A few DP2m images....

Discussion in 'Sigma' started by Ghosthunter, May 4, 2013.

  1. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Very nice set almost looks high summer Thanks
  2. Ranger Rick

    Ranger Rick Regular

    Mar 12, 2012
    Tempe, AZ
    Well, you've had a good day today! :)
  3. oooh yeah!!!!! The sun was shining, it was fairly warm and I had my DP2m with me...life is sweet!! :biggrin:
  4. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    Lovely colors and the interesting roof:)
  5. That bee, Andy!! How the hell did you manage that? what a fantastic shot, complete with shadow! I always think "wow!" for DP shots, but that one takes the cake. Brilliant.
  6. Thanks Sue!!

    Yeah it was a difficult one! I had the Sigma AML-2 Close Focus Lens on the camera so I could get it a little closer. There was a big bush outside the house and it was full of bees luckily. I just snapped away when I saw a bee hovering. In this case i just got lucky! I wish the bee was a bit more in focus but hey, it looks OK. I'm very chuffed that the wings are perfectly spread out and that there is a decent shadow.

    It does impress me that the DP can get this type of shot. It's an easier camera to use than people think! I'm thinking of getting the DP1m now for street and landscape! Gotta love the detail in DP images, It blows EVERYTHING else out the water except 5D mk3 and D800! - even then it's too close to call!!:biggrin:
  7. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    quite incredible thanks
  8. Thanks ReD

    Much appreciated!!:thumbup:
  9. Yeats

    Yeats All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Some sensational images, Andy. You make a very strong case for the DP2m... :thumbup:
  10. Thanks but the DP2m speaks for itself really!! SO much detail....SO much fun editing the images. Brilliant cameras!
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    no time to really take a proper shot, but since it arrived this morning, I had to fire a few test shots. Yes, it takes 10 seconds to write an image to the card. And yes, the Sigma software is agonizingly slow. But the files are too beautiful. The details are ludicrous without even sharpening, and the colors are luxurious and rich.
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    SDIM0002 by Lukinosity, on Flickr
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    SDIM0005 by Lukinosity, on Flickr
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    SDIM0008 by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    feel free to go check them out full size on flickr (or at least a little bit bigger). I did zero to barely any processing at all. On the shot of Lucy (the brown dog), you can see clearly that I missed the focus by just a touch because of the shallow DOF.....the eyeleashes on the far eye are sharply in focus while the near eye is slightly soft.

    They were all shot at ISO100 and shot wide open in miserable light...we're expecting rain today. Maybe I can get some sunny photos next week.
  12. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Wow! stunningly sharp photos there Andy
  13. Hyubie

    Hyubie Top Veteran

    Jun 8, 2011
    That bee shot is awesome.
  14. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    What do you think, Luke? Keeper?

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  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I will definitely be keeping it as a niche camera. The only problem I see with it is once you get used to looking at how these files look at 100%, everything else is sort of a letdown. It's certainly limiting in many respects, but the rewards are so great that is worth working within those limitations. And although I've always been anti-flash and been a keen "available light" photographer, the necessity to keep the camera at ISO100 has me considering learning strobist techniques.
  16. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I read somewhere that the base ISO is 200, so that should definitely be a safe ISO to use. I have it set to auto ISO up to 400.
  17. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I can't seem to find a straight answer about which ISO is base. I found some ISO vs ISO 200 test shots with the ISO 200 being noisier.
  18. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    If you don't match exposure for the test shots, ISO 100 will be less noisy even if ISO 200 is base. At least one person claimed to get the info straight from Sigma that ISO 200 is base. I'll do a test later to see if ISO 100 and 200 are the same.

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