My first set of DP1M pictures. This camera is amazing in its pictures. Amazing how far cameras have gone in the past six years! My last "serious" camera was the Canon 40D and this does blow it out of the water. After having a weekend to use it a little, its a lot more usable than one would have believed with all the online reviews. This really is a camera for the patient photographer mindset. I like how little PP there needs to be done. I know the pics and my skills have a long ways to go compared to everyone else here, but I just would like to contribute to this small little Sigma corner of this great forum!
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 from the mini stadiums, artificial turf, and thousands in attendance that many large high schools have today; this game was more akin to a backyard brawl. I took these from the bleachers so I had to export in double size and crop generously.
Keeping up with a tradition I maintained until the E-M5 came out, I'm jumping into the wonders of the Sigma DP cameras and Foveon sensor with a previous generation of the DP2 -- The DP2S, to be precise. $390 with the Sigma viewfinder (which I'll still use as a slightly wide finder if I ever get a Merrill), a fast 95mb/sec sandisk card, and a good Uv filter, seemed reasonable to me (the VF alone is pretty pricey). And I can enjoy the Foveon magic while I await for the gods of finance to make a Merrill possible. So I'll be back next week with some pictures from and "old" DP.
I just got my used DP2S in the mail today. I couldn't wait until I could afford a Merrill, so I jumped in and got the older camera, which is still a very nice machine. It won't go head to head with certain medium format cameras, and it doesn't resolve the sheer amount of detail as the Merrill, but I'm glad I have it until I can make the jump. Here are a couple of shots taken my first afternoon with it. Love having an iso 50 to use!
I've been neglecting my Merrill's recently in favour of what are more versatile cameras, however yesterday I decided to give them a run out. I came across this posy on rocks above the high tide line, so it must have been placed here for some reason, one is left wondering why.
I took my Merrills out walking today. These two are from the DP2M.
I would have been happier if I'd had my GH2 with me for this shot, one of those where you can't zoom with your feet The image has been cropped with about 35-40% of the AREA of the original cropped out.
Sir Francis Drake
Not so bad here, although cropping has still been used. I'm very pleased with the print from this one and will be entering it at next weeks camera club competition, subject "Plymouth Landmarks"
Been away for a while... you guys are giving the sigmas a good workout. The beach (federal) park i visit in Florida was closed and the pool is getting a bit chilly so i got the bike out of the trunk and pulled out the DP2m. Nothing special but i'm still loving this camera.