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Old 03-01-2013   #41
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I couldn't sell my DP2S

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Old 03-01-2013   #42
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looks great to me. honestly looks a bit like film.
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Old 03-02-2013   #43
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Very interesting BK1970.
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looks great to me. honestly looks a bit like film.
I always used portra for my abstracts, and the question of color was what I was most afraid of when I thought of digital. But in this regard the sigma can get pretty close to it, it seems to me. It's only been two days, though, but tests are encouraging.
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Old 03-02-2013   #44
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Nice shots coming in . Keep them coming..

Bobfrance, nice, what was the custom for?
Bk1970, in the four shot set I like the first and last the best
Clear2000, interesting B&w last one is kind of moody

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Here's three more from today:





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And another one from yesterday that I like:

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oh boy, big sale
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oh boy, big sale

nice pics in this thread!

ok, after kicking myself for not taking advantage of the sale over christmas, the dpxm's are finally on sale again, now thru june. can't wait to try one! if any of you were looking to try another model, the sale will be very tempting.
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Old 03-08-2013   #48
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not disappointed

just got one, definitely impressed by the output. as someone commented, the dp2m makes it seem like other digital cameras have a piece of gauze over the sensor. this was a raw with no sharpening, the detail is incredible. even in dreaded cat pics it definitely writes slowly, but the output is worth it. although i did notice that i lost a couple of shots because i turned off the camera after taking a shot, before the camera had finished writing the file.

eta: the missing pics appeared the next time i turned on the cam - i guess it finished writing at that point. this camera is a problem, it makes me keep shooting just to see the detail it produces.

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The output is utterly breathtaking.

You never forget your first Sigma file when it all comes together!

Looking forward to more posts.
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The camera proved to be just great for my work. As far as ISO is concerned, i used Portra 160 before, so it's not different. The colors are very nice, detail is fantastic. And because of the LCD and AF I can get a shot i couldn't before. And the batteries - they still take longer then a roll of film.
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Poor little Sigma Foveon gets very little air play around here .... the images speak for themselves but the camera itself just aint' sexy enough!

Sad!
Hmmm... I think it can be pretty sexy.

DP1s by LucisPictor, on Flickr

Here are some shots:

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Kieswerk 2 by LucisPictor, on Flickr


dec11_2 by LucisPictor, on Flickr

And one with the DP2 Merrill:

Photokina 2012 by LucisPictor, on Flickr
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Hmmm... I think it can be pretty sexy.

DP1s by LucisPictor, on Flickr


Hey ... it looks like a pocket transistor radio from the sixties.

What it can do more than makes up for it's spartan looks though IMO.
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Lol!!! It's smaller than the radio.

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Nice shots everyone... Bk1970 I like the last set u posted the most. Kent I really like that last shot of yours.

Keith.. I think I still.have a transistor radio around... Btw. Maybe even an old Heathkit radio someplace as well .

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This thread is doing my head in ... I am now searching on line for DP2M prices and I have to say Australia doesn't seem very interested in this camera! Very few of the larger retailers stock them and the ones that do are asking a grand for the DP2M.

B & H have the DP2M in stock at $799.00 and with our exchange rate in Oz being so good currently I'm tempted to send my money out of the country for a new one.

The alternative is to wait for one to appear in the classifieds ... as I'm sure will happen eventually.
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The alternative is to wait for one to appear in the classifieds ... as I'm sure will happen eventually.
Sharing the gas attack is what we are here for : lol

Anyway... There is always a vacation to Japan, Taiwan or Hong Kong.. Not sure if price is cheaper for new ones but there should be plenty of used ones by now. Not to far from oz to any of those locals. That is if u have a angering for a vacation to those locations

I paid list when I bought mine, 799 is a good price in comparison.

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someone will list one in the classifieds eventually, but the current sale runs though june, so it wouldn't surprise me if people who bought at full price wait until the sale is over to sell. then again, it wouldn't surprise me if the sale doesn't end in june and 799 becomes the new price. in other words, now is a good time to buy.
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Some dp2m shots from Napa area. All B&W converted using Silver fx pro.





