DP3M photos

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Antone Senior Member • Posts: 1,214
Re: DP3M photos

Christian Grevstad wrote:

Can't say I agree with you on the usage. You'r saying all crop DSLRs with a 50mm lens can only be used for portraits?

No, but in the context of the DPM-cameras, this is the portait focal length, while the DPM1 is the landscape and DPM2 the normal.

The great majority of my landscapes are with either wide angle or medium telephoto. The wides are for waterfalls and such...

Chaos Creek, Rocky Mountain National Park; Sigma SD15, 17mm (17-50 f/2.8 HSM OS)

...while the teles are for mountain vistas.

The Weminuche Wilderness, San Juan Mountains, Colorado; Sigma SD15, 100mm Super Takumar macro

Personally, I find the 50mm on the DP3 too short for my purposes. But I'll probably get it anyway to complement my DP1 Merrill. I have no interest in the DP2 Merrill.

Another thing; do we really need this type of sharpness for portraits?

I'd rather have a lens too sharp than one too soft. After all, you can easily soften a sharp image, but you can't easily sharpen a soft image.

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