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Hello dear visitor,

A few years back I completed my training and dreamt of becoming a professional photographer. My camera was the means of recording my life. Taking good pictures and witnessing the fascination of photography was my intention, capturing and saving most beautiful and precious moments, my one goal and never-ending challenge.

To stay on the ball in the continuously changing world of photography, I began blogging. Since things in life don’t always go according to plan, I never became a pro photographer – looking back, it’s probably for the best – however, photography is still my most important hobby.

My gear should not go unmentioned: after falling in love with the foveon look and toying with the idea of buying into the Sigma system for a very long time, I sold my Canon 40D and Nikon D90 and corresponding lenses to make room for a Sigma SD1 Merrill. In addition to Sigma’s DSLR flagship I also own a Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3 OS Macro HSM superzoom, a Sigma 10-20 f3.5 ultra-wide-angle, a Sigma 24-70 f2.8 standard zoom and a Sigma 30 f1.4.

Should you have any questions about my gear, don’t hesitate to ask. 🙂

  1. my name is Tim TADDER, not tim tadders

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  2. I’m truly sorry Mr. Tadder.
    I’ve made a hasty mistake in the title of the blog post (Tadders instead of Tadder’s) and stuck to it for the rest of the post.
    It’s fixed now. I did not mean to offend you.

    Regards,
    Lars

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  3. Hi Lars,

    Would you mind sending me your email address?

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    1. Hi Lars,

      I am trying to reach you to correct the image credit for the photos found here:

      https://fotogenerellinternational.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/nagasaki-one-day-after-the-explosion-of-the-atomic-bomb/

      Please let me know the best way to contact you.

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      1. Hi Elizabeth,

        you can reach me here: fotogenerell(at)gmail.com

        Kind regards,
        Lars

  4. Hi Lars,
    I have followed and have very much enjoyed your blog for some time now. I finally purchased a DP2 Merrill and must say I am in love with it. I do not even find the usability to be as poor as many would have you believe. The image quality is in many ways superior to my a7r. I am very grateful for your blog. I enjoy all of your postings. Thank you for doing this.

    My best,
    Dan

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    1. Hi Dan,

      thank you very much. You are very kind.

      Although very old by now, Merrills still have that special look, which can’t be replicated with other cameras. Regarding usability: DP2Q is quite a leap forward. AF, write times, LCD refresh rate, etc. are all quite a bit faster. LCD is more true to life, as is auto WB. Shots per charge has gone up by almost 300%. Many say that Quattros are a step back, but it’s not that simple. Merrills and Quattros are both very good, just in a different way.

      Regards,
      Lars

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      1. Thank you Lars, Yes, the Merrill really does have a special look. I find the color, contrast, and overall sharpness spectacular and unique. I posted some recent images on Flicker: https://www.flickr.com/photos/48589138@N02/ The night shots were hand held too. By the way, thank you also for the “Blue trick” explanation. I love photos of the cat in B&W, and further down the page, the photos of the dog are great. That dog looks exactly like a dog a grew up with.

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      2. Sorry for answering this late. Thank you for being so kind.

        Thank you Lars, Yes, the Merrill really does have a special look. I find the color, contrast, and overall sharpness spectacular and unique. I posted some recent images on Flicker: https://www.flickr.com/photos/48589138@N02/ The night shots were hand held too. By the way, thank you also for the “Blue trick” explanation. I love photos of the cat in B&W, and further down the page, the photos of the dog are great. That dog looks exactly like a dog a grew up with.

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        I like your photos of chickens. Being photographed doesn’t seem to bother them in the slightest. I’ve tried photographing chickens a few times, but it was quite difficult, because they were running away the entire time. 😦

        Hand holding a DP2M at 1/25 is quite a feat, congrats!

  5. Hi Lars

    I have discovered and enjoy your blog. I started off with DP Merrills and still have the DP2M. I now also have the DP2 and DP0 Quattro. I think the JPEGs out of the Quattros are very good but also enjoy the flexibility of SPP. I was wondering if you have made any comparisons between SPP 6.2 and 6.3?

    All the best for 2016.
    Lee

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    1. Hi Lee,

      thank you very much! I wish you all the best for 2016 as well!

      Regarding the SPP comparisons: I haven’t compared 6.3 with 6.2 directly, but I did compare 6.3 to 6.2.1 and 6.2.1 to 6.2. You can read about my findings in the two posts linked below:
      https://fotogenerellinternational.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/spp-6-2-1-vs-6-3-is-it-possible-to-tease-out-more-sharpness-of-the-x3fs-with-the-newest-version/
      https://fotogenerellinternational.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/sigma-news-and-rumours-spp-6-2-1-and-firmware-updates-for-the-dp1q-and-dp2q-are-now-available/

      Too long didn’t read version: there is practically no difference between 6.3 and 6.2.1, but there is a noticeable difference between 6.2.1 (and 6.3) and 6.2 in regards to sharpness and noise. 6.3/6.2.1 produce sharper but also noisier images.

      Best regards,
      Lars

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