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    now clearing room in my dry cab......

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    How about a simple comparison with the Nikon D800E?
    Ideally, the lens to be used on the D800E should be a 75mm prime lens but there isn't any such lens in that focal length that I know of or possess. But I do have a AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G and so I am using this lens on the D800E to compare with the DP3M.

    The scene to be shot with the 2 cameras is the distant SingTel Tower from my balconey in mid-morning light at an aperure setting of f/8.0. Because the resolution of the D800E is much higher than that of the DP3M, the image from the D800E would be downsized from 4712 x 7360 to that of the DP2M at 3136 x 4704 before cropping. The longer focal length of the lens and subsequent downsizing should be advantageous to the Nikon D800E, I would think.

    This is the shot of the scene taken with the Nikon D800E
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    Nikon D800E 1/320s f/8.0 at 85.0mm ISO100

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    Nikon D800E 100% crop of the SingTel Tower

    Compared to the 100% crop of the SingTel Tower by the DP3M...
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    Sigma DP3M 1/500s f/8.0 at 50.0mm ISO 100

    What do you think?
    A $1,200 vs a $5,000 setup
    Last edited by tomcat; 7th March 2013 at 09:57 PM.

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    Sigma DP3M is sharper and that it is smoother. Sigma win in my preference....

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    who is rushing down to buy the cam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weekh View Post
    who is rushing down to buy the cam?
    Are you going to get one too?

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    got any DPM outing? need to learn from u guys....

    BTW, any express way to charge the battery? Charging time is more than 2 hours and it goes flat in no time....
    Any cheap battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weekh View Post
    got any DPM outing? need to learn from u guys....

    BTW, any express way to charge the battery? Charging time is more than 2 hours and it goes flat in no time....
    Any cheap battery?
    Well, wong_se organised a very successful Sigma get-together once in Dec last year.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/gathe...apu-china.html
    Maybe can get him to organise another outing for current and potential Foveon lovers.
    Dirt cheap 3rd party batteries for the DPxM series are readily available because of the popularity of the Ricoh GRD which uses the same battery as the Sigma DPxM cameras.

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    For those who are interested in getting the DP3M, please note that only 8 sets were brought in this round, of which 5 were allocated to Parisilk Holland Village and they had sold 2 sets already today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Well, wong_se organised a very successful Sigma get-together once in Dec last year.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/gathe...apu-china.html
    I am ready anytime. ARe you all ready ?
    may be we can do a one day JB makan and shot around trip for Foveon user ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wong_se

    I am ready anytime. ARe you all ready ?
    may be we can do a one day JB makan and shot around trip for Foveon user ?
    When?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weekh View Post
    When?
    How about 23rd Sat ? i will try to bring DP1M, DP2M, DP3M, SD1M

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    Probably can't make it....
    But wat time to wat time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weekh View Post
    Probably can't make it....
    But wat time to wat time?
    since you can;t make it. does it matter what time ?
    it is quite hard to organise an outing for foveon user. the group is already small, and there is no perferct time where everyone can make it.

    I think as long as we have at least 6, it is good to go. Anyone ?

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    Wah lan.... The lens / sensor is super colourful! —…‰

    Last edited by weekh; 9th March 2013 at 11:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    For those who are interested in getting the DP3M, please note that only 8 sets were brought in this round, of which 5 were allocated to Parisilk Holland Village and they had sold 2 sets already today.
    And.. another 3 is in M S Color!
    It's Never about the Camera, It's YOU that matters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by weekh View Post
    Wah lan.... The lens / sensor is super colourful! —…‰
    So you bought a DP3M?
    If you plan to shoot portraits with it, you may like to read this article on how to get smoother portraits with DP Merrill cameras.
    Smoother portraits - X3 magazine

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    Hi Tomcat, hope you don't mind me adding more poison to this thread.
    Since kitties are easily available models, here is Smurf at normal, 100%, 200% and 300%.
    This shot came at a great risk, one of the other jealous cats came along and sprayed urine on me while i was photographing Smurf. I retaliated by sprinkling water in return.
    Here goes, go figure.









    Why do we do this to ourselves?

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    Another review of the DP3M highlighting the improved color modes - the DP3M now have improved response to red and brown colors making it perfect for flesh tones in portraiture and the improved vivid mode renders gorgeous colors especially the greens for landscapes.
    Sigma DP3 Review


    Portrait shot from above review
    Last edited by tomcat; 11th March 2013 at 03:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Jx View Post
    And.. another 3 is in M S Color!
    how much is it going for?

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