February 7th, 2013, 07:40 PM
Sigma DP3M Sample Photos Now Online
Sigma published a full-resolution sample photo gallery from the new DP3 Merrill, which has a 50mm (75mm equivalent) f/2.8 macro lens.
As expected, the level of detail is stunning. Here is the MTF data from Sigma:
Link to the sample photo gallery: Sample Photo Gallery | SIGMA DP3 Merrill : Special Contents
via 1001 Noisy Cameras
February 7th, 2013, 08:03 PM
wow, the textures it renders really make me drool wish I could afford to spend lots of money on not-particularly-versatile cameras!
February 7th, 2013, 08:30 PM
Usual Sigma sharpness, but it will be harder to hand hold at lower iso's with longer range... Too bad they didn't do one DP with interchangeable mount so we can use faster lenses...
February 7th, 2013, 09:01 PM
Wow, that pixel level detail is impressive.
Nic (Canonite, Olympian, Panasonian, Samsunite) ~flickr~
February 7th, 2013, 10:28 PM
Unfortunately, if the indoor and low light focus is as bad as the rest of the DP series then I think I'll pass.
I loved my DP2s ... when I was able to get autofocus to work or when I manually focused. The handful of reviews of the new DPM cameras that I've read suggest AF is still an issue. I just wish Sigma could figure out the secret sauce for better autofocus with the DP cameras.
February 7th, 2013, 11:12 PM
Someone over at rff said the dp2 and 1 Merrill's were a bit faster than the dp2, if I remember correctly. The dp2m is the first foveon sensor camera I have ever owned. I find it somewhere between te first and second firmware update of the Fuji x100 in terms of af speed. Low light af is not as good as the Fuji..
Originally Posted by JJJPhoto
I been wondering if it is a CPU related issue as opposed to algo. That is a lot of info to process if there is no hw assist. Contrast detection af runs in a repeative loop style to narrow down to acceptable focus.
February 7th, 2013, 11:40 PM
Wow. Now that's why I love the Foveon.
February 8th, 2013, 11:52 AM
these are just stunning images.....
a DP3M, DP2M and X100S would make a pretty decent kit, I'd say..........
February 8th, 2013, 12:23 PM
Images look great, I'd just be worried about usability in the real world.
You probably need a high shutter speed to prevent camera shake with a resolution that high and a slight tele focal length, so in anything but bright light it's going to be compromised for hand-held shooting.
At least for color, with the new B/W SPP you're probably fine going to ISO3200 which will help a lot.
February 8th, 2013, 12:41 PM
Nice nice nice ... drool.
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