Yes I also was amazed by this sky. Other than a slight contrast enhancement, this was really what it looked like. See the "unboosted" version at: http://rftobler.at/Photography/Collections/Weather/?sld=2014.12.20-15.27.14
Thanks for the positive feedback.
Robert F. Tobler: My standing complaint: missing support for the Sigma Merrill cameras. This is supremely annoying, especially since a small outfit like Irident Digital manages to support these cameras. SHAME ON YOU ADOBE!
Mark, the earlier Foveons where even more of a niche than the Merrills, and the support for them was pretty solid. I even verified that for these earlier Foveons I could produce the same quality as Sigmas raw converter, and subsequently only used ACR for these files. In the light of supporting an even smaller niche, the non-support of the Merrills is all the more annoying.
My standing complaint: missing support for the Sigma Merrill cameras. This is supremely annoying, especially since a small outfit like Irident Digital manages to support these cameras. SHAME ON YOU ADOBE!
Robert F. Tobler: Still no Sigma Merrill support. I am disappointed.
Tried Irident. Didn't like it. Sigma Photo Pro is better for me. But I'd really like Adobe Camera Raw support, for an integrated workflow with Photoshop. Just as it was possible with the pre-Merrill Sigma DP1/DP2.
Still no Sigma Merrill support. I am disappointed.
nekrosoft13: still no sigma support!!!
@Kodachrome200: Adobe has support for the previous generation of Sigma cameras with the same totally different pixel pattern. And the previous generation was even less popular than the current one. For me there is no excuse.
Support for Sigma Merrill cameras (SD1M, DP1M, DP2M, and DP3M) is still missing.
Shame on Adobe...
(Sigma is said to have given all necessary information to Adobe many many months ago).
Still no Sigma DPx Merrill support. Grrrrrr.
Still no Sigma SD1/DPx Merrill support. Grrrrr.
What about support for the Sigma Merrill Cameras (SD1M, DP1M, DP2M, and DP3M) ?
Where is the support for the Sigma DP1 Merrill & DP2 Merrill?Rumor has it that the ball lies squarely in Adobes court, Sigmahaving supplied all necessary information.
G Davidson: I wish they'd just make an interchangable lens option, who wants to buy the set just to have the variety of lengths?
@G Davidson: the m4/3 19mm is not the same lens as the DP1M lens. The DP1M is an improved version specifically tailored to the Foveon chip.
Obviously a lot of thought has gone into what to include, still I have the following suggestions:
1. The paper-clips were a better way to judge highlight performance than the more artificial targets above the "Zwanzig Schilling" and left of the playing cards. The cylindrical features of the paper-clips are a lot more representative of what appears in real-world scenes.
2. The "blond hair" sample from the old scene (left of the blue wrist-watch) was a very good way of judging various issues with built-in noise reduction. The equivalents in the new scene are a bit too artificial (blue coloured, or too dark)
3. In order to help landscape photographers, it would be nice to include a photo of vegetation with various shades of green, and detailed structure in the right upper section, the lawsn of the church and temple are a bit too limited.
One (hopefully very temporary) problem with the connect site, is that although you nicely report on products like the iPad with its retina display, but you do not serve retina images on the site... (of course this applies to this site as well).
I am eagerly awaiting any announcement in this direction...
Other than this, I like the design better than the classic one.
Although it's nice to see if a thread was completely read or only half-read, I have one problem: the half-read icon is visually to close to the unread icon: due to the wihte rim, it is way more than half-bright, thus making it harder to distinguish from the unread icon. One fix would be to make the rim on the dark side somewhat greyish.
And I agree, that the original poster should be visible in the collapsed view as well.
Other than that, I find it OK, i.e. I am in the phase of getting used to it.
Robert F. Tobler: Read this before commenting:http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/sigma_dp2m_review.shtml
@HowaboutRAW: if you had actually checked my link, you would have noticed that it *does* point to the review of the DP2 Merrill.
Read this before commenting:http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/sigma_dp2m_review.shtml
sirkhann: How pitty, all these people that call themselves "photographers" are just lusting for 20 fps, endless buffer, 5mm-1000mm/F1.4 zoom lenses.
The cold simple fact is that this little camera costs just as much as a comparable quality lens and weights much less. Still, it will put your precios 5D3 to shame for landscape, making you realize that your $3.5k camera and your $1.5k crappy 16-35/2.8 cound never reach the "already dead DP1m" in image quality, sharp edge to edge.
This camera just screams "landscape", equally good for achitecture or taking great pictures when you want to travel light.
If you cannot feel this camera, then you are a "Facebook" kind of photographer.
@tkbslc: the DP1M has a different lens than whats available for NEX and m43. The DP1M lens is more optimized for the foveon sensor which needs a heavily telecentric design. If you compare the Sigma 19mm on the NEX-7 to the Sigma DP1M, the DP1M wins by a wide margins in terms of corner sharpness and correction of CA. (If you search hard enough with google, you can find samples.)
schummiwong: Samples plz. @sigmaphoto
whtchocla7e: Best news I've heard all year. Deep down inside.. I had hope.The X100 is no longer a contender for me.
Big fevon in a small package. Dreams do come true.
I have evaluated the NEX-7, and it has a serious (software) drawback: the maximum range for bracketing is a measly 0.7EV. So for any HDR photos (which I like to do), you are limited to the built-in jpg HDR which is pitiful.