Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?
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andrenth
Registered: May 10, 2012
Total Posts: 61
Country: Brazil

How do you guys focus when shooting for stitching? Do you use the hyperfocal distance? Focus 1/3 into the photo as an approximation?



millsart
Registered: Apr 29, 2009
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Country: N/A

Just focus on whatever you want to be in focus and choose the required F-stop.

If your doing a 3 shot stitch to get the look of shooting it with a larger format lens, Benzler method or whatever its called, then you focus on that subject

If you want a landscape shot with everything in focus, you would use the hyperfocal, just like doing a single frame composition.

Using really long glass for multi row pano's can present some issues with DoF, but with just a 30mm lens, DoF really isn't an issue, nor is field curvature as you rotate the camera



tsdevine
Registered: May 26, 2006
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Country: United States



-Tim



sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1354
Country: Netherlands

Nice one Tim!

This resident has obviously "a thing" with the sea.







rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4613
Country: China







Bobu
Registered: Apr 22, 2004
Total Posts: 1422
Country: Germany

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



tsdevine
Registered: May 26, 2006
Total Posts: 1099
Country: United States


Great detail scuptormic, love the heron shots Bobu.

Here's one from Gettysburg...



-Tim



juan_amores
Registered: May 21, 2009
Total Posts: 485
Country: Spain

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



juan_amores
Registered: May 21, 2009
Total Posts: 485
Country: Spain

A few more from Málaga.


_SDI0998 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1001 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1008 por John Loves, en Flickr



nahte03
Registered: May 01, 2011
Total Posts: 22
Country: United States

One from my trip to Roan Mountain Highlands, North Carolina.


Majestic View - Jane Bald by ChloEthan, on Flickr



alwang
Registered: Sep 02, 2011
Total Posts: 1035
Country: United States

Awesome! Is that the DP1M?



nahte03
Registered: May 01, 2011
Total Posts: 22
Country: United States

alwang - This shot was taken by the DP2M. I stitched together several images to gain a wider perspective.



sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1354
Country: Netherlands

At the pier.







sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1354
Country: Netherlands

Two from this series.













juan_amores
Registered: May 21, 2009
Total Posts: 485
Country: Spain

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



Chrissearle
Registered: May 22, 2012
Total Posts: 232
Country: France


Grass 3 by Jeaunse23, on Flickr



sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1354
Country: Netherlands

Some recent landscapes to bump up the thread













andyjaggy82
Registered: Jan 25, 2006
Total Posts: 1325
Country: United States

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.







FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
Total Posts: 6421
Country: United States

Is the Lightroom workflow on this still terrible?

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



sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1354
Country: Netherlands

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.



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