Meuh

Meuh

Lives in United Kingdom Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer, studio owner.
Has a website at www.thekirkystudio.com
Joined on Feb 16, 2008

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Meuh: I do this with my Hilite at times, and used black card for my softboxs.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBHYJQemvIn/

One of a pineapple I shot using this.

I'll look for some other samples later to upload but busy atm :)

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 10:29 UTC

I do this with my Hilite at times, and used black card for my softboxs.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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endofoto: Nice pro lens for portraiture however pros dont use crop sensor for portraiture. If it was compatible with full frames, it would sell a lot to pros.

yea my bad for any spelling mistakes and the solid typo @Muqdad.

@electrophoto As for foveon is dead I don't think so (personal opinion) I was eyeing up the a7rII but I'm really not a fan of Bayer rendering anymore and rather enjoy what the sigma's do especially the DP's with the leafshutter lens when I'm using strobes outside.

I have a k3 which I feel the IQ is inferior to my Merrill/quattro sensors (dynamic range and high iso is ofc better in the pentax) and have used and edited files from a canon 5dmarkII (and III), d800, d750 and others but I personally enjoy the Foveon rending more than Bayer :)

@HBowman now that's rude, I wasn't giving advice but merely an opinion and I personally would enjoy this lens on a Foveon camera because I enjoy Foveon images... does using a Foveon camera imply that I don't know how to use lights, compose a shot or set exposure values? I would be interested in knowing why you feel I should practice more.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 02:26 UTC
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endofoto: Nice pro lens for portraiture however pros dont use crop sensor for portraiture. If it was compatible with full frames, it would sell a lot to pros.

This in a foveon sensor camera like the sd1 is going to be fantastic.

I've still not seen a FF camera that gives the sane kind of rendering as foveon, even pentax's pixelshit still isn't as good.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 09:01 UTC
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StefanD: Great to see that Olympus has managed to fulfill the promis of much smaller lenses for the u43 system.
Oh wait... it's actually larger and heavier than the Canon 300 F4. Huh, why's that?

it could be made smaller I guess but they could also be using larger, heavier, more expensive lens elements and creating a slightly larger image circle than needed so that the part you use has the best optical quality.

Everything with lens design is a compromise and they might have comprimised side for better IQ.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 12:27 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison (177 comments in total)
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Prognathous: RAW and pixel-shift puts all other cameras in this comparison to shame, very visible in the part with text.

Nicolaiecostel, Borders/Corners of an image is mostly lens related the center part of the test is where you can really see what the sensor can do and with the right lens the corners should be just as good.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 21:33 UTC
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (206 comments in total)
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Meuh: For this market segment I wonder why more people don't look into the Sigma DP series?

My Dp1 Merrill and Dp3 Merrill are now my main cameras in and out of the studio and the Image Quality is way beyond my Pentax k5 (16mp sony apcs sensor) at base iso.

Sure the Sigma isn't as good at higher ISO and a slower camera all round (including work flow) but you also have several focal length options.

True Jack but the prints were for my cousin (and printed cheap on a sale) and he wanted the large size for both and I told him the limits but he was fine with it.

I was just pointing out that the Merrill sensor while having its limitations detail wise it punches far above is weight.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 23:06 UTC
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (206 comments in total)
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Meuh: For this market segment I wonder why more people don't look into the Sigma DP series?

My Dp1 Merrill and Dp3 Merrill are now my main cameras in and out of the studio and the Image Quality is way beyond my Pentax k5 (16mp sony apcs sensor) at base iso.

Sure the Sigma isn't as good at higher ISO and a slower camera all round (including work flow) but you also have several focal length options.

While the focus on the Dp3M might be pretty slow (thanks to the 50mm close focus lens) the dp1m with its wider angle lens similar to that of the GR (18mm) isn't so bad.

Having a look at your Flikr (nice images btw) I see lots of images that the Merrill would excel in (its one of the best B/W cameras you can get).

The GR will be the friendlier camera, faster operation, speed of focus probably, battery life and workflow but I personally feel the IQ from the Merrill is worth more than the convenience of a bayer.

