Now here is an honest review of the DP2 Merrill..

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Again, what is it with attacking the messenger?
In reply to SandyF, Feb 6, 2013

SandyF wrote:

mordicai wrote:

I cry and moan about the DP2 and SPP all the time and curse and swear when I come home without the shot, but at the end of the day I've never had a camera and lens that gives me the joy I get when a nail some shoots. I'm getting better using the Merrill and SPP and would love to see improvments in both, but there isn't anyting out there that comes close to maching it for me.

I know, I know. I too "cry and moan"currently when trying to process files from Death Valley ... where there is NO white point in the scene and incidentally no blown out spot either to at least approximate white! Believe me, I know that files need editing. Overall color is not what my mind remembers and what I'm trying to achieve in my editing. Yet I agree, nothing gives me the sharpness and resolution and color SUBTLENESS I see with the Foveon sensors.... and I often have direct comparisons with Bayer/Canon 5DII output. There is just extraordinary detail coming from that little DP2Merrill box... and in my view less 'plastic-y' than what I see from the 5DII.

I must study Kendall's recent shots .... after a previous DV trip I literally printed a couple of Kendall's and put them up by my computer for trying to match his color. Those were from when we were on the dunes at the same time. This trip, we were on the dunes at slightly different times, except for one afternoon, when I think Kendall was off to the right of this view

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandyfleischmann/8421744698/in/set-72157632547398138

this is at sunset. The next day around overcast noon is actually tougher for me to process.

Best regards, Sandy
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One has to be careful about 'remembering' color in a landscape. A lot of people talk about the blue in Foveon skies. If you actually look at the 'blue' in a western landscape it can be blue gray at the horizon (if there are whisps of clouds about), cyan in certain parts, "regular blue" right above you and light blue at the horizon opposite the sun. So sometimes you can have a couple of different blues in the sky in your photo.

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