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    A couple from the street

    I love this girl's shirt. She probably has no idea what the writing on it means.



    This one was purely accidental. Really!


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    i just loved all the english signs in japan - most of them didn't make sense. good shot.

    my favorite on a tall cement building: MOON BAT

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokysun View Post
    i just loved all the english signs in japan - most of them didn't make sense. good shot.

    my favorite on a tall cement building: MOON BAT

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    You do see some strange English here. After 23 years here they still make me laugh.

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    One for the street!

    Couldn't resist a couple quick shots of my street-ready DP2.

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    Bill,
    Winogrand would love #2... so do I.
    How do you find the finder? I'm starting to get
    bothered by the Sigma. I want to try something else...
    your thoughts....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post

    This one was purely accidental. Really!


    Then why were you on your knees just at the right moment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    Bill,
    Winogrand would love #2... so do I.
    How do you find the finder? I'm starting to get
    bothered by the Sigma. I want to try something else...
    your thoughts....
    Don
    I haven't tried the Sigma one, so I can't really compare them. The Voigtlander is big and bright and easy to use. I can't say that it's completely accurate, but I haven't had any problems framing with it. So far I'm very happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Then why were you on your knees just at the right moment?
    Would you believe I bent over to tie my shoe? Actually, she went running by me and I took the shot from the waist, as I do with a lot of my street shots. I didn't realize what I had captured until I opened the picture up on the computer.

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    A few more

    Some more shots from yesterday. I'm hoping to make it back out again today, if I can get my lazy butt in gear.

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    that's the way a camera should look! keep the pictures coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post
    Would you believe I bent over to tie my shoe? Actually, she went running by me and I took the shot from the waist, as I do with a lot of my street shots. I didn't realize what I had captured until I opened the picture up on the computer.

    Bill
    Ahhh, the infamous from the hip capture!

    Now I understand the reason for the bubble level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokysun View Post
    that's the way a camera should look! keep the pictures coming.

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    Thanks Wayne. Here are a few more, although I didn't have much luck today.

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    I love these pictures. Were these all taken in Tokyo?

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    Bill,
    How do you find the finder? I'm starting to get
    bothered by the Sigma. I want to try something else...
    your thoughts....
    Don
    Don, What problems are you having with the Sigma finder? I was considering getting this one if I ever find a DP2.

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    Re: A couple from the street

    Well, the finder is pretty accurate top & bottom and even
    with the parralex mark....but side to side it captures more than
    it should....I have to learn it's eye before I trash it.
    It's not bad but I like to work tight as I look at the entire
    frame.....I'm not in panic mode but want to explore
    some options......

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    Quote Originally Posted by toobacat View Post
    I love these pictures. Were these all taken in Tokyo?
    Thanks. Yes, all in Tokyo. Most of these were in Koenji, but the last 3 were taken in Shinjuku.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Ahhh, the infamous from the hip capture!

    Now I understand the reason for the bubble level.
    I was getting a lot of tilted shots, but the bubble level has helped a lot with that. I'm still getting a lot of motion blur though, so my technique needs work. It's all good fun though.

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    These are lovely, Bill... thanks for posting them. It's a pleasure for all of us that you live in such a colourful city (and have such a good eye).

    Thanks, too, for the photos of the camera. Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ellis View Post
    These are lovely, Bill... thanks for posting them. It's a pleasure for all of us that you live in such a colourful city (and have such a good eye).

    Thanks, too, for the photos of the camera. Very nice.

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    Thanks a lot Don. I just wish I had time to get out and take more pics. Maybe when I retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post
    Thanks a lot Don. I just wish I had time to get out and take more pics. Maybe when I retire.

    Bill
    After 23 years in Japan, perhaps you're close?

    We live in parallel Asian universes... I'm just over 23 years in Hong Kong. And I'm expecting my DP2 today at 5pm... a bit behind you, but I had to wait to see what you could do with it before I made the leap.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ellis View Post
    After 23 years in Japan, perhaps you're close?

    We live in parallel Asian universes... I'm just over 23 years in Hong Kong. And I'm expecting my DP2 today at 5pm... a bit behind you, but I had to wait to see what you could do with it before I made the leap.

