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    Brian, I also like the balloon shot. The composition, dark lighting, and moody clouds work especially well. Makes you wonder whether the sign applies to the sky as well as the fenced-in area.

    What's that faint object between the trees? Is it a distant airplane?

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    Hi cam,

    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    p.s. can i borrow your balloon or maybe your baloon?
    you can certainly borrow my picture

    Actually, I think there's scope here for a future Photo Safari event

    And thanks Amin, I hope there will be a DP1a with advanced lcd/faster electronics and a good number of the suggestions we made, implemented in firmware.

    Kind Regards

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    As a follow-up to Brian's excellent balloon shot, here's another skyward DP1 image.

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    Nice shot David, and good eye... I don't know what that was... some kind of UFO I think, although I can't tell whether it's an insect, a bird or a plane (or even superman!)

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    We had sunshine today!


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    Nice bokeh on that one, Will. The out-of-focus portion is as interesting as the in-focus portion.

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    Great framing Will... and typical foveon sharpness too!

    Speaking of sun, here's tonight's sunset...


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Nice bokeh on that one, Will. The out-of-focus portion is as interesting as the in-focus portion.
    Thanks David, it is gratifying when someone sees what you are trying to achieve in a picture. What I'm really enjoying with the DP1 are the lovely bokeh possibilities available that are hard or impossible to get with GRD2. That and the foveon colours and sharp sharp lens!

    Still REALLY hate the screen though.

    Damn it Brian, the subtle colours and delicate cloud details in you pic are exquisite!

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    A bit of a Morbid Moody Shot....the Dp1 is bringing it out
    Just realized my WB was on 'Overcast' which probably contributed to that 'magenta' Hue ....ooops -Best ,H

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    My older son Oliver, who just broke his arm again. Focus is on the hand holding an inchworm, which is the reason for the big smile.



    The view of the hospital where I work from across the street:


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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    A bit of a Morbid Moody Shot....the Dp1 is bringing it out
    Just realized my WB was on 'Overcast' which probably contributed to that 'magenta' Hue ....ooops -Best ,H
    Hi Helen, I've been sticking to Sunlight whitebalance for everything... overcast is probably worst option for green corners / magenta centre colour casts.

    I've accepted for now that I'll get as far as possible with SPP and then export with ColormatchRGB to finish in LightZone.

    The files have a lot of latitude for pushing around in PP - so your shot could have safely been underexposed and the shadows lifted, maybe avoiding the blooming? effect further of the light bulb.

    Try some high contrast / bright scenes... what's your workflow at the moment?

    Kind Regards

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    Hi Amin,

    lovely shots - the hospital shot looks great full screen, a sharp sense of 3d there and good colours.

    Do you carry your DP1 all the time? I'm finding that makes a huge difference to the opportunities (I would have missed the balloon shot and the sunset otherwise)

    Kind Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    A bit of a Morbid Moody Shot....the Dp1 is bringing it out
    Just realized my WB was on 'Overcast' which probably contributed to that 'magenta' Hue ....ooops -Best ,H
    it does get better!

    you can change the WB in SPP, btw, (i'd love to see this b/w.)

    my BF hated it, btw. saw none of its charm whatsoever... i think you have to allow it a little time. and (you'll hate me for saying this) the only way to master it is to put the GRDII away (which has spoiled us beyond words). it will frustrate you to no end, but it's the only way to master this puppy. you'll also miss a lot of shots, but... you have to own it before you make a decision about whether you can live with all its unrntuitivenesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    A bit of a Morbid Moody Shot....the Dp1 is bringing it out
    Just realized my WB was on 'Overcast' which probably contributed to that 'magenta' Hue ....ooops -Best ,H
    I admire your style helen, take a camera everyone says is difficult in low light and torture it by putting it in dim light, behind bars, with bare fluorescent lightbulbs, and then setting a white balance to kick it while it's down!

    I wasn't sure about your pic at first but it has really grown on me. I'd been thinking I should challenge myself by trying some dark moody images with the DP1 and you have beaten me to it. (I liked your other image as well btw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    I admire your style helen, take a camera everyone says is difficult in low light and torture it by putting it in dim light, behind bars, with bare fluorescent lightbulbs, and then setting a white balance to kick it while it's down!

    I wasn't sure about your pic at first but it has really grown on me. I'd been thinking I should challenge myself by trying some dark moody images with the DP1 and you have beaten me to it. (I liked your other image as well btw)
    oops, that was meant to have a few of these in it but it didn't happen for some reason?

    Reading it without those it comes across a bit harsh but it was meant to be humorous. I left it too late to edit the original

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    Helen, the locked door seems to capture your feelings about your new camera perfectly! I look forward to your shots out in the sun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will;
    oops, that was meant to have a few of these in it but it didn't happen for some reason?

    Reading it without those it comes across a bit harsh but it was meant to be humorous. I left it too late to edit the original
    Actually Will

    You had me hysterically Laughing
    Far too Generous of you Will
    in thinking I'm so heroic

    here lies my Difficulties:
    I'm struggling with the Manual Focus /which in general I prefer to use
    It never seems CRISP enough & yet when I LOOK at your work & Brian's I'm Floored

    and a glimpse into my schizoid MInd / I am either returning it Today
    OR
    buying a Tobacco Filter

    hate to Give up but ..........
    Grd 's Spoil Ya

    Love Ya doll...Thanx
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    Hi Helen, I hope you will keep it... there's nothing magic about the results we're getting and we're here to help!

    Just take it one step at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Hi Amin,

    lovely shots - the hospital shot looks great full screen, a sharp sense of 3d there and good colours.

    Do you carry your DP1 all the time? I'm finding that makes a huge difference to the opportunities (I would have missed the balloon shot and the sunset otherwise)

    Kind Regards

    Brian
    Thanks Brian. I do carry the DP1 almost all the time. I'm a prime guy at heart, and I suspect I'll be carrying the E-420 a lot more when the 25 pancake becomes available. At that point, I'll probably carry them about 50/50. Right now, it's mostly the DP1. Taking the camera everywhere certainly increases the chances of getting something good. Really like your sunset image as well. Most of my attempted sunset shots with the DP1 have been ruined by ghosting.

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    Experimenting with the DP1 and selective color.


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    Three from today's trip with the family to the B&O Railroad Museum for "Day Out with Thomas". I was enjoying the ceiling of the roundhouse .






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    Nice ones, Amin.

    The DP1 really excels with that kind of detail. I like with the third one that the cross spokes in the middle are off-center. Amazing detail with the wood panels in the roof (I'm assuming they're wood panels). You can almost count the flaws in each panel.

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    Thanks David. With that third one, I cranked the X3F Fill Light (which I rarely do), and it transformed the shadows in an unexpected way. I really like your flowers as well. The delicate texture in the petals is so well preserved. How did you manage the selective color in that image?

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    Absolutely FANTASTIC Amin....all three Shine!
    Love it.......
    Best H

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    Thanks Helen! I'm really enjoying this little camera.

    For anyone interested, Petteri Sulonen wrote an excellent article on the DP1 here.

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    Amin, it was all trial and error using Lightroom.

    I didn't think the colors of the flowers were that interesting visually (and they masked the detail), so I figured I would go B&W. I cropped it and applied various color filters. The image looked OK, but it was difficult to see what was what. I started playing with Lightroom's Hue Shift controls. That's when I hit on the idea of bringing out the green leaves against the colored-drained flowers.

    Here's a quick four-step visual:

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    Quote Originally Posted by asabet View Post
    Three from today's trip with the family to the B&O Railroad Museum for "Day Out with Thomas". I was enjoying the ceiling of the roundhouse .





    Amin, these simply rock.
    If I get a DP-1 may I do half so well!!!

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    Hi Amin,

    nice sharp shots there, looks like fun!

    Kind Regards

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    David, thanks for the explanation. I've got to play around a bit more in Lightroom. Maybe buy another Photoshop book or read the ones I have .

