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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    I’m a lurker more than a contributor nowadays, but I dust off the Merrill every once in a while. Good to see the community still active! Photo taken during an overcast day in San Diego a couple weeks ago.
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    Sigma How many DP Merrills?

    I have the Sigma DP2 Merrill and DP3 Merrill. I'd buy the DP1 Merrill too, but a line has to be drawn. I'm not Roy :tongue: (At least I still have the original DP1)
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    There have been some great additions to this thread since I last visited it. Somewhat inspired by Ed's "High School Football" thread, I brought my camera to my high school's homecoming game this past weekend. It's been quite some time since I graduated, but things haven't changed much. A far cry...
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    Sigma Dodgeball!

    Thanks for the comments, everyone. For those not familiar with the dodgeball, the rules are simple: 1. KILL 2. KILL 3. KILL For those interested in less tongue-in-cheek information about the photos: The dodgeball tournament took place this weekend as one of the many fundraising events at...
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    Sigma Dodgeball!

    The "old fat dudes" were actually the best ones there, surprisingly enough! Maybe dodgeball is the only time they can release their frustrations at the younger generation.
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    Sigma Dodgeball!

    In certain corners of the world, a ruthless underground sport has emerged. It takes place in poorly lit gymnasiums and while it is banned in most regions, the ban is not strictly enforced. The number of spectators are often small and are careful to keep a distance from the combat...
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    Sigma SPP Help

    I also gave the RAW file a try. Here is your OOC JPEG: And my RAW conversion: Settings: All tonal adjustments set to "zero" except for saturation which is set to -0.4. White Balance: Sunlight Color Mode: Landscape Color Adjustment (Color Wheel): 2M All noise reduction set to...
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    Sigma Sigma 4-Year Warranty on DP Cameras

    From the full press release: This is big news that I overlooked when the announcement was made. This will give me peace of mind when buying from them in the future. I think Sigma is on a roll. The DP Merrills are generally well-received unlike the previous DP cameras, their lenses are...
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    Sigma Which Sigma DP to try?

    wt21, have you had a chance to play with some RAW files? It might sway you to go with one over the other, or perhaps chase you away from both. I downloaded Carl Rytterfalk's RAW packs before deciding on the DP1 years ago, to familiarize myself with the workflow of these cameras. His site has not...
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    Sigma Which Sigma DP to try?

    Images at ISO 200 from the new camera are grainier. It's especially evident with the blue sky, as the Merrill simply can't match the clean result of the original at base ISO. I'll add the word "relatively" in my original post because I was only comparing the two sensors. Update: I've done a...
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    Sigma Which Sigma DP to try?

    Garylh, the original DP cameras had a 1.7x crop, but the sensor's height was very similar to a four-thirds sensor. Its 3:2 aspect ratio just made it wider. It's a good thing you mentioned the fragile nature of retracting lens mechanisms. It's important to note that I have not heard of any lens...
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    Sigma Which Sigma DP to try?

    Are you a RAW shooter? The DP2 is certainly worth more than $175 and you may even be able to sell it for the same or higher if it doesn't fit your style. Since you have an RX100, both cameras are small enough to carry together. You could have the RX100 as your main camera and take the DP2 out...
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Andy, I didn't know you shoot many JPEGs. I had heard that the Merrills had a much better JPEG engine, but I haven't been brave enough to try it. The previous Foveons had dreadful JPEGs and it's ingrained in me to always shoot RAW. The problem, as Bart mentioned, are the massive RAW files. Sigma...
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Lawrence's post had me thinking about potential owners of the DP series that are holding back because they think that the camera is useless in situations that call for high ISO. While it's no match for modern Bayer and X-Trans sensors above base ISO, I want to make it clear that it is possible...
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    Sigma the DP viewfinder for DP2M

    I used the official OVF (Sigma VF-11) on the original DP1. It worked well, but it was a bit expensive for the build quality. One benefit of the plastic construction is that it was a tighter fit on the hotshoe than a metal one would have been. I believe the VF-21 for the Sigma DP2/DP2 Merrill is...
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    Sigma weather resistant cover