I've printed 40x30 images from both my k5 (same sensor as the GR but with AA filter) and the Merrill, even though the Merrill has a slightly lower pixel count I could stand more than 2x as close to the print before seeing blocky pixels.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 09:11 UTC
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (206 comments in total)
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Meuh: For this market segment I wonder why more people don't look into the Sigma DP series?

My Dp1 Merrill and Dp3 Merrill are now my main cameras in and out of the studio and the Image Quality is way beyond my Pentax k5 (16mp sony apcs sensor) at base iso.

Sure the Sigma isn't as good at higher ISO and a slower camera all round (including work flow) but you also have several focal length options.

Pixel shift is no replacment for Foveon, why?

It requires four images on a tripod to make it work perfectly and can't be used on moving subjects...

Foveon full color capture every click, this lets me sync flash at 1/2000 of a sec (with the DP series) and capture things that move using strobes.

Ofc there are improvements that need to be made as the tech is lagging a little behind Bayer (sonys new 42mp a7rii for example) but at lower iso there are people who still like the rather old Merrill sensor over the a7r (36mp bayer) and as for the work flow it is slower but you can now batch edit into tiff to import into LR/PS

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 16:47 UTC
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (206 comments in total)
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Meuh: For this market segment I wonder why more people don't look into the Sigma DP series?

My Dp1 Merrill and Dp3 Merrill are now my main cameras in and out of the studio and the Image Quality is way beyond my Pentax k5 (16mp sony apcs sensor) at base iso.

Sure the Sigma isn't as good at higher ISO and a slower camera all round (including work flow) but you also have several focal length options.

Its not just in Pixel peeping, the Sigma renders things much different than my bayer camera (I have several) and simple things like grass, clouds and features in the distance all render better on the Foveon and in particular the Merrill sensor has its own sort of look.

You don't need a tripod to work with the Foveon camera's, I've done LOTS of handheld shots without any OS or IBIS (I love the IBIS on my k5) that are sharp and with the SD1 Merrill I even managed a sharp image at 1/40 at 600mm with the 150-600mm sport.

Foveon sensors render everything with the same sort of detail/sharpness unlike bayer which renders some textures/objects sharper than others, its not a psychology thing and pentax's latest k3ii with pixel shift even proves that full color capture is MUCH better over a bayer capture (they have samples of 24mp bayer and 24mp full color pixel shifted images using the same sensor.)

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:33 UTC
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (206 comments in total)
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Meuh: For this market segment I wonder why more people don't look into the Sigma DP series?

My Dp1 Merrill and Dp3 Merrill are now my main cameras in and out of the studio and the Image Quality is way beyond my Pentax k5 (16mp sony apcs sensor) at base iso.

Sure the Sigma isn't as good at higher ISO and a slower camera all round (including work flow) but you also have several focal length options.

nono I get all that, my k5 uses DNG also and the workflow is super easy unlike the Sigma but I personally feel the Sigma is a much more rewarding camera and comes with different focal lengths.

My DP3 Merrill quickly became my goto studio camera and I've shot products, people and even once thousands of pages of books (did this in jpg though) for the local council that where filled with hand written, hand drawns doodles and photographs (the per pixel detail means you have more detail in a smaller image size than Bayer).

I also have a DP1M which I use for environmental type images or group shots at weddings giving me lots of control over ambient light when using strobes and a crazy amount of detail.

Even without using strobes, tripods and such both of them are now my walk about, I don't find the iso400 (800 in good light) to be a problem and I could still shoot amazing B/W upto 1600.

I find bayer images seem flat/lifeless compared to the Foveon but I still have my k5 for events.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 09:19 UTC
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (206 comments in total)

For this market segment I wonder why more people don't look into the Sigma DP series?

My Dp1 Merrill and Dp3 Merrill are now my main cameras in and out of the studio and the Image Quality is way beyond my Pentax k5 (16mp sony apcs sensor) at base iso.

Sure the Sigma isn't as good at higher ISO and a slower camera all round (including work flow) but you also have several focal length options.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 00:33 UTC as 54th comment | 14 replies
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HBowman: Please, stop comparing those cameras with the D800 or 645Z. It come nowhere near in every IQ therm. It might lure the spectator sometimes, on rez only (and after extensive PP), but that's all.

