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| p.1 #11 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it? |
I have the dp2 merrill. It is an incredible sensor lens combination. The amount of detail is phantastic.
It is a perfect landscape camera. Also great for architecture, because the lens has no visible distortion, and is sharp into the extreme corners. The lens also has a very nice bokeh and 9 blades. The autofocus is slow but precise. Write times are slow, because the raw files are big, between 50-60 mb. They do hold a lot of information. What I read, it is better with a very fast SD card. The menue is better than that of the Nex 5n. It looks like an cheap old point and shoot camera. But the design and menue system is very well thougt out. What i miss, is a nex 5n like tilt screen, an evf option, and a remote option. You can use the 2 sec self timer instead. Not a problem for landscapes. It does have a hot shoe. Great for putting a spirit level in.
Works also great with Nikon 3T and 4T close up lenses. I use it with a B+H 900 rubber lens hood. It is not an available light camera. Use it between Iso 100-400. The latest firmware update increased the AF speed and added some features like setting of the ISO Sensitivity in steps of 1/3 EV and the setting of the Lower limit and Upper limit of the ISO Sensitivity in ISO Auto mode.
But the images this camera creates are absolutely incredible. There is no sharpening necessary. Great for stock shooters. Tack sharp at 100% enlargement. And the detail you will find in your images.....
I get the feeling that Sigma put a lot of efforts into getting the most out of this lens, and they are able to built a world class lens on Leica level. They certainly managed that.
I don't know how to post images here.