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Jun 14, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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In May I spent one week snorkeling on the Maldives. After testing and discussing some options for underwater photography I decided to get a Ewa-Marine housing for my DP2M and use the Sigma for underwater images on this trip.
Since I had lots of problems with this combination, it is a solution I would not really recommend (at least not for underwater images, for rafting, kayaking, canyoning etc. it could work).
You can find some more information about the problems on my blog:
http://wild-places.com/2013/06/15/maldives-my-first-attempt-in-underwater-photography/

Here are some images from this trip:


Maldives_02__SDI2468 von Wild_Places auf Flickr


Maldives_03__SDI3261 von Wild_Places auf Flickr


Maldives_01__SDI2436 von Wild_Places auf Flickr


Wetpixel_Maldives_01__SDI2602 von Wild_Places auf Flickr


Maldives_04__SDI2990 von Wild_Places auf Flickr


Wetpixel_Maldives_08__SDI2974 von Wild_Places auf Flickr


Wetpixel_Maldives_06__SDI3017 von Wild_Places auf Flickr


Wetpixel_Maldives_03__SDI2518 von Wild_Places auf Flickr


Wetpixel_Maldives_09__SDI3086 von Wild_Places auf Flickr


Wetpixel_Maldives_02__SDI2626 von Wild_Places auf Flickr



Jun 16, 2013 at 07:36 AM
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Great detail scuptormic, love the heron shots Bobu.

Here's one from Gettysburg...



-Tim



Jun 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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p.84 #4 · p.84 #4 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


Some pics from Ronda (Malaga, Spain).


_SDI0954 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI0956 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI0957 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI0955 por John Loves, en Flickr



Jun 21, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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A few more from Málaga.


_SDI0998 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1001 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1008 por John Loves, en Flickr



Jun 23, 2013 at 09:35 AM
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One from my trip to Roan Mountain Highlands, North Carolina.


Majestic View - Jane Bald by ChloEthan, on Flickr



Jun 24, 2013 at 06:32 PM
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Awesome! Is that the DP1M?


Jun 24, 2013 at 06:47 PM
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alwang - This shot was taken by the DP2M. I stitched together several images to gain a wider perspective.


Jun 24, 2013 at 07:12 PM
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At the pier.








Jun 24, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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Two from this series.














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p.84 #11 · p.84 #11 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


These are fron Huelva (Spain)


_SDI1015 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1016 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1023 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1017 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1044 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1048 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1052 por John Loves, en Flickr



Jun 28, 2013 at 02:33 PM
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Grass 3 by Jeaunse23, on Flickr



Jun 30, 2013 at 01:30 PM
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Some recent landscapes to bump up the thread














Jul 02, 2013 at 01:29 PM
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I have been shooting these for a while now, and I have to say they are truly impressive little cameras. They have one fatal flaw for me though, how they handle shooting into the sun. I like to do sunbursts coming up over the horizon, and well, these cameras just can't do it.

For your viewing pleasure. Red grid flare. I can do this with my SLR just fine, with minimal flare, I have never seen anything like this before.








Jul 02, 2013 at 04:33 PM
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Is the Lightroom workflow on this still terrible?

Export to DNG from the horrible Sigma software then import the DNG into Lightroom?



Jul 02, 2013 at 08:10 PM
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I don't think the Sigma software is horrible at all. I actually think the software is quiet good. My only issue is that it is rather slow, but the tools are fine. Once I exported the TIFF files I hardly have to do anything in ACR or LR.
This is a quote from another user and I agree; But the thing I like most...is the moment during the 'development' when the RAW X3F file suddenly 'materializes' right before your eyes revealing all its the Foveon '3D' magic and razor edged sharpness.

People keep saying it is worthless and horrible and everybody starts to believe it. Not the whole world is Adobe.
The software gets regular updates and I have the feeling that Sigma is on top of it to develop it further.



Jul 02, 2013 at 08:38 PM
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p.84 #17 · p.84 #17 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


The software works fine, it's just very slow in loading the full resolution file and applying edits to it. Other then that it works fine.


Jul 02, 2013 at 09:09 PM
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I agree, the software really isn't too bad, and actually the monochrome mode works really well.

It is a bit slower than LR et al, and basically your not going to be able to fly through a ton of images and make lots of real time tweaks, but, the workflow matches the pace of shooting with the camera, which is also a bit slower.

You have a good amount of control, and the files are pretty pliable, you just have to go a bit slow and then wait 30 seconds or so to develop a shot.

Now if I was using it for a work assignment, I'd go crazy as I need to turn around images quickly but then again, using the camera for a work assignment would also drive me crazy with the long write times and such.

Basically if I've got the time to leisurely set up the tripod and take a composed shot with the DP2m, I also need to have to time to leisurely sit down at the computer and process the files.

I totally get where people are coming from with the complaints, but I also think that having to spend 1-2 minutes processing a file really isn't all that horrible.

Maybe for those who only knew digital, but I remember coming back from a shoot and processing my own 120 and 4x5 sheet film. Compared to that process anything feels quick.

The resulting files always turn out to be worth the effort though for that crystal clarity and per pixel sharpness even at 100%



Jul 02, 2013 at 09:21 PM
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p.84 #19 · p.84 #19 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


I hate spending time developing a photo in software. I spend more than enough time in front of the computer for work. I guess this is not really the camera for me.


Jul 02, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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p.84 #20 · p.84 #20 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?


If you are used to shooting hundreds of shots in a day or photo shoot, and blowing through processing them, not this really isn't the camera for you. It's not the camera for a lot of people honestly, but what it does it does ridiculously well.


Jul 02, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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