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p.61 #1 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


nandadevieast wrote:
Marcus,
Where did you get this list from...just want to check if there are any canon/nikon/oly and other brand cameras included in the list...?
regards,



I got the list from some listings on taobao.com (it's like our Amazon here in China, where I live now). I was looking for generic batteries for my DP2m and some of the listings had listings about all of the cameras that use similar batteries.

Like I said, I HAVE NOT confirmed all of the cameras on the list, but I did search for a few of them and the batteries really did end up being the same. And in the end, I ended up buying a battery for one of the other cameras on the list, one of the panasonics, because NONE of the local camera stores had DP2m batteries. But if you just show the battery and ask them to give you one that looks similar, I found that most stores will have a battery that can be used in the DP2m.

Chargers are a little bit more mysterious, but I imagine there has to be one out there, even where you are, since so many cameras are using the same battery.



Jan 17, 2013 at 09:16 AM
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p.61 #2 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Marcus, the LX1 battery might be 3.7, you are right....it is the charger which reads 4.2V...not the battery.

marcus riley wrote:
It's strange because all of the replacement batteries I've seen for the LX1 are 3.6v or 3.7v:
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-CGA-S005A-1B-Rechargeable-Lithium-Ion/dp/B000FOU0VU/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358412204&sr=1-10&keywords=panasonic+LX1+battery

Also, I just checked on dpreview's test of the LX1, they specify that the LX1 has a 3.7v 1150mah battery:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasoniclx1/2

Maybe a regional difference or maybe that small of a voltage difference doesn't matter?

Here is a genuine panasonic battery that is supposed to be for the LX1 among others. It says 3.7v:
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-CGA-S005A-1B-Rechargeable-Lithium-Ion/dp/B000FOU0VU/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358412204&sr=1-10&keywords=panasonic+LX1+battery

And here is the genuine panasonic charger (DE-A41BD) for the above batter and it says 4.2v:
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DE-A41BD-Adapter-Battery-CGA-S005A/dp/B004ZVWJQ8/ref=pd_cp_p_3




Jan 17, 2013 at 09:17 AM
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p.61 #3 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Right, that's why I included the last 2 links, showing that the original battery does indeed say 3.7v but the original panasonic charger for that battery says 4.2v. And these are both genuine panasonic products, not 3rd party. That would make me feel a little better about using the 4.2v charger with the DP2m batteries, because it seems that the original votage difference with the panasonic batteries vs. charger voltage was the same.

nandadevieast wrote:
Marcus, the LX1 battery might be 3.7, you are right....it is the charger which reads 4.2V...not the battery.





Jan 17, 2013 at 09:21 AM
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p.61 #4 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Yup, you're right. And it does work, i've just charged the batteries.
Thanks a lot Marcus, i sorted this out with your help, without even buying or ordering anything new
Internet can be crazy...

marcus riley wrote:
Right, that's why I included the last 2 links, showing that the original battery does indeed say 3.7v but the original panasonic charger for that battery says 4.2v. And these are both genuine panasonic products, not 3rd party. That makes me feel a little better about using the 4.2v charger with the DP2m batteries, because it seems that the original votage difference with the panasonic batteries vs charger voltage was the same.




Jan 17, 2013 at 09:25 AM
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p.61 #5 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


No problem! I know in places like where you and I live, if we had to wait for a genuine Sigma charger, it might take a while, and cost a lot. Glad it worked out and you're back to taking photos.

nandadevieast wrote:
Yup, you're right. And it does work, i've just charged the batteries.
Thanks a lot Marcus, i sorted this out with your help, without even buying or ordering anything new
Internet can be crazy...





Jan 17, 2013 at 09:58 AM
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p.61 #6 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Jede wrote:

I got a comprehensive message full of tips and valuable information from marcus riley some days ago based on the raw file of my last image. He suggested overexposing the image a bit, as Foveon sensor seems to be not doing so favorably with underexposure. Encouraged by this, I went out yesterday and tried 5 different landscape scenes, taking ISO100 images on each and every one. I bracketed every scene -1/0/+1 in aperture priority mode, and even went further to do two with -2/-1/0/+1/+2.

I didn't get the lines visible in any image, as it was afternoon with some light
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I must visit Finland ,-D



Jan 17, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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p.61 #7 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Two questions please:
1.
where do you guys usually know about Sigma news in first hand?
Any RSS in particular?
I pay attention to http://www.dpreview.com

2.
any more news about the dedicated Black and White workflow (SPP?) from Sigma?

One thought/question more:
It seems that the new Capture One Pro is supporting at last Fuji x-trans files:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/01/14/phase-one%27releases-capture-one-pro-7-02-with-fujifilm-x-trans-support

Why are Sigma and the Foveon sensors ignored (DXO do not test Foveon sensors either).
Technical difficulties? Marquet games?



