Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?
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sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 2582
Country: Netherlands

nandadevieast wrote:
Bad news guys.
I lost my DP2M charger


That's a shame. Alternative Ebay nr 190761785929



Luis Cunha
Registered: Dec 26, 2012
Total Posts: 113
Country: Portugal

kosmoskatten wrote:
I have only done some less than stellar shooting with the DP2M but the initial impression is favorable. This morning I was debating whether to bring it on a 26km run, passing a few bridges in Stockholm. I thought, nah, no backpack on this run.

Lo and behold, I missed two really cool shots that I would have loved to have when I was passing over the Central Bridge by Old Town; a cool tug-boat looking vessel steered in just perfectly with ancient Riddarholmen as a backdrop. There is construction going on there and usually it is not photogenic but now there was a crane operating - perfectly in place for once - and that vessel, both at the same spot against a snowy, wintry backdrop. Lots of detail and some potentially very nice shots lost due to my being lazy.

Arrrgh. I got so disappointed and mad it kept me going for the rest of the run.


Thatīs one the main reasons Iīm looking for a High IQ compact. To stay with me every time.
Yesterday I was 12 hours shooting with my DSLR in a museum. With a tripod. Uff.
On the street; two hours and Iīm dead. My wrist hurts, my back, etc.
My camera is a workhorse. But thereīs more life to shoot outdoors and the camera must not be a problem but an "invisible" solution.



Jede
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
Total Posts: 36
Country: Finland

Luis Cunha wrote:
Suggestions please?
Thanks.


Umm..


Luminous Landscape
Diglloyd (Subscription based, I have only read the free ones)
Reid Reviews (Yearly subscription. Paid it, and I'm liking it. New things rarely, but I like to read old stuff also)
Ming Thein blog Check it for yourself. Not too technical. I like his insight, and value the opinions. Nice way to write too.

And kosmoskatten, congrats for the new camera



Luis Cunha
Registered: Dec 26, 2012
Total Posts: 113
Country: Portugal

Those I already know (currently reading Reidīs). Not your fault ,-) and thanks for sharing.



marcus riley
Registered: Sep 28, 2006
Total Posts: 192
Country: United States

nandadevieast wrote:
Bad news guys.
I lost my DP2M charger


Sucks.

Lots of small cameras use the same battery. I don't know about where you are, but where I currently live, they have 3rd party double battery chargers available so you can charge 2 at a time. I'm thinking of picking one up just to be more convienent when travelling and recharging batteries every night.

Hope you get a new one soon before your batteries run out, which will probably happen after about 20 pictures according to many reviewers haha.

(my record is just over 400 shots on 1.5 batteries BTW, but about 30-40 of those were bracketed pictures, but still pretty satisfying battery life for such a tiny battery).



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

Luis Cunha wrote:
Is this website worth to follow?


Well, to be fair, that quick test was not performed by Steve Huff (though some would argue some of his tests are not much better). Worth following? That's really up to each individual to decide. I think there is at least some value in reading some of his reviews - particularly if he is reviewing something you are interested in. Just take it with a grain of salt.



Luis Cunha
Registered: Dec 26, 2012
Total Posts: 113
Country: Portugal

Thanks for your opinion.



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

Luis Cunha wrote:
Those I already know (currently reading Reidīs). Not your fault ,-) and thanks for sharing.


Sean Reid is very good/ thorough imo but, unfortunately, he seems extremely slow in adding content lately, particularly given one is paying for it.

Camera reviews - imaging-resource.com is pretty decent.



Luis Cunha
Registered: Dec 26, 2012
Total Posts: 113
Country: Portugal

Tariq Gibran wrote:
Luis Cunha wrote:
Those I already know (currently reading Reidīs). Not your fault ,-) and thanks for sharing.


Sean Reid is very good/ thorough imo but, unfortunately, he seems extremely slow in adding content lately, particularly given one is paying for it.

Camera reviews - imaging-resource.com is pretty decent.


Yes I like Reid and Iīm looking forward to read his reviews about DP3M, new Fujiīs, etc. The general texts on photography, art, etc; are also fine. My first years subs. Hope to read good stuff during 2013.
The other website; I knew it too ,-)



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

Luis Cunha wrote:
Tariq Gibran wrote:
Luis Cunha wrote:
Those I already know (currently reading Reidīs). Not your fault ,-) and thanks for sharing.


Sean Reid is very good/ thorough imo but, unfortunately, he seems extremely slow in adding content lately, particularly given one is paying for it.

Camera reviews - imaging-resource.com is pretty decent.


Yes I like Reid and Iīm looking forward to read his reviews about DP3M, new Fujiīs, etc. The general texts on photography, art, etc; are also fine. My first years subs. Hope to read good stuff during 2013.
The other website; I knew it too ,-)


Yeah, I figured you must have known it.

