Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › Post Your Photography Here #2 (new dial-up 800X600 friendly)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Post Your Photography Here #2 (new dial-up 800X600 friendly) - Page 793

post #11881 of 12436
Quote:
Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

I got my new camera, a Sigma DP2 Merrill yesterday. Today, my friend agreed to be my model. These are the results!

 

(Edited with VSCO Film 04)

 

 

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/117279548@N08/sets/72157640994650063/

 

 

I can't post them here because the JPEGs are over the head-fi's 10mb file limit. The RAW files from this camera range from 45 to 60mb!

Can't wait to see your landscape photographs.:)

post #11882 of 12436

 

 

Goodbye D800.

post #11883 of 12436
Can you post some pics taken with X-T1?
post #11884 of 12436
They are exactly the same as pictures taken by the X-Pro 1, just the experience is much better.
post #11885 of 12436

Speaking of great looking cameras....this one is not:

post #11886 of 12436
Quote:
Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post







Goodbye D800.


Nice! It makes perfect sense that they were waiting to get the best electronic viewfinder they could make for it.

A little more money than I wanted to spend for a camera, but actually fairly inexpensive when you look at what it does in comparison to what else is out there. Folks love the skin tone it produces too.

I'm happy with my new $600 Nikon 5100 kit. Amazing though as you point out.............Goodbye D800.tongue.gif You get the complete kit for $1100 less than a Nikon D800 body.
Edited by Redcarmoose - 2/15/14 at 10:42am
post #11887 of 12436
Quote:
Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

They are exactly the same as pictures taken by the X-Pro 1, just the experience is much better.

What is your experience using a nikon lens on x-pro1? I have few manual focus nikon and zeiss lens.
post #11888 of 12436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post

Nice! It makes perfect sense that they were waiting to get the best electronic viewfinder they could make for it.

A little more money than I wanted to spend for a camera, but actually fairly inexpensive when you look at what it does in comparison to what else is out there. Folks love the skin tone it produces too.

I'm happy with my new $600 Nikon 5100 kit. Amazing though as you point out.............Goodbye D800.tongue.gif You get the complete kit for $1100 less than a Nikon D800 body.


The questions arise though that using old full frame 35mm Nikon lenses that it's not a full frame sensor and stuff is magnified by X 1.5 ? The APS C sensor.


I really was hoping to get a FX sensor this time but ended up DX.
Edited by Redcarmoose - 2/15/14 at 10:57am
post #11889 of 12436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post
 

Can't wait to see your landscape photographs.:)

 

Here's an original size Sigma DP1 Merrill landscape shot I took last weekend (Lake Traun, Upper Austria. 56K Warning: 8.5MB!)

 

post #11890 of 12436
Quote:
Originally Posted by james444 View Post

Here's an original size Sigma DP1 Merrill landscape shot I took last weekend (Lake Traun, Upper Austria. 56K Warning: 8.5MB!)




I'll check it out on more screen real estate in the AM. THX.
post #11891 of 12436
Quote:
Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

Here's an original size Sigma DP1 Merrill landscape shot I took last weekend (Lake Traun, Upper Austria. 56K Warning: 8.5MB!)

 

 

 

 

My mouth gaped for a good 3 seconds. Awesome shot, James! 

 

Seriously, for anyone who doesn't primarily shoot at night or in low light, the Sigma Merrill compacts appear to offer unbeatable image quality and nearly absurd value. I can hardly believe the shots I'm getting from this little black box. Before buying I spent over 30 hours glued to my chair researching these cameras and every website that has comparisons. I've seen them outresolve the likes of the D800 and M9. For the portraits I took, I had to use brushes in lightroom to counter the DP2M's tendency to expose every pore and wrinkle in her face. 

 

I'm sure I have a case of new toy syndrome right now, but I frickin love this camera.

post #11892 of 12436
Quote:
Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

My mouth gaped for a good 3 seconds. Awesome shot, James!

 

Thanks, Eke. I had to sacrifice a tiny amount of detail though, to stay below the 10MB limit.

 

FWIW, here's an uncompressed 42MB TIFF of the same shot for the purists: https://www.hidrive.strato.com/lnk/77luKGJZ

post #11893 of 12436
Quote:
Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

Thanks, Eke. I had to sacrifice a tiny amount of detail though, to stay below the 10MB limit.

 

FWIW, here's an uncompressed 42MB TIFF of the same shot for the purists: https://www.hidrive.strato.com/lnk/77luKGJZ

 

 

If you zoom into the little white house in the village to the right, you can see a man picking his nose in his bathroom mirror.

post #11894 of 12436
Quote:
Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post


My mouth gaped for a good 3 seconds. Awesome shot, James! 

Seriously, for anyone who doesn't primarily shoot at night or in low light, the Sigma Merrill compacts appear to offer unbeatable image quality and nearly absurd value. I can hardly believe the shots I'm getting from this little black box. Before buying I spent over 30 hours glued to my chair researching these cameras and every website that has comparisons. I've seen them outresolve the likes of the D800 and M9. For the portraits I took, I had to use brushes in lightroom to counter the DP2M's tendency to expose every pore and wrinkle in her face. 

I'm sure I have a case of new toy syndrome right now, but I frickin love this camera.





You have a definable film look. The goals we had in school are close to what your getting. After all this there seems a large missing quality to digital which this camera seems to add back in. The cloud detail in the above landscape is a great sample. With regular dx sensor you can at times pull it out in Photoshop and at times you can not?
post #11895 of 12436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post


You have a definable film look. The goals we had in school are close to what your getting. After all this there seems a large missing quality to digital which this camera seems to add back in. The cloud detail in the above landscape is a great sample. With regular dx sensor you can at times pull it out in Photoshop and at times you can not?

 

The Foveon sensor is magic when it comes to giving life to detail and texture. James' landscape photos are examples of that. It works by having three color layers on top of each other, so each pixel has blue, green, and red information. This is opposed to traditional Bayer sensor layouts that have the different colors side by side, and are combined later via software:

 

http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/digital-photography-tutorial-camera-sensors_Page-3

 

But the shots I posted yesterday are processed to get that exact look. There's a photographer I've idolized for a while. I've tried to emulate the emotion she brings out with her poses and lighting, but I could never quite understand how she got her colors to have that certain...je nais se quois (lol). I stumbled on it by accident when she thanked one of her sponors...VSCO. They make these amazing film replication presets for Lightroom and Photoshop. I have all of them, but my favorites come from their Film Pack 04. I've spent months trying to figure this out, so I'm saving you the research :D. Prior to that, i didn't know her particular look was apparently "film-like".

 

The photographer shoots with a D800 and a 1.4 35mm lens.

 

Her blog: http://blushbyb.com/blog/

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › Post Your Photography Here #2 (new dial-up 800X600 friendly)