Tag: dp2m

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Rust

In my opinion rust can transform many trivial objects into interesting photo motifs. I find cars, for example, rather boring, but in my view rust can make them photogenic and worth photographing. Many old and rusty vehicles are littered with interesting detail, which begs to be photographed from up close. Sometimes rust can transform a ...

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I sold the DP2M and kept the Quattro

Even though the DP2M is better in some respect – as for instance regarding the dynamic range in the highlights and the higher micro contrast – I deem the DP2Q the better camera. In my opinion, you can take sharp, high resolution pictures in the ideal range (between ISO 100-400) with both cameras. The Quattro ...

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Sigma DP2Q vs DP2M Part 3: how noisy are the shadows?

As I have already compared the Quattro and the Merrill with regard to noise performance and highlight headroom, the only thing left to scrutinize are the shadows, particularly the noise in them. A short comment, before I start explaining my approach and analyzing the results: the comparison of the highlights has shown that the Merrill ...

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One shouldn’t underestimate compact cameras

Unexperienced photo lovers tend to tremendously underestimate any camera smaller than a (D)SLR. The photo gadget has to be huge, offer vast expandability and have at least a good dozen buttons and dials. Old hands know that it is the photographer who takes the picture and have a more pragmatic way of thinking about equipment. ...

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Comparison: DP2 Merrill vs. Sigma SD1M & 30mm f/1.4 ART

I’ve already compared the DP2M to the 30mm f/1.4 EX (Part 1,Part 2) and discovered that DP’s lens is much sharper. I’ve also compared the two 30mm lenses, the EX and the new ART (Part 1,Part 2). The only thing left to do is to compare the DP2M with the new ART on the SD1M. ...

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Black and White

Some photographers are of the opinion that good light is crucial. Others, on the other hand, hold that it is depending on the subject whether a photo is perceived as boring or great. Whatever is most important, in this dark time of year I most of all miss light, no matter if it’s good or ...

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A little Bit of Everything

Lately, I only took my compact cameras with me, the DP2M and the DP3M. As chance would have it, very different subjects popped up in front of my camera. Everything from dogs and cats, to macros with the Marumi achromatic lens and light effects to high-ISO-shots is included. As it currently looks light-wise, I will ...

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Do you pet stray animals?

Or do they disgust you? My living conditions here in Serbia and my principles don’t allow me to keep a cat or a dog. I love animals, but I have a clear conception of how they should live. They should have lots of space to roam freely and spend lots of time in the open, ...

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Farewell to the Adriatic Sea

It was beautiful, but way too short. So I left fairyland, I am still in Bosnia today, but tomorrow I’ll be jolted back into reality. After Dubrovnik, I took fewer pictures than I hoped I would; instead I soaked up the sun, was swimming in the sea and refuelled loads of positive energy. Let’s get ...

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Kind Regards from the Adriatic Sea :-)

The time has finally come! I have been waiting forever for summer doldrums, a full account of money and the right stellar constellation to go to the Adriatic Sea. After my move to Serbia, the changeover and the whole lot of excitement that went along with it, I was in dire need of some downtime ...