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Sigma DP3M for $748.00 ..... !!!
Old 05-26-2013   #1
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Sigma DP3M for $748.00 ..... !!!

But only here in Oz ... WTF?

I discovered by chance that Sigma have a web shop here in Oz and all three DP Merrils are the same price ... $748.00 AUD.

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Well ***.

Those are good prices all around. B&h still has not discounted the dp3m yet. So what is tempting u dp3m or sd1m most? The instant rebate offer at b&h is going to end June 30, so I am going to have to decide something by then...

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BUY IT!!
My daughter and In took some shots with a DP3m this morning. It is every bit as sharp as the DP2m.
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So u have all 4 cameras now. Wow
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So u have all 4 cameras now. Wow
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BUY IT!!
My daughter and In took some shots with a DP3m this morning. It is every bit as sharp as the DP2m.
once you get used to the foveon look it's definitely hard to go back!


http://vistek.ca/search/merrill.aspx
At Vistek, they have the 3 p&s's for 799 but no stock for any of them
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I can see why Sigma have set up web sales here in OZ. Very few retailers stock their cameras and after a quick search I couldn't find one place that stocked the SD1M.

Australian consumers aren't very adventurous with camera choice IMO and for someone here to choose a Sigma DSLR over an equivalent priced Nikon or Canon would be very rare!
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I might just buy one tomorrow....depending on how it feels and maneuvers in the hand
Will look at DP2m & DP3m...excited & nervous about it
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dammit Keith, why do you wave temptation in the face of a new gear abstainer.. anyone want to buy a kidney?
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I might just buy one tomorrow....depending on how it feels and maneuvers in the hand
Will look at DP2m & DP3m...excited & nervous about it

I'd be nervous too!

You'll love it ... or not!
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dammit Keith, why do you wave temptation in the face of a new gear abstainer.. anyone want to buy a kidney?
The fact that you can get a DP3M for $748.00 in Oz and only in Oz at the moment apparently, amazes me Lynn!

I'm starting to take more and more photos with my DP2M as I become familiar with the camera's handling and the way the foveon sensor reacts to various situations. Which I can honestly say threw me a bit at first!
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Curious, how do these new Merrils compare handling wise to the old DP2/1 (which I loved and hated at the same time)
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I spotted this too, an incredible deal, I used to be a Sigma guy, film only now, I'm sorely tempted to go back with this amazing deal...
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So u have all 4 cameras now. Wow
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Yes, I have all four now. I sold enough old camera gear to afford it.
Just bought my first Sigma prime lens - the 50mm f/1.4.
So far, Sigma optics seem impressive to me. I don't think I will be buying the big, heavy zooms (120-300mm or 150-500mm). I got a teleconverter instead.
So far, of the four, the DP1m gets the least amount of use.
I don't even mind the workflow that much. Load into Sigma Pro 5, convert to tiffs, and export into Aperture. I just can't wait to get the loupe on those images.
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I have been considering a DP2M for a while now. Could anyone tell me what the shutter lag is on these cameras when shooting in manual focus mode? I normally zone focus, so I'm not worried about a slow autofocus, but a long shutter delay would make me crazy.

Also, I have heard the BW shots up to ISO 1600 look good. Can anyone confirm this? I see some examples on the internet, but not too many. Any advice would help.

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Superb price, I used to have a DP-1, don't really have a bad word to say about it. Very simple interface, lovely quality of image, excellent build etc. It's funny how most people see Sigma as a cheap lens maker, but they are easily at the top of the heap in the small camera business in my book.
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Sorry, occurs to me I'm off topic with that question. Will post elsewhere.
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Sorry, occurs to me I'm off topic with that question. Will post elsewhere.
I don't know about the new models, but my DP-1 was pretty much immediate when it came to shutter lag.
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Sorry, occurs to me I'm off topic with that question. Will post elsewhere.

No such thing as off topic if you're asking about a camera with a foveon sensor!

I used my DP2M a couple of weeks ago the way you describe and didn't notice any delay ... but I'm not fanatical about that sort of thing. As for ISO 1600 ... the black and white is very good but for me 400 seems to be the sweet spot.
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c r kennedy is a very good distributor for sigma/pentax gear in Australia.
Their prices are very similar to us prices.
unlike canikon.. ripping aussie off for a long time now
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c r kennedy is a very good distributor for sigma/pentax gear in Australia.
Their prices are very similar to us prices.
unlike canikon.. ripping aussie off for a long time now

Isn't that the truth. When I bought my D700 I took the risk of getting it out of Hong Kong ... the price in Oz at that time was ridiculous!

I've never dealt with C R Kennedy but they seem to have excellent prices on what they sell and it was a smart move on Sigma's part to have a web shop via this company.
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Isn't that the truth. When I bought my D700 I took the risk of getting it out of Hong Kong ... the price in Oz at that time was ridiculous!

