Old 10-26-2012   #51
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Maybe the problem is that we need to define terms? I'm talking about having the LCD off during shooting, not during review.
No problem at all - I were talking about same button Garry describes, with something similar to display on it. I assure you this thing exists since 3mpix digicams.

I think it's kind of pointless to switch off LCD during review, isn't it?
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Old 10-26-2012   #52
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No problem at all - I were talking about same button Garry describes, with something similar to display on it. I assure you this thing exists since 3mpix digicams.

I think it's kind of pointless to switch off LCD during review, isn't it?


I've been mostly film until recently.
My Fuji F20 doesn't have this feature
And with the M8 and R-D1, it was obvious.

Kudos to having you guys around!
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Just in case - another firmware update from sigma
Old 10-26-2012   #53
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Just in case - another firmware update from sigma

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...74&postcount=5

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Last sample :D
Old 10-26-2012   #54
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Last sample :D

Picture taken at f5.6 iso 200. Another raw converted to tiff 16. Run thru my normal aperture default script.



And 100% crop



As always real tiff looks better then the Flickr jpg.

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My flight into NYC keeps getting delayed, so my purchase of the DP2m keeps getting delayed. I'm living vicariously through you guys. Thanks.
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My flight into NYC keeps getting delayed, so my purchase of the DP2m keeps getting delayed. I'm living vicariously through you guys. Thanks.
Given the mess from hurricane sandy, be safe... Did u guys make it back to US yet or sitting at Norita?

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Given the mess from hurricane sandy, be safe... Did u guys make it back to US yet or sitting at Norita?

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No, I'm still in Osaka at my girlfriends parents house. Nice weather here. Just stressed about getting back otherwise. Flight keeps getting delayed, which is obviously the smart thing for them to do. I'm sure JFK isn't accepting traffic. Keep those dp2m photos coming.
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A lot of flight to east coast got cancelled today from sfo.. I posted some on the monochrome DP Merrill thread as well...

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Added dp1m as well
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Added dp1m as well

I decided that I like the dp2m enough to add the dp1m as well

Btw I tried batch processing 7 Raws to tiff 16, it worked fine w/o crashing. Still importing to Aperture where I do all my real work.
The 19 is not as good as the 30 at the edges, but it is still really good.. Anyway u can judge for yourself. As usual tiff 16 run thru my default aperture script...

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Full size at same distance from wall as the shot from dp2m. 100% crops to follow.



Ps this was taken at f5.6..same as the dp2m shot.

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Well, it looks like I finally get home on Saturday. That means a trip to either b&h or adorama (if open) to get the dp2 Merrill. Excited.
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Glad to hear u gonna get back.. Good luck
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Ok, my initial impressions (which could be totally wrong) based on a "roll of film" (36 exposures) I made today.

Dynamic range appears to dwindle quickly as ISO goes up. Quicker than any of my other cameras. I only went as high as ISO 800.

Converted B&W files look really good.

Sometimes it is too sharp... minute details get funky in small photos, they look great at 100%.

SPP sucks. Just too minimal for my taste. TIFF it will be for me.

Not a camera for chimpers due to long write times (which I happen to be when I'm doing still life).

Wow, the battery dies quick!

AF is better than I expected... but I wasn't expecting much.
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Think of one battery equals a 72 shot roll before u go out shooting and then bring an extra one just in case. I am averaging around 96 shots per charge. A little longer if I don't chimp.. I current leave LCD on always and have a ovf for times I need to hold it more stead for shot.

Yep basically a 100-400 iso camera. At 100 to 200 I am not sure there would be very many cameras that can beat it.

Now u know why the monochrome thread was stared

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Well, it sounds like we are all pretty much on the same page then!
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I may need to buy a third battery... since I like chimping. I do see that this camera will be worth the hassle though. Too bad it is now winter and it is dark when I leave for work and dark when I come home. I had to photograph during lunch today just to use the camera.
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I'm back. It was pea soup weather most of the time, not really great for shooting, but some images from that time are almost as satisfying as the vacation itself.

Glad to see the interest is continuing/growing.

A very strange thing: MF allows focusing past infinity. What is the point of this "feature"?

I was using a CV minifinder, so it is great to come back home and find the VF-21 waiting for me. Very compact size, and as a backpacker I really appreciate the potential dual use as a magnifier emergency fire starter!

I'll post some photos to the image threads after I get back on top of work.
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Pea soup weather...yes, true for NYC too.
I experimented with deliberately using high ISO to capture the mood. Will play around with it this weekend and report back if anything passes muster.
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I experimented with deliberately using high ISO to capture the mood. Will play around with it this weekend and report back if anything passes muster.
I found too much banding at high ISOs... but I was also using it in situations that were rough for its limited dynamic range at high ISOs. I'm thinking this is a sunny day camera for me (like my leica) and I'll use my Fuji for high ISO.
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I found too much banding at high ISOs... but I was also using it in situations that were rough for its limited dynamic range at high ISOs. I'm thinking this is a sunny day camera for me (like my leica) and I'll use my Fuji for high ISO.
Yep... Sunny days or put it on a tripod and set it for timer releaee. Iso 400 is the max for normal color work.

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