Tag: Sigma DP3 Merrill

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Comparison: Marumi DHG200 vs. Raynox DCR-250 (Sigma DP3 Merrill)

First of all the most important thing: I wish you all a very Happy New Year! 🙂 In the following posting I’d like to show you some images that can make your decision between the Marumi DHG200 and the Raynox DCR-250 easier. Both achromatic lenses are a good and cheap (~ €70) option to improve ...

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Grasshopper portraits and other macros

You don’t get the chance every year to go for a long walk on Boxing Day. But thanks to the unusually high temperatures that wasn’t any problem this year. On the contrary, taking a walk in the sunshine at 11°C was very pleasant. In my photo bag I had the Sigma DP3M with the achromatic ...

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Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet?

Since I’m not particularly religious and Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January here, I only begin to realize in the last moment that this big holiday is just around the corner. This usually means that the Christmas tree needs to be decorated quickly. And for me that’s always a “last-minute action”. 😉 This ...

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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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Fan replacement – Neighbor’s laptop survives open heart surgery ;)

Last week my neighbor with the nice garden called and told me his laptop was dying. Surfing the web, Facebook, Skyping, allegedly nothing was working anymore as the notebook kept switching off automatically within a short time. On the very same evening I checked the “terminally ill surf machine”. I installed ThrottleStop to read out ...

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Macro Power: Sigma DP3 Merrill + Marumi DHG200 + Raynox DCR-250

I’ve taken quite a few nice macro shots with my go-to macro gear (Sigma DP3 Merrill and Marumi DHG200 achromatic lens) in the past. Being curious as I am, I’ve wondered for quite some time, how this combo would perform, if one were to screw an additional achromatic lens on to the Marumi. Since this ...

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On a photo walk with an “old friend”

After all the photo walks with Art Lenses and the DP2 Quattro, it was time again to take the DP3 Merrill for a walk. From Sunday on it’s supposed to get a lot colder, so today’s photo walk is likely to have been the last chance for a few macros this year. As soon as ...

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Foveon Workflow: How to increase High-ISO headroom for color photography?

As I announced a couple of days ago, today I’ll present a workflow that further increases the High-ISO range of Merrill and Quattro Foveon sensors when taking color pictures. In contrast to the blue channel workflow, which is able to improve noise performance in black-and-white images almost without any side-effects, this particular workflow is a ...

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Is the heat getting to you as well?

Since this heat has really been getting to me recently, I have only gone taking pictures rather sporadically. In the last weeks it was too hot and too muggy, even late in the afternoon, to go on longer photo tours. It wasn’t even a whole lot of fun when I was just taking the DP3M ...

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Motifs from neighbour’s garden

As is well known the grass is always greener on the other side. In my case it’s not the grass, but rather the interesting photo motifs that every so often make me look jealously in the direction of my neighbour’s garden. 🙂 Lush vegetation, all kinds of insects and pets racing around – my neighbour, ...