I've never dealt with C R Kennedy but they seem to have excellent prices on what they sell and it was a smart move on Sigma's part to have a web shop via this company.
yeah.. they set up on line shops pentax aus and sigma aus.
and they have been price matching "grey". I used to live 5 mins away their Melbourne office/warehouse. I could just wonder in there and ask a price match for DWI...
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Isn't that the truth. When I bought my D700 I took the risk of getting it out of Hong Kong ... the price in Oz at that time was ridiculous!

I've never dealt with C R Kennedy but they seem to have excellent prices on what they sell and it was a smart move on Sigma's part to have a web shop via this company.
The lowest DP3M I've ever seen here in Hong Kong is AU$710. So Keith yours is pretty sweet!
Btw , I am tempted to get a DP2M
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The lowest DP3M I've ever seen here in Hong Kong is AU$710. So Keith yours is pretty sweet!
Btw , I am tempted to get a DP2M

I think the DP2M is the pick of the trio for versatility ... 45mm equivalent focal length is OK for most situations IMO. I think I'd find the DP1M a little wide ... I seldom go wider than 35mm.

Nice to have all three!
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That's nice to see that the prices are being lowered.

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I think the DP2M is the pick of the trio for versatility ... 45mm equivalent focal length is OK for most situations IMO. I think I'd find the DP1M a little wide ... I seldom go wider than 35mm.

Nice to have all three!
Yes, we can always wish ;-)
I had bought the DP1M and Im stunned by its performance, now see if I can get the DP2M... it's selling for AU$640 new!
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Ha ...DID IT !!
Now the agonizing wait of Battery charging

Love the feel in the Hand of the DP2m
The simplified look & sparse menu / buttons
Made in mind for a Photographer who has some wits about him ...
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I have to admit that I have no clue about which cameras you are raving about. Sony or Fuji or other?
Sigma DP Merrill - fixed lens using foveon sensor. Here is the sigma site for the basic info and pointers to the shots from them.

http://www.sigma-dp.com/

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Ha ...DID IT !!
Now the agonizing wait of Battery charging

Love the feel in the Hand of the DP2m
The simplified look & spared down menu / buttons
Made in mind for a Photographer ...
Have fun w/ it.
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I have to admit that I have no clue about which cameras you are raving about. Sony or Fuji or other?
Made me Giggle Raid
You can't be as bad as Me ....digitally speaking

Hmmm the Signa DP2M
45mm equivalent / f2.8 fixed lens
Foveon sensor which means Yummy Good Delicious Colour
And even the B& W is rich
But lots of CONS to this this Camera


though The Bottom line is the Sensor and its
Tres Beautiful Rendering
Which may make it worth Suffering For
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Have fun w/ it.
Enjoy
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Thank You Gary.... hope this will Bring some Fun back into my Shooting and to learn some Digi ropes ...
Encourage me to utilize the BEST of Both Worlds
taking a short break from Film / even though i am helping a Friend set up a Darkroom which I will eventually get to use

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Thank You Gary.... hope this will Bring some Fun back into my Shooting and to learn some Digi ropes
taking a short break from Film / even though i am helping a Friend set up a Darkroom which I will eventually get to use

Full darkroom.. Nice.

I am lazy about scanning negs.. Love working under an enlarger, but health related reasons haven't done any work for a long time.

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Which dpm is best as a daily walkaround camera? Taking into account focal length as well as the limitations eg. Slow focusing, poor iq above ISO 400 etc... I'm not bashing the camera, but I want to know which is the most suitable tool. And any advice on how to best use it would be great.
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Which dpm is best as a daily walkaround camera? Taking into account focal length as well as the limitations eg. Slow focusing, poor iq above ISO 400 etc... I'm not bashing the camera, but I want to know which is the most suitable tool. And any advice on how to best use it would be great.
All three dp Merrill's are essentially the same except for lens. A better question to ask yourself is what is your favorite focal length when u are out and about.

For me it is dp2m because I like the normalish perspective.. W/ 40 being my favorite.

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I too chose the 45 pov... DP2M

but was lusting after the DP3M equiv to 75mm
The photos w/dp3m I have seen look Amazing...sharp center and very soft, creamy smooth oof

here in the States the DP2M goes for $799.00 plus tax / the DP3M goes for $930.00 plus tax
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Just in case I confused anyone, my apologies. My favorite focal length is 40'and the dp2m comes the closest.

Dp1m - 28 pov
Dp2m - 45 pov
Dp3m - 75 pov

Rumor of a dp4m/dpz designated camera in q4 this year.

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good luck with it helen!
Thanks Joe, me really wants to fall in love with this Quirky camera...somehow i think it suits me

too bad we couldn't have the chance for a compact digi fest shootout here in NYC...
Sony RX100 against the DP2 M
though the sony in terms of speed would blow off the Sigma...:eek

i think the sensors in terms of size might be close
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I too chose the 45 pov... DP2M

but was lusting after the DP3M equiv to 75mm
The photos w/dp3m I have seen look Amazing...sharp center and very soft, creamy smooth oof

here in the States the DP2M goes for $799.00 plus tax / the DP3M goes for $930.00 plus tax
Can wait for those pics

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