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Old 02-01-2015   #121
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wonderful images Jon. I definitely feel present in these photos. I am typically not drawn to color photos, but the Foveon sensor...
Thanks, Chris.

The Merrill sensor came just at the moment when RVP-50 was becoming prohibitively expensive for me. Funny how the universe takes care of us!

Counting the number of shots I've taken on the DP Merrills, dividing by half I'm still ahead compared to RVP. I'm very happy to use the Merrills, especially for landscape, both for the unique look and the advantages (live view, exp. bracketing, variable ISO, monochrome, etc.) they offer over film.

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Is this more what you are after.
Sharpness reduced from neutral to -0.7 and everything else neutral.
Yes, there's a bit less aliasing and I think that reducing SPP's sharpening helps in that respect. I think maybe it also has to do with the contrast of the light in that scene (?) I personally find that in diffuse light the Merrills really do well overall.

With even and diffuse light, it seems there's less 'crunchiness' and things look more like film photographs. It's only just my opinion and personal tastes, and I do realize that others might like that 'crunchiness' or 'enhanced micro-contrast' that the X3F files tend to have. But to me, sometimes it can look odd and more like some kind of weird aliasing or something. I use SPP only to convert and do minimal exposure adjustments and some white balance. The rest, including any sharpening, gets done in Photoshop instead.

Here are a couple of just goofing around exposures when I first got the Merrills (I have better examples and better images on my work computer but I'm on my small laptop right now and don't have access to them; I can post more later to better show what I'm trying to convey.) There's no sharpening in SPP and just some basic editing in PS. To me, they look more like 'regular' images and without that increased 'crunchy' micro-contrast. But I think in the end that it all depends on subject matter and what kind of overall look one is after.
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Thanks very interesting.
I understand what you mean but I don`t feel the need to try and make my Merrill shots look like film .
I still shoot film for that .
Like you though I avoid PP but that also includes any reductive PP too.
Oddly enough I like the Merrill output in exactly the kind of contrasty light conditions which you try and avoid so who knows ....
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Thanks very interesting.
I understand what you mean but I don`t feel the need to try and make my Merrill shots look like film .
I still shoot film for that .
Like you though I avoid PP and but that also includes any reductive PP too.
Oddly enough I like the Merrill output in exactly the kind of contrasty light conditions which you try and avoid so who knows ....
Ya, I think it's just simply personal preferences, etc..

Just for the record, what I mean when saying "more like film" is really more like a conventional photograph and not a technical line drawing kind of look. Sometimes I see Merrill images that look like "electronic line drawings" or something. Can't quite explain it in words (obviously ), but it's that "precise etching look" and a kind of crunchy look (digital aliasing of some sort.) It's kind of cool (and amazing) with all that micro-contrast but to my eyes they can sometimes look like something other than photographs (in the conventional sense.)

But yes, I too use film for my true "film look"
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Ya, I think it's just simply personal preferences, etc..

Just for the record, what I mean when saying "more like film" is really more like a conventional photograph and not a technical line drawing kind of look. Sometimes I see Merrill images that look like "electronic line drawings" or something. Can't quite explain it in words (obviously ), but it's that "precise etching look" and a kind of crunchy look (digital aliasing of some sort.) It's kind of cool (and amazing) with all that micro-contrast but to my eyes they can sometimes look like something other than photographs (in the conventional sense.)

But yes, I too use film for my true "film look"
Yes...I know exactly what you mean and the Merrills can drift into that territory even without PP.
It`s just that I thought that particular shot didn`t fall into that category (to me).


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I worked a lot on this image, trying to save it from the banding in the sky.
It's not perfect, but the atmosphere is very appealing.


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Nice.. Of the mountain scenes so far, I like the previous lake and snow plus the goat ones the best.

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Nice.. Of the mountain scenes so far, I like the previous lake and snow plus the goat ones the best.

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I love seeing the Foveon sensors pushed to their limits, even if the result isn't as "perfect" what we'd see out of a bayer cmos camera. The results are special, like this one--it looks filmic and digital at the same time to me (unlike bayer cmos photos which just always look kind of digital-meh no matter what).

It's a shame these cameras are so hard to shoot as street cameras. Just give us a fully manual fixed lens without any autofocus at all. There you go, basically a perfect camera.
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I've been curious about the dp2m for a while now and have been reading around online (not always the best idea) for me it would be almost entirely for people shots, but I've read about colour blotching with skin tones in a few places.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Or to the contrary?

If it's an issue in regular use, obviously it makes the camera a non starter for me, but I don't know if it's realistically a problem or just internet grumbling
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I've been curious about the dp2m for a while now and have been reading around online (not always the best idea) for me it would be almost entirely for people shots, but I've read about colour blotching with skin tones in a few places.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Or to the contrary?
If it's an issue in regular use, obviously it makes the camera a non starter for me, but I don't know if it's realistically a problem or just internet grumbling
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