Dp1m images from today







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The thing that gets me about the DP series is the gas is being driven purely by image quality from the sensor and lens and little else. We know the camera is a sluggish focuser and the write speed is ponderous ... and you certainly can't get too excited about the utilitarian styling.

People looked at the X100 and said ... "I have to have one!" ... Olympus cashed in on the heritage and looks of the OM series. ... Sony made a full frame because they know there's people out there chomping at the bit who will pay whatever they have to for the first full frame compact!

This camera is filling a niche for photographers who base their purchase decisions on the image quality and they'll live with the physical shortcomings it offers. (or not) I find this incredibly refreshing in this day and age where we base so much of our opinions on the way something looks. I went down this path when I bought an OMD so I speak from experience!
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someone will list one in the classifieds eventually, but the current sale runs though june, so it wouldn't surprise me if people who bought at full price wait until the sale is over to sell. then again, it wouldn't surprise me if the sale doesn't end in june and 799 becomes the new price. in other words, now is a good time to buy.

You're not helping ... well I guess you are actually!

With that B&H price it does seem unlikely that one will appear in the classifieds for much less than the current discounted rate that they're offering.

I'm weakening ...
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the getdpi dp2m image thread is what got me. there are some links to full size pics that show what this sensor and lens combo can do. view at your own risk.
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The thing that gets me about the DP series is the gas is being driven purely by image quality from the sensor and lens and little else. We know the camera is a sluggish focuser and the write speed is ponderous ... and you certainly can't get too excited about the utilitarian styling.
Lol. U forgot the worst offender. A raw sw converter that make Fuji's Silky Pix look like a winner

Btw I forgot to mention my last set of pics were all done using mid size raw. Plus the shots of the musicians are both 50% crops.

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The thing that gets me about the DP series is the gas is being driven purely by image quality from the sensor and lens and little else. We know the camera is a sluggish focuser and the write speed is ponderous ... and you certainly can't get too excited about the utilitarian styling.!
Keith, the bottom line is that the results from this camera, at this price, are unique. The focus speed has improved greatly with the FW updates (many reviews are based on older firmware) and the write speed only effects you if you are chimper. The styling is quite nice if you are a fan of brick style cameras, as I am. The lens on it looks like a real lens unlike the X2's P&S style retracting number.
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Sigma DP3M
Just picked it up, and I won't lie, I might prefer this focal length for street photography.

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Sigma DP3M
Just picked it up, and I won't lie, I might prefer this focal length for street photography.
Interesting..

Is the af on the d3m about the same as dp2m?

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Dp2m shots at local library





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Garry,
You got yourself a real nice series. Those images are; crispy, pretty and yummy...
You captured the jumping "frog king", but the real princess is the one that you hold in your hands – the greet SIGMA DP2 Merrill.
Nice Job.

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Garry,
You got yourself a real nice series. Those images are; crispy, pretty and yummy...
You captured the jumping "frog king", but the real princess is the one that you hold in your hands – the greet SIGMA DP2 Merrill.
Nice Job.

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Interesting..

Is the af on the d3m about the same as dp2m?

Gary
I tend to prefer 50mm on full frame, on medium format, and now on this dp camera. Don't ask me why, it could just be the way it treats spacial relations.
Everything about the camera feels just a bit snappier, though it is still the same camera through and through. New firmware is available for the DP2 already, which I'm sure will bring it in line with the DP3. The AF Limit mode is customizable, which is pretty cool.
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dp2, throwaway shot. thought the color and sharpness were worth posting. heavily underexposed, 1/50s, open, 200asa: larger size
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Samouraï,
you got yourself a live and vibrant picture. Well done.

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Thanks Jeri.
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I think I am going to haunt this thread for a little while. Image 110 from my DP2M.

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I'd like to see that blown up; web sizes can't do any of these justice. Looks great, though.
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@bk1970: very impressive images. I give up though. What is the first one of?
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