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« Reply #1000 on: May 28, 2013, 01:23:26 PM »
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Thanks for the info Gibbomik,

I've read that some people are doing panos with multiple cameras all firing at the same time. It seems overkill but makes sense for things like clouds which can move quite a distance in between pano shots, especially if you are bracketing each shot. I'll try and dig out some more info on who is doing this and what results they get. The beauty of the Merrill is it's so cheap that even with three of these it's still cheaper than most medium format cameras.

Nice rig btw.
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« Reply #1001 on: May 28, 2013, 11:49:43 PM »
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first one is a 100% crop
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« Reply #1002 on: May 28, 2013, 11:52:51 PM »
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here's another one.
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« Reply #1003 on: May 29, 2013, 12:04:43 AM »
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Awesome clarity. Any post sharpening on that Farsh?
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« Reply #1004 on: May 29, 2013, 10:01:44 AM »
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Are you referring to the first pic, Gavin? I usually don't sharpen the raws, but if I do it's 0.2-.3
usually just play around with highlight/shadow and vibrance.
as I wasn't sure whether I had sharpened in this case, I've uploaded the full resolution
out-of-camera jpeg to flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91779767@N07/8879000893/
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« Reply #1005 on: May 29, 2013, 12:03:30 PM »
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Thanks Farsh. I meant the last one but thanks for linking to the full size image. I need one of these cameras.

In your opinion is the image quality worth all the hassle of using such a poorly designed tool? I refer of course
to things like the battery life, lack of live view etc.
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« Reply #1006 on: May 29, 2013, 01:39:05 PM »
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Yes! the image quality is worth it, on most occasions when I open files on my large IPS screen and go 100% crop, I have to say wow!
And there are many flaws to the camera, I agree. this is a camera for day light, haven't bought a flash for it yet.
But the battery isn't actually that bad, I was able to get 200 shots this past weekend on 2 batteries. focusing isn't that bad either.

I just did 2 more full resolution raw-to-jpeg conversions for you to check out.
the only post-processing in Lightroom: highlight down, shadow up, manual white balance, nothing else, didn't change vibrance this time.
looking at these pictures, keep in mind, it is handheld and at f6.3, not the sweet-spot between 7.1-8.0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/91779767@N07/8881767092/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91779767@N07/8881163851/in/photostream/
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« Reply #1007 on: May 29, 2013, 01:54:58 PM »
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Thanks Farsh,

For handheld that is pretty sharp.

I often shoot in low light situations, pre sunrise in many cases but obviously always with a tripod.

I'd love to see some example shots of those type of conditions. Any chance you could get up at 5am
tomorrow and do some long exposures  Wink

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« Reply #1008 on: May 29, 2013, 03:16:09 PM »
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I'm sure I will be able to do one at 5AM, that's when I sometimes go to sleep Tongue

not sure if you seen this one in my photostream, but I took it when the sun was almost down:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91779767@N07/8689708034/

it did take some post-processign, but again this is handheld.
I'm pretty certain that the DPM2 would do just fine on long-exposures on a tripod.

you can also find examples on flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/cameras/sigma/dp2_merrill
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=night&cm=sigma%2Fdp2_merrill

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« Reply #1009 on: May 29, 2013, 03:23:02 PM »
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It does a fine job on wide-field astrophotography, though I tend to shoot wider angle star fields.
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« Reply #1010 on: May 29, 2013, 03:50:59 PM »
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Thanks Farsh, now that's  the kind of light I go looking for. Still sharp for handheld, can't wait to see what tripod shots look like.
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« Reply #1011 on: May 29, 2013, 03:51:27 PM »
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Please post links to some examples.  Smiley
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« Reply #1012 on: May 29, 2013, 03:56:10 PM »
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Excellent work Quentin. I'd love to see a larger version of this. Smiley
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« Reply #1013 on: May 30, 2013, 05:06:34 PM »
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still on shake down cruise with the dp 2... i have firmware version 1.05 (current?) but i'm not able to get the monochrome feature. am i missing something? thnx..tim
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« Reply #1014 on: May 30, 2013, 08:48:08 PM »
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DP1 & DP2 now $799 at B&H  Shocked
Very tempting - wonder how long the wife would take to notice my camera looks different... Grin
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« Reply #1015 on: May 31, 2013, 01:56:52 AM »
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Just tell her this is one of the older cameras you start using again. Allways works Cheesy
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« Reply #1016 on: June 07, 2013, 06:15:43 AM »
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I'm sure there is a thread somewhere with thoughts/recommendations on workflow, i.e. how to optimise use of SPP/LR/photoshop. Anyone remember where? (perhaps it's on Get Dpi)
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« Reply #1017 on: June 07, 2013, 08:00:00 AM »
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I'm sure there is a thread somewhere with thoughts/recommendations on workflow, i.e. how to optimise use of SPP/LR/photoshop. Anyone remember where? (perhaps it's on Get Dpi)

Here you go:  http://www.getdpi.com/forum/other-cameras/43973-sigma-dpxmerrill-best-practice-thread.html

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« Reply #1018 on: June 09, 2013, 06:23:33 PM »
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Hi all, I got tremendous problems taking pictures of poppy seed flowers. The brighter parts and especially in sunlight are shown as magenta or even in plain white color:



The LCD shows a flash of white light when pointed to the red flower. Very weird! is there any kind of solution? Is something wrong with my camera?
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« Reply #1019 on: June 09, 2013, 07:34:31 PM »
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One from Tokyo.



Hand held stitch.

Cheers,
Bernad
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