Is there any Landscape photographer using a SD1 Merrill in the house?

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP vbd70 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,986
Re: sample

maceoQ wrote:

vbd70 wrote:

thank you very much for your detailed reply, it helps a lot. Yeah, my problem (as with most APS-C cameras) is with the lack of WA and ultra-WA. The 8-16 looks good, but not great; I'd stay clear of the 10-20 from what I have seen online.

Interesting remark about the 30s long-exposure limit. Do you know if the SD1 subtracts a black frame for noise or not?

Thanks again, best,


Hello Vieri

I'm pretty sure the SD1 does a dark frame subtraction as the camera is unusable after taking a long exposure. (roughly for the same time as the exposure)
In my opinion, the 8-16mm is better than the 10-20mm, i had the 10-20mm f4-5.6 and i was selling it because the performance was too bad for the SD1. Although it was much easier to use filters with it.
Here is a sample of a totally unprocessed SD1 image with the 8-16mm. All SPP settings to zero, luminance noise reduction off (yeah i know, there is some dust on the sensor




thank you, it is great to know that the SD1 does indeed do a dark frame subtraction. Thank you very much for your sample! It actually looks pretty good, a bit soft in the corners but not "mushy" or "undefined" by all means, it looks more a bit like the corners are out of the focus range, that sort of look - do you remember where was your focus point, by any chance?

Thanks again, this helped A LOT! Best,


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