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« Reply #1000 on: May 28, 2013, 11:52:51 PM »
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here's another one.
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« Reply #1001 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 #1002 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 #1003 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 #1004 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 #1005 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 #1006 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 #1007 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 #1008 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 #1009 on: May 29, 2013, 03:51:27 PM »
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Please post links to some examples.  Smiley
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« Reply #1010 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 #1011 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 #1012 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 #1013 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 #1014 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 #1015 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 #1016 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 #1017 on: June 09, 2013, 07:34:31 PM »
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One from Tokyo.



Hand held stitch.

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« Reply #1018 on: June 19, 2013, 03:21:24 AM »
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I am using Sigma PP Software version 5.5.1 for PC, there is an option to export under the file option when editing a file an xml with settings of file adjustments, however the export command appears to not work correctly, here is all I see in any attempt at exporting an xml file with a wide variety of settings:

<Color>
   <Custom>
      <Settings>
      </Settings>
   </Custom>
</Color>
<BnW>
   <Custom>
      <Settings>
      </Settings>
   </Custom>
</BnW>


Is the export working for others or is this broken?

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« Reply #1019 on: June 19, 2013, 02:47:04 PM »
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This thread was in need of being split.

Please post in  Sigma DP2 Merrill Experiences-2 from now on
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