DP2M + Pentax 645D shot comparison

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DP2M + Pentax 645D shot comparison
Jul 27, 2013

Below are the same picture taken hand held with two cameras - my DP2 Merrill & a Pentax 645D with a 55mm lens.    The 35mm focal length equivalent of the cameras is about 45 & 44mm respectively.The exposures are pretty similar, both taken at 200 iso, both with the natural or standard settings & auto white balance. Both raw images processed unsharpened - that was done lightly in photoshop.

I thought it would be interesting to see them together.  The DP2M lens is second to none, the pentax 55m is ok. (the 75 & 120 are much sharper).  The colour from the Pentax is almost lifelike and once in Lightroom there is so much more that can be done with its file, that I can with a tiff from a Sigma.

But the DP2M punches so far above its price range, it still amazes me.

I hope some find it interesting. (Both JPEGS were compressed prior to uploading)

Sigma DP2M

Pentax 645D+55mm

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