Countless | Sigma Merrill DP3

North Yorkshire Sky Looking back and up … counting the tones & shades … a lifetime’s work. Shot with Sigma Merrill DP3. ISO 100, F10. Pointing the Sigma Merrill at the Sky offers rich rewards! http://www.richardjwalls.com  

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Seven Careful Steps | Sigma Merrill DP3

Seven careful steps, three giant strides, one great leap to chase a stick … … endless possibilities Hackfall Woods, North Yorkshire  Stepping-stones never fail to summon up the child within me; first taken carefully, then with increasing confidence, until I overreach, slip and walk home in squelching boots.  Standing in the beck in Hackfall Woods,…

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Sony RX1 & Sigma Merrill DP3 – Merrill Awe

The Quattro v Merrill comparison re-awoke my awe in the detail the Merrill DP3 muster up, so for just for fun I did a comparison between my Sony RX1 and my DP3. Yes I know these are very different cameras and yes I know I’ve over processed to max detail and yes I know they are not…

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Sigma Quattro Comparison – Part 6b – Clocks & Greens Detail

Please read the comparison postscript: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ After packing the Quattro up and sending it back to Amazon, I woke in a cold sweat, fretting over Part 6 and the difference in IQ between the Merrill and the Quattro when rendering the ivy around the clock. The difference just couldn’t that big! So I went back to raw and tried to…

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Ullswater Storm

Rain squalls rush toward me … sheltering under oak bows … as they pass, out to shoot again. This shot, taken hand held at ISO8000 with the Sony RX1 in dark conditions whilst dodging squalls of rain, is the bad twin of Ullswater Sunset – https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/ullswater-sunset/ – taken with the Sigma Merrill DP3. It would have proved impossible to take with the Merrill … but then…

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Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 8 – Conclusion

Please read the comparison postscript: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ For an updated review please see: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/sigma-quattro-dp2-merrill-revisted So time to sum up! This blogs been taken over in the last couple of days with the comparison of the new Sigma Quattro DP2 with my Merrill DP3 (and random assorted cameras). It’s not a scientific test by any means, and one aimed at my…

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Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 7 – Morgan the Whippet Resolution Test

Please read the comparison postscript: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ I’ve included this final test for my girlfriend Polly, who insisted I took a pic of her pooch Morgan, and to fair to Polly it’s a good test to see the detail these cameras resolve. We spent a good few minutes comparing the two photos to see which was best…

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Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 6 – The Clock & Greens

Please read the comparison postscript: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ Another standard testshot, and a comparison of the Merrill DP1, Merrill DP3 & Quattro DP2, plus for fun the Sony RX1 and Fuji XE2. All taken in different lighting conditions and at different settings. This isn’t a scientific comparison, but then again photography is an art not a science! When…

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Sigma Quattro Comparison – Part 5 – Red Brick

Please read the comparison postscript: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ In the first comparison (part 1)  in the test shots of Leeds the Quattro seemed to “smudge” some of the red brick work. But to be fair it was 50mm V 30mm, so with its longer reach the Merrill DP3 was always going to provide more detail than the Quattro DP2.…

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Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 4 – B&W

Please read the comparison postscript: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ I originally bought the Sigma Merrill as a potential specialist monochrome camera. The B&W version of Ossett war memorial confirmed the choice, with the foveon sensor giving such rich tone. The Sigma Quattro DP2 shot taken 6 months later looks pretty special too. Again great richness of tone. But for…

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Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 3 – Pay & Display

Please read the comparison postscript: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ A comparison below of the Merrill DP1, Quattro DP2 and Merrill DP3, in that order. The DP1 shot was taken 6 months ago. The others today. The DP1 shot (below)  was one that amazed me when I first compared it to the Sony RX1. I’m still in Awe! The Sigma…

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Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 2 – Image Details

Please read the comparison postscript: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ Further Comparison of the Quattro DP2 and Merrill DP3. Obviously different focal length makes a difference! … But check out the foreground detail snippets. Should there be this much difference? Photos taken in raw. First two examples are straight out of the box, no processing. All the rest have had…

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Sigma Quattro DP2 Comparison – Part 1 – Leeds Panoramas

Please read the comparison postscript: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/sigma-quattro-dp2-comparison-postscript-sigma-reply/ For an updated review please see: https://richardjwallsblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/sigma-quattro-dp2-merrill-revisted My Sigma Quattro DP2, on order for a month at least, arrived yesterday. The shots below provide an unscientific comparison of the Quattro, with a Merrill DP3 and my Sony RX1. I say comparison with, not against, because I love both the Sony and…

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ETHEREAL BEAUTY

Acers (Japanese Maples) cover our small garden. In the autumn, as they abandon their leaves I collect them together. When the last leaf falls, and the trees are bare, I store them, ready for winter. When winter arrives I scatter the leaves on the newly fallen snow and each day take photographs until the snow…

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