DP2 setup for street photography

Discussion in 'Sigma DP Forum' started by Herman, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    What are best settings, which shooting mode (I prefer auto shooting), AF, ISO ?
    I like to point and shoot only.
    Thanks for suggestions and advice.
  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I often see it recommended to use zone focus (switch to manual focus then set focus distance with the thumbwheel) ... because of the notoriously slow AF of the DPs especially in poor light or low-contrast scenes.

    they will also AF a little quicker if you set the focus mode to "landscape" (it then doesn't AF on objects under about 3M I think)

    as for your other questions Herman, they will have to wait for someone who does street photography with a DPx
  3. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Zone focusing works best with the DP1 though. The DP2's combination of the relatively large sensor and longer focal length (longer than DP1) means that you need to close down the aperture quite a bit before you get a decent focus zone and that cuts down your shutter speed.

    When I do use zone focusing on the DP2 I set it at F11, manual focus at 5 metres and set auto ISO, works fine in good light anyway.