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« Reply #740 on: February 07, 2013, 01:17:18 PM »
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I've been reading this thread from the very beginning, and finally I had to try the camera myself.
Although already somehow aware of the pros and cons of DP2M, I was still shocked how bad is the software and how good are the sensor and the lens.
The lens is unbelievably sharp and free of fringing from the center to the edge. I took a similar picture with D600 and 24-85mm lens that can't even compare with the little wonder machine - much softer and blurred edges. Here is the Merill test shot with two crops.

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« Reply #741 on: February 07, 2013, 02:30:26 PM »
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mezzoduomo, I love this BnW image, down to the fortuitous gull in the sky and gull on the pier.
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« Reply #742 on: February 07, 2013, 04:56:33 PM »
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mezzoduomo, I love this BnW image, down to the fortuitous gull in the sky and gull on the pier.

Many thanks, Nancy.
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« Reply #743 on: February 10, 2013, 04:03:32 AM »
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Although already somehow aware of the pros and cons of DP2M, I was still shocked how bad is the software and how good are the sensor and the lens.

SPP is not bad. It's just very limited. If you use it's basic functions to output a tif and move on to your app of choice you'll find it does exactly what you need it to do. And a new version of SPP is coming in just a few days. I think we'll see improvements but it won't ever please everyone.
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« Reply #744 on: February 10, 2013, 03:19:15 PM »
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+1.  I don't linger over the Sigma software, because I just use it to output a 16-bit tiff to ACR. --Barbara
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« Reply #745 on: February 10, 2013, 04:55:26 PM »
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1st time posting on this forum.

Let me start by saying thanks to all of you for the great tips and photos but most of all for turning me on to this gem of a camera.

I am including a link below to a series of photos from my first few days of shooting with the DP2.

If anything it has exceeded my expectations. It is the phtographic equivalent of a surgeon's scalpel.

https://picasaweb.google.com/109721757058432487394/DP2TestJPEGS?authkey=Gv1sRgCIHDqb7ztv2xfw#

Enjoy. I know I did.

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« Reply #746 on: February 10, 2013, 05:07:24 PM »
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I've just noticed that the DP-2M does not have an auxiliary battery and if you remove the battery for some period of time, the camera's date and time will reset. I haven't determined how long the date will last, it is longer than a few seconds, but I haven't determined exactly how long.

This may be a problem for those of use who use an external battery and the SAC-3 AC power adapter.

To their credit, the user guide does mention that the date will be lost after the battery is remove.

Alan
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« Reply #747 on: February 10, 2013, 06:05:38 PM »
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Two more:


_SDI0501 por John Loves, en Flickr


_SDI0503 por John Loves, en Flickr
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« Reply #748 on: February 10, 2013, 08:55:30 PM »
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ISO 100, f9, 1/80.

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« Reply #749 on: February 11, 2013, 04:13:32 AM »
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What is it, please, mezzoduomo  Huh Wink
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« Reply #750 on: February 11, 2013, 05:35:36 AM »
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What is it, please, mezzoduomo  Huh Wink

Hello Thierry,
This is a farm implement: one of several steel disks attached to a tractor in a row. A 'disc harrow'.
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« Reply #751 on: February 12, 2013, 02:20:36 PM »
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A bright and beautiful day in Phoenix, after a cold night!

 
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« Reply #752 on: February 14, 2013, 03:03:11 PM »
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I just found this thread and read it from front to back twice...... lots of great informations and images! Thanks guys....
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« Reply #753 on: February 14, 2013, 03:09:37 PM »
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A bright and beautiful day..

Could not tell from the picture... it's looks rather dull and muted. Come to think of it, like most of Sigma colors.
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« Reply #754 on: February 14, 2013, 03:16:52 PM »
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Come to think of it, like most of Sigma colors.
For shame! Trollery, from you!

My own piece of provocation, which I hope nobody will take too badly amiss, is that although I have enjoyed and admired many of the shots on this thread, I am beginning to notice a certain tendency to display the resolution rather than post photographs which are also interesting in other ways. Resolution, in the end, is not that interesting, IMO. Of course, people may just be doing that for the thread.
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« Reply #755 on: February 14, 2013, 03:36:24 PM »
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From my recent outing with my DP2m ...Too bad there were so many pieces of ice above the dam .... distracting



lil less distracting but still noticeable in B&W


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« Reply #756 on: February 14, 2013, 04:52:20 PM »
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For shame! Trollery, from you!...

Yes, I know it sounds troll-ish, but I am genuinely puzzled by colors, at least as displayed in this thread. At some point in this 30+ pages long thread I actually asked for someone to post skin shots that do not look sick-ishly, puke-ishly, yellow-greenish. The same goes for skies and general tonality. I know, I know, sounds like trolling again, but that is how I see it. For instance, check the page 37, post #725.
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« Reply #757 on: February 14, 2013, 05:39:18 PM »
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...Yes, I know it sounds troll-ish, but I am genuinely puzzled by colors...
Point taken and allegation withdrawn. I probably thinking of the response such a comment might provoke on less civilized sites, and/or less exemplary threads on this site.
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« Reply #758 on: February 14, 2013, 07:11:28 PM »
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Could not tell from the picture... it's looks rather dull and muted. Come to think of it, like most of Sigma colors.

This shot was taken within a minute of the other "dull and muted" shot. If you're still not seeing 'bright', as I mentioned previously, I give up.... Smiley


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« Reply #759 on: February 14, 2013, 08:07:33 PM »
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Yes, I know it sounds troll-ish, but I am genuinely puzzled by colors, at least as displayed in this thread. At some point in this 30+ pages long thread I actually asked for someone to post skin shots that do not look sick-ishly, puke-ishly, yellow-greenish. The same goes for skies and general tonality. I know, I know, sounds like trolling again, but that is how I see it. For instance, check the page 37, post #725.

I wonder how much this has to do with the raw conversion.... profiles and curves and stuff.... rather than the ability of the camera/sensor.  Lens seems top notch.


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