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    Quote Originally Posted by mezzoduomo View Post
    Love them both, biglouis. I know you didn't ask, but I'll say I prefer the DP-2 version!
    Thats normal. Beyond framing you should know that the DP3m shoot is done at F16, over the diffraction limit of this combo, by far.

    The DP3m is not made for this kind of landscape at first (with foreground).
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    Thats normal. Beyond framing you should know that the DP3m shoot is done at F16, over the diffraction limit of this combo, by far.

    The DP3m is not made for this kind of landscape at first (with foreground).
    Not sure I understand you point, Hulyss. In this case of the DP3M I focussed at a distance from where I stood so that I compensated for the short dof at close distances. Whereas, with the DP2M I pretty much shot it where I stood on a small aperture to increase the dof to the maximum.

    The DP3M makes a good landscape camera as long as you realise, as you say, that you must focus in the distance and not on the immediate foreground.

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    My point is :

    To make this kind of landscape with the DP3m, it almost need a focus stacking with a wider aperture
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    Stained glass window - St John the Baptist Church, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire.



    Worth viewing the full size image at Flickr to see the extraordinary detail capture by the sensor.
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    I seem to be keeping this thread going singlehandedly!

    I decided to indulge myself (which, ok, I do all the time) and buy a second hand EM140 ring flash which is compatible with the DP3M so I could (obviously) increase my f-stop, speed and decrease iso in search of really detailed macro photography.

    Some early results below. These were all handheld, incidentally.









    There is to my mind one major advantage of using the DP3M over other macro solutions. You really can crop to 100%. Otherwise, it is frankly a pain in the butt to use for macro photography, although size is not one of the issues. AF speed and focussing is the big issue, imho.

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    A few images from Bhutan (All images shot with DP3M)







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    Shot with my brand new DP3m to test macro-ability. While not true macro, I like the result.

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    Wonderful colors, thanks for sharing!

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    I love the DP3M for landscape.
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    I know it's not 'true macro' but nevertheless...

    Tabanus sps 2 by Jeaunse23, on Flickr
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    Chris - excellent macro - be interested to know how you took that.

    Lee - great landscape shot!

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    Thanks Louis - I have all 3 Merrills now, thanks to the cashback scheme. Not had a great deal of time with DP3M yet but she seems a little harder work than DP2M but this sort of shot does show the level of detail she can provide that lesser (Bayer) cameras seem hard pushed to achieve.

    Also, whilst I have the Voigtlander finder (Robert White do it for a reasonable price), I think I really need to also get the Hoodman Loupe ...

    http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-h...loupe/p1031516

    That stained glass shot of yours is amazing, BTW.

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    With the DP2M I regularly add 0.3-0.7 positive exposure compensation and am able to dial down the highlights in SPP. With the DP3M I am more likely to blow the highlights if I do this, seemingly risky to use more than +0.3. Anyone else see the same? Maybe it's to do with the angle of view meaning that any highlights will occupy a larger area and be more noticeable ... or maybe it's just my bad technique!

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    She was buzzing about in our kitchen this morning, I set manual focus and with a Hoodman loupe attached, got as close as I could. I got three decent shots and about 20 out of focus before she flew off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphie View Post
    Thanks Louis - I have all 3 Merrills now, thanks to the cashback scheme. Not had a great deal of time with DP3M yet but she seems a little harder work than DP2M but this sort of shot does show the level of detail she can provide that lesser (Bayer) cameras seem hard pushed to achieve.

    Also, whilst I have the Voigtlander finder (Robert White do it for a reasonable price), I think I really need to also get the Hoodman Loupe ...

    Hoodman 3 Inch LCD Screen Loupe (H-LPP3) - Wex Photographic

    That stained glass shot of yours is amazing, BTW.

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    Thanks. I've also been thinking of the Hoodman loupe with the cinema strap. Maybe next month as I've just spent a ton of money adding more filters to my Lee 75 system.

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    Oh and ( of course) a tripod.... My next purchase..A Sigma ringflash.

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    Ant heres a couple more with the same set up, this time an ant-lion. There is an almost electronmicroscopy-like clarity which I find very addictive!

    The first one is stacked with Helicon focus:

    Ant lion 3 by Jeaunse23, on Flickr

    Ant lion 2 by Jeaunse23, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphie View Post
    With the DP2M I regularly add 0.3-0.7 positive exposure compensation and am able to dial down the highlights in SPP. With the DP3M I am more likely to blow the highlights if I do this, seemingly risky to use more than +0.3. Anyone else see the same? Maybe it's to do with the angle of view meaning that any highlights will occupy a larger area and be more noticeable ... or maybe it's just my bad technique!

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    Lee, i have noticed this as well. I had tried +0.3 with center-weighted and still find myself doing a -0.7 or sometimes more in SPP. Evaluative is worse.

