dko22

dko22

Lives in United Kingdom Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Joined on Feb 14, 2006

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  • I can only endorse what's said here. I used to use Nikon AIS lenses on a D200 and D700 and didn't find the green dot focussing particularly reliable. However, with the X-E1 and the Fotodiox ...
  • SPP v6 is particularly slow -- use v5 until 6 is less of a beta! And now, I'll respect your wish and let the thread die :-D
  • in my opinion, you just cannot go wrong with one of the Merrills at the moment at the price-- the dp2m with 30mm (45mm equ.) is perhaps the most generally useful and it's light enough to take ...
  • very good summary, Florent. You'd get better details with Fuji if you didn't use Lightroom but I think in general you really have captured the key differences between the two systems. David
  • In my experience, neither FujiX  nor Olympus smudges fine foliage or anything else for that matter. So many people seem to have misled by the obviously faulty studio scene comparator examples with ...
  • Hi Jack --yes these settings show what I'd expect this sort of image to look like (and it's a very nice one to illustrate the Merrill imo) rather than your initial post. Have lots of fun with your ...
  • I've found v6 a waste of space with Merrill -- much slower rendering and no benefits. perhaps 6.1 will start to show some sort of maturity.
  • The Sigma is rather oversharpened here and I think the OP admits this! I have consistently found that with sharpening at default or perhaps -1, my Merrill gives a pretty natural rendering of ...
  • German amazon have had it at 376 euro (£301) for some weeks now but it has never actually been in stock at that price and, unlike in France, there is no anticipated stock date. France is currently ...
  • just to get another angle on this, I was looking at the DC Watch review q samples (via Sigma Rumors http://sigma-rumors.com/ ) and they look pretty impressive to me with none of the issues I see in ...
  • Thanks for the clarification, maceoQ. Being a recent Sigma convert, I wasn't aware of Maro's reputation. In that case, I'll be very interested to see if further samples confirm the seemingly quite ...
  • Exactly what I would say! We need a few more tests from RAWs processed identically in SPP to really get an idea. I'd only reiterate the point that the Quattro must have something distinctive in ...
  • I got the dp2 merrill simply because it is different and when it works, there's nothing to touch it. The quattro samples shown here look rather like FujiX smudged away in Lightroom (Fuji files ...
  • with me, the full size rendering is at least twice as slow as with 5.3 and I've yet to see any  possible reason for upgrade for Merrill owners. Will wait for 6.1 and then see.
  • Replied in Torn...
    Certainly the A7R will give technically better resolution but how much do you actually need? I find the quality of the RAW processor used plays a big role with Fuji and now going back over photos ...
  • very sweet --for once a series of photos which are virtually all attractive

  • ok, you make good points here and I really can't disagree! Only to pose the question, perhaps a rhetorical one, why is it that contemporary work more needs an explanation than in the past and...

  • Yes, the Merrill is probably the only camera where you're more likely to want to reduce than increase the sharpness. And I agree about the HDR.
  • it's precisely because artistic value these days is so often defined by the "conceptual substrate" rather than the actual aesthetic value or indeed emotional impact by colleges of art and similar...

  • I almost got a dp2m or 3 about a couple of months ago but then persuaded myself I didn't need it. But then recently I started to look at images shot with these cameras again and this time, I ...
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