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idillic

idillic

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Dec 14, 2009

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  • Regarding the sensor being faulty or otherwise - no matter which Merrill camera I would have used for the first shot, or the interior shot I posted later - the result would have been the same. All ...
  • I think it is.  I have three Merrill cameras.  SD1M, DP2M & DP1M.  They all do it at different times but it is only really obvious against surfaces like grey carpet, bitumen etc.  And I think ...
  • Many thanks to all who have tried to help, especially to Mike, Meuh, Roland & Lin. I will try the all of the techniques suggested. Blotching is an issue that comes up with me often. I am an ...
  • There was nothing important about the driveway as such, but shaded bitumen, grey to dark grey carpet on interiors, etc so often have awful magenta blotching. Below is a screen grab from this ...
  • Attached is a photo which has a good example of why many of my Merrill pictures are hard work to repair, or unsalvageable. The photo is a dull picture, but one I needed to use for work. You can see ...
  • Very well done.  I would be interested in how you set it up & took the pictures.
  • It is a difficult lens sometimes because of focussing.  I have no idea how anyone can manually focus with it - it is so wide & the SD1M screen/viewer is not exactly large.  Relying on the ...
  • I have the SD1M and the 35mm 1.4.  It is an excellent lens, sharp and it yields great colour and contrast. I have not got around to getting the zoom, but I will.  It is considered one of the all ...
  • A good post with interesting comments. I agree with most of your comparisons.  I have an SD1M, two DPXMs and a Pentax 645D with 5 lenses.  In terms of IQ and resolution, the Pentax wins hands down ...
  • There is an excellent review of the new Leica on the subscription only Reid Reviews website. He tests it against the earlier Leica Monochrome and the Sigma SD1M with the new 24mm 1.4 lens. It is a ...
  • I suggest you look at the Reid Reviews website for a comparison between the quattro and merrill sensor Sigmas.  It is a subscription only website, but is well worth the annual fee which is not a lot. ...
  • I really wish they would release an DP0M. 14mm wide would be excellent. I much prefer the Merrill IQ overall than the Quattro. edit: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sigma-dp0-quattro/sigma-dp ...
  • Looking at the quality of the 2 published images from the new Canon - they are a bit underwhelming. I hope once it is released later this year, it is capable of the quality you get from a NIkon ...
  • I did.  I went through 2 new examples on my SD1M and returned them both.  Bad quality with the right hand side of the image being out of focus.  No comparison with the lenses on the DPM cameras, ...
  • I believe the SD1M is still an excellent camera to own.  Not sure how mauch they are where you buy them, here they are $1250AU, and the DPMs are $550AU. I have a pentax 645D as well as the SD1M ...
  • I do have an SD1M (see my equipment list)  I bought it within weeks of its release.  Point taken about the image you showed, but to me the IQ is a long way off what Merrill does at lower ISOs, and ...
  • Created discussions SD1M - update wish list
    I have a wish list for the next iteration of the SD1M. I suspect it will probably be a Quattro, which I have my doubts about, - (especially after seeing the comparison between Merrill and Quattro ...
  • My answer to the first part of your question - the overall image quality of my SD1M and 35mm 1.4 is far superior to my DP2M.  The DP2M is a little sharper in the corners, but the colour I get from ...
  • The 645D image quality is superior in almost every way to the Sigma DP2M, however, the DP2M is lighter and more portable. But in terms of image quality, they are a long way apart.  I know, because ...
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