    Cheers,
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    I wish I was close to retirement, but I have another 6 years to go before I'm 65. Don't want to wish my life away though. I would love to visit Hong Kong someday, but the way the economy is lately, I hardly have two yen to rub together. I was glad I actually put the money aside for the DP2 last year. I'm certainly glad I got it. I think it's safe to say that it's my favorite camera ever.

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    Couldn't resist posting a couple more taken on the way home from work tonight.

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    Re: A couple from the street

    Great shots Bill,
    Tokyo is one of my favorite places to photograph ...I can walk the streets hours and days ; ) ..... Another place that is amazing to photograph is Onomichi .... any way your photographs make me want to get on a plane ..... now

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiroKuro View Post
    Great shots Bill,
    Tokyo is one of my favorite places to photograph ...I can walk the streets hours and days ; ) ..... Another place that is amazing to photograph is Onomichi .... any way your photographs make me want to get on a plane ..... now
    Thanks. Let's trade places, you come back to Japan and I'll go live in Hawaii.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post
    I was getting a lot of tilted shots, but the bubble level has helped a lot with that. I'm still getting a lot of motion blur though, so my technique needs work. It's all good fun though.Bill
    Out of interest, Bill, how is the bubble level attached to the DP2? With epoxy?

    I must say that your pictures are making me nostalgic about Japan too. It might be time to start planning another visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post
    I wish I was close to retirement, but I have another 6 years to go before I'm 65. Don't want to wish my life away though. I would love to visit Hong Kong someday, but the way the economy is lately, I hardly have two yen to rub together. I was glad I actually put the money aside for the DP2 last year. I'm certainly glad I got it. I think it's safe to say that it's my favorite camera ever.

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    Hi Bill... I'm three years ahead of you, but there's no retirement in my future. I've always been more grasshopper than ant, so I think I'll die at the keyboard. Fortunately, my father's mind was sharp until the day he died, so one can always hope to follow in those same synapses.

    Hong Kong is a great place... with the same sort of atmosphere of personal safety you find in Japan. Leela and I love Japan... I think she wants to come back Japanese.

    Our first trip together was to Kyoto years ago and we accidentally arrived during sakura. Magical... it was towards the end and it was like being in a warm blizzard of flowery snowflakes. We've also been to Tokyo since then and enjoyed it. I must say, however, that Japan is expensive enough that I'm not sure how the Japanese live there... I know we ate a lot of noodles.

    Back on a photography note, I picked up Hong Kong's first DP2 last night at 18:15. I'll post a few impressions and photos sometime soon.

    Thanks again for your role in helping me decide on this camera. I already love it and have done almost nothing with it.

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    Out of interest, Bill, how is the bubble level attached to the DP2? With epoxy?

    I must say that your pictures are making me nostalgic about Japan too. It might be time to start planning another visit.
    Right now the bubble level is just attached with double-sided tape, but I'm worried about it falling off so I'm trying to find an adapter to convert the hot shoe to a double shoe so I can mount both the finder and the level.

    If you're planning a visit to Japan, I'd avoid Tokyo in the summer as it gets unbelievably hot and humid, and it seems to get worse every year.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ellis View Post
    Hi Bill... I'm three years ahead of you, but there's no retirement in my future. I've always been more grasshopper than ant, so I think I'll die at the keyboard. Fortunately, my father's mind was sharp until the day he died, so one can always hope to follow in those same synapses.

    Hong Kong is a great place... with the same sort of atmosphere of personal safety you find in Japan. Leela and I love Japan... I think she wants to come back Japanese.

    Our first trip together was to Kyoto years ago and we accidentally arrived during sakura. Magical... it was towards the end and it was like being in a warm blizzard of flowery snowflakes. We've also been to Tokyo since then and enjoyed it. I must say, however, that Japan is expensive enough that I'm not sure how the Japanese live there... I know we ate a lot of noodles.

    Back on a photography note, I picked up Hong Kong's first DP2 last night at 18:15. I'll post a few impressions and photos sometime soon.

    Thanks again for your role in helping me decide on this camera. I already love it and have done almost nothing with it.

