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| p.34 #10 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it? |
@ Douglas; That the camera has no EVF and no tilting screen is a fact. Still it is possible that this camera has virtues in handling, although it may be look like it is designed like a brick.
I prefer this well designed brick above a lot of other over designed point and shoot cameras.
I sort of like the straightforwardness of it and that continous in the interface and the direct buttons for the adjustments you need the most.
Behind the point and shoot image of this camera lies actually a pocket sized MF quality camera.
I consider these DP Merrill cameras as an experiment and as very innovatory, mainly because of the Foveon sensor, with it's amazing output.
And I hope it is the beginning of a very promising development. It is very revealing to see the files of this camera/sensor as of a veil has been taken of. And in reach of many people for this price.
And then we have not even spoken about the outstanding Sigma lens. Which is even better then the, before you turned into a happy Leica owner, by you so admired “Sigmarit” lenses for the NEX series.
It is not a camera for casual shooters.
I am also a big fan of an EVF and tilting screens but this camera has so much going for it, image wise, that I can live with it. I do wish they soon share there X3F files with Adobe.
If the bricklike design and the lack of an EVF or tilting screen blocks someone from using this camera is fine, but I hoped we surpassed that stage of the discussions. No need for endlessly repeating it for the sake of having a discussion.
Hi, Michiel. I think that you're mischaracterizing my opinions of the DP2M, and we're mostly in agreement. All of my recent responses were simply in regards to millsart's (and later Herb's) comment that mentioned using the DP2M is about the journey, rather than the outcome, and I contend the exact opposite. This camera absolutely seems like it is about the fantastic outcome, which looks pretty outstanding for the most part, especially considering the size.
I see the DP2M as a very desirable camera for certain uses, so I don't think there's any contention between us in that regard. I certainly don't think the DP2M is unusable or anything. I just personally would want something a little different for my everyday photography, since I've never been a fan of an LCD based camera without at least a tilt option or EVF, but I could see fitting the DP2M into my lineup for some of specific uses. That's why I'm looking at this thread in the first place.