Category: Compact Camera

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DP2m at closest focusing distance

Over the past couple of days, I played around a bit with the DP2m close-up-range in order to find out what I can get out of a camera in this respect. I predominantly used aperture f2.8 and manual focus at it. Rather than turning around the lens ring, I left the focus at 28cm (DP2m’s ...

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The camera market is shrinking: compact camera soon to be an endangered species

According to Cipa, the interest group of the Japanese photo industry, 14 mio cameras have been delivered worldwide in the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the previous year, when 25 mio were shipped, this constitutes a sharp decline of an alarming 40%. Especially the demand for compact cameras has heavily decreased. While 21 mio ...

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On the move with the DP2m again at last

Even though it’s still twelve days until we can officially bid farewell to winter, the previous week here in Serbia has been anything but hibernal. 15 to 20 degrees, sunny, sheer dolce vita. In weather like this, it is easy to dedicate oneself to photography and other outdoor-activities again.Barbecuing benefits the body as well as ...

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Sigma DP2 Merrill at a second glance

As one of the few cameras on the market with a large sensor that has a perfectly tuned fixed focal length lens, the DP2m is a photographic tool which boundaries need to be explored slowly. Which aperture range is ideal, how high can one adjust the sensitivity, which motifs fit it especially well? Answers to ...

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My opinion on Sigma DP2 Merrill

Although there are plenty of DP2 Merrill reviews out there, I still feel like sharing my thoughts about  Sigma’s premium compact. The fact that I used to have the previous model, the DP1s, allows me to evaluate some of its features even better than some well-known reviewers. What’s the first thing you notice about it? ...

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Those extra winter pounds

I can’t say if it has anything to do with the cold, but I’ve been craving heavy, unhealthy food lately. Sport seems to be an abstract concept and recently comes down to walking to a shop or a restaurant where I get even more food. I’m doing fine with those extra winter pounds, growing in ...

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Bad weather photo subject ideas: cats and food!

I‘d love to grab my tripod and SD1 and take some photos outside, but the weather conditions and light shortage make it impossible.  The only thing I can do I guess is taking my Sigma DP2 Merrill and   using something I come across on my way to work or while shopping as a subject.  There ...

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I just couldn’t resist: I bought a Sigma DP2 Merrill

The piggy bank’s empty, but I am ecstatic! I received my new camera tree days ago and believe me it’s not just any camera; it’s DP2 Merril, which I’ve craved for for so long When I switched from Canon and Nikon to SD1, I was actually flirting with the idea of buying a compact camera; ...

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The Merrill family is growing: Sigma DP3 announced!

On January the 9th, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Sigma have announced a new member of their Merrill family. The Sigma DP3 has a 50mm f/2.8 macro lens which on an APS-C sized Foveon sensor behaves similar to a 75mm focal length on a full frame sensor. The release date was set ...