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Featured: 'Some black and white images from Japan with the DP3M' by Boid

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Boid, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
  2. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Hi Rajiv,

    would be interested to know your settings for the above shots, as I have just started using a DP3M

    Well done
     
  3. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I never shoot it above base ISO. Shoot in bright sunlight and that's it.

    These images were edited using the "monochrome" tab in Sigma Photo Pro. The X3F slider is your friend.
     
  4. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Great work mate. This one's my fave - love the luminosity - oh Foveon.
     
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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    It's not uncommon to see Sigma Merrill shots that look over-sharpened, but these are nice and subtle.Nice contrasty B&W processing as well.
     
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  6. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    lovely

    heck of a scale on that building in no 4 - where & what is it? - is space under the deck unused?
     
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  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill

    Thanks Rajiv

    So you do all your B & W processing in Sigma Photo Pro 5 …………..and then export as a jpeg

    I started, (only had the camera 2 days), just converting the x3f's to 16 bit Tiffs and then importing these into LR 5 for processing and sometimes going in Nik SEP
     
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  8. Love the mix of old and new
     
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  9. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    That building is probably Kyoto's main tourist attraction, the Kiyomizu Dera temple. It's quite spectacular and offers great views of Kyoto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyomizu-dera).

    Here are some more images of the temple, taken with the Ricoh GR

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  10. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Bill, I usually do exactly what you've listed out. This is the first time I tried processing entirely in SPP. It did better than I expected.
     
  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Thanks ran, I find when I use SPP for B & W conversions that it "crashes" 50% of the time and I get the spinning beach ball

    Thanks Rav …. I have tried using SPP for B & W conversions and I find that 30% of the time the software crashes and I get the spinning beach ball.

    The only solution then is to power down my Mac and reboot

    Sigma are really missing an opportunity with this technology thru their lack of expertise in some areas … they should outsource such and let the market fill in their weaknesses

    LR saves the day and save as a tiff and import into LR is the only stable solution, IMHO

    The have a very good camera
     
  12. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Exactly the approach I took for my DP2m. Occasionally used the x3f slider in SPP before exporting.