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    Sigma DP1

    Hope people don't mind but I thought it would be worth starting a general DP1 thread for any images from this camera that people might like to post.

    A couple I took today in very strange stormy light.



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    Good idea for a thread, Will.

    Here's another image from my recent trip to Vegas.


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    Breathtaking!

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Hi Will, I like your first shot - the composition and contrast is excellent!

    Here are my two from today... classic case of having the DP1 with me.





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    Good pictures Brian. What on earth are they doing?

    Here is another one from today, taken and the V&A in London. Putting it up for helen to help her agonize more over whether to get the DP1 or not



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    If possible, could you tell us all the amount of PP going on when you post these images? I'm genuinely interested in a DP1 due to a disability, but some of the pics seem oversaturated and overprocessed.

    Paul.

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    pcheywood, I process my DP1 images in Lightroom and intentionally undersaturate the colors. I like the sense of heightened reality the restrained colors tend to give the DP1 images. Just a personal preference, though.

    Here's a B&W image from the same trip. I mistakenly shot it at ISO 100, so I had to push it quite a bit to lighten it.


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    Re: Sigma DP1

    I push my images all over the place to get the look I like so they are often too far past normal for most people. If you want to you can get beautifully neutral images, but that isn't my way.

    Same file with neutral settings and no pp except a crop.

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Love your Second Shot - BRIAN

    AND
    WILL
    Now that you have me Tossing & Turning all night
    (why I blew it Today)
    I might SURPRISE you tomorrow with some pixs
    Loved the stone pavement water reflection - Good Shot
    LOVE YA DOLL......Thanx
    TA- H
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    Here's another DP1 image from Vegas.

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE;
    Here's another DP1 image from Vegas.
    Can you get some shots of Rolling Dice
    or some Gamblin Characters with the DP1.......
    Best, H

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    I have the DP1 and Voigtlander finder sitting here on the desk, waiting for the second battery to charge.

    I have asked Jack if the DP1 needs/deserves a thread of its own (APS-H sensor, so neither 'small-sensor' nor 4/3rds). It definitely is a pocket camera, and the Brightline finder is just so small; looks as though it belongs there. cheers, kl

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    Helen, I don't have any DP1 gambler-related shots. I may have something from my previous Vegas trip that was shot with a GRD2. I'll rummage around and see what turns up.

    I tried to take a shot of some poker players as I walked through a casino, but was told not to by one of the dealers at another table. They were probably concerned about cheating.
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    Re: Sigma DP1

    David, I like your last shot from Vegas there... nice colour and composition.

    Here are my two from this morning...



    Keep 'em coming!

    Kind Regards

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    Every shots in this thread is wonderful, increasing my Desire for DP-1
    Sigh...

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    If any of you lucky ones with a DP1 could humour me and produce the follwing Id be very grateful;it might be completely unnecessary as maybe what Id like to see can be seen without this being done:sleep006:sorry,to the point:-Id like to see a landscape shot (with some sort of marker on the edges of the frame,left and right)taken full frame.Then another shot of the same landscape using the camera as if it had a 35mm equiv.lens on(using the markers of the full frame shot to be at the edges of the 35mm shot obviously by walking backwards).If anyone has the voightlander 28/35 finder this would be easier . Thanks for looking,all the best,Neil.

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    Hi Neil, I could do that easily when I get out next - if I use the E-420 + 12-60mm f2.8-f4 lens I can simply zoom to both settings from the same spot.

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Hi Neil, I could do that easily when I get out next - if I use the E-420 + 12-60mm f2.8-f4 lens I can simply zoom to both settings from the same spot.

    Kind Regards

    Brian
    I think nei1 wanted DP1 files?

    I was working from home today but went into my garden to stretch my legs and, not wanting to waste an opportunity, I took these. Not as exciting a view as yours though Brian. I REALLY like the one of the wall btw.



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    Oops sorry - I just thought it would be easier/more accurate with a zoom lens. I guess I could still use that method for reference... setting up for the DP1 shots.

    Kind Regards

    Brian

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    Thanks Brian,its my fault for a jumbled post,what Im after is the same photograph taken with the dp1 at 28mm and 35mm(by wasting about a third of the sensor)so I think you would need a 35mm frame line as well as the 28mm to walk back and put the reference points from the 28mm shot on to the frame edges of the 35mm finder.The "35mm" lens photo would then be cropped in photoshop to the same reference points that the full frame 28mm shot has at its edges.You then end up with 2 almost identical photos,one taken with the perspective of a 28 and one with a 35.Id also be able to see how the quality is if I chose to use this camera as if it had a 35mm lens.What Id like to see is the two photos together,both showing the same field of view,but one taken with the 28mm and the other as if the camera had a sensor approx.two thirds the size and had a fixed 35mm lens instead. Im sure theres an easier way of explaining this,just cant think of it,sorry,again,thanks for looking,Neil.

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    I've just done what you asked nei1 using my GX100 on step zoom to do the framing. One image taken with the DP1 and Gx100, then set the GX100 to 35mm and walked back till it had the same field of view as the first image on the GX100, took another image with the DP1, loaded the second DP1 image into photoshop and cropped to the same field of view as the first DP1 image. Few!

    After doing all that I realised that I had taken a flat image so you cant really see any perspective changes lol
    Can't be bothered to do it all again just yet though so these will Have to do for now

    28mm


    35mm crop 2640 x 1760 down to 2133 X 1405 (for future reference)

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Full size images here if you want to see the detail

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

    And I may be wrong but don't you get the same field of view and perspective by cropping a 28mm down to a 35mm as you would using a 35mm lens anyway?
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    Realised I'd posted this image in the creative thread and it isn't a DP1 image so I've removed it.
    Last edited by Will; 1st May 2008 at 10:35.

