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« Reply #200 on: October 14, 2012, 08:54:48 AM »
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Hi Hulyss,

Thank you very much for the details explanation. This function is useful for me to work on different computers with the software. So it looks like the saved setting is only limited to Tonal Adjustments not all the other settings, like white balance, color mode, CA correction, noise correction, etc. Have you found a way to save all these settings in the software so you can apply to new files?

Thanks and your English is perfect!

Here is the stitched DP1M image I shot a few days ago.

Happy shooting!

John
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« Reply #201 on: October 14, 2012, 09:26:37 AM »
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"Honey, are you coming to bed?"
I knew this version : http://xkcd.com/386/ Wink

And I won't comment too much about us frenchies... Grin
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« Reply #202 on: October 14, 2012, 10:04:16 AM »
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Hi Hulyss,

Thank you very much for the details explanation. This function is useful for me to work on different computers with the software. So it looks like the saved setting is only limited to Tonal Adjustments not all the other settings, like white balance, color mode, CA correction, noise correction, etc. Have you found a way to save all these settings in the software so you can apply to new files?

Thanks and your English is perfect!

Here is the stitched DP1M image I shot a few days ago.

Happy shooting!

John

By the tests I've done, I can also save WB settings, noise reduction and so on. It work exactly the same way. It register automatically in the profile you named, just don't forget to re-save the settings (a sort of overwrite) once you move something. Nice photo by the way Wink
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« Reply #203 on: October 14, 2012, 01:02:47 PM »
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Thanks and I will try to play with it. I just have a problem to activate the CA correction (Lens Profile) in my Mac in SPP 5.3.2. When I open the X3F file the Lens Profile slider grays out so I only have the manual slider available. I don't know why. I may need to do a clean un-installment of the software and re-install it to see the issue will go. Do you how how to do the clean un-installment?


Also I want to use a wide angle converter on top of the DP1M to make it wider then 28mm. I tried a Nikon WC-E6 but the IQ is terrible and gives me very bad vignette.  I heard the new Fujifilm Fujifilm WCL-X100 lens has a very good performance when it is added on the Fuji X100 camera. The sample images I saw so far show very little quality loss at the corners. I just wonder if it is possible to apply this lens to my DP1M through a reverse ring. What do you think?
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Thanks for the kind comment on my photo and talk to you soon.

John
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« Reply #204 on: October 15, 2012, 07:22:08 PM »
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My DP2 arrived today....
Was shooting some product stuff w/ my A900, and at the end of the shoot the battery was charged for the Merrill.
Grabbed some "stuff" plopped it down on some seamless... sloppily aimed my light and reflector.  Set the DP2M to ISO 100, A priority...
pushed the button . . .  exposure was about .6 of a stop under, so boosted it in LR... not exactly optimal.



Zoomed in..


Literally the first shot out of the box...  HOLY COW... with some learning and practice this thing is going to be dangerous!
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« Reply #205 on: October 15, 2012, 08:56:39 PM »
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Here is one of my first DP2M test shots, the door of an historic church nearby. This is apparently the jpg (semi-edited) of the Raw+jpg mode, although it is smaller than the RAW.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88681310@N05/8092343858/sizes/k/in/photostream/

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« Reply #206 on: October 16, 2012, 04:01:56 AM »
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This is one of the first pictures I took with the DP1M. It's been slightly cropped & the perspective corrected, & not much else.  It was taken just before dusk last night.

Not sure how these it will look on other screens (I have a 17 laptop)  I am pretty hopeless at colour correction/image manipulation etc & hope to improve over time.

One thing I noticed on the weekend is that I think the DP1M & DP2M render the sky differently.  The DP2M has it a lot more cyan than does the DP1M.  I will test it again next weekend same in-camera settings between the DP1M, DP2M & SD1M - & see what happens.
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« Reply #207 on: October 16, 2012, 04:21:28 AM »
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PS, I found two images from Sunday afternoon that illustrate the colour differences from each camera.  These are two out of the camera jpegs only reduced in size to post here.
They were taken minutes apart & I am sure the cameras were on the same colour settings.

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« Reply #208 on: October 16, 2012, 02:15:30 PM »
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Were both the cameras set to a single setting, say, Sunlight?  I have noticed with the DP2M that auto WB is too cyan, but much better set to the appropriate setting for the light conditions, usually sunlight.  I have today taken delivery of a DP1M and will see if its colour balance is materially different using the same fixed colour settings. 
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« Reply #209 on: October 16, 2012, 03:00:03 PM »
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« Reply #210 on: October 16, 2012, 03:39:28 PM »
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NEED HELP !!!