Those are special cameras. Comparing it with any other brand (especially FF and MF) is just wrong (either for the ones defending it and for SIGMA, who just passively endorse it).

I can understand why Retouchers don't like working on Merrill files because they per pixel detail breaks some of Photoshops tools (clone/heal/patch tools cant seem to handle the detail) but upscaling the image can help with this. (I retouch my own files).

I agree with you on the lens, the dp3m should have had more/curved aperture blades for nicer DoF and its odd that the dp2/dp1 have more.

As for the Dp*Q's, It's been a while since I used one but they are still working on the IQ and while it has lost some of the Merrills per detail/micro contrast they have been improving the IQ and using images from Image resource I found that the Dp2q is in some ways better than canons new 50mp 35mm sensor.

The dp*Q's also have a new DP0 with 12mm lens but you are right in that some more innovation would have been nice (like upgrading the dp3q lens?) but in general I'm just glad sigma are still bringing the cameras and unique sensors to the market as I feel they render things better than bayer.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 09:24 UTC
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Akpinxit: what is so "compact" about this camera ?

Akpinxit.

I upscaled the dp2q shots to match that of the new 50mp canon and I found I liked the Dp2q images more so I don't think down scaling any 24mp bayer image is going to give you similar results and the Quattro is just under 20mp.

I still like the look of my Merrills (14.6mp)
over a 24mp bayer.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 09:13 UTC
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HBowman: Please, stop comparing those cameras with the D800 or 645Z. It come nowhere near in every IQ therm. It might lure the spectator sometimes, on rez only (and after extensive PP), but that's all.

Those are special cameras. Comparing it with any other brand (especially FF and MF) is just wrong (either for the ones defending it and for SIGMA, who just passively endorse it).

vscd, the lens on the dp3m is simply outstanding.... much less lens errors than I'm used to (fringing and such) sharp across the frame wide open and images from it are just a joy to view.

Combined with the Merrill sensor the images are just full of life, detail and have more depth to them than anything I can get out of my bayer cameras.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:46 UTC
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xeriwthe: most logical elegant design ever conceived by man

The Quattro's are actually very nice to use, I personally like the smaller size of the Merrill's though.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 08:33 UTC
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justmeMN: "Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason" - Jerry Seinfeld

I walk around with a DP1M and DP3M now, my dslr (k5) gets left in the house as I feel its too big and the IQ isn't even close.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 08:31 UTC
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HBowman: Please, stop comparing those cameras with the D800 or 645Z. It come nowhere near in every IQ therm. It might lure the spectator sometimes, on rez only (and after extensive PP), but that's all.

Those are special cameras. Comparing it with any other brand (especially FF and MF) is just wrong (either for the ones defending it and for SIGMA, who just passively endorse it).

I have to agree, my Merrill DP camera's used in a situation they shine crap all over my apcs.. so much so its not even fair to compare them and you need a much larger bayer sensor both in size and pixel count (with awesome lens) to start to match the DP series.

Ofc a d800 and the like offer more DoF control and lens options.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 08:23 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses (295 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Oly seems getting better while Fuji T1 has ONLY one weather sealed OIS lens -
Fujifilm XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.

Not to mention it is SLOW, plus it even not go wide to 24mm.

Pana GH3/4 are not bad body, but NO IBIS. So the weather sealed (zoom) lens selection is very limited.

SONY A7-2 is said to have some kind of sealing, but where is the sealed (zoom) lens?

you could always check out pentax?

great weather sealed cameras and a range of weather sealed lens (from kit upto pro).

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:42 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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rrccad: okay. so if I'm shooting static scenes. why do I need pixel shifting, since I can usually keep the ISO low, and increase the shutter speed anyways, since you're a) already using tripod (have to for pixel shifting) b) taking images of static scenes.

at least with Olympus - you can see the benefit for product photography, this though outside of reviews .. I'm at a loss to when I'd actually use it and need it.

should be interesting to see all the people in here SCREAMING in mortal agony over the lack of a flash, wifi, articulating screen,etc,etc... especially after all the ranting over the 7DII not having it ;)

Because you get full colour info at each pixel which is a big deal and one of the reasons why I shoot foveon over my pentax .

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
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