    Are you jumping into the water or just want to protect it from light rain? For the latter, I am considering buying a rain sleeve along with the fast cap I already own.
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    Sigma double resolution in Sigma Photo Pro

    It's just interpolation, as far as I know. But it's very good. Consider these two shots taken from the same seat: 1) Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway | Flickr - Photo Sharing! 2) All sizes | Speed Portrait | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (large image) The second shot was double-sized in SPP...
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Lovely silhouette on #3 Andy!
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    Sigma About to buy a Sigma DP2

    Sorry I missed this question. It's not awkward to use; it's straightforward actually. It does feel a bit bigger than it needs to be, compared to the stock lens cap. However, the size provides the benefit of acting like a lens hood.
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Click for link to original size and EXIF ISO 3200 [Monochrome Mode] 100% Blue Channel
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    Sigma About to buy a Sigma DP2

    I thought the official lens hood for the previous generation was good, but I discovered the OP/Tech Fast Cap and use it for the Merrill. It protrudes enough to act like a hood, although I doubt it blocks the light as well as the official hood. Here is mine on the Gordy's Camera Straps tumblr...
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    Sigma About to buy a Sigma DP2

    Are you planning to get the original DP2 or the new DP2 Merrill? In either case, this guide helped me out tremendously: http://docs.google.com/View?docID=dfn7v4dm_105fdr8sdhq Writing to the SD card is very slow, but you can continue to change exposure and take photos with the Merrill. You just...
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    My friend must have coordinated the colors of her outfit with the sky.
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Thank you, Jock. I don't often take great photos, but this one is a favorite. A tip for Foveon RAW shooters: If the subject is better lit than the background/foreground elements, using a negative value on SPP Fill Light exaggerates the lighting on the subject and darkens the other elements for...
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    I always have the DP2 Merrill with me during family dinners, to capture precious moments such as this one of a mother and her daughter. Click image for largr version on flickr f/2.8 · 1/30s · ISO800 (pushed to ISO1600 in SPP) · Monochrome White Balance
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Some excellent additions to this thread. Thanks for posting these! Pepeye, I can't wait to see more of the DP1 Merrill. As for me, I'm continuing my series of environmental portraits with the DP2 Merrill: Click image for more size options on flickr
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    Sigma DP2 Questions

    That's good to hear, Herman. As for your questions on the original post, my answers are very similar to Tilman's. However, I use evaluative metering with +0.3 or +0.7 exposure compensation (but only do this if shooting RAW - the highlights can be recovered in almost all cases). As for Q5 - My...
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    Sigma DP2 Questions

    I can give you more specific advice later, when I have more time. In the meantime, I can give you an excellent document compiled by a DPReview member Solsang: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mjvj8xezxxmobxl/Adviceforsigmadp1dp2users.pdf Have fun, Herman. It's a difficult camera and you should try...
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    Sigma DP Merrill for Snapshots

    To conclude my post: Bringing the the DP Merrill for snapshots has the advantage of quickly transforming back into a creative tool. I was taking quick shots of everyone at the table in a restaurant while we were looking through our menus when I saw an opportunity. The light was poor but I...
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    Sigma Playing with an IR filter on DP2s

    I really like the first. It looks like you've found a very inexpensive way to get interesting images. I wish I had the money to buy several DP camera and experiment (e.g. IR filter removal).
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    Sigma DP Merrill for Snapshots

    I love having a compact because no one pays attention to you. This is especially helpful at sporting events, where "good photos" are reserved for the professionals. With a compact, however, you can be very sneaky:
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    Sigma DP Merrill for Snapshots

    Sigma advertises the DP series as a camera for artists. But it is small enough to carry almost everywhere and I've been using it as a snapshot camera. I often contemplate whether to bring my compact with a zoom instead, but I find that I can get better results from upsizing and cropping than...
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Ah yes, it's bothering me as well. I'd have to investigate on how to properly do it. I have neither Photoshop nor the skills to fix it right now. :tongue: I haven't had many opportunities for serious work (excuses, excuses), but luckily it's still small enough to carry around for snapshots...
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Those are some interesting finds on your walk, Lieven. Last night, the DP2 Merrill passed the "Could you take a picture of us?" test: Click image for more size options on flickr
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    Sigma Somebody actually likes the AF on the DP!

    :laugh1: They'll find each other. Someday.
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    Sigma Thoughts on the Merrill generation

    It's not the best looking or feature-packed software, even lacking crop and rotate functions. But I've grown to like its simplicity. I made sure to download the latest Sigma Photo Pro and played with Merrill RAW files made available in several forums just to make sure my computer could process...
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    Sigma Steve Huff reviews DP2 Merrill

    So, how's the image quality? He doesn't seem to mention it nearly enough! :biggrin: I'm glad he mentioned Dick Merrill, although Steve is misinformed: Dick Merrill didn't help Sigma develop Foveon technology. Sigma just bought the company Merrill founded. No issues here. Maybe the review unit...
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    Sigma DP1 Merrill announced

    The last photo on the page, DP1M-23, is not very impressive technically. Lots of banding in the sky and the vegetation is green mush. That's of course, pixel-peeping. It was likely underexposed and compensated with X3F Fill Light in SPP. It looks good downsized for the web and I would like to...
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    Sigma Thoughts on the Merrill generation

    As promised, a demonstration of the DP Merrill's amazing resolution. Here is a photo taken last Saturday in St. Louis. It was handheld at 1/50s, without image stabilization, so there is some camera shake to consider. The image was upsized to 200% using Sigma Photo Pro, which has been proven to...
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    Sigma Thoughts on the Merrill generation

    I've had enough time with the DP2 Merrill that I can respond to some of the comments: In good light, the AF is quick to grab focus. I can't confirm its accuracy, however, since I always tweak the focus using AF+MF just to be sure. I've used the older DP cameras for too long to have full...
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    Sigma Thoughts on the Merrill generation

    I know there are several potential buyers worried about high-ISO (or any ISO actually) banding. Here is a full-size JPEG converted from RAW to demonstrate the noise and banding at ISO3200. It can't touch the X-Pro1, or even small-sensor compacts for that matter, but I'll be using that value so...
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    Sigma Thoughts on the Merrill generation

    I don't know enough about cameras to tell whether it's mechanical or fly-by-wire, but my guess is that it's the latter. It's not oversensitive or sticky (I've read about the issues on the NEX version Sigma 30mm - a lens similar to the one on the DP2 Merrill). In my experience, it seems to be...
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    Sigma Thoughts on the Merrill generation

    Comments on the changes from the original DP1 to the DP2 Merrill. Some long. Some short. Size, weight, appearance I was initially disappointed on the size increase from the original DP series to the new generation. My DP1 was pocketable, but it was enough to trigger "...or are you just...
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    Sigma DP2 Merrill first images

    I don't know the cause, but it's been suggested to expose correctly (for the shadows) and don't go crazy with the sliders in Sigma Photo Pro. I guess the camera is really fussy on how to use it.
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Sigma DP2 Merrill - f/5.6 - 1/5s - ISO100
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    Sigma DP2 Merrill first images

    I've been keeping up with discussions about this camera on several forums, with the most heated being at DPReview. Someone there very generously posted a gallery 96 photos, RAW files included! It was nice to be able to download a RAW file and play with it using Sigma Photo Pro (available for...
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    Sigma DP2 Merrill first images

    This is alarming: That is a quote from a user posting in DPReview regarding her new DP Merrill. Edit: She later clarifies that, in addition to the 51 images produced, there was also battery drain due to setting up the camera and checking photos. However, it's still alarming when a manufacturer...
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    Sigma DP2 Merrill first images

    I'm very interested in this camera, especially since the lens no longer retracts - I'd hate to go through the lens failure issue again. It's a shame that it's larger than the original DP cameras and the lens on the DP2M didn't gain a stop (the Merrill generation DP1 gained a stop), but this is...
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    From a trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park in June: It wasn't as cold as it looked:
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    Sigma Thoughts on the DP1

    Another great post, Wallace. I've only been around photography discussions for a relatively short time, so I wasn't aware of the disparity in behavior between customers of different camera brands. You make several excellent points and I've changed my attitude a bit about Sigma's seemingly poor...
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