I went out today to attempt shooting some panoramics at the Potomac River site(ca. 5 min. from home) with my brandnew DP2M, and I was able to master the exposures quite well (by using center weighted metering and locking the AEL).

This part of my test was succesful. But not the FOCUS! Since it was not a focus test, you can imagine that all 3 panos were horribly soft at 100% view.

HOW can I get everything in focus when you have objects about 4 to 5 meters (yards) away and the rest beyond that, plus infinity?

I used to shoot with 617 cameras and wide lenses (90mm to 120mm) before to do panos (and have used stitch-assist Canon-G cameras) but like to master the DP2M for this purpose as well, as I don't shoot film anymore.

Options:
1) selective AF focusing for each next scene shot?
2) hyperfocal focusing for entire scene? How would that work with this focal length?
3) other method?

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #211 on: October 16, 2012, 03:53:41 PM »
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First there was porn, then ruin (urban decay) porn, now we have "detail porn"? Wink
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« Reply #212 on: October 16, 2012, 05:47:04 PM »
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I have to echo what Barbara says about ease of processing. SPP is crappy, but frankly I didn't find there was much to do beyond dialing-down the sharpening, setting WB and dark/light clipping points. These things SPP can do alright. Then it's over to LR. 

Not an ideal workflow, but not something that would keep one from using the camera.

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In the adjustment panel the default value for sharpening is 0 - do you mean set a negative value?

I may be missing something but the white balance adjustment is infuriating. If you can't find a mid grey to select with the eyedropper, there is no fine adjustment of the K value (or I can't find one) - the only other thing is the pre-set values in the drop down box. (and using the eye dropper seems to make my computer crash!
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« Reply #213 on: October 16, 2012, 06:41:33 PM »
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Were both the cameras set to a single setting, say, Sunlight?  I have noticed with the DP2M that auto WB is too cyan, but much better set to the appropriate setting for the light conditions, usually sunlight.  I have today taken delivery of a DP1M and will see if its colour balance is materially different using the same fixed colour settings. 

They were both set on AWB, Standard, and both had the in camera contrast turned down.  I looked at a few other jpegs taken on Sunday afternoon, & the DP1M certainly renders nicer blues. 
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« Reply #214 on: October 16, 2012, 08:06:39 PM »
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I used to shoot also with Fuji 617 (using 105 and 180mm lenses) and I would say that the DOF was much more shallow than you can get today with an APS-sized sensor and a 30mm lens.

Set the camera to MF, distance to infinity or just slighly nearer, and take all the shots you need.
 
If you feel so inclined, you can change the distance to 2-5m, (depending on your foregound), and take another set. Prior to stitching, crop the unsharp part from all images (foreground from the first set, the top portion from the second set), and send it to your stitching program.
 
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« Reply #215 on: October 16, 2012, 10:33:47 PM »
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I used to shoot also with Fuji 617 (using 105 and 180mm lenses) and I would say that the DOF was much more shallow than you can get today with an APS-sized sensor and a 30mm lens.

Set the camera to MF, distance to infinity or just slighly nearer, and take all the shots you need.
 
If you feel so inclined, you can change the distance to 2-5m, (depending on your foregound), and take another set. Prior to stitching, crop the unsharp part from all images (foreground from the first set, the top portion from the second set), and send it to your stitching program.
 

Thanks. I will try again with infinity, then the same row with slightly less than infinity and if necessary even closer.
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« Reply #216 on: October 17, 2012, 03:14:51 AM »
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Given limited white balance control in the Sigma software, it's probably about time I got a Colour Checker passport (so i can also set camera profile for GH2 which is overdue). The DP2M instruction book refers to using a "white sheet" or equivalent for setting a custom white balance - pardon my ignorance, but will the off-white target in the passport work with the DP2 custom setting?

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« Reply #217 on: October 17, 2012, 03:31:15 AM »
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All natural goodwill !!

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« Reply #218 on: October 17, 2012, 07:46:36 AM »
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Hi all, this is my first post here  Cheesy Cheesy

I got a DP2M after reading you guys' posts   Grin
I found that in SPP, the X3F files were significantly darker (around 0.7 to 1 stop) than the embedded jpeg of the same image.  Is it normal?

I'm just wondering whether it is the nature of the X3F raw, or my camera actually has problems.

Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #219 on: October 17, 2012, 10:54:29 AM »
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All natural goodwill !!



Er..... what am I supposed to make of this image - the relationship to the caption is opaque to me. Was this part of a swimwear catalogue shoot - illustrating the fitting guide section perhaps?
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