Latest or all posts or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
Handpicked deals...
$1299 $899
SAVE $400

$1499 $999
SAVE $500

$1499 $1019
SAVE $480

$1799 $1349
SAVE $450

$3698 $2998
SAVE $700

$2397 $1897
SAVE $500

$1199 $898
SAVE $301

$1299 $1169
SAVE $130

$4499 $3999
SAVE $500

$1399 $1099
SAVE $300

$1499 $1299
SAVE $200

$4499 $3149
SAVE $1350

$2299 $1599
SAVE $700

$1799 $1349
SAVE $450

$2998 $2498
SAVE $500

$1299 $1124
SAVE $175

$2199 $1999
SAVE $200

$430 $230
SAVE $200

$3399 $2199
SAVE $1200

$6299 $3599
SAVE $2700

$400 $280
SAVE $120

$1499 $1019
SAVE $480

$1279 $719
SAVE $560

$1699 $1549
SAVE $150

Upgrade the memory of your 2018 Mac mini up to 64GB

Sigma DP3 Merrill with 50mm f/2.8 (75mm equivalent)

The per-pixel image quality of the Sigma DP Merrill cameras is fantastic, as I show in my review of the Sigma DP1 Merrill and Sigma DP2 Merrill (28mm, 45mm equivalents).

Now Sigma introduces the DP3 Merrill with a 50mm f/2.8 lens on an APS-C sensor, equivalent to a 75mm f/2.8 on full frame. This is a Very Good Thing, though I admit I’m hankering more for a DP0 Merrill with a 19mm equivalent.

I expect to have the DP3 Merrill for testing at some point, and my guess it that the 75mm (equiv) lens will be a honey, the 45mm being superb and a little better than the excellent 28mm. Really, both are top-grade lenses, and the decision to use f/2.8 is a smart one to keep field curvature down and sharpness up.

I’m a big fan of the DP Merrill image quality as well as the simple and highly usable interface (menus and dials/buttons). I’d make