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    DP1 awesome

    I've just spent the morning with my recently purchased DP1 and I'm blown away by the image quality of this camera. My only wish is that it would be a bit faster and more low light friendly...other than that this camera bust a*s! Here are some photos take with JPG:









    Largerd versions at http://pict-u-resk.blogspot.com/

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    Excellent Rafael! The DP1 simply amazes me. I tried only once last July and since then I am still fascinated by the camera.

    You should take the DP1 to China too, together with the LX3. Have a great trip!

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    Many thanks, Wouter. A compliment from someone of your caliber has always a special meaning :-) I'm actually so impressed with the DP1 that I might just end up keeping it after all!
    Last edited by Rawfa; 20th December 2008 at 12:05.

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    Good for you and thank you. Maybe I look for a DP1 next year, when the prices go below 400 Euro

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrandsma View Post
    Good for you and thank you. Maybe I look for a DP1 next year, when the prices go below 400 Euro
    Wouter, with the exchange rate between the pound and the euro the way it is I think you price point has already arrived!

    http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/p-sigma-dp1.htm

    369 pounds = 395.6418 EUR today!
    Last edited by Will; 21st December 2008 at 02:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    369 pounds = 395.6418 EUR today!
    Ouch, that is incredible. Who knows Will. I think I need to sell some more prints and the DP1 could be in the bag. But very tempting indeed.

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    Rawfa please,

    tell us something about the real speed of the DP1 compared to GRD.
    How slow is the DP1 ?? While focussing, during writetime ? Is it blocked between two shots ?? Does it have a SNAP mode, a hypefocal mode, a timer ?? All this interesting stuff...

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    Kweide, I can really see how this camera is not for everyone. But I look at it like when you're shooting with a DSLR and you have to choose between different types of lenses. With daylight (even dim day light) this camera will produce images that are simply breathtaking. It has a very unique organic feel to it that I haven't seen in any other camera. Now try shooting with low light and that's a whole different story. The autofocus WILL struggle and sometimes it will even miss. But like I said before, it's like when you're shooting with a DLSR having a lens that is amazing for daylight but not fast enough for night shooting. So far I'm ok with all of this...now lets talk about what I really consider to be the DP1's true limitation...it does "freeze" between shots for about 3 to 4 seconds, which depending on the type of pictures you take can be a problem. Personally, taking in consideration the incredible quality of the images it produces I can live with this trade off.
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    Oh, I forgot to say that for those who enjoy shooting plain and than going crazy on Photoshop they will be in for a treat. Even the jpegs can really take more pounding than any other compact I've tried (this includes the LX3). For those who like large prints I would also be inclined to say that a full resolution print would look great (full crops look awesome).

    P.S - I haven't started with photography long and I don't even think I would qualify for amateur level yet...so don't take my word for it and go try a DP1 your selves if you can rent/buy one.
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    Have a look at this for clarity and detail!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8076775...68574/sizes/o/

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    For all the Digital Cameras I bought and Sold this past year (Dlux3,Grd ,Grd2, Digilux 2, RD1s)

    The DP1 is the ONE I truly Missed /even though at Times
    I could have pulled my hair out....

    If the DP2 comes out this February I will Definately Buy /Love the 40mm 2.8 aspect
    but if we have a Long Wait I will rebuy the DP1
    The Foeven Sensor is Magic

    Best to All Helen
    Last edited by helenhill; 21st December 2008 at 13:11.

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    When I read about the DP2 I was very happy because I thought it would a an improved DP1 (speed, aperture, etc)...but I was sad to discover it would be 40mm. Since I shoot landscape that is not going to do it for me...

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    Re: DP1 awesome

    Here are some more pics:








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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrandsma View Post
    Ouch, that is incredible. Who knows Will. I think I need to sell some more prints and the DP1 could be in the bag. But very tempting indeed.
    Wouter, if i send you 10euro's now to drop the purchase price even further, will we go out to take photographs with OUR dp1's next week?

    I know you want it!

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    Something like the DP1 will come Ronald. But I know you still want to try the GX200!

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    Here's one from this morning in lower BC. We've been really dumped on here which is uncommon. Processed in CS4 & Silver Efex Pro.

    Attachment 10188

    Cheers,
    Last edited by simonclivehughes; 12th July 2009 at 14:37.

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    Well Simon,
    Theres a presence in that image that could sell that
    camera.....In fact I just ordered one.

    Thanks for posting....

    Rafa...can't wait till the 5th....
    Mummers Parade is the 1st.....

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    Simon,

    an exceptional photo. Only the DP1 could have done it right I think.

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    Well Simon,
    Theres a presence in that image that could sell that
    camera.....In fact I just ordered one.
    Thanks, Streetshooter, I appreciate the feedback.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Simon,

    an exceptional photo. Only the DP1 could have done it right I think.
    Tim, the DP1 is a great little camera, but I'm not sure I'd go that far, thanks for the kudos however!

    Ciao,

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    Re: DP1 awesome

    Anyone here seriously considering a DP2 when it comes out? or will it be a wait and see what the output is like?

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonclivehughes View Post
    Here's one from this morning in lower BC. We've been really dumped on here which is uncommon. Processed in CS4 & Silver Efex Pro.

    Attachment 10188

    Cheers,
    Love it Simon....a Winter Wonderland
    &
    Rawfa I would just keep the DP1 your shots are Quite Fab

    Santa please bring me a DP2 EARLY....
    Happy Holidyas-H

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    My DP-1 will be here Friday. I ordered a DP-2 with finder and should have it by Mid Feb.
    There's even a chance for an early release late Jan.
    shooter.....

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    DP2 hmmmm that sounds good. Will wait for it....

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    one for me.the g1 is also tempting,albeit less so,but as you need at least a 24mm or20mm just for it to become remotely interesting,its an easy pass.I have 35 and 50 mm lenses so would be stuck using telephoto unless I invested in leica glass just for the g1.So I welcome the DP2 with all its problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Anyone here seriously considering a DP2 when it comes out? or will it be a wait and see what the output is like?

    Tim
    I love my DP1 and am definitely planning to get the DP2 when it comes out. I just hope it doesn't get delayed a long time like the DP1 did.

    Bill

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    I am debating between the DP2 and the G1 and leaning towards the DP2.

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    Oh Amin
    Don't fall to the G1 just yet... you can play w/All your Zeiss & Cv lenses on your Ikon
    and have that magic foeven sensor in your pocket
    You the Man ...WAIT for the DP2

    Happy holidays !-H

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    I am debating between the DP2 and the G1 and leaning towards the DP2.
    I don't see the problem. Just get them both!

    Bill

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    From your correspondent in Beijing here are 2 DP1 photos taken today fresh from the oven:





    P.S - It is super cold here and the 8 hour jet lag is really not helping.

    Oh, and Merry X-Mas!
    Last edited by Rawfa; 25th December 2008 at 03:26.

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    Re: DP1 awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    From your correspondent in Beijing here are 2 DP1 photos taken today fresh from the oven:





    P.S - It is super cold here and the 8 hour jet lag is really not helping.

    Oh, and Merry X-Mas!
    Merry Christmas, Rafa! I'll be looking forward to more beautiful photos from China.

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    You bet! It only took a couple of days after acquiring my DP1 (at the end of September) for me to start putting money in my piggy bank for the DP2 as soon as it appears. Of course, that will be in addition to my DP1, not in place of.

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    Thanks, Cindy. Your ex-LX3 is here too

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    Here are some more DP1 pics.







    As usual the larger versions can be found at my blog.

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    Once I get back I will create a proper Beijing thread but for now on I'll just give you some teasers.
    I don't know why but the larger photos can only be viewed on firefox (you may also see them at my blog (http://pict-u-resk.blogspot.com/)












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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post
    I don't see the problem. Just get them both!

    Bill
    Now thats what I am thinking.

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    Here's 2 more photos. Tomorrow is my last day here so once O get back to Barcelona I'll try to organize the 2000 photos we've taken here into one thread.




    Larger version (firefox only)



    Larger version

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    Hyperfocal distances for DP-1 are as follows....

    f 4.0 12.6'

    f 5.6 8.93'

    f 8.0 6.33'

    f 11 4.49'

    The camera focused at these settings will render everything from 1/2 the Hyperfocal Distance to Infinity in acceptable focus....

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