Hello all I am new here and am a few days away from deciding on a Sigma Merrill camera. I have been reading experiences both in this forum and a number of others, as well as going through all the amazing images these cameras are capable of. I can only afford at this point to pick up one of these cameras. If it was not for the hard choice between the DP2M and the DP3M, I could already own one of these cameras. For the most part, my shooting up to this point has been nature, mixed in with some architecture and landscape. I enjoy doing floral closeups and closeups of just about anything else interesting. Up till now I have not done any real portrait photography, other than with my own family and kids. However, it is something I would like to expand, including street portraits. My current gear: Canon 40d with 50mm macro lens (1/2 life size) Pentax K-01 with 40mm pancake lens One of the things I have read about the DP3M is that because of the 75mm efov, it introduces a lot of camera shake, when compared to the DP2M. The 50mm macro on my Canon has no IS and I have not noticed any trouble with shake at that focal length, even when using the live view shooting macro. Is there something about the 50mm macro on the Sigma that makes camera shake worse, or are earlier comments that I have read more due to user error? I have also read that the DP3M is the sharpest of the two and has better colour rendering, is this true? Was this a hardware / sensor change in the new model? Based on the style of shooting I do most often, I am leaning towards the DP3M. However the DP2M with the close up filter would also give me a wider focal length for landscape and allow me to even try out some street photography. I really want one of these cameras and I may just have to have the sales guy hold them behind his back and pick an arm. Maybe down the road, I will be able to afford to get the second one. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks.