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    A Beautiful Noise

    Interesting. I agree the little girl-picture is amazing. The B & W.s are really good, but a little more noise in one of the color-pictures, than I like (but I certainly understand your approach/problem), and I would like to see it after a small trip in my DFINE, then I think it is really good = thank you ...very much.... for showing us the original files. I have the E-M5, but does not shoot so much with it, because I have 8 other cameras, and the only lens I love to use with it is the 75mm f/1.8 (it is nothing less than amazing), but it is a bit long, so I do not use it as much as I should. AT first I was happy with the Pana 20mm f/1.7, but not anymore, it is OK, but certainly not outstanding as the Oly 75. Now I have seen the new Nocticron (42,5mm = 85mm) from Panasonic Leica, and all the reviews says it is as good as the Oly 75mm, so I am tempted, and then I think I would use this camera more, and what I really like is the simply amazing 5-axis anti-vibration - it is MUCH better, than any VR lens I have or have had from Nikon. Then the issue: Should I buy the E-M1 when I have the E-M5 for it ? (some also says there is a new on its way at Photokina, but it is only rumors) According to tests: Yes it is better, but only minor ? DxO = The E-M5 is better in the iso-performance, just tiny better, and Dxo can be wrong, but that will say the E-M1 is probably not better ?
  2. I think it could. Even I have cameras enough I am on the fence for this - the upgrade is something I would enjoy to have. But as you wrote Dallas, and that is an importent point: "God help them if they have any QC issues with this one"
  3. Thank you for this fine answer.
  4. Thanks for sharing. I have the DP1M and DP2M and I am waiting for an offer for the DP3M, and if it is OK, I will also buy this. --- What do you recommend ? = I can see you bought both, but if You will start with one, what is the best - the 3 or 5 ? Found this link: http://www.firstcall-photographic.co.uk/products/3479/marumi-52mm-200-5-achromat-macro-filter
  5. Well, the corner sharpness matters to me, because I like to print out huge and I am going for an exhibition with A2 pictures, and I also do not like CA if there is more than .... less And CA do degrade the picture - look here, I think it is interesting: http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/92/cat/12 "In contrast to the results shown on the D200 however, stopping down further on the D700 produces very sharp images at ƒ/5.6 and smaller. These results had us briefly scratching our heads when we recalled that the D700 introduces automatic chromatic aberration removal, and without this edge degradation, image are much sharper. It's quite possible that RAW images produced with this lens would show results for sharpness similar to those seen on the D200. The images produced on the D700 with the 24mm stay sharp all the way to ƒ/16, between 1 and 1.5 blur units across the frame. At ƒ/22, we note performance of just under 2 blur units." ---- But you can get the corners sharp from DP1M bt stopping down to about f. 8 - the fantastic thing with the DP2m (and I think also with the DP3M) that it is sharp in the corners already from f. 2.8
  6. Thank you very much, Akira, happy to read that, because I was not sure when I should photograph it - sometimes you can get a green cast with this camera, but it is more often with the 1-er = nevertheless I want the 1-er also :wub:
  7. I really agree, Alan, and I could end up with all 3 , but I love the 28mm focal L., so this is my next. The difference is: Not so sharp in the corners as 2 and 3, and a bit CA, but the 1 is still better than most other wa.s
  8. These are special cameras – I would never have it as my only camera, because the handling and the iso-performance is awfull. But the IQ is stunning, it is pocketable, and the menus are simple and very easy to use, you do not need more menus, I think, if you only use it for stills, and it is only for stills, I believe, at least for me. It is so very fine for landscapes and cityscapes, for portraits, if you are carefully (shoot in neutral and perhaps minus sharpness) and it is very, very good for black and white, but not for low light,unless you are on tripod, and not for fast shootings, and certainly not for sports. To get the stunning quality you have to stay about 100-200 iso, if you want to print huge, some says up to 400 iso, but I will not pass iso 200, so good light or tripod is mandatory. For black and white you can go further, I think about iso 800 or 1600. It is slow, very, very slow, even you use the fastest card, and there is no viewfinder – I tried to buy Sigmas own optical viefinder, but it is not precise, and no dioptri, so I skipped it. ----- The Sigma DP2 Merrill is sharp already in the corners from f. 2.8 (the widest), if you are not too close to the subject (but you do not need to be far away) , and I love the colors – perhaps some will say, that the colors are not precise, but sometimes - with other cameras – I underexpose to get the colors really to show more up, and that is not natural either, if you are nitpicking, but I like it, and I really like the colors from this foveon-sensor, without underexposing. And there is a certain clarity with this foveon sensor – hard to explain, but try to look at some pictures here: Scroll down at this link below – way down – to see pictures: http://www.theabsolu...merrill-camera/ and picture and test http://www.luminous-...2m_review.shtml I have the Sigma DP2 Merrill, but I am so happy with my results, that I will now order the Sigma DP1 Merrill also – you have to have a patient approach to your shooting, and that is not my strong site, but I will try to learn I think it pays off. -- Here are some of my pictures from the Sigma DP2Merrill, please click. Thank you
  9. Agree, it is simply fantastic in black and white, I have only seen it better from Leica Monochrome, and you can even discuss if it is better, and in B&W you can shoot higher isos with the Foveon-sensor.
  10. I agree, this sensor is amazing, and you can print out very huge - much more than you would believe. But the handling and iso-performance is not good, but the day they can manage this = I think it could be the future.
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