    Don
    Don, I'm afraid I'm also more grasshopper than ant. I'll probably still be working two years after I'm dead. My parents were divorced when I was still a kid, but I recently learned that at about 80 years old my father went to prison for making "improper advances" toward a girl who was still underage, so I guess my libido stands a good chance of remaining intact.

    There are some nice things about living in Japan (Japanese girls being one of them ), but the safety factor is starting to diminish here as the Japanese become more westernized in unfortunate ways. However, it's still a lot safer than some US cities, and there is certainly a lot to see if you have the time to go looking. The cherry blossom season is a high point. But you're right about it being expensive. Before the economic situation got so bad I was working 3 jobs (one day job and consulting for two companies on the side) to make ends meet and buy new "toys", but I have now lost both of my consulting jobs so things are getting tight. I know that things are bad everywhere, but I'm afraid that's not much consolation.

    Congratulations on the new camera! If you love it already, it's safe to say that you're hooked. We'll all be looking forward to seeing some pictures from you soon. The only advice I would give is to spend some time learning to get the most out of Sigma Photo Pro. I was looking at the sample pics on DPR and it looks like they did a lousy job of processing the raw files. That's really unfortunate because it's giving people the wrong idea about the camera. Anyway, best of luck and start posting soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post
    Don, I'm afraid I'm also more grasshopper than ant. I'll probably still be working two years after I'm dead. My parents were divorced when I was still a kid, but I recently learned that at about 80 years old my father went to prison for making "improper advances" toward a girl who was still underage, so I guess my libido stands a good chance of remaining intact.
    Well, first things first, of course -- survival of the species is a greater imperative that the ability to play Sodoku.

    With that in mind, you might enjoy a gourmet treat. Had I known I wasn’t just shooting grocery shelves, I might have upped the ISO, but there was no time.

    There are some nice things about living in Japan (Japanese girls being one of them ), but the safety factor is starting to diminish here as the Japanese become more westernized in unfortunate ways. However, it's still a lot safer than some US cities, and there is certainly a lot to see if you have the time to go looking.
    I’m sorry to hear that… one of the pleasures of Hong Kong has always been the ability to explore a large city any time of the day or night. We had 18 homicides in 2007, compared to the “record low murder rate” of New York – “the safest major city in the country in 2007, according to FBI statistics” – of 496. The population of Hong Kong and New York is approximately 7 million and 8.2 million, respectively.

    References for those who care…
    http://www.police.gov.hk/hkp-home/en.../compare08.htm
    http://www.nysun.com/new-york/mayor-...er-rate/86396/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City

    But you're right about it being expensive. Before the economic situation got so bad I was working 3 jobs (one day job and consulting for two companies on the side) to make ends meet and buy new "toys", but I have now lost both of my consulting jobs so things are getting tight. I know that things are bad everywhere, but I'm afraid that's not much consolation.
    It’s always tough losing those side jobs… I had a freelance client for six years who decided they could start writing their own English. The only amusing thing about the situation was reading their new copy.

    Congratulations on the new camera! If you love it already, it's safe to say that you're hooked. We'll all be looking forward to seeing some pictures from you soon. The only advice I would give is to spend some time learning to get the most out of Sigma Photo Pro. I was looking at the sample pics on DPR and it looks like they did a lousy job of processing the raw files. That's really unfortunate because it's giving people the wrong idea about the camera. Anyway, best of luck and start posting soon!
    Having used a variety of RAW converters over the years, I’m quite pleased with the look of the Sigma’s. In general, I tend to simply convert RAW files at default settings and then work with the resulting files in Photoshop. From what you say, it sounds like I should stop that.

    I’ll take a closer look at their converter and do some adjusting before I output. Thanks for the advice. I’m unfortunately busy at the moment, but I’ll try to post some photos soon.

    I did read the forum members’ comments on the DPreview sample images… they were pretty caustic. On a selfish level, that might keep the size of the DP2 Club fairly small… but on a higher plane of self-interest, I want to see Sigma continue to develop these small cameras, so I hope the DP2 sells well.

    Don

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    Right now the bubble level is just attached with double-sided tape, but I'm worried about it falling off so I'm trying to find an adapter to convert the hot shoe to a double shoe so I can mount both the finder and the level.

    Bill
    Bill,I dont suppose this would fit,would be a coincidense but might be worth an e-mail.

    http://matchtechnical.com/ThumbsUpCSMod4.aspx

    Im sure youve already thought of it but just in case,all the best ,Neil.

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    Bill,

    I really admire your street photos and wonder if you would share your camera settings, how you focus, aperture used etc. Also what is your process in adjustments using SPP? I have a newly acquired DP1 but I would like to apply some of your techniques both in shooting and processing. Thanks for anything you can share!

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    With that in mind, you might enjoy a gourmet treat. Had I known I wasn’t just shooting grocery shelves, I might have upped the ISO, but there was no time.



    For real Gourmets it appears
    lovely photo that has worked marvellously. She takes over the whole thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    Bill,I dont suppose this would fit,would be a coincidense but might be worth an e-mail.

    http://matchtechnical.com/ThumbsUpCSMod4.aspx

    Im sure youve already thought of it but just in case,all the best ,Neil.
    Neil,

    I have a ThumbsUp that I used to use on the M8 (although it doesn't have the second shoe). I'll give it a try to see how it fits. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ellis View Post
    Well, first things first, of course -- survival of the species is a greater imperative that the ability to play Sodoku.

    With that in mind, you might enjoy a gourmet treat. Had I known I wasn’t just shooting grocery shelves, I might have upped the ISO, but there was no time.
    What a great shot! I absolutely love it. And look, there's a grocery store in the picture too!

    I have been playing Sudoku a lot lately, but maybe my time would be better spent shopping for groceries!

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ellis View Post
    Having used a variety of RAW converters over the years, I’m quite pleased with the look of the Sigma’s. In general, I tend to simply convert RAW files at default settings and then work with the resulting files in Photoshop. From what you say, it sounds like I should stop that.

    I’ll take a closer look at their converter and do some adjusting before I output. Thanks for the advice. I’m unfortunately busy at the moment, but I’ll try to post some photos soon.

    I did read the forum members’ comments on the DPreview sample images… they were pretty caustic. On a selfish level, that might keep the size of the DP2 Club fairly small… but on a higher plane of self-interest, I want to see Sigma continue to develop these small cameras, so I hope the DP2 sells well.

    Don
    I also do the basic raw conversion in SPP and then move the tiff files to Photoshop for most everything else. However, I have noticed that you need to spend a little time with the WB in SPP as that seems to be Sigma's weak point. I usually start with either the Auto setting or the X3F setting, tweak a bit from there, and then convert to tiff. Seems to be working well so far.

    The pics posted on DPR were pretty disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbodine9 View Post
    Bill,

    I really admire your street photos and wonder if you would share your camera settings, how you focus, aperture used etc. Also what is your process in adjustments using SPP? I have a newly acquired DP1 but I would like to apply some of your techniques both in shooting and processing. Thanks for anything you can share!
    I sent you a PM. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Bill

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    What a great shot! I absolutely love it. And look, there's a grocery store in the picture too!

    I have been playing Sudoku a lot lately, but maybe my time would be better spent shopping for groceries!

    Bill
    Very observant... I look forward to more illuminations in the future. I have so far resisted Sudoku... maybe if it gets less popular.

    Thanks for the nice comment... glad you enjoyed the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post
    I also do the basic raw conversion in SPP and then move the tiff files to Photoshop for most everything else. However, I have noticed that you need to spend a little time with the WB in SPP as that seems to be Sigma's weak point. I usually start with either the Auto setting or the X3F setting, tweak a bit from there, and then convert to tiff. Seems to be working well so far.
    Bill
    Yes, you're right about the white balance... the photo I included in a different thread of Mr. Poon (First DP2 Shot) was a little off with Auto White Balance, so I tried Fluorescent in SPP -- and it was even worse. I finally just accepted AWB (which was better than I usually get with my G-series cameras), and then just adjusted in Photoshop. Auto-Color worked quite well in this case.

    Another odd thing that has happened several times with the camera is that it will just freeze after taking a shot. The hour glass stays on-screen and you can't turn the camera off using the button -- you have to remove the battery. Then it works again.