For your first year subs. to Reid, the lack of updates is not such an issue as he certainly has a lot of relevant and older articles to catch up on. I'm sure once the Leica M is available, he will publish quite a bit about that camera.



mordicai
Registered: Oct 11, 2007
Total Posts: 131
Country: United States

Recieved the Richard Franiec grip today for the DP2. Spent a couple of hours with it in the woods. Just amazing. One hand camera control. Fabulous product!



tsdevine
Registered: May 26, 2006
Total Posts: 1876
Country: United States

Was looking to buy a 28mm prime for my 5D II. After getting to shoot the DP2M a little over the past few weeks, I think I'll be getting a DP1M instead.

Here's a shot from last Saturday



Have the RRS L plate/grip BTW....it's also very nice.

-Tim



Bobu
Registered: Apr 22, 2004
Total Posts: 1863
Country: Germany

tsdevine wrote:
Here's a shot from last Saturday



Great image!

I'm also thinking about getting the DP1M (in addition to my DP2M)

Boris



MorrieC
Registered: Oct 31, 2004
Total Posts: 288
Country: United States

Great capture. Thank you for sharing.
Morrie



nandadevieast
Registered: Aug 12, 2012
Total Posts: 555
Country: India

Thanks guys.
I live in India, and Sigma do have a representation here, but not in a big way like Nikon or Canon. I spoke to the dealer and they said they will have to order it from abroad, which means maybe few weeks. Third party batteries and charger not available, maybe i can order online, trying to find out.
What a bummer. Just when i was firing on all...



Luis Cunha
Registered: Dec 26, 2012
Total Posts: 113
Country: Portugal

nandadevieast wrote:
Thanks guys.
I live in India, and Sigma do have a representation here, but not in a big way like Nikon or Canon. I spoke to the dealer and they said they will have to order it from abroad, which means maybe few weeks. Third party batteries and charger not available, maybe i can order online, trying to find out.
What a bummer. Just when i was firing on all...


Time to look with time the world around you. Look, look, look.
Look at your images too.
Itīs a chance for a bit of silence.



sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 2582
Country: Netherlands

You should look at the second image within the link I send you, that is how they look like, I bought them before for Panasonic and Sony. They work well, but are just a little big bigger.
Usually they sell them with two spare batterys but I could not find that for Sigma.

This one from Hong Kong 181053931113 May be faster to India.



marcus riley
Registered: Sep 28, 2006
Total Posts: 192
Country: United States

I don't know how useful this is, but here are 2 lists of batteries that SHOULD be the same as the DP2m batteries. The 1st list is the model numbers of the batteries, the 2nd list is the cameras some of these batteries come from. There are so many cameras using this battery that I would think that even in India you should be able to find a charger that works.

1st list:
--For FUJIFILM------------
NP-70
--For LEICA---------------
BP-DC4 BP-DC4-E BP-DC4-J
BP-DC4-U
--For PANASONIC-----------------
CGA-S005 CGA-S005A CGA-S005A/1B
CGA-S005E CGA-S005E/1B DMW-BCC12
--For PENTAX--------------------
D-LI106
--For RICOH---------------------
DB-60 DB-65
--For SAMSUNG-------------------
IA-BH125C