Jan 17, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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p.61 #8 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


I have ordered the

"Tamrac A120 Zip Shot Quick Release


To the right at the link below is for the tripod and in the middle for the camera

(at the left is for DSLR.s)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tamrac-A120-grau-Quick-Release/dp/B005E65BK4


You can also see it here:


http://www.zipshottripod.com/ZipShot-Brochure-High-Res.pdf

It just - but perhaps to late ? - went into my mind if this little thing will cover the chamber for the battery, and with the huge askings for new batteries it would be a not quick release anymore , so - if that is the thing ?? - I want to cancell it


I can cancell it today, but not tomorrow, they will ship tomorrow

Does anybody by accident know if this little quick release will cover the chamber for the battery (you can not see the measurement any places - at least I could not find for the release and for the camera)??

I have send a mail to the seller and also to Tamrac, but no answer, and today is last day to cancell.

I know the problems with the tripod, but please forget that.


ADDED - more easy to see here - the last picture to the right:



http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6145161331/accessory-review-tamrac-zipshot-tripod



Jan 17, 2013 at 02:13 PM
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p.61 #9 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


what's the reason no thread on DP1M? Looks like very few people are buying it. Do you guys own both or just the DP2M? I am thinking eventually i will buy all three...


Jan 17, 2013 at 03:43 PM
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p.61 #10 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Not too many DP1M owners out there, it seems.
Not many places have them in stock and I guess many would like to cup a feel before taking the plunge, it isn't cheap.

Tomorrow my DP1M arrives by DHL.
I traded in my excess lenses for a DP1M, a lens (...) and some sundries.



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p.61 #11 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Im attracted to the DP1M wide lens but everyone says that the DP2M lens is even better.


Jan 17, 2013 at 04:04 PM
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p.61 #12 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Yes, expectation is slightly lower on the DP1M lens, at least from my end.

Considering the superb RF and medium format RF wide angles I have had in the past I am expecting a good, perhaps great, but not stellar lens. Samples seem to vary too so hopefully I get a decent copy. I usually don't worry about it, but there is always a risk.

The DP2M sits alright with me but I have always been more of a wideangle guy so I am not sure I will keep the DP2M but I might if I like the DP1M.

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Jan 17, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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p.61 #13 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Kibsgaard wrote:
I have ordered the

"Tamrac A120 Zip Shot Quick Release

To the right at the link below is for the tripod and in the middle for the camera

(at the left is for DSLR.s)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tamrac-A120-grau-Quick-Release/dp/B005E65BK4

You can also see it here:

http://www.zipshottripod.com/ZipShot-Brochure-High-Res.pdf

It looks like there is room for the feature/quick release ?

It just - but perhaps to late ? - went into my mind if this little thing will cover the chamber for the battery, and with the huge askings for new batteries it would be a not quick release anymore , so - if that is the thing ?? - I want to
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Finally found a picture:










Jan 17, 2013 at 04:11 PM
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p.61 #14 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Kit Laughlin wrote:
I hated the Gorilla (and I had the heavier duty one for DSLRs); it was a hopeless piece of kit.

The Benro "MeFoto" tripod is excellent, and has a decent ball head thrown inand is not much heaver than the Gorilla, and it packs up very very small.


Kit, do you happen to know if the ballhead that comes with this MeFoto tripod is compatible with the Really Right Stuff bracket for the DP2M? I have the entire bracket on my DP2M and want an arca-swiss style ballhead that is compatible. Obviously, I don't want to use the quick release attachment.

Thanks in advance!



Jan 17, 2013 at 04:33 PM
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p.61 #15 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


nandadevieast wrote:
what's the reason no thread on DP1M? Looks like very few people are buying it. Do you guys own both or just the DP2M? I am thinking eventually i will buy all three...


I have both and find the DP1M to be better than I expected given some of the samples I had seen beforehand. For that reason, If someone is just buying one, I recommend doing so based soley on focal length (DP1 M image quality is just as good as DP2 M imo and experience).



Jan 17, 2013 at 06:36 PM
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p.61 #16 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Thanks for the opinion ,-)


Jan 17, 2013 at 06:53 PM
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p.61 #17 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Thank you Tariq. Sounds reassuring.
28mm equiv is probably more of my teacup, though I would have LOVED a 18/21mm equiv. DP Merrill I look forward to a (sort of) pocketable high res wide angle option.

I am shopping small bags so I can bring them on my cross country runs without having to wear a running backpack.



Jan 17, 2013 at 07:15 PM
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p.61 #18 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


I never went wider than 50mm .-)
DP2M is 35mm (equiv.)
DP1M is 28mm (equiv.)
Must decide.



Jan 17, 2013 at 07:19 PM
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p.61 #19 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?



DP2M is 45mm equiv. (30*1.5)



Jan 17, 2013 at 07:45 PM
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p.61 #20 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Correct ,-)


Jan 17, 2013 at 08:26 PM
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