plasnu: In Japan, Sigma has just started cash back campaign for $250-600 for any who currently owns any sigma digital camera. If you own DP2 Merrill, you can buy DP3 Merrill for about $550.
In Japan, Sigma has just started cash back campaign for $250-600 for any who currently owns any sigma digital camera. If you own DP2 Merrill, you can buy DP3 Merrill for about $550.
The only rival would be forthcoming RX2.
Does the camera body makes any difference in IQ these days?
I want a version with slightly larger size: Better AF. EVF, Lowpass less D800 Sensor.
AF performance looks bad. I think it needs eye control like old EOS camera.
Professionals choose either non-wide-gamut Dell / Apple for Web,
Wide Gamut EIZO for printing.
Only novice will buy those Dell Wide Gamut monitor for always slightly shifted color.
Nikon007: My advice has always been "stay away from wide Gamut unless you know what your doing". For me it's not worth the hassle to see colors no one else can. You don't see it in print, your clients don't see it, on the web they can't be seen. So what good is it? It's great for a dedicated graphics station but for general use it causes many folks a lot of head aches. So if WG is your cup of tea go for it. If your not sure do your research first, there are lot of threads on this subject going back for years and nothing has really changed.
Agreed. Buy Wide gamut as a second monitor for printing is a good idea, but choose EIZO anyway.
Tete: I like this, and am very interested. Yes you could do it for cheaper. You could use real film and develop it yourself as well. If thats your kick then do that. I say if you can take a good photo and this process / preset helps you accomplish your goal / end product, then sweet. All that matters is the end product, not how you got there. I don't see how someone can knock this and then use photo shop or any post production tool. A tool is a tool, use it or don't.
@Tete, I don't care about your preference, and no one will. I'm talking about the artists, not you. One thing you may want to understand is this type of method is completely opposite against the contemporary art aesthetics and ethics, unless the product is used in a postmodern context.
@fuego6 You must study the art at first, then talk.
The true artists aware the process, not the result. Unless this type of product is used intentionally and consciously as a "fake" effect, the final image will only be considered as an el-cheapo commercial image, it will not even considered as a photograph.
Unhip product of the year. Target brand pre-ripped jeans for suburban young adults.
Real hipsters use real film.
Wye Photography: Use film, it's cheaper.
Not cheaper, but better.
I understand that the biggest selling point of this product is the weight, otherwise D600 is far better.
Macro for Giants.
Panasonic seems to have a fundamental problem, which their marketing division controls the final product design way too much.
Let the camera designer make his own dream camera, (i.e.. X-Pro1). Otherwise NO enthusiasts will buy the new heavily-marketed GX which will be nothing but boring.
T3: dpreview seriously needs to hire some photographers to take these headshots. I've seen police mugshots that look better.
We all know DPreview stuffs don't know how to shoot other than test charts.
What a foolish market analyze!
It is 2 TIMES better. The color filter is removed and the complementary color now reaches the sensor. Copmplementary color was blocked at the color filter on Bayer.
brunobarolo: With a one stop improvement, Panasonic may finally bring their sensors to the level where Sony sensors are today. Nice :-)
1 to 1.5 stop better.