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

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
MOD Kendall Helmstetter Gelner Forum Pro • Posts: 20,045
Re: Is there any Landscape photographer using a SD1 Merrill in the house?

vbd70 wrote:

Kendall Helmstetter Gelner wrote:

First question:  Why not one of the DP-M cameras, at least to start?   All of them are good for different kinds of landscape.

Hello Kendall,

See my post again: I already have the DP1M, DP2M, DP3M and i am looking to whether I can use the Foveon in a DSLR form-factor (the SD1).

Sorry, I misunderstood your post as saying that you has just looked at samples from them or handled them briefly!

Those are pretty good initial thoughts.  I don't think the 85 f/1.4 is good for landscapes though, unless you are talking closeup work - it's quite sharp but has a limited aperture and has a more more CA than the 70mm (which is great).  The 85mm is better for shooting models though.

The 8-16 is pretty good but you may want to mostly focus it manually, the 35/f1.4 seems excellent although I've not used it yet.

Thank you for confirming my impression about the 85 vs 70mm, I thought that both the 50 and the 85 mm f1.4 would be less good for landscape than the 50 & 70mm f2.8 macro and you confirm me that this is the case.

About the 8-16, I am OK with manual focus; how do you like it in the corners?

The corners can be good, sometimes they are not.  But I think when that happens it's more an issue with focus than the lens.  It's probably not quite as sharp zoomed out fully.

 Kendall Helmstetter Gelner's gear list:Kendall Helmstetter Gelner's gear list
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM +4 more
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