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| p.37 #7 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it? |
I think for most of us here, IQ trumps everything—but still the camera must be useable. I have been on a quest for over a year now to settle on a single system.... but that seems not to have happened. My other camera (still waiting for it) is another AA filter-less offering, the X-E1.
My favourite focal length is what the DP2M offers (so, on the X-E1, the stellar 30/1.4 will do very well), but the lack of a finder (apart from a crude optical one in the hot shoe) may mean that the DP2M will fill only a niche, but fill it it does, it seems. I plan to use it on a light tripod, and I have a nice pano unit to pair it with (and I much prefer to make panos with a normal lens, too).
Regarding my UI preferences, again like most here, I have had to adapt continually. My litmus test re. UI is the Nikon F Photomic... but those days are long gone. One of the reasons I was so drawn to the X-E1 (and why I sold the OM-D and a host of other mirrorless bodies) is that the buttons and dials (and the top plate controls) look like that can be set up for simple, fast use, and because the buttons are slightly larger, and slightly further apart than on any comparable body.
So, the DP2M looks similar in that regard. I hope that it has been delivered by the time I get back home. I have ordered Richard Freniac's grip for it too; I received notification that he is taking orders for this now. Having had three of his grips on other, smaller, cameras, I can say that they change the handling completely, and change the profile only slightly. Cheers, kl