Steve Huff reviews DP2 Merrill

Discussion in 'Sigma DP Forum' started by Chris2500dk, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    That lens squeak is hysterical. A little WD40 might be in order. The camera sounds like the counterpoint to my Pentax Q.
  3. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

    Nov 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    That lens squeak really is something.
    Are any other Merrill owners having this?
  4. Prototype

    Prototype SC Veteran

    Jul 9, 2010
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    So, how's the image quality? He doesn't seem to mention it nearly enough! :biggrin: I'm glad he mentioned Dick Merrill, although Steve is misinformed: Dick Merrill didn't help Sigma develop Foveon technology. Sigma just bought the company Merrill founded.

    No issues here. Maybe the review unit has been passed around several reviewers, without regard for the thousand-dollar precision instrument.
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    Huff often mentions that the IQ is wonderful and among the best he has seen. The problem is he treats that like it's a done deal and then doesn't dwell on it very much.
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    I love how he muddled around the value-for-money comparison with the Leica X2. When in doubt, "It's a Leica" will save the day. :smile:
  7. Xuereb

    Xuereb SC Veteran

    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    His written review is up on his page now. The camera excites me, I am not sure his review has helped me decide whether to buy it. I agree with him on the price though, it is a little high. But then ... the image quality ...
  8. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
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    Stephen Noel
    Cutting edge (?), technology usually carries a premium price for a while.
  9. Olivier Duong

    Olivier Duong SC Regular

    Jul 16, 2012
    Hated the plastic of the DP1 ><
  10. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia SC Veteran

    Nov 10, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I kind of feel like the overall proposition offered by the DP cameras (especially these new ones!) is like carrying out a medium format camera with a big tripod around, and then draping a black sheet over your head while you compose and take the photo. You do this because all you care about is the final image, and are happy to plan and then do the work in order to get that image.

    Obviously a DP camera is a lot more portable and easier to use than this. But if you can accept that as the use paradigm, then you will be very happy, and in fact marvel at what you can get out of a kit that fits in a fanny pack. If not, well there are plenty of cameras with a different (not better, but different) image quality:user effort proposition out there.

    I think a web site dedicated to Sigma DP's would be called "" ;)
  11. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

    Nov 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Hehe, good one :tongue:
  12. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
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    Sadly I really could not live with the painfully slow way this camera works. It is a real shame as the images are superb. Such a shame!!