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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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    Fuji Question: Alternatives for fuji 60mm

    If you can get hold of a good condition sample of the Tamron 90mm f/2.5 macro it would give good results on a Fuji X. I've a decidedly rough-looking one which is optically and mechanically fine - a bit soft wide open but nice and sharp from f4 to f16 It goes down to 1:2 and a tube gets you...
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    Fuji First time out & about with the X-E1

    I've attached a new conversion of the Bracket Fungus RAW file without any processing or sharpening other than whatever Capture One's default decided to add. I'm interested to see how it shows up after upload. As a Sigma Foveon user I can see its gonna be fun adjusting to a different sensor's...
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    Fuji First time out & about with the X-E1

    Thanks for responding Luke and I agree that sharpening can prove something of a dark art. Most of the time, Foveon files don't seem to need it at all. These shots though had 50% of one pixel sharpening (in CS5) to the 26MB 300 dpi .psd file for printing to A3 No other sharpening was added...
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    Fuji First time out & about with the X-E1

    These are a couple of shots I grabbed while walking in the Bowland Fells area recently in Lancashire UK. It was the first time I'd chosen to carry the X-E1 with 18-55 zoom instead of my usual Sigma DP Merrills The first was shot as I entered a little woodland area on the outskirts of...
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    Canon Is the G1X any good for panoramas?

    This is an 11 shot panorama in the English Lake District. I shot it last October from the back door of my climbing club's hut in the Newlands Valley not far from Keswick I usually carry Sigma DP2 & DP3 Merrills when I'm shooting panoramas but on this occasion I was travelling ultra-light so...
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    Canon Showcase G1X Images

    I have to agree Nippa. Fuji make lovely cameras that handle very nicely and are capable of great results - I have an X-E1 kit - but every time I start processing RAW files off my G1X, I have to admit that as far as IQ goes, there's really not that much to choose between the two. I also...
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    The monochrome flower - I love it Andy! Reminds me of 'noir' motion picture lighting.
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    Sigma Sigma DP2M versus DP3M for landscape

    Because they're small and reasonably light, I reckon the DP Merrills make ideal mountain cameras. I like to bivvy or camp above valley level. It's always great to be up there, where you want to be for the shot, when the light - early or late - is at its best. The problem with travelling...
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    And these are some Welsh poppies in my neighbour's garden Also from DP3 Merril - this time wide open
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    This is a mono conversion from the DP3 Merrill 50mm at f/5.6
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