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Sigma DP3M Marumi, DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250 on a real macro photo stroll

Here on my blog I’ve already shown some photos I shot with my Sigma DP3M and the achromatic lenses Marumi DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250. However, those were only test images of a tape measure in order to find out what magnification factor the combination achieves. Besides that, I’ve documented the fan replacement on my neighbor’s ...

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The Beauty and the Beast: Sigma DP3M vs 50mm f1.4 Art + SD1M (Part 2)

In the first part of this comparison I tested the sharpness of the two cameras, or rather of the two lenses, at a very short distance to the motif (~1.8m). Even though the 50/2.8 is an extraordinary lens, it had to bow to the “beast”. The 50mm 1.4 DG HSM Art, being much bigger, much ...

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The Beauty and the Beast: Sigma DP3M vs 50mm f1.4 Art + SD1M (part 1)

Just a few minutes ago I finished developing the test photos and uploading them to Flickr, and now I am extremely happy that I am not working as an editor at DPReview or another review site. 😉 If I had to do these tests every day, I am sure the work would make me lose ...

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Sigma DP2Q vs DP3M: Color Saturation in the Shadows

It is no secret that the color saturation in the shadows is comparatively low for 15 MP Foveon sensor used in Merrills. The uninitiated may take a look at the following sample image taken with the DP3 Merrill: For comparison, look at this photo taken under similar lighting conditions with the DP2 Quattro. Compare the ...

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Exercise for my Marumi and DP3M

I love macro photography. I love watching macro photos as well as shooting them. What I don’t like is carrying heavy equipment all day. For this reason, I think the combination referred to in the title is hard to beat. A tripod, heavy macro lens and DSLR may be able to offer more, but how ...

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Review: Sigma DP3M and Marumi +5

So far, I have only been writing reviews on individual lenses and cameras. With the Marumi DHG 200 on top, the DP3M transforms from a tool for portraits, details and close-ups into a genuine macro-camera, so that the achromatic lens and the Merrill now need to be viewed as an entirely new whole. On this ...

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DP3M with Marumi and without

Just like on my last photo tour, I’ve had the DP3M and the Marumi +5 this time with me as well. Shooting macros with this little set-up is a lot of fun. With the achromatic lens on the DP3M you can achieve a max. image ratio of around 1:1.6. Compared to a DSLR with a ...

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Additional shots taken with the DP3M and the Marumi +5

Over the last couple of days I’ve been carrying the DP3M with the Marumi +5 with me. Sadly the sun shone only for brief periods of time, making it hard to find insects and spiders. The few, which appeared in front of my lens, were smallish flies and spiders, unsuitable to demonstrate the effect of ...

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Sigma DP3M and Marumi +5 achromatic lens

I was entertaining the idea of buying an achromatic lens for my DP3 Merrill for quite some time now. After a lengthy research I’ve decided to get the Marumi DHG 200 aka Marumi +5, which is also being sold under the “Dörr” brand. First impressions are very positive. The small close-up lens transforms the DP3M ...

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Insects and Green Stuff with the DP3M

A few days ago, I got the request to upload some of the pictures I took with the Sigma DP3M in original size. As I recently only just photographed bugs and flowers, I don’t have any photos readily available to demonstrate the camera’s sharpness and the lens (middle and edge sharpness…) performance. As soon as ...