What happened with the #2?
P.S. I thought for sure this was going to be a picture of a cat!
You've got some BIG RATS there...
Very nice pic though.
I try not to be that predictable. My cat photos will using say "Spooks" in the subject line, because that's the fool's name.P.S. I thought for sure this was going to be a picture of a cat!
Actually, I haven't seen too many rats to hate here. I remember washing dishes in my old flat and looking into the air shaft (nice view), when I saw one climbing up a television cable wire on his way to the roof. That was 19 years ago.
I've had the DP2 for just over three months now and I love it. There certainly is something to the images it creates. If you get a DP2, remember never to judge a photo on the LCD or before SPP has its way with it. It will be like opening a dull brown cardboard box to find a beautiful gift inside. It's always a surprise.
Speaking of rat removal, I just saw an article on CNN.com: Botanists discover new rat-eating plant. Who needs Star Trek when we have these sorts of species on our own planet.
I do the same thing when I hold the camera at waist level and just shoot scenes "blind." It's like getting a roll of film back from the shop when I open the images onto the computer screen and see them for the first time.I'm still pondering the DP2 as "teacher" thing, and not chimping with the LCD but rather waiting to see what "develops" is kinda like the delayed gratification with film.
I'm very sympathetic to that impulse.I just need more money...
Speaking of money, I just upgraded got the new-generation iPhone 3GS. One of the improvements is an upgrade to the camera from 2 to 3 megapixels. I started my digital photo days with the 3-megapixel Canon G1, so it's just like old times in terms of image size.
At least the food is better and cheaper in HK so buying too much gear doesn't mean eating poorly
I actually played with an Apple QuickTake (and was doing 160x120 Quicktime videos on the web) back in the mid-late 90's so I can appreciate coming full circle.
Kodachrome look of DP2 images noted in the September issue of Popular Photography.
Whatever comparisons are made, however, the Foveon images are certainly a beautiful advance on any of the compact cameras I've used.
Coincidentally, between my last message and this one, I dragged a DP2 image into Photoshop CS4 with ACR 5.4 (out of sheer laziness because CS4 was open). I processed it to a point that looked good to me and then decided to do the same thing with SPP 3.5.
I much prefer the SPP image. There was a thread on DPreview some time ago where people were arguing that they could achieve the same look with ACR... perhaps they can, but they would need a reference image as a guide, plus some time and effort.
I love the simplicity of the SPP and I have the feeling that it is tuned for the Foveon images in a way that other converters aren't.
Anyway, it was a good reminder for me to use only Sigma PhotoPro.
P.S. And I would be happy with a separate forum for Foveon or DP1/2.