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    Hi Neil,

    yes I understand... I'll give it a go, in the meantime - here's another DP1 shot from this afternoon.

    Which do you prefer, colour or B&W?



    I am *seriously* impressed by the latitude for pushing these files in PP...

    Kind Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    I am *seriously* impressed by the latitude for pushing these files in PP...
    i know you didn't ask me, but i love the b/w. nice PP!

    PP'ing being why i even thought i'd chime in here (i have no landscapes to shoot so i'm not even offering). i completely agree with you!

    the weather's been pretty bad so i've been shooting more with the GRDII... i am just astounded by how much more i can get out of the DP1 files in comparison, be it blown highlights or blocked shadows.

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Ooh, can't resist... here's another



    Kind Regards

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    Brian, superlatives get bandied about a lot these days but that last one really IS amazing.

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    Will,thanks very much for youre efforts,the quality is still good,thanks again,Neil
    p.s. sorry to put you to all this trouble,but much appreciated

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    Brian, I especially like the last B&W image. Edward Weston would have been proud. It shows the DP1 can capture a full range of gray-tones. (Or would that be grey-tones? If I remember correctly, usually the U.S. favors the "gray" spelling, while the U.K. favors the "grey" spelling.)

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    Thanks Will, David... I think my photography is improving by leaps and bounds, by spending more time around passionate photographers - both through the Safari Group, and here on this forum!

    Kind Regards

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    i have to agree that the last one is just stunning. it really shows the dimensional effect you can get on the DP1 if you just shoot everything spot on!

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    Will,maybe youre right but paralax must change as youre stood somewhere else I think

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    WELL
    I've DONE it.......
    it's in my possession
    just waiting for the D*** battery to charge
    Hope I can live up to ALL the GREAT Photos Posted here
    Yeehaaaaaw!!
    Helen

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    Congratulations Helen, there's no hope for you! you're one of us now... the SIGMAFIA!!!!! LOL


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    Hope that you two get along Helen

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Well now I'm in trouble
    Thanks to Will,Cam,Brian,David
    for pushing me over the EDGE
    in getting the DP1
    Thanx All.......love ya

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    I don't think you can go wrong Helen -- lots of really spectacular images shown here
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    My quick DP1 shot for today... couldn't resist these beautiful flowers.



    Kind Regards

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    Nice shot Brian, there are some lovely rhododendrons out everywhere now, all this rain has been good for them perhaps?

    Three for today, one flower pic to continue your theme and a couple of b&w conversions in ps.






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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Alright be EASY on me SIGMAFIA......no kiss of Death yet
    Mind you I hated the camera the first night. Feels good in the hand but oh so difficult in low light UNLESS you do total Manual......
    My husband drug me back from the Garbage Chute (only joking).
    Actually Today we're becoming Friends

    Thought the picture was crappy
    will repost when I get the hang of it
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    Very nice helen, lovely atmosphere to it.

    That hammock has seen better days but doesn't it makes a good sculptural subject.
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    Re: Sigma DP1

    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Very nice helen, lovely atmosphere to it.

    That hammock has seen better days but doesn't it makes a good sculptural subject.
    Hey this is kind of fun. Do we get to make up descriptions of pictures Helen might have taken? I have a clear image in my head now of a moody scene with a lonely hammock in it. Nice shot Helen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Hey this is kind of fun. Do we get to make up descriptions of pictures Helen might have taken? I have a clear image in my head now of a moody scene with a lonely hammock in it. Nice shot Helen!
    LOL...LOL...LOL...
    Silly of me to have deleted the pix
    but frankly I'm enjoying this Moment.....
    Tim & Will /The men in the nice white suits will be with you shortly
    Best, H

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    Come on Helen, let's see a shot from you today

    Here's mine from this morning...

    DP1, 1/200s f/6.3 at iso100


    This baloon seemed to have drifted from the nearby countryside over the city... a long way to travel until the next clear area to land!

    Kind Regards

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    p.s. I think I'm going dsylexic! I meant balloon

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    Being dyslexic myself it took m quite a while to see what you meant! Spell checker rules KO

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Alright be EASY on me SIGMAFIA......no kiss of Death yet
    Mind you I hated the camera the first night. Feels good in the hand but oh so difficult in low light UNLESS you do total Manual......
    My husband drug me back from the Garbage Chute (only joking).
    Actually Today we're becoming Friends

    Thought the picture was crappy
    will repost when I get the hang of it
    keep at it! the Sigma is definitely a hate-at-first-sight camera. once you see what it can do, however...

    hiding here right now. just handed it to my BF who's grumbling about everything. need him to take one of those OMG pictures immediately or i am dead meat why oh why won't he go outside???

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    LOL, hate-at-first-sight camera... perfect description.

    It's worth the effort to master though, definitely worth having on you full time imho.

    Kind Regards

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    Re: Sigma DP1

    i agree, Brian!

    but my boyfriend just has the patience of a pea... sent him OUT and need him to come back with at least one jaw-dropper or he'll keep on giving me these are-you-insane looks... arghhh!!!

    need him to understand how i got my new obsession with sensors and lenses!

    p.s. can i borrow your balloon or maybe your baloon?
    Last edited by cam; 3rd May 2008 at 06:07. Reason: eta

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    Brian, love the balloon shot.
    Last edited by asabet; 3rd May 2008 at 06:34.

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