Ming Thein DP3 Merrill review

Started Jul 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
glacierpete
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Re: Really good review
In reply to maceoQ, Jul 9, 2013

maceoQ wrote:

Kendall Helmstetter Gelner wrote:

One guy in the comments dislikes the images because of too *much* micro-contrast! He finds it distracting. Interesting, and I've not heard anyone say that before.

Really? I think the harsh microcontrast is the main problem when shooting portraits withe the Merrills.
There has been lots of comments about it. There is even an article in x3magazin: "smoother portraits".

But on the other hand the strong microconrast is welcome when photographing textures, landscapes, old facades etc.

Anyway, since there is the monochrome mode (blue channel) smooth portraits are easy to make.

maceoQ

I often prefer to set spp sharpness to -2 and use topaz clarity to manipulate contrast and sharpness.

You might want to give it a try. it allows various degrees of aritfact free contrast enhancement and manipulation and comes with a great masking tool. For me it is the perfect tool to fine tune my DP2M files.

http://www.topazlabs.com/clarity/

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