have always been: 1) Luminance aliasing. This has always been there, given the absence of an AA filter. The new sensor seems no different: there are always visible jaggies on things like angled grass stems. Lot's of people seem oblivious to this but to me it's one of the biggest trademarks of digital imaging. I've been looking at a lot of images from the new sensor and it still seems very obvious to me.
Quote2) Funky colour. Every version of SPP and every new Sigma camera yields a different colour response. I find Foveon has a tendency to overly yellow/orange foliage in warm light and tends to blow reds very easily giving a flourescent radioactive look and also hue shifting to magenta or orange
Quote3) Colour casts. My SD9 is too yellow, my SD14 too green/yellow. Fortunately, DNG profiles help a lot. The DP1 was quite neutral except for an occasional tendency to go magenta
Quote4) Green edges. The DP series has been prone to a green cast at the edges.
Quote5) Shadow noise, especially large blotches that conventional NR software can't deal with (usually considered the result of the huge matrix operations needed to extract RGB colour from the weird colour space of Foveon)
QuoteCan you comment on these aspects with the new camera? (my 6 year old insisted on the smiley)
Quote from: Hulyss on August 28, 2012, 08:35:08 pm for sure EDIT: I modified my review, look at my EDIT in my previous post. Skin color problem can be fixed via PP.... After R+5/Y-15
Quote from: photodan on September 06, 2012, 10:28:15 pmHulyss,The skin color correction looks excellent in the profile image of the girl's arm and torso profile. However I noticed that the color of a portion of the girl's garment changed from a definite yellow to a definite orange type color. Do you happen to remember what was the true color - was it the yellow (as shown in the pre-correction image) or orange (post correction image) or something in between?I am very interested in this camera however it's a concern to me if in order to get rid of obvious color transition artifacts that I'll need to do extensive color correction on local areas.Thank you.Dan
Quote from: Jason Denning on September 06, 2012, 04:02:43 amHi Can anyone comment on the dynamic range, I like to be able to raise the shadows sometimes significantly and coming from digital medium format I can so wondered how this fairs? I would live to get access to a raw file or tiff file if anyone is willing to upload one.ThanksJason
Quote from: Hulyss on September 07, 2012, 05:50:54 pmA little test I did today. Ok they are not the same tools and the test isn't scientific, at all. But I like it (Be care, big files. let them charging. Exifs inside).First the DP2mhttp://www.hulyssbowman.com/tempo/DP2m.jpgSecond The S2 + 70.http://www.hulyssbowman.com/tempo/S2.jpg
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