Which DP Merrill should I get ?

Discussion in 'Sigma DP Forum' started by gomcse2002, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. gomcse2002

    gomcse2002 New to SC

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    Feb 14, 2014
    Hi to all

    I am new to Sigma DP Merrill series. I used to be using Ricoh GRD3 and GRD4. I am a foodie and love to use the 1cam macro with my GRD camera. If I am planning to do the same thing, may I know
    Which DP Merrill should I get, in order to get decent food macro pictures ?

    Please kindly advise ASAP.

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I think the DP2M would be the best for food photography. It's close focus distance is 28cm which isn't super close, but it's longer focal length will get you in on the plate of food pretty quickly. Here's an example of what the DP2Merrill can do with food photography (the shot is not mine)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/westgate24/8440939096/
     
  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
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  4. Fiddler

    Fiddler SC Veteran

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    Colin
    Gorgeous images!

    I just received my DP2M today, and my impression is that it would be great for food photography.
     
  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    It would be PERFECT for food!! Use a tripod and you will be blown away with the detail!
     
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  6. snakeman

    snakeman SC Regular

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    Sorry to jump in but just ordered myself a dp3 merrill,bargain at £339 here in Uk.Look forward to posting some images when it arrives.Thats a cracking shot ghosthunter
     
  7. Fiddler

    Fiddler SC Veteran

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    Colin
    I received a refurbished DP2M yesterday, which I got from gwcameras on eBay for £300. I've been thinking about buying one for a while, and current prices are irresistible. I've only taken a few shots, but I'm very impressed.

    I hope you enjoy your DP3M - I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
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  8. snakeman

    snakeman SC Regular

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    Thanks fiddler..I think it will suit me down to the ground to be honest..and that image quality!!!!!! Got mine from Park cameras in the end as most places are selling out fast or they only have pre ordered stock,clifton cameras have sold loads of Merrills since the price drop as have srs. Likewise enjoy your dp2 m,I nearly went for the 2 but like the focal length and macro ish ability of the dp3.
     
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  9. grillec

    grillec SC Veteran

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  10. Fiddler

    Fiddler SC Veteran

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    Colin
    Very nice - good article, thanks.
     
  11. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Did you get it from the London store of Park Cameras or Burgess Hill? I work in both but have been up in London for the past 3 months.
     
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  12. snakeman

    snakeman SC Regular

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    Hi mate its coming from Burgess Hill..spoke to young lad called James,also got the lens hood and a manfrotto pixi mini tripod..
     
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  13. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Cool!!! James is a real nice lad. He looks like a young version of Morrissy :)
     
  14. snakeman

    snakeman SC Regular

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    Lol not sure if thats good or bad! he also couldnt confirm it came with the 2 batteries insisting it was one but I forgive him!
     
  15. snakeman

    snakeman SC Regular

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    also how come you guys only offer years warranty yet clifton srs etc offer 2?
     
  16. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    LOL.

    You should get 2 batteries in the box. I would advise getting a 3rd spare! Don't quote me but I think Sigma are extending their warranty to 3 years on the Merrills.
     
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  17. snakeman

    snakeman SC Regular

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    So would that apply to mine then,will I get the 3 years if they do it. Going to see how I go with the 2 batteries for now.Thinking of picking up the marumi +5 macro filter,they any good?