Six months with Sigma DP3M -from a MFT lover :) Heavy images

Bhupinder2002

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Hi Guys :smile:
I adopted MFT quite early and I am the biggest supporter of this format and continue to use it as my primary system.Howover from time to time I do suffer GAS and end up buying gear which appeals to me for a unique reason. I was always curious about foveon sensor and around six months ago I managed to get DP3M for a reasonable price .
It took me few days before I felt comfortable and started shooting with DP3M, I must tell you , I dont reach for any other cameras these days . I am totally in love with Sigma DP3M .
There is nothing which beats Sigma for IQ.
SigmaDP3M is the least complicated camera and UI is one of the best . I have Olympus EM5 with 12-40 and Sony A7 with 28-70 and use them from time to me but its Sigma which makes me smile all the time . If anyone of you get a chance , just grab this any of these little pockets rockets and have a blast .
Some images now .They are all JPEGS as I forgot to shoot RAW :wink:
Enjoy the pics and feel free to comment :2thumbs::2thumbs:


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I have long had the DP2M on my "need to try" list. One of these days I'll get around to doing that, but dealing with SPP usually dampens my enthusiasm for the experiment.

Nice shots, thanks for sharing!
 

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I picked up a DP1M this summer and despite its limitations (of which there are many!), the IQ is stunning. When you do your job right behind the lens, the results are spectacular. I agree totally about the Sigma Photo Plus software though - anyone who thinks Oly's OV3 is slow needs to try SPP for an evening and believe me, you'll change your mind entirely!
 

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Wow, very nice. Makes me kind of wish that Sigma would make a m4/3 body. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I picked up a DP1M this summer and despite its limitations (of which there are many!), the IQ is stunning. When you do your job right behind the lens, the results are spectacular. I agree totally about the Sigma Photo Plus software though - anyone who thinks Oly's OV3 is slow needs to try SPP for an evening and believe me, you'll change your mind entirely!
Despite having what I consider a slow (ish) 4 year old iMac, I've never actually been frustrated with the speed of SPP. In fact it's a lot faster than OV3 on my machine.
Lovely DP3 shots btw BP. :)
 

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Please, pass the Gas-X!

I get a little "photo-weary", but the color and detail of these, make me really look, not just glance at them.

Thanks, for posting them.
 

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Great shots! I'm glad I read your posts about the Sigma DP cameras and got my DP2 M, I enjoy the heck out of it even though it's definitely a bit "cantankerous" to shoot with... The detail and IQ are quite out of most other cameras league... :wink:
 

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Great shots! I'm glad I read your posts about the Sigma DP cameras and got my DP2 M, I enjoy the heck out of it even though it's definitely a bit "cantankerous" to shoot with... The detail and IQ are quite out of most other cameras league... :wink:
Congrats :drinks: I am so happy with the final results that I don't care about limitations . It's the end result which matters .
Cheers
 

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Bhupinder, thanks for posting those. I'd venture to say that what's behind the camera is just as important as what's in it. I don't think I coul do as well with that camera as you. Very nice images.

PS - I agree that Sigma should offer a MFT sensor. They would only benefit from broadening their user base.
 

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Wow, very nice. Makes me kind of wish that Sigma would make a m4/3 body. Thanks for sharing.
Bhupinder, thanks for posting those. .......

PS - I agree that Sigma should offer a MFT sensor. They would only benefit from broadening their user base.
The Sigma with a M43 sensor would flop. What makes the DP2 M, DP3 M, etc. so special is the Foveon sensor. Sure, the lens is good, but there is probably better glass available in native format for the M43 cameras.

This is not possible with any M43 sensor or even some FF.... Look for the crops in the big picture..

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This is the beauty of the foveon sensor.. These are taken from street level with a 30mm lens! No telephoto zoom here.... You can count the rivets, the wires, almost (probably) read labels on the stuff..... Only a high end FF camera with a fine lens can equal this. As good as the M43 sensors are, they don't come close. I know, I have E-M1, E-M5, E-P5, had GX7 too.... Have decent glass too......


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this is the crop...

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You guys just nudged me into a DP1M and a DP3M. They've been on and off of my radar for quite some time now and I finally realized that much of what I shoot is quite suitable to the slow, deliberate approach required by the DP's. And my lightweight carbon fibre Gitzo is never far from me, but hasn't gotten much use lately. It could use some action.

The images from Oregon (made with the DP1M) and Morocco (made with the DP2M), on Sigma's website, absolutely blew me away and clinched the deal for me.

I don't often need speedy cameras for what I shoot, and I'm also fine with spending ample time at the Mac editing in the digital darkroom. IQ (for really large wall prints) is quite important to me, thus, taking the DP plunge (as an auxiliary kit) makes sense to me. I'll use these cameras in the particular circumstances where they make sense and use my m4/3 gear for most everything else. Thanks. Now I need to offload some little used gear!
 

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I keep on dithering about these little cameras. I mean, there's no arguing with the output. I think I need to simply pretend they're film cameras, and each battery is a roll with 36 to 50 exposures, and then simply try it out. I do wonder whether the real world difference with an A7r is going to be massively large, though.
 

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The Sigma with a M43 sensor would flop. What makes the DP2 M, DP3 M, etc. so special is the Foveon sensor. Sure, the lens is good, but there is probably better glass available in native format for the M43 cameras.
I think you're missing the intent - we want Sigma to release a 43 sensor Foveon sensor body with a MFT mount. Provide something really different.
 

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I keep on dithering about these little cameras. I mean, there's no arguing with the output. I think I need to simply pretend they're film cameras, and each battery is a roll with 36 to 50 exposures, and then simply try it out. I do wonder whether the real world difference with an A7r is going to be massively large, though.
Exactly right . I have three batteries and I carry them in my jeans pocket. I love the way Sigma handles the Colors. I shoot JPEGs and just use Snapspeed sometimes .


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we want Sigma to release a 43 sensor Foveon sensor body with a MFT mount. Provide something really different.
As a lens company, Sigma would prefer you buy a Sigma DSLR and SIgma lenses. I don't think Sigma wants to make an interchangeable lens camera so you can use Olympus and Panasonic lenses on it.
 

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I've read the DP cams can easily be modded to be InfraRed sensitive...by the end user & easily reversible. Anyone know more?
 

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