    Lili and Brian, thanks for the encouraging words . It was a fun day!

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    Well here's another go:....kinda boring can't compare yet with the Sigmafia Hierachy but I'm try'in

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    Here's another shot of Spring flowers courtesy of the DP1.


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    Some deliberately very green foliage, from my garden, to go with all these flowers.

    Last edited by Will; 4th May 2008 at 17:24.

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    Hi Will, lovely greens there...

    What aperture did you use though? I think your shot would be perfect with just a tiny bit more dof (hardly perceptible - but I'm guessing you're a perfectionist )

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    Your right Brian, it was F4.5 at 1/50s. The light is better today so I may have another go.

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    My first from early this afternoon...

    this is of cast iron - about 10 feet tall in the woods.

    DP1, 1/80s f/4.0 at iso100


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    Got to admit, this DP1 is impressing me
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    Hi Jack, it's not too much fun to shoot with, but the files are great to work with in PP and super sharp!

    Using the Gorillapod SLR zoom to get a fix... (taken with the E-420)


    Sigma DP1, 1/20s f/8.0 at iso100


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    Ahhhh, Brian, that is how your get sharpness.
    Will and David how many of your shots are handheld?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Ahhhh, Brian, that is how your get sharpness.
    Will and David how many of your shots are handheld?
    Hi Lili, this is the first image I've used the pod... it sort of defeats the object of carry-everywhere in your pocket! LOL

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    100% crop from




    Sharpening in SPP -0.8 and just a tad of Uwe Steinmueller's new 'EasyD DetailResolver'


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    Lili, so far all my DP1 and GRD2 shots have been handheld. Now that you mention it, I should be using them sometimes with a tripod to get a rock-steady focus. It just seems to run counter to carrying a compact camera.

    Of course, you're seeing some of the sharpest images. I have had more-than-my-share of slightly out-of-focus shots (usually my fault, not the camera's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Lili, so far all my DP1 and GRD2 shots have been handheld. Now that you mention it, I should be using them sometimes with a tripod to get a rock-steady focus. It just seems to run counter to carrying a compact camera.

    Of course, you're seeing some of the sharpest images. I have had more-than-my-share of slightly out-of-focus shots (usually my fault, not the camera's).
    Ok David, that makes me feel a bit better, I agree, cameras like this really are meant to be handhel, IMHO
    You all are making the DP-1 VERY tempting to me

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    Hi Lili,

    I'd still recommend the E-420 + pancake over the DP1 at the same price, but the DP1 is fantastic under the right conditions.

    Kind Regards

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    Hi Lili,

    I'd still recommend the E-420 + pancake over the DP1 at the same price, but the DP1 is fantastic under the right conditions.

    Kind Regards

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    Yes, there is that. Does the Oly allow manual focus? Is it done by a focus ring?
    Focus by wire?
    I am spoiled by the Pentax quick-shift system
    Last edited by Lili; 5th May 2008 at 12:51.

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    Yes, manual focus... depends on the lens (I use legacy lenses which are all manual) - all are by focus ring. But AF is very fast - I use centre spot focusing.

    How does the Pentax quick-shift system work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Ahhhh, Brian, that is how your get sharpness.
    Will and David how many of your shots are handheld?
    All mine are hand held but I do cheat whenever I can. For instance with the angled shot of the plant on the wall I lent against the wall with my elbows on the wall. I do find that the DP1 is good for holding steady for some reason though, and I have always been quite steady taking hand help shots.

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    That's not cheating, it's good technique!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Yes, manual focus... depends on the lens (I use legacy lenses which are all manual) - all are by focus ring. But AF is very fast - I use centre spot focusing.

    How does the Pentax quick-shift system work?

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    It uses a old fashion mechanical focus ring on the lens, that you can use to override the AF, plus the there is a simple toggle on the camera body to disable the AF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    That's not cheating, it's good technique!
    I agree!!!

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    Well, you get AF + MF adjust and various configurable options - so you should be quite happy with the E-420.

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