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Sigma DP3M wins my heart :)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Bhupinder2002, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Guys
    I am a hardcore and loyal MFT lover but I have been fascinated by FujiX100 and Sigma DP3M series. I sold my X100 and bought DP3M and I can't explain what a joy this little slow irritating little black box is . I love the simple controls and images it produces are worth all pitfalls it has . Here are some shots from Melbourne CBD.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder


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  2. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    843
    May 13, 2011
    NYC
    Cool photos.

    Are you planning to get the dp2 Quattro cameras?
     
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  3. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    Oh Bhup... I admit that the foveon sensor really has a lot of oomph in it, but we know you fall in love too easily. :biggrin:

    I still remember the way that X100 set your heart aflutter - how fast you move on to another flame! You, sir, are a player. :wink:
     
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  4. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Taz.. Thanks a lot for having a look at these pics. I am planning to get DP2M as well and thats it . I am not a very big fan of new design . I am impressed with the output and simple functionality.
    Cheers
     
  5. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    843
    May 13, 2011
    NYC
    Cool, let us know how the DP2M works when you get it! Read many great things about the Foveon sensor.

    As for the new Quattro cameras, I'm actually a fan of the new design. Of course, the output will be the deciding factor + price :smile:
     
  6. mezapp

    mezapp Mu-43 Regular

    44
    Jul 31, 2012
    I've been using my DP2M more and more, you won't be disappointed. Looking at adding the DP3M (over the quattros).
     
  7. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    For landscape at low ISO, these Sigma Fovean cameras are the dog's testicles. Whenever I go pixel peeping on sample images I'm always totally blown away by the detail compared to my u43 gear. I must get one sometime to satisfy the gear lust. OTOH, I'm not convinced I'd see the difference in reasonably-sized prints (i.e. Anything I'm likely to want).
     
  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I totally agree . Sigmas had a huge price drop and I jumped in . The camera is not suitable for everyday use but its a magical piece of photography. I won't dump my MFT or anything to get this . I did a portrait session for a friend yesterday and we shot 200+ shots in 4 hours time and there is no way Sigma can keep pace with that. Its very good for studio work as well. I have printed quite big from MFT and I am totally happy with the outcome . IMHO Sigmas are a much better option for some one like me who doenst want to buy and carry hefty FF gear and still enjoy spectacular resolution . I wanted to try Sigma and waited till the prices dropped to a reasonal figure.Stay tuned , I will shoot some more pics .
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  9. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thats what I am planning to do .I would like to add DP2M soon . I don't wanna spend too much on Quattros.
     
  10. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Taz..
    I think you are right actually.Newer Sigma Quattros looks interesting and theoretically one should be able to pocket this camera . Lets see when its physically out .
    Cheers
     
  11. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    What in its foveon sensor? :biggrin:
     
  12. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    The Merrills are fantastic cameras. The EM5 is my versatile system camera, but the Merrills are a thing apart.
     
  13. mezapp

    mezapp Mu-43 Regular

    44
    Jul 31, 2012
    Sums it up nicely. I look to the Merrills for doing "art". But when I *need* that shot, it's straight to the EM-5.
     
  14. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Yes Larry , My EM5 has Panasonic 12-35 mm glued and it works very well for me from wide angle to small telephoto and shoots excellent videos but I am hooked to Merrills. They are like like marjuanna addiction .
    Cheers
     
  15. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  16. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    Nice work on the DP3M, Bhupi!
     
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  17. rocklogic

    rocklogic addict

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    Mar 20, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Mulyadi Robin
    beautiful photos mate.

    Now you got me droolin!
     
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  18. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Dave .. I might end up with all 3 Sigmas . I love this little machine
     
  19. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  20. silver92b

    silver92b Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I am not sure whether to thank you or curse Bhupi... After seeing these photos my GAS kicked in and I began to look at these cameras. I guess I need intervention and I'll need to sell some MFT items to balance out the expenses, but at any rate, I pulled the trigger on a DP2M on ebay..

    I wont get my hands on it until next week sometime, but I am very eager to do some shooting and see these fabulous resolution images. I think the DP2M will be a perfect companion to the R-D1 :wink: