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Thinking of adding a DP1M to my 2 and 3.
Old 12-01-2016   #1
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Thinking of adding a DP1M to my 2 and 3.

I haven't used my DP2M or DP3M for quite a while and dragged them out of the cupboard a couple of weeks ago and haven't really used anything else since. I'd forgotten how much I like their output and have basically fallen in love with the quirky little shapeless things all over again. They really are a phenomenal little camera and because the Quattros have never really grabbed me in the same way I have stuck with them.

But .... where the hell does one find a DP1M these days because I would now quite like to add that focal length to what the other two offer. I saw a couple on eBay that seemed very pricey to me and new stock seems to be long gone here in Oz which is a shame because before they cleared them out they were only asking $550.00 for them.

My alternative is to put a wanted to buy add here at RFF classifieds or maybe even swap something I'm no longer using that has equivalent value for a decent user?

I can see myself keeping these things until they die ... I really do like them.
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I'll add that nothing I have ever seen in the way of sample images on the web from the Quattro has made me want to own one over my Merrills.
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Keith, I understand your fondness for the Merrills. I have all three and don't think I will ever part with them.

I haven't seen many Merrills of any flavor advertised lately, but I will certainly send you a heads up if I see a DP1M up for grabs on this side of the pond.

Web images don't do full justice to the Merrill's output, maybe that is the case with Quattros too?
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Camera Lane has a DP1 Quattro in stock, but it's not what you want.

I bought one of the last DP2 Merrills early this year, and I almost regret it. I just can't get images that fully please me like the earlier Sigma cameras.

If you give Camera Lane a buzz, they might know of where to source a secondhand DP1M. There was a secondhand DP2S in the window a couple of months ago.
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it's nice to have the complete set, like you i haven't seen anything with the quattros that has motivated me to upgrade. now that you mention it maybe i need to pick up some merrill spares. i noticed the US *bay has a few used dp1ms listed for sale from japan for around 550ish, perhaps they would ship to aus.
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I have the dp2m and would really like to try the 3. Never seen any Merrill come through our photo shop in the last two years.
I'm getting a little tired of shooting my newer cameras and I think I'll get my dp2m out again.
A couple of years back I saw some large prints from each of the Merrills an each was superb including the dp1m you're considering Keith.

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I have the dp2m and would really like to try the 3. Never seen any Merrill come through our photo shop in the last two years.
I'm getting a little tired of shooting my newer cameras and I think I'll get my dp2m out again.
A couple of years back I saw some large prints from each of the Merrills an each was superb including the dp1m you're considering Keith.

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I've read that the DP1M is the pick of the bunch for IQ and I think the 3M is marginally better than the 2M. They are all bloody brilliant though!
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at the moment Map Camera in Tokyo has six used DP1 Merrill in stock, average price about ¥48,000 (USD 390.00)...

https://search.mapcamera.com/?catego...M&sort=keyword
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at the moment Map Camera in Tokyo has six used DP1 Merrill in stock, average price about ¥48,000 (USD 390.00)...

https://search.mapcamera.com/?catego...M&sort=keyword

That's great thanks for that ... I may get onto them in the new year. The two I spotted on eBay were substantially more than that.
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Just buy it...they are so cheap used.
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