DP2M shot: Which do you prefer?

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olahoz
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In reply to Rand 47, Feb 2, 2013

This has been mentioned in previous post :-):

"The DP2 is an incredible machine but the hair's appearance of my pet is always disappointingly hard and unrealistic (not only the human skin is a victim of the Merril sensor:-)). That is why I decided to do a little experiment with PP.

The first version is exported as tiff with standard settings except sharpness to MINIMUM(-2). Then imported to Photoshop and cropped. No additional PP (original foveon look). The second one adds noise reduction to MAXIMUM (Photoshop, Intensity= 10) and unsharp mask to taste.

In this way I have managed to recover the original hair smoothness."

Both are 100% crops.

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Omar

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In reply to olahoz, Feb 2, 2013

It is strange, but if you click directly on any image and then in "1:1 View 100%" button, magnification is 200%. The same thing happens to you?

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In reply to olahoz, Feb 2, 2013

Of the warmth of the browns and yellows - as far as sharpness is concerned, I believe the slight differences are irrelevant in this case.

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In reply to Lin Evans, Feb 2, 2013

Good eye!

This is my way of "fighting" against the shadows blue tint.

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In reply to olahoz, Feb 2, 2013

I like the slightly brighter and warmer presentation. A little bit more sharpness would not be bad.

Very nice pictures and very pretty dog.

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In reply to Ines, Feb 2, 2013

Thanks, Ines (my dog is very happy because of your compliment. 

Your photos are very nice. The colors remind me of the watercolor

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Omar

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Thanks for the compliment.
And greet your dog from me.

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In reply to olahoz, Feb 2, 2013

I think if you removed the green tinge from the Sigma files, perhaps by adding a bit of magenta, I could then comment.  But as it is, in my opinion, the most excellent capture of your dog is ruined.

As much as I love the files from my DP2, the green tinge is ever prevalent but most of the time you can remove it in pp.

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In reply to Rob13, Feb 3, 2013

Thank you for advice, Rob. But in my monitor I don't see any green tint. Maybe some display problem with the ProPhoto RGB embedded profile?

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In reply to olahoz, Feb 7, 2013

olahoz wrote:

The first version is exported as tiff with standard settings except sharpness to MINIMUM(-2). Then imported to Photoshop and cropped. No additional PP (original foveon look). The second one adds noise reduction to MAXIMUM (Photoshop, Intensity= 10) and unsharp mask to taste.

Thank you for the tip!

I'm lazy, so I tried to do the same directly in SPP with a DP2M shot. It may not be perfect, but increasing luminance noise reduction to MAX in SPP makes a huge difference for portraits. Makes a DP Merrill look much closer to an original DP (and more realistic too).

Definitely worth trying for DP3M owners if they feel the camera is a bit too analytic with skin...

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In reply to olahoz, Feb 8, 2013

For a portrait I prefer the boron one, it is a bit softer and doesn't show the harsher sharpness and detail of the top one.

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Johan Borg wrote:

It may not be perfect, but increasing luminance noise reduction to MAX in SPP makes a huge difference for portraits. Makes a DP Merrill look much closer to an original DP (and more realistic too).

Totally agree with this statement!

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Omar

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Dabbler wrote:

For a portrait I prefer the boron one, it is a bit softer and doesn't show the harsher sharpness and detail of the top one.

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I think the same. Thanks

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In reply to olahoz, Feb 8, 2013

I like the first one.

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