Readers of the DP0Q thread will know I was pretty disappointed with the product and decided to return mine to Amazon.
At the same time I had a serious talk with myself about camera systems and decided I had to invest in one, which is my Sony ILCE-A7 system.
That being the case I posted that I was selling my DP3M as it was surplus to requirements and shortly thereafter it went on ebay.
Well this week I bought two cameras. One was a Leica Q - but the other was another DP3M.
I was so frustrated with the quality of the longer focal lengths on my A7R that I just decided I was foolish to sell the DP3M and luckily for me Ffordes here in the UK had an almost similar DP3M system to the one I sold (and at £50 less than I got for mine on ebay).
It is like pressing reset and also a testament to what a Sigma nerd I am.
Went out shooting with it this morning and nailed scenes I failed to do with A7R a couple of weeks ago.
It is not a perfect system by any means. There is still banding with underexposure which means you really do have to nail it (and I did not in all cases today so it is something I have to work on). I am lucky I did not sell my Hoodman Loupe which makes using the DP3M so much easier.
Here are some of the results from today.
Used the 'dehaze' feature in LR 6.3 here and it worked very well
Close up Macro shot of headstone around the so-called 'Hardy Tree' in St Pancras Old Church graveyard
The Soane mausoleum, the cupola is said the be the inspiration for the iconic British GPO telephone box
A new site in King's Cross called St Pancras Square. Did not nail exposure on this one and I think that is why the reflection has a strange colour.
The new (and much improved) piazza outside King's Cross station looking at the rebuild of the 'Oyster House'