    I now shoot at 0 compensation just to make sure i get more ability to move back in SPP if required. I have never blown highlights even with 0....Are others finding the same? Shooting a gray target gets me a spike exactly in the middle...the camera is quite tricky in how it does exposure...although, most of my images are pretty good (in terms of exposure) with little tweaks.

    I would love to hear other's experiences on this.

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    My DP3M setup:
    Sigma DP3M and Hoodman loupe by Jeaunse23, on Flickr

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    A little trumpet blow for myself (well, the Merrill really ) - my hay bale picture above was printed in today's regional newspaper - they have a daily 'View' slot which is quite nice as the pic is half page (tabloid) size and is always a regional landscape or seascape. I had a few published there years ago when I still shot film. It's the second Merrill picture they have used! I won't get rich on it (there's no payment) but it's a good start to the day and the year's contributions do get entered into a competition for a camera!

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    Chris

    Thank you for showing the Hoodman. If I get one I'll have to find a source of large elastic bands!

    As you mentioned the Sigma ring-flash I thought you'd like to see a picture of it on my Sigma DP3M. You can't see much of the DP3M!

    Like all Sigma kit it is very nicely put together and even comes with a handy case (which you need 'cos it is large!).

    I posted some results elsewhere in the thread. I am not entirely convinced it is a worthwhile purchase but on the other hand I have probably not invested enough time in really trying to get the best out of it.

    I can just about hand hold the DP3M with the flash and have transferred my Milich grip to the camera in order to get a bit more control over the weight/bulk.

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    The Hoodman is not a general panacea of course, however, it serves the dual purposes of shielding the not-particularly-glare-resistant display from the sun and helping to judge critical focus. Still not easy ( or foolproof) but better than without.

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    I'm liking the monochrome as well, but going the LR route:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeaunse23/9579011568/" title="Through the crystal ball 1 by Jeaunse23, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/9579011568_bf6137b299_b.jpg" width="646" height="1024" alt="Through the crystal ball 1"></a>

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    You mean this?



    Nice photograph!

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    Yes! Thanks!

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    2CV headlight stacked by Jeaunse23, on Flickr

    From our garden shed this morning with Pholcus phalangoides
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    Still life test...

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    I'm getting better results with the '3' than I am with my 5D3 and 150 macro: Short tailed blue on a marigold.

    Short tailed blue on a pot marigold by Jeaunse23, on Flickr
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    Thanks to lots of folks here and on the DP2M thread, I finally bought a DP3M. Here's a first panorama of the Hong Kong skyline (about 5.5 mb). The original file is about 17000 x 2800 pixels.

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2812/9...b4b28973_o.jpg

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    Discovery Bay - Hong Kong...shot with DP3M

    Warning: Big File


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    Southern California morning ...

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    FYI, I am seeing the DP3m being sold at one of the biggest NYC online stores for $100 less than the normal $999 ........... about time

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    Saw this little girl in a tenement near the Mumbai airport today. She was the perfect model, she kept sitting there without moving till I completed taking photos. DP3M on a tripod, with almost no post-processing.
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    Handheld psuedo macro cropped about 50%
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    A journey

    Two picture pano light painted with a flashlight, 30sec exposure.



    End of the season




    Housing meltdown



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    Had not posted for a longer time.
    Two to get the thread i little more lively:

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    Incredible cropability

    The Sigma's never fail to amaze me how they remain sharp right down to 100%. My RX1 comes close but not this close.

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    I sure agree, I'm having fun with mine when I can get out.
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    Players in a Salvation Army Band in Chalk Farm, London today (All DP3M)





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    Two more snapshots.

    Ciao

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    My favourite camera at present, especially for macro:
    FungusTITLED by Jeaunse23, on Flickr
    Hairy by Jeaunse23, on Flickr
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    Detail...



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    I don't want to highjack this thread with an OT question but could I ask any of you who use higher ISO settings to take a quick look at my post at the end of the nearby High ISO thread.

    Please.

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    I have just ordered the Sigma DP1M (I have the Sigma DP2), and if the new camera is as good as the former (I know the corners can bit less sharp, and there can be a bit CA, but that is to live with, I think), then - perhaps - I can not resist this Sigma DP3M,

    ....but tell me about the AF-performance - it is not fantastic, but only OK from the Sigma DP2M, but I forgive everything when I see the pictures, but is it less good from Sigma DP3M ??

    THANKS A LOT

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    Kyndel

    I am not at all impressed with the AF of the DP3M. It is actually very poor, in my experience. The problem is that when focus is spot on the results are nothing short of spectacular, especially at f2.8-3.2. The DP3M is definitely a love-hate relationship for me. Love the results, hate the AF.

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    Too good to be left at home. Crop and 100%.
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