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    Re: Sigma DP1

    WOW Amin.......
    Fantastic shot of your wife ....... BEAUTIFUL
    !!!

    DAVIDE
    Love the way your 2nd shot ascends to the Peak /the rocks ,tones & textures -LOVELY!!!






    Toodles, H
    Last edited by helenhill; 11th May 2008 at 18:16.

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    Thanks Helen!

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    Thanks Will, Amin, and Helen.

    We had a few hours on Thursday to explore the mountains near Boulder for the spectacular views. Glad I didn't have to lug a heavy DSLR up and down those slippery paths, especially after it started raining.

    I had never been to Boulder, so it was all new to me. It was nice to visit somewhere other than a tradeshow in Las Vegas.

    It's true. The DP1 shots often have a 3D look. Not sure why. Maybe the combination of the Foveon sensor and a very sharp lens. Seems to be hit or miss. On some shots, it's there, and you can enhance it with processing. Other shots are flat and lifeless -- and stay that way no matter how hard you try to improve them.

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    heres One for Will /since he can't post / I know I'm off but where Did I go wrong.......your thoughts are Welcome -Best,H

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    I've finally bitten the bullet and ordered a DP1 and VF11, it should arrive tomorrow. I suppose I'd better get busy selling some kit to fund it, or face the wrath of the bosslady.

    Paul.

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Quote Originally Posted by pcheywood View Post
    I've finally bitten the bullet and ordered a DP1 and VF11, it should arrive tomorrow. I suppose I'd better get busy selling some kit to fund it, or face the wrath of the bosslady.

    Paul.
    Well Paul
    if you're worried bout your relationship with 'bosslady'
    just wait till the 'New Mistress' Miss DP1 arrives
    She's a tough Dominatrix who will Demand All

    best, H

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    Helen, is that a RAW file? can you either e-mail me the RAW or share your development settings? I have a feeling your fill light slider may be causing the halos...

    Kind Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Well Paul
    if you're worried bout your relationship with 'bosslady'
    just wait till the 'New Mistress' Miss DP1 arrives
    She's a tough Dominatrix who will Demand All

    best, H
    I can hopefully deal with that as long as the 'New Mistress' can deliver for me (unless the bosslady cuts my throat first).

    Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    heres One for Will /since he can't post / I know I'm off but where Did I go wrong.......your thoughts are Welcome -Best,H
    LOL, very kind of you to think of me Helen! I may rummage around in my DP1 files and post one or two of those while I'm waiting for the return.

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    How high ISO can you go with decent results on the DP-1? Thanks

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    durr3, the DP1 has an upper limit of ISO 800. I've had inconsistent results with ISO 400 in interior lighting situations, so I usually avoid ISO 800. That said, I have seen some impressive images online that were shot at ISO 800.

    With B&W, I've had pretty good luck shooting in RAW at ISO 100, even in moderate light, and pushing the exposure with the Sigma software.

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    Here's another DP1 shot from Boulder, Colorado. This is the view from the bottom of the hiking trail.


    ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/160 second

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    That's a lovely shot David, great textures! I wonder how it would look in B&W?

    Thanks for sharing

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    Brian

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    Beautiful image David. Would love to see a B&W conversion also.

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    Here it is. Could probably improve it some by tinkering with it, but this should give you a good idea of how it would convert.


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    View from Custom House station on the Jubilee line


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    Here's another B&W.



    ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/125 second

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    I have been told that my replacement DP1, from Park cameras, should be with me tomorrow
    \o/ \o/ \o/


    That b&w image is excellent David, makes me glad that I will soon be able to continue experimenting with DP1 files myself.

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    My DP1 has just arrived................Battery is charging as I type, SPP is now installed, just the slow wait until the full charge now.

    Paul.

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    YEAH!!!.......Paul
    Another One to Join the SIGMAFIA

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    Great news, Paul. Don't you hate having to wait for the initial battery charge? Almost as bad as Will having to wait for his replacement DP1.

    Here's another shot from the Boulder trip. It has been fun going through the images to find which ones would work well in B&W.


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    Here's another B&W. This one looks like a rock castle.



    ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/200 second

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    yup, mine is charging also!

    just picked it up...

    I had a lens-hood, a spare battery and a tiffen close up set already waiting (which was painfull). I had installed SPP2.5 and played with carl rytterfalk files, so that should be no secret.
    Let's see if my canon G7 will not be to jealous with her little new sister!

    but now, wait and enjoy!

    David I love your series, being a climber!
    Last edited by MisiekBunnik; 15th May 2008 at 06:08. Reason: grammar

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    Great photographs David. And congrats Paul and Ronald with your new cameras!

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    Thanks, Wouter. That means a lot to me. I've always admired your landscapes (and more recently your street photos).

    Welcome on-board the DP1 train, MisiekBunnik. The DP1 should be a terrific choice for climbing, given its excellent weight-and-size to image quality ratio.

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    Well, both batterys charged and so surprised by the joy of using the DP1. It forces you to think (and you have the time since it's not the quickest of tools i've used). But what it gives you in return... sharpness, colour, subtle look, dynamic range... All packed in a no nonsense box. Very glad I bought this tool and surprised by it's quality of pictures, now I see them from myself on my own screen.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronaldbunnik

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    That is a good example of the beautiful files the DP1 produces. Good shot.
    My replacement arrived today so I'm a happy snapper again. I was surprised how much I missed having a DP1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisiekBunnik View Post
    Well, both batterys charged and so surprised by the joy of using the DP1. It forces you to think (and you have the time since it's not the quickest of tools i've used). But what it gives you in return... sharpness, colour, subtle look, dynamic range... All packed in a no nonsense box. Very glad I bought this tool and surprised by it's quality of pictures, now I see them from myself on my own screen.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronaldbunnik
    Lovely, subtle and delicate colors, superb image quality

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    Nice shot, MisiekBunnik.

    I can almost feel the humidity. It has a three-dimensional quality that really shows off the DP1's capabilities.

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    MisiekBunnik:

    Truly Lovely......Theres an Exotic Glow
    Best, Helen

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    Thank you all, although this was only number 10 out of the camera, I already feel connected to the DP1. (her)

    I noticed that a bit of negative x3 fill light is doing something to the photos that I had to do with other cameras in many steps (darken shadows, a bit of vigneting, local contrast...) Negative fill light is doing it in one slide. It's the look that I like a lot

    best
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    Here's a color shot from the Boulder trip.

    It's similar to another image I posted in this thread. I simply moved down the trail a bit and was able to include the tree. With the sky the way it was on that day and the grandeur of the rocks and mountains, you could randomly snap a DP1 periodically and end up with a fine collection of picturesque images.


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    What I meant to say above was, "you could randomly aim a DP1 periodically and end up with a fine collection of picturesque images."

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    the 3d look is amazing, you can just start bouldering that first rock!

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    MisiekBunnik,when the image came up I could literally(literally)smell the morning dew.If only this camera had a 35mm,a 40mm or 50mm lens.Wonderful!!!

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    A splash of color from the CTIA tradeshow in Las Vegas. This was shot from the escalator the day before the show officially opened. I'm surprised the image is so sharp, as the escalator was moving, and it was captured at 1/20 second.



    ISO 100, f/4, 1/20 second

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    Newt proof fence.



    Barn door


    Old machinery

    Last edited by Will; 19th May 2008 at 17:24.

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Will
    The Barn Door is BRILLIANT.....Love it
    The DP1 RED is a PURE,LUSH, CRISP RED
    Best, H
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    Thanks Helen. I'm having fun playing with lovely saturated colours that the DP1 generates. I find it reminiscent of fuji slide film.

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    Will brillant stuff, as ever. The DP-1 and you are getting on fabulously!
    Question though, "Newt-Proof Fence"?

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    Is it a slug proof fence?
    Sláinte

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Will brillant stuff, as ever. The DP-1 and you are getting on fabulously!
    Question though, "Newt-Proof Fence"?
    Thanks!

    In the UK there is a species of newt that is protected by law. The fence is needed so that all the newts that might be in the field can be trapped and moved before a new access road is built.

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    Nice ones, Will.

    I especially like the composition and lush greens in the first of the three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Nice ones, Will.

    I especially like the composition and lush greens in the first of the three.
    Thanks David.

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    GRD2 version
    Last edited by Will; 22nd May 2008 at 08:56.

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Will
    The Barn Door is BRILLIANT.....Love it
    The DP1 RED is a PURE,LUSH, CRISP RED
    Best, H
    Hi Helen, I think the DP1 does fantastically well in Will's green/yellow comparison above... but I am not a fan of the Sigma reds at all... even in the tractor shot above, there's a niggling doubt in my mind that I'm seeing a slightly magenta tinged red.

    Here are a couple of shots from the E-420 which show the kind of rich, lush reds I prefer...

    E-420 + Leica 14-150mm OIS
    1/100s f/5.6 at 150.0mm iso100


    1/125s f/5.6 at 150.0mm iso100


    Kind Regards

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    I see your point Brian, those reds are very good. I have recently found myself wishing more of the RAW developers catered for the DP1 because, although I love the rich colours it produces, they can be a bit wild in some files and difficult to reign in using SPP.

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    Hi Will,

    I think that good 3rd party RAW converter support will be essential for the success of the DP1 - it's probably the single biggest drawback I can think of, since I can work around everything else to use it as a landscape snapshot cam.

    Kind Regards

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    Hi Brian,
    Yes a Blue Red perhaps but its Beautiful
    Will can answer as to whether the DP1 was spot on with that red / How true the color really is

    In terms of artificial lighting / incan., floure. the DP1 without a doubt can rear its ugly head towards MAGENTA
    But its still 'special' that Foveon Sensor and draws in its own special way

    So many of todays cameras are soooo homogenized in their 'Look'
    which IMO makes the world of photos a boring place (and thats where the dp1 can be Fun)

    YOUR Strawberries & Tomatoes are MAGNIFICENT and a REAL WORLD RED!!
    The Leica ois works Superb with the e420

    Best to You -
    Helen

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    The issue on red is not all SPP. Have a look at the histograms for each color. You may actually be clipping the red channel....

    From the review:
    "The DP1's Foveon sensor is generally quite sensitive towards reds and in extreme situations this can lead to a clipping of the red channel, resulting in a purple/pinkish color on subjects which in reality are bright red. Unfortunately there is not an awful lot you can do about this other than to be aware of the problem. When it occurs you might want to try and reduce saturation in the menu (or during RAW conversion). You can later pull up the green and blue channels again in your imaging software but to be honest it won't make too much difference and you'll always end up with colors which are not entirely representative of the real scene."

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