Show me your DP3 shots, please

Discussion in 'Sigma DP Forum' started by Luke, May 16, 2014.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    That focal length seems a touch long for me, but since it would be a second camera, I'm wondering if it might be a better complement to my RX1 than a DP2 would be. So let's see what it can do. I'd also be interested in using it for semi-macro shots.
     
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I would also be interested, especially since currently I can get one pretty darned inexpensively.
     
  3. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Here's my DP3 set on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/christianhass/sets/72157641012839303/

    I tend to save a TIFF file from SPP and then do further adjustments and cropping in Lightroom.
    The DP3 is probably the camera I've ever had that has impressed me the most. The lens/sensor combination is pure magic, and I find the controls very easy to get used to.
     
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  4. grillec

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  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Luke, here's a few recent photographs with my DP3M in what you might call "semi macro" mode.

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    140430-DP3M0169 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr


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    140430-P3M0170 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr


    Primrose
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    140430-DP3M0186 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr


    Marsh-marigold
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    140430-DP3M0181 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr


    Bogbean
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    140430-DP3M0176 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr

    As I recall there has been little or no cropping of these images. Like others the final post processing is done in another editor. Non the less I've developed a certain affinity with Sigma Photo Pro, I know it has come in for criticism from some quarters, but perhaps it's general simplicity or it's slightly off beat nature appeals to my own "out of step with my fellow man" nature.

    Of my three Merrills the DP3M probably been the least used, however that's a reflection of the slightly more specialist nature of the focal length than anything about the camera, and if I were to get a "plant type" image phase that would benefit from the macro capabilities then no doubt it would get much more use, as it also would if I were interested in portraiture given that it's focal length equates to the oft quoted ideal for such work.

    Barrie
     
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  6. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

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  7. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

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    Dennis
    That sums up my view entirely.
    It's for those special moments from very close up through portrait to landscape.

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  8. Bhupinder2002

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  9. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 SC Rookie

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    Jan 24, 2014
    Mine too :drinks: I simply adore Sigmas for their simplicity and top notch IQ .
    Cheers
     
  10. Batist

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  11. Alan7140

    Alan7140 New to SC

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    Tried to post large samples, site resized small, so no point....
     
  12. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

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    The problem with the DP3M is every time you shoot flowers you get WOW! shots. The world does not need more flower shots but I just can't resist...

    Globe Thistle
    _P3M2095.

    Scabiosa Barocca
    _P3M2102.

    cropped at 100%
    _P3M2102-2.
     
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  13. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Flower shots and cat shots, the world can never get enough of either :smile:
     
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  14. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    With the RX1 I`d complete the bag with a DP1 & Ricoh wide angle adapter plus the DP3. The DP3 is a brilliant camera.
     

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  15. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    And two more with the DP3M.
     

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  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I was hoping that by posting this thread request for images, someone would be seduced by the camera and buy one and then get frustrated by it's "limitations" and list it for sale here at a great loss. Looks like I'll need to wait a little longer. :popcorm2:
     
  17. rybolt

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    Paul Rybolt
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  18. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

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  19. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

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    BTW, the wide angle adapter for the GR is excellent. It adds a small amount of barrel distortion which mostly you won't notice and if you do it can be corrected with distortion controls in LR.

    No such luck. In the UK (at least) you can now pick up a brand new DP3M for around USD 500 (GBP 339). I bought mine during the 'buy another for half-price' offer for existing users a while back (I think it cost me GBP 400).

    Even when I have toyed with selling my DPxM's (a dumb thought that quickly passes) the resale value is now so ridiculous it ain't worth it.

    I'd be interested to know if they are also being heavily discounted in the USA - maybe we are the lucky one here in the UK?

    LouisB
     
  20. rybolt

    rybolt Itinerant picture taker

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    Mar 24, 2014
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    Paul Rybolt
    Currently they're selling for between $550 and $650 for the three Merrill models. I bought all three used for about $500 each including some extra batteries, chargers, grips and so forth.
    I love all three of them for what they are and envision keeping them for as long as batteries are available.:blush:
     
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