Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: sunspotting and moonlighting

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,627
    Post Thanks / Like

    sunspotting and moonlighting

    pushing the limits of the dp1.

    wayne
    www.pbase.com/wwp
    Last edited by smokysun; 16th September 2009 at 20:29.

  2. #2
    ddk
    Guest

    Re: sunspotting and moonlighting

    Very interesting concepts Wayne, 1, 2 & 4 my favorites.

    5 & 6 have potential but are too dark right now, of course that's just my opinion...

  3. #3
    Senior Member pollobarca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Northern Italy
    Posts
    564
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: sunspotting and moonlighting

    Lovely images Wayne, really like the first one. The last one too is extraordinary.
    Did Sigma realise someone like you would get one of their cameras and use it this way?

    b rgds
    paul

    PS - you, don and the others here with their sigmas are selling a bundle of cameras...
    "I ruined my health by drinking to everyone else's." Brendan Behan
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollobarca/

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,627
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: sunspotting and moonlighting

    thanks, david. trouble with moonlight shots is if you lighten them too much they lose their mystery.

    ah, paul, i used the leica d-lux 2 for a year, getting one of the first. thousands of hits because it was new. probably sold a lot for leica. they never said a thing!

    i have discovered some bad news for dp1 owners. my used from keh has two dust spots in the blue sky (only shows up there). did research on the sigma forum and it's a fairly common problem. sigma only cleans them in japan and if you're out of warranty it's 200 dollars and a long wait. that said, the spots easily fixed with the healing brush. and there may be a way in lightroom to fix them all in a swoop. (does anybody know?)

    people who took the dp1 apart reported lots little plastic bits, shimmies, and so on.

    okay, the good news. these cameras comparatively cheap, especially compared to film processing. the d-lux 2 and my fuji 31fd both got dust on their sensors. turns out, probably all compacts vulnerable. you can live with it or go to a dslr.

    i'm just so happy using the dp1. i pulled out my smallest dslr today and i hated handling it. i like reducing things to the smallest. and the compacts just get better. and soon the good ones will be a lot cheaper (competition).

    practiced more today cause i just can't help picking it up.

    wayne
    www.pbase.com/wwp

    ps. i'd love it if sigma found out and gave me some perks! fat chance.

    pss. lots of ways to reduce the dust chances, now that you know: uv filter, half case, not leaving it on the dash as you drive up a dirt road. and if it does fall apart, buy another one.
    Last edited by smokysun; 16th September 2009 at 20:29.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •