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    Sigma Interesting Fovean B&W blog articles

    Thanks for the heads-up on these blogs. I'm far more a landscape than street guy, so, apart from having to pack a sack full of batteries every time I head for the hills, coping with the quirks of my three DP Merrills is no big deal for me. Igor's info on monochrome use was of great interest...
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    Sigma TCSTV Sigma DP2 Quattro Review

    Thanks Gary The reason for the mix & match approach is so that I also have the option of sneaking my Samyang 8mm fisheye into the bag. For rock wall and gully photography it can produce some seriously interesting images.:cool:
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    Sigma TCSTV Sigma DP2 Quattro Review

    Yes - in fact any USB 5v battery of any size would do the job - but only via the bit that goes in the camera. The AC bit can stay at home :)
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    Sigma TCSTV Sigma DP2 Quattro Review

    I already carry a very high quality 2-element macro lens (the 2 dioptre section of the Raynox DCR-5320PRO macro conversion lens) with a ring to reduce from its 72mm to 52mm for the DPM3 lens and which also fits the DPM2 via a further 52 to 49mm step down ring (I carry only 52mm CPL and ND...
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    Sigma TCSTV Sigma DP2 Quattro Review

    In the hills, I shoot a mix of single shot and multi-frame panoramas, which is how I've come to convince myself that I ABSOLUTELY MUST carry all three ;-) I shoot most panos with the camera vertically mounted on my Gitzo pod. The DPM2 is used most, but if there's no foreground involved, I...
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    Sigma TCSTV Sigma DP2 Quattro Review

    I carry my three Merrills on two and three day trips in the mountains with a sack full of batteries plus a 10,000mA Anker battery pack with the Sigma lead. I resent all the extra weight of course - and oh, how much a tilt screen would improve things - but the results convince me it's worth...
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    Sigma When might we see Quattro samples ?

    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/sigma-dp2-quattro-full-size-sample-photos-25785
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    Sigma Sigma lens hoods vs generic ones and filter sizes

    Hi Barrie I had colour problems with Cokin grads so I changed to those from SRB in Luton. Their grads seem to be colour-neutral and are available in P size for the larger Cokin holder. I use the A size Cokin on my Merrills and the grads from SRB are in fact the larger ones specially cut...
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    Sigma Sigma lens hoods vs generic ones and filter sizes

    Although I've not used them on the Merrills, I can well believe there may be problems with the double-polarising variable ND filters. I do remember colour shifts when I used them on Nikon gear though. I use my Merrills almost entirely for landscape work, for which my Marumi polarisers seem to...
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    Sigma Sigma lens hoods vs generic ones and filter sizes

    I have the three Merrills so it's a no-brainer for me to go for 52mm. I have the ND1000 and ND400 plus a polariser. This means I need a 49 to 52 step-up ring but there's quite a cost saving to only need the one set of filters. I also carry a Cokin A filter holder with 52mm adapter and clip-on...
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    Fuji Mirror Mirror on the Wall.....

    Oh boy, yes! Do I know the feeling. When I was a pro (I'm now retired) my photography had a sense of purpose and more important, it was carried out to a specific brief provided by a client. In an attempt to halt my slide into total mediocrity, I've decided to become, so to speak, my own...
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    Sigma Medium format film: compared to Foveon?

    I recently dug out a huge load of my old Ektachromes shot with the Pentax 6x7 , plus a couple of hundred 5x4s from my Linhof days, and pondered how best to convert them to digital. There were far too many to pay for pro scanning and I was reluctant to go the flatbed route after obtaining so-so...
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    Sigma How many DP Merrills?

    Dunno about really liking them Larry. Truth be told, I run the risk of entering into something of a love/hate relationship with the damned things. I think it may have been Longfellow who got it in a nutshell: 'when she was good, she was very, very good, but when she was bad she was horrid'...
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    Sigma How many DP Merrills?

    For landscape work I carry the three DP Merrills all fitted with Sigma lenshoods and John Millich L-Bracket/Grips. I carry a Gitzo Traveller tripod with Gitzo ball head/Novoflex Arca Swiss clamp/panorama rotator plus a lightweight custom panorama bracket. I use a Cokin 75mm filter holder...
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    Sigma What to choose

    I enjoy photographing in wilderness and mountainous areas and I also like to be able to take the occasional 'macro' shot. For me, the DP3 works well closeup and is often, though not always, the ideal choice for stitched panoramas. I feel that the DP2 is often unfairly regarded as a sort of...
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