|Autumn Tree Leaves - Tehachapi, California|
Like any fancy new electronic, once the initial excitement wears off, the shortcomings become more and more annoying. This is true with every camera. And every camera has shortcomings.
|Decrepit Corner - Rosamond, California|
I purchased the Sigma DP2 Merrill because of how it handles color. But what I found that I like the most about the camera is how it handles monochrome. Specifically, because it captures the entire scene in red, green and blue color channels, one can choose exactly how to mix that, effectively making whatever "filter" one wants. Or, one can actually use black-and-white filters meant for film cameras on the Sigma DP2 Merrill.
|Rusted Bolt - Loraine, California|
Something else that continues to impress me about the Sigma DP2 Merrill is its ability to recovery highlights in RAW. I've found that I can overexpose by one stop and still recover the highlights, no problem. This is important because the DP2 Merrill has a fairly average dynamic range, with shadows being the Achilles' heel. I believe that this is because of the three-layered sensor, in which dim light has trouble penetrating all three layers. However, by over-exposing one stop and recovering the highlights, one is able to increase dynamic range by one stop. This gives the camera a dynamic range that is closer to full-frame DSLRs.
Because the Sigma DP2 Merrill is small and lightweight, I've found that I have it with me more often than other cameras. And because I have it with me more often I capture more images.
|Tired Window - Rosamond, California|
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|Light From Above - Rosamond, California|