2nd List:
--For FUJIFILM---------------------
Finepix F20 FinePix F40fd FinePix F45fd
FinePix F47fd
--For LEICA-------------------------
C-LUX1 D-LUX 4 D-LUX2
D-LUX3
--For PANASONIC----------------------
Lumix DMC- FX07EF-S Lumix DMC-FS1 Lumix DMC-FS2
Lumix DMC-FX01 Lumix DMC-FX01-A Lumix DMC-FX01-K
Lumix DMC-FX01-P Lumix DMC-FX01-S Lumix DMC-FX01-W
Lumix DMC-FX01BB Lumix DMC-FX01BS Lumix DMC-FX01EB-K
Lumix DMC-FX01EB-S Lumix DMC-FX01EB-W Lumix DMC-FX01EF-A
Lumix DMC-FX01EF-K Lumix DMC-FX01EF-S Lumix DMC-FX01EF-W
Lumix DMC-FX01EG Lumix DMC-FX01EG-A Lumix DMC-FX01EG-K
Lumix DMC-FX01EG-S Lumix DMC-FX01GK Lumix DMC-FX07
Lumix DMC-FX07EF Lumix DMC-FX07EG Lumix DMC-FX07EGM
Lumix DMC-FX07K Lumix DMC-FX10 Lumix DMC-FX100EF-K
Lumix DMC-FX100EF-N Lumix DMC-FX100EF-S Lumix DMC-FX100EG
Lumix DMC-FX100EG-K Lumix DMC-FX100EG-S Lumix DMC-FX100GK
Lumix DMC-FX10A Lumix DMC-FX10EB-K Lumix DMC-FX10EB-S
Lumix DMC-FX10EF-S Lumix DMC-FX10EG Lumix DMC-FX10EG-A
Lumix DMC-FX10EG-S Lumix DMC-FX10P Lumix DMC-FX10S
Lumix DMC-FX12 Lumix DMC-FX12EB-K Lumix DMC-FX12EB-S
Lumix DMC-FX12EF-S Lumix DMC-FX12EG Lumix DMC-FX12EG-K
Lumix DMC-FX12EG-S Lumix DMC-FX12GK Lumix DMC-FX12K
Lumix DMC-FX12S Lumix DMC-FX150 Lumix DMC-FX150EFK
Lumix DMC-FX150K Lumix DMC-FX150S Lumix DMC-FX180
Lumix DMC-FX180GK Lumix DMC-FX180K Lumix DMC-FX180N
Lumix DMC-FX180S Lumix DMC-FX3 Lumix DMC-FX3EF
Lumix DMC-FX3EF-S Lumix DMC-FX3EG Lumix DMC-FX3EG-S
Lumix DMC-FX3EGM Lumix DMC-FX3K Lumix DMC-FX3S
Lumix DMC-FX50 Lumix DMC-FX50EF Lumix DMC-FX50EG
Lumix DMC-FX50EGM Lumix DMC-FX50K Lumix DMC-FX8
Lumix DMC-FX8-A Lumix DMC-FX8-K Lumix DMC-FX8-P
Lumix DMC-FX8-S Lumix DMC-FX8BS Lumix DMC-FX8EBB
Lumix DMC-FX8EG-A Lumix DMC-FX8EG-K Lumix DMC-FX8EG-P
Lumix DMC-FX8EG-S Lumix DMC-FX8GK Lumix DMC-FX8GN
Lumix DMC-FX9 Lumix DMC-FX9-H Lumix DMC-FX9-K
Lumix DMC-FX9-R Lumix DMC-FX9-S Lumix DMC-FX9BB
Lumix DMC-FX9BS Lumix DMC-FX9EB-K Lumix DMC-FX9EB-S
Lumix DMC-FX9EBS Lumix DMC-FX9EF-K Lumix DMC-FX9EF-S
Lumix DMC-FX9EG Lumix DMC-FX9EG-K Lumix DMC-FX9EG-R
Lumix DMC-FX9EG-S Lumix DMC-FX9GK Lumix DMC-FX9GN
Lumix DMC-LX1 Lumix DMC-LX1-K Lumix DMC-LX1-S
Lumix DMC-LX1EG-K Lumix DMC-LX1EG-S Lumix DMC-LX1GK
Lumix DMC-LX1GN Lumix DMC-LX1K-B Lumix DMC-LX1S-B
Lumix DMC-LX2 Lumix DMC-LX2EF Lumix DMC-LX2EF-S
Lumix DMC-LX2EG Lumix DMC-LX2EG-K Lumix DMC-LX2EG-S
Lumix DMC-LX2EGM Lumix DMC-LX2K Lumix DMC-LX2S
Lumix DMC-LX3 Lumix DMC-LX3EF-K Lumix DMC-LX3GK
Lumix DMC-LX3K Lumix DMC-LX3S Lumix DMCLX1BS
--For PENTAX----------------------
X90
--For RICOH----------------------
Caplio GR Digital Caplio GR Digital II Caplio GX100
Caplio R3 Caplio R30 Caplio R4
Caplio R40 Caplio R5 G600
G700 GR Digital III GX200
--For SAMSUNG-------------------
HMX-R10

I have NOT personally confirmed that all of these batteries are exactly the same. However, because it is so difficult to find batteries where I live, I am using a third party battery that was made for one of the cameras on this list and it works perfectly well. If you go to a camera store and tell them you want a Sigma DP2m battery, they will probably laugh at you. If you go and give them the battery though and ask them to find one that looks the same, I promise they will almost always have one. The same should be true about charges as well. Hope that helps.



nandadevieast
Registered: Aug 12, 2012
Total Posts: 555
Country: India

sculptormic..where's the link that you sent me?
Marcus, really useful info, for everyone i guess. I had a panasonic LX3 from this list, which i sold to a friend. Have asked him to get the charger tomorrow. Hopefully it should work. He has a LX1 also so 2 chargers, one of which i can take...



nandadevieast
Registered: Aug 12, 2012
Total Posts: 555
Country: India

I don't own a Fuji F20, but i have a F30...i checked and it has an in-camera charging system.



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