I Can't Ask More....

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Lin Evans
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Oct 31, 2012

From a camera than to give me an absolutely dead-on accurate representation of what my eyes see. This snapshot of a dead Bristlecone Pine tree in Rocky Mountain National Park was just a test to see what the DP2 Merrill, allowed to choose it's own settings might provide.

It did exactly what I wanted - produced what my eyes saw when I pressed the shutter. I'm not going to pixel peep the image, nor answer any silly pixel peeping questions or entertain any "this is wrong, why didn't you, means nothing, how can you, it's oversharpened, it's too soft, the colors don't look right to me" comments. It's just what it is. An accurate, detailed and quite satisfactory representation which is all I ask from my equipment.

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In reply to Lin Evans, Oct 31, 2012

Beautiful shot! Good to hear that you enjoy your new camera.

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In reply to Lin Evans, Oct 31, 2012

Great shot! I also just recieved my dp2m today and just took a few shots so far.
Do you have some suggestions for the settings in terms of exposure and WB?
My aim is indeed to get what I see, just like you metioned. No more, no less. So with that in mind, maybe you guys have some experience with the dp2m to achieve these kind of shots..
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Great shot Lin:  Please stop it .. that is making me put the DP2M on the top of my wish list by posting shot like this ;O)>.  Thanks for sharing

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In reply to Lin Evans, Oct 31, 2012

lin i think  thats a superb shot

after clicking on  the original size i clicked once again  and i can tell you it looks great on my

macs   24inch screen   i hope you dont mind but i would like it for my desktop for the week

my wife  has just come home from work and said who took that picture

in another words that means she  likes it a lot

at the moment i have the sony nex7 but now you have me wanting the sigma for christmas lol

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Thanks! It's a great little tool!

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In reply to tornwald, Oct 31, 2012

I don't have any magic answers - this was with full original settings of camera on automatic with the exception of shooting it in RAW only.

I think the camera does a stellar job of metering and such right out of the box!

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LOL - you "know" you're going to get one Larry!!

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Help yourself! I hope someone sees their way clear to letting you get one!

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Thanks! It seems to do what I ask...

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I can't see any noise.

I can't see any banding.

I can't see any noise in the shadows.

All I see is an image that makes me want to sell my other cameras.

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thanks lin i will use your shot for a week on my  mac  i just know that all my friends who walk into the room will love it

for one  second i thought i was looking at one of my own threads    tree- mendous

i can help thinking what the sigma shot would look like   if i had one in my bag

this is a kodak shot..





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So, you give the viewers orders. No pixel peeping. No color analysis. No nothing except looking at your amazing image and gaping in wonder ... Eh? Ill tell you - no way!!!

Ill do my pixel peeping. And Ill tell you why!

I have just got a new fantastic plastic lens in my left eye instead of the murky old gele version. And WOW ... is it sharp!

And what do I see when I look at this image at 100%? I see good old Foveon aliasing! Lots of it.

Which means that the lens is much sharper than the sensor.

Is this a good thing? Mostly yes ... but there are details where I wish you would have had a softer lens. But overall - its fantastic.

And I also see the fantastic Foveon evenness. Its exactly the same sharpness everywhere. In a Bayer camera it would vary. Lets say that we had a 30 MP Bayer. Then some parts would have had more detail than this (if the lens provides it) and some parts would have less. Thats one of the major advantages of Foveon IMHO. Even sharpness.

Shall I say something about the blue sky and the colors? Nope - I shall not. They are as you intend. So - they are yours.

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LOL - You are still not good at following instructions!

Congratulations on the new lens - it's really nice when your vision is back to optimal!

There are always compromises, but I remind myself that I'm looking at an image at 100% which if printed uninterpolated at my screen resolution would measure over 40x60 inches and then I tell myself that I could live with that - aliasing and all!

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The Kodak sharpness is great - I think you might like the Foveon...

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In reply to Lin Evans, Oct 31, 2012

Hi Lin,

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I just reviewed my first shots taken, and it looked very good with the standard settings. I will be testing and playing around with the dp2m the comming days to see where the sweet spots lie. Good luck and happy shooting!

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Can I ?

-Tarmo

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Is someone going to check all the pixels and give us a report anyway?

I did not know that bristlecones grew in RMNP. I thought they were just in the White Mountains. Nice picture though.

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...but me!

To me the foliage in Your picture looks strange (probably due to noise reduction) - in comparison to the foliage in this DP1s shot - especially in the background:



please look at the original size and feel free to dive into the green!

What do You think, should I make a similar announcement to the possible viewers of this picture,

like You did with Your, or is the DP1s to old for ringing the bell?

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