Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it?
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deadhumpy
Registered: Oct 22, 2009
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Just a quick snap shot.



deadhumpy
Registered: Oct 22, 2009
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Detail shot from an old cannery boiler.



deadhumpy
Registered: Oct 22, 2009
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Something a little different along with a heavy crop. Handheld on a boat, although is was pretty calm.



deadhumpy
Registered: Oct 22, 2009
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Last one for now, king crab detail.



deadhumpy
Registered: Oct 22, 2009
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Would of rather shot my d800 in this situation but I think the sigma handled the challenging light well. The colors seem very rich. Even though the nikon would have dug into the shadows better.



hmzimelka
Registered: Mar 02, 2011
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From a recent camping trip to the Niedersachsen farm in the Khomas area, Windhoek, Namibia...
Really dry... This is the farm where the two German geologists, Henno Martin and Hermann Korn, had their last hide out during their efforts to avoid arrest during WW2.







My friend with whom I did the trip... (using a M2 with a 50 Cron dual range)


Camp:


The remains of the last hideout of the two geologists...



nahte03
Registered: May 01, 2011
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I have truly enjoyed the Sigma DP2M and has become my landscape camera. There are times when the D800e enters my mind especially when I have to stitch multiple images to gain a wider perspective. But once I zoom in to 100% when processing my images, the details are so amazing that thoughts of the D800e slowly fades away.

Here are some recent shots taken by the DP2M


Dolly Sods - Bear Rocks by ChloEthan, on Flickr


Mist over Great Falls by ChloEthan, on Flickr



tsdevine
Registered: May 26, 2006
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Found a nifty little workflow using the new version of Iridient Developer and PhotoNinja. Accidentally posted this in the DP1M thread as I shot both on this trip.



-Tim



buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Nice shot!
Care to share the workflow?
Though, I can only dream of Iridient Developer, as I am on a PC, sigh...

tsdevine wrote:
Found a nifty little workflow using the new version of Iridient Developer and PhotoNinja. Accidentally posted this in the DP1M thread as I shot both on this trip.



-Tim



tsdevine
Registered: May 26, 2006
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I don't see the "green vignetting" in the latest version of Iridient Developer, it also seems to handle the magenta/green blotches better. I just do basic exposure adjustments there, try to get the color close, etc. I then save as TIFF and open in PhotoNinja. Change the Base Style to Scenic in the Color Enhancement section. Now, the next part is hard to explain if you haven't used PhotoNinja. I pick the Magenta color in the Color Enhancement section and set the Reference Hue to 4. This seems to pick up most of what's left of any magenta blotchiness, and then I desaturate it. I also do more exposure and color balance fine tuning. Also add a small amount of Noise Ninja processing. The results are IMHO spectacular and must less painful than SPP.

-Tim



rattymouse
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juan_amores
Registered: May 21, 2009
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This thread is off!!


_SDI1439 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI1445_F_ByN por John Loves, en Flickr



bayvillian
Registered: May 19, 2011
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2 random black and whites for ya
bottom one is at 3200 iso



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
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^^^^^ fantastic portraits of the two women.



Bobu
Registered: Apr 22, 2004
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At the moment you can get all DP Merills new for 449 at fotobrenner.de. Interesting offer.

Boris



bayvillian
Registered: May 19, 2011
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yea great deal on the cameras right now, I got mine when it was announced and paid a little over $1000 with tax. Still thought that was a fair price with the iq it provides. People always say this camera is only amazing at lower iso's which is true, but still usable at higher iso's. (Just like medium format, except cheaper)



deadhumpy
Registered: Oct 22, 2009
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Thought i'd bump the thread back up. Been playing around with some files from this summer again. Just purchased the dp3m.



rdcny
Registered: Mar 09, 2004
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check amazon.com...can get the sigma dp123 for about $570 including shipping - and prices are dropping so may be worth waiting another week or two



jtra
Registered: Jun 26, 2009
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glacierpete wrote:
Out of a marketing perspective, I am puzzled with Sigma's pricing. Consumers don't complain over 3K for a Sony RX1 because it has a Zeiss sticker on it, knowing the lens is made by Cosina.

Sigma tried to improve its reputation by putting together a world class lens with a unique sensor. I guess they choose the 1K price proint after their experiece with their Sigma SD1 pricing. It is a very low price for this level of technolog and image output. The camera output is not far behind a Nikon D800e with the best lens.
The Sigma DP2M lens is better than my Leica Summicron 50.

May be they made a mistake by choosing this kind of cheap brick look design, and people are mistaken by the Sigma sticker on it. BUT this camera at the current price level is a steal. I say this after 30+ years of photography with medium format and later digital.
It might have been better to choose a 2K price point from the beginning, make the body look better, make SPP better and most importantly do a better marketing for this incredible pice of technology.

Just my 2c



Reviving old comment. Hey, Sigma actually listened to you. You wrote that Sigma made a mistake with cheap brick look. So that is why new Sigma DP2 Quattro is of so non-brick shape. :-)



rattymouse
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