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Discussion in 'Sigma DP Forum' started by birket, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. birket

    birket New to SC

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    Oct 22, 2013
    Hi

    I'm a new owner of a DP1m (having had a DP1 for a number of years). I thought I'd register here and hope there is a little more 'chat' than on the DPR site (which is often quite stagnant) I have mainly used up until now. With work and weather, I think I've managed just 3 shots on my DP1m thus far!

    Cheers
    Rich
     
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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Hi Rich,

    Welcome to SC. There is a small band of Merrill users who post, but not exactly a hot bed of activity. I have to admit to not using my DP1M and DP2M nearly enough, I don't do as much landscape work these days but am intending to try them out as walk round cameras. Nothing like as versatile as the interchangable lens cameras that make up the bulk of the posts, but they can produce excellent results given the right subject matter.

    Barrie
     
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello and welcome Rich.
     
  4. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Hello there !
     
  5. birket

    birket New to SC

    5
    Oct 22, 2013
    I have used quite a large array of cameras of the years in a (futile) attempt to find the 'perfect' one for me. More recent cameras include the GF1 and the GX1. I also had the SD15 for a while, but lost faith in the AF ability of the camera. The GF1 and GX1 were 'ok' cameras, but I just felt there was too much stuff in them. Too many options. Too many settings. No viewfinder (not that the DP cameras have these).

    Apart from a few film cameras and the occasional quirky 3D camera, I have now reduced my cameras to the DP1m and the X100. Both beautiful photographic tools that make me feel more like a photographer again.
     
  6. Fiddler

    Fiddler SC Veteran

    241
    Dec 5, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Colin
    Welcome Rich! I'm intending to buy a Merrill at some point, so I'd love to see some of your images and hear your thoughts about Foveon.
     
  7. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Brave move, although I can see that the "restrictions" imposed by these two, by which I am referring to their focal length capabilities can free up your photography. In the early days of SC we had a great PAD challenge for a month (Single in January), use one camera and one lens only. I choose my G1 and a 12mm Voigtlander (so the equivalent of 24mm) and it was a most enjoyable month to find ways of using this restricted kit.

    Barrie
     
  8. birket

    birket New to SC

    5
    Oct 22, 2013
    Obviously an SLR (which I have had many variants of) gives you a vast array of choice, as with one of the mirrorless options, but my shooting style rarely calls for telephoto lenses or very wide angle shots. I like to try and keep my kit reasonably small (these days). With my interchangeable systems, I was forever taking out every lens I had as I could never make a decision before I left. For example, I had the 20mm pancake lens and the 45mm olympus lens, but I also had a good zoom lens too. I always struggled in choosing between my 'great' 20mm (40mm) lens, my 'excellent' 45mm (90mm) lens or the 'very-good-for-a-zoom' zoom lens.

    For me, it isn't really 'brave'. I like the more fixed parameters in which to operate, much as an architect likes a site with constraints in which to design rather than a blank field site with no obvious context.
     
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Welcome. Another foveon guy to tempt me with stunning images.
     
  10. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Welcome to the forum Rich!
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    3 shots is all you've managed because the battery ran out.....LOL. I'm not much into camera chat lately, but I enjoy shooting with my DP2M. Welcome to the forum.
     
  12. birket

    birket New to SC

    5
    Oct 22, 2013
    Haha! I'm off to Scotland for a few days tomorrow. The weather looks pretty bad, but hopefully I'll get a few half-decent shots! I only have the 2 supplied batteries at the moment. I ordered a couple of extras, but I don't think they will be with me in time.
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm constantly turning mine off when not is use and manage to get through the day with 2. I just have to remember to wait 2 minutes until after I snap a shot to turn it off, since it takes that long to write the file to the card. :eek:
     
  14. birket

    birket New to SC

    5
    Oct 22, 2013
    2 minutes? You must have a sloooooooow card. I got hold of one of the 95mb/s cards and it takes around 10 seconds I think. Presumably, even if you turn the camera off mid-save it will not corrupt the file? I need to test that....
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I was joking. 10 seconds seems like an eternity though. I assume if you turn the camera in the middle of image writing, that it will be corrupt, but maybe the camera will wait until the write is finished before powering down.
     
  16. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    For your info guys, the camera is intelligent enough to remain ON whilst writing a file, even if you turn it off mid operation.

    Barrie
     
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