Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?
/forum/topic/1150855/86

1       2       3              86      
87
       88              91       92       end

Taylor Sherman
Registered: Mar 26, 2012
Total Posts: 1579
Country: United States

Wow, really well-done.



hmzimelka
Registered: Mar 02, 2011
Total Posts: 231
Country: Namibia

Thank you!

It's a real pleasure shooting with the DP2m, and it's performance from my two outings into the dunes has not been disappointing in any way. It's a bit difficult to discern proper composition and exposure when using a red filter in the dunes... the subtle tonal changes make it very difficult to see much in the image. I suppose the external viewfinder is an item I should consider buying, and working with a spot meter isn't going to be much of a hassle.

Hopefully it won't be too long until I can print and frame some of these.

Here are a few more images.













hmzimelka
Registered: Mar 02, 2011
Total Posts: 231
Country: Namibia

... and a happy snap from the top of the dunes, overlooking the desert.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 4165
Country: United States

Martin, unbelievable beauty! all of them, well done.



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

hmzimelka, amazing shots, congrats!!



mirkoc
Registered: Jan 26, 2008
Total Posts: 683
Country: Croatia

hmzimelka, fantastic! Very meditative...



edwinIII
Registered: Apr 15, 2011
Total Posts: 277
Country: United States

There are some amazing photos being posted.

I have waded through this marsh for years and always stop to take a photo of this dead tree. Never liked any of the shots. First time out in the marsh with the merrill and got a shot I like.







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

Two pics from Granada (Spain)


_SDI0112 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI0118 por John Loves, en Flickr



evilgeniusdan
Registered: Feb 01, 2011
Total Posts: 13
Country: United States



iso 800



millsart
Registered: Apr 29, 2009
Total Posts: 6125
Country: N/A

Old Cabin

[URL=http://imageshack.com/i/7ehzwrj]



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

zhangyue wrote:
Martin, unbelievable beauty! all of them, well done.


+1 Marvellous B&W.



asbalyan
Registered: May 28, 2003
Total Posts: 385
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
zhangyue wrote:
Martin, unbelievable beauty! all of them, well done.


+1 Marvellous B&W.


Wow.. The more I am resisting this camera, these threads are

(I used DP1... these cameras are different)



kkonkkrete
Registered: Aug 19, 2013
Total Posts: 2
Country: N/A

Hi everyone, I'm new here. Been using DP2M since end of last year. I have a quick question ... sorry if it's been covered before.

What do you use for dealing with / removing noise and banding artifacts in low-contrast regions? I've been getting into portrait studio shots with strobes, shooting against grey and black backdrops, and I'm getting some nasty blotches and bad banding in the falloff of the lighting on the backdrop with the DP2 merrill. Notably worse (in this respect) than with my Canon 600D. Any software tips for getting rid of these would be much appreciated. Thanks!



tsdevine
Registered: May 26, 2006
Total Posts: 1877
Country: United States


I have been taking TIFFs out of SPP and using Photo Ninja for finishing touches....including NR. Seems to work pretty well.

-Tim



kkonkkrete
Registered: Aug 19, 2013
Total Posts: 2
Country: N/A

Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out. Although noise is a problem with DP2M, its more the banding / blotchiness I'm worried about. Hopefully Photo Ninja will help!

Thanks again!



tsdevine
Registered: May 26, 2006
Total Posts: 1877
Country: United States


Well, I pretty much shoot landscapes at ISO 100. Early on I noticed the magenta/green blotchiness....but I may have gotten immune to seeing it. If I expose carefully I don't see much in terms of banding, etc.

-Tim



GeorgW
Registered: Apr 06, 2013
Total Posts: 4
Country: N/A

tsdevine wrote:

Well, I pretty much shoot landscapes at ISO 100. Early on I noticed the magenta/green blotchiness....but I may have gotten immune to seeing it. If I expose carefully I don't see much in terms of banding, etc.

-Tim


If you have much rich colors on your image (green for example in Landscapes) and its sunny and nice, the blotchiness problem wont happen that much. But i always have it, when there are no colors. On grey parts of the image or on light brown parts. Or when its cloudy and there are no colours.
When you do such a picture you cant help with changing exposure etc. it will just happen.



tsdevine
Registered: May 26, 2006
Total Posts: 1877
Country: United States


I got both my DP1M and DP2M's in late fall/early winter. With all the winter drabness, I did notice it more. Since spring and summer came along, I just haven't noticed it as much (at least for my kind of shooting.) When it does happen, it is disappointing.

-Tim



millsart
Registered: Apr 29, 2009
Total Posts: 6125
Country: N/A

Generally if the color is nice outside, sunny, radiant etc, then the Merrill's reproduce it well. When its overcast and such, not quite as well, however, the camera can do some really nice black and white , which often suits such scenes better anyways



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

Some pics from a recent trip to Trujillo (Caceres, Espaņa).


_SDI1243 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1207 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1179 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1178 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1170 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1165 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1164 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1159 por John Loves, en Flickr



1       2       3              86      
87
       88              91       92       end