Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?
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Collin Orthner
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 25
Country: Canada

Just received and installed the beautifully made grip by Richard Freniac myself. Superb!

Is it just me or does this image have some 3D-ishness to it?



juan_amores
Registered: May 21, 2009
Total Posts: 533
Country: Spain

One more pic.


_SDI0208 por John Loves, en Flickr



nandadevieast
Registered: Aug 12, 2012
Total Posts: 560
Country: India

Hi,
Can you help me get rid of this kind of contamination?
How do i prevent this or post process it so that its eliminated.
These are shot with vivid/shade, sunlight/shade, neutral/shade and neutral/auto...
























snapsy
Registered: Feb 24, 2008
Total Posts: 7729
Country: United States

The Camera Store just posted a field test of the Merrill:



Collin Orthner
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 25
Country: Canada

Chris(from The Camera Store in Calgary) called the camera "crap". I output a couple of 40" prints for our Sigma rep here in Alberta to take down for Chris to see. Apparently with the prints on the table there was little left for him to complain about! ) Here is what I sent down:



Kit Laughlin
Registered: Mar 08, 2004
Total Posts: 3919
Country: Australia

Exquisite, Collin; the top one's sublime. Folk find it easier (and 'edgier') to complain/criticise than to praise or constructively criticise. I ignore it usually; your solution is the best!



Collin Orthner
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 25
Country: Canada

Thanks Kit. I Love looking at prints from this camera, and in the end that's what really matters to me about what I shoot.



Tariq Gibran
Registered: Oct 01, 2006
Total Posts: 12901
Country: United States

Yeah, the DP Merrills are the sort of tools that separate the boys from the men!



Kit Laughlin
Registered: Mar 08, 2004
Total Posts: 3919
Country: Australia

Tariq: as a hard-core printer (and the inventor of the 50% viewing-on-screen-to-see-how-the-print-will-look method!), I am sure you appreciate the DP2M files at least as much as others to, and probably more.

I love mine.



nandadevieast
Registered: Aug 12, 2012
Total Posts: 560
Country: India



Black and whites are really nice. I converted an earlier image and it looks good. both for comparison here:













sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
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Country: Netherlands

Tariq Gibran wrote:
Yeah, the DP Merrills are the sort of tools that separate the boys from the men!


How do you mean



sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
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Country: Netherlands

Kit Laughlin wrote:
Exquisite, Collin; the top one's sublime. Folk find it easier (and 'edgier') to complain/criticise than to praise or constructively criticise. I ignore it usually; your solution is the best!



+1
Nice work!



kosmoskatten
Registered: Oct 11, 2005
Total Posts: 3059
Country: Sweden

Collin; nice work and a nice way to handle it. I find the DP Merrill cameras very interesting.

How is Red Deer nowadays? I haven't been there in a few years but I have friends who grew up there and still have family there. Harsh winter in Alberta this year?



Tariq Gibran
Registered: Oct 01, 2006
Total Posts: 12901
Country: United States

sculptormic wrote:
Tariq Gibran wrote:
Yeah, the DP Merrills are the sort of tools that separate the boys from the men!


How do you mean



Just in reference to the whining by Chris in The Camera Store video review posted above. I know a lot of that was him just playing devils advocate, but it's just funny - and annoying- to hear all the minor complaints given the ultimate image quality the DP Merrill's are capable of at base ISO in the right hands.

By the way, there is a rumor of a FF Foveon coming next year. Given that the DP Merrills surpass conventional bayer FF 24MP sensors and are very close to the best 36MP sensors at base ISO, a FF Foveon could be amazing.

http://photorumors.com/2012/12/22/impress-magazine-2013-predictions-new-foveon-x-trans-sensors-nex-camera-all-full-frame/#more-36650



Tariq Gibran
Registered: Oct 01, 2006
Total Posts: 12901
Country: United States

Kit Laughlin wrote:
Tariq: as a hard-core printer (and the inventor of the 50% viewing-on-screen-to-see-how-the-print-will-look method!), I am sure you appreciate the DP2M files at least as much as others to, and probably more.

I love mine.


Ha ha, thanks...though I can't claim to be the inventor as a friend showed me that 50% trick.



nandadevieast
Registered: Aug 12, 2012
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Country: India







Collin Orthner
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 25
Country: Canada

kosmoskattan wrote:
How is Red Deer nowadays? I haven't been there in a few years but I have friends who grew up there and still have family there. Harsh winter in Alberta this year?

This town is pretty busy, being central to all the oil and gas in Alberta. Harsh winter? Winter has just started, I would say harsh fall! We got a good dump of snow in October already that never went away and it's been cold since. Just looked at the weather here right now, it is -19C with a windchill of -26C.



nandadevieast
Registered: Aug 12, 2012
Total Posts: 560
Country: India

long exposure:







Kit Laughlin
Registered: Mar 08, 2004
Total Posts: 3919
Country: Australia

For me you are the inventor, 'cos I learned it from you, and I remember the thread was here, too (if my memory hasn't failed me!). Cheers, KL



cjrpostma
Registered: Sep 13, 2011
Total Posts: 91
Country: United States

Has anyone heard when the viewfinder, Sigma VF-21, might be back in stock? Rumors? Estimations?



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