    In all cases but one I've lost the photo... in that one case, I have a photo with a big green streak in it. It's early days, so perhaps I'm doing something the camera doesn't like. I know I have a habit of pressing the shutter button and keeping it down -- because that freezes the photo on the G9's LCD viewfinder so I can review it until I release the shutter. Maybe the DP2 doesn't like that, although I've done it a few times on purpose to see if the problem is repeatable and it hasn't been.

    I'll keep searching.

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    Don,

    That error you see may be a low battery condition. It's similar to some issues that I've had with the SD14. That would be my first guess. A bad SD card might be a (stretch) second issue. Getting the fastest SD card you can for the DP2 is a good idea.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kofronj View Post
    Don,
    That error you see may be a low battery condition. It's similar to some issues that I've had with the SD14. That would be my first guess. A bad SD card might be a (stretch) second issue. Getting the fastest SD card you can for the DP2 is a good idea.
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    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for the thoughts... Definitely not a battery problem... it has happened with several full batteries. And the 8GB SanDisk SDHC card has been used before and I formatted it in the DP2 before I started using it. But I will try a different card... you never know.

    Cheers,
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    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for the thoughts... Definitely not a battery problem... it has happened with several full batteries. And the 8GB SanDisk SDHC card has been used before and I formatted it in the DP2 before I started using it. But I will try a different card... you never know.

    Cheers,
    Don
    Don,

    Really sorry to hear about the problem with camera locking up. Especially after all the trouble you went to to get it. If it does turn out to be a bad one, I hope you'll be able to replace it quickly. In the meantime, for lack of anything else to try, you could go into the setup menu and try the Reset. Good luck.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ellis View Post
    Hi Jim,
    And the 8GB SanDisk SDHC card has been used before and I formatted it in the DP2 before I started using it. But I will try a different card... you never know.
    Cheers,
    Don
    Forgot to mention in response to your "fast card" suggestion that it's a SanDisk Extreme III.

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    Don,
    Really sorry to hear about the problem with camera locking up. Especially after all the trouble you went to to get it. If it does turn out to be a bad one, I hope you'll be able to replace it quickly. In the meantime, for lack of anything else to try, you could go into the setup menu and try the Reset. Good luck.
    Bill
    Well, things happen and mechanical failure is not the first thing I look for. The camera just now locked up twice in half a dozen shots, so I took your suggestion to Reset, although the "Reset to factory defaults" was greyed out, so I could only reset the Camera Settings and Capture Settings.

    Also reformatted the card -- an 8GB SanDisk Extreme III. If that doesn't help, I'll put in one of my SanDisk Ultra IIs before I start eyeing the camera itself.

    Thanks for the advice.

    Don

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    If that doesn't help, I'll put in one of my SanDisk Ultra IIs before I start eyeing the camera itself.
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    Tried a 16GB SanDisk Ultra II for my lunchtime walk-around and it locked up twice on that. Not much else to say.

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    Tried a 16GB SanDisk Ultra II for my lunchtime walk-around and it locked up twice on that. Not much else to say.

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    Sounds like it needs to go back. Any chance of getting a replacement without a long wait?

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    Sounds like it needs to go back. Any chance of getting a replacement without a long wait?
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    Really? Aack... I'll have to ask... but I'm not giving it up until I get a replacement.

    Thanks, as always, for the advice.

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    Sounds like it needs to go back. Any chance of getting a replacement without a long wait?
    Bill
    Good news... I called Mr. Poon, who said he would be getting a shipment of DP2s next week and would replace it then.

    Thanks for nudging me into making the call instead of fooling around with the camera for another few weeks.

    Don

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    Don,

    Glad you could get another one so quickly. I'm picking up one at the airport next week, but it comes attached to a fellow Sigma shooter... :-)

    Jim

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    Great shots, as always, Bill!

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    Good news... I called Mr. Poon, who said he would be getting a shipment of DP2s next week and would replace it then.

    Thanks for nudging me into making the call instead of fooling around with the camera for another few weeks.

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    Don, glad to hear that you'll be able to get it replaced. I hope you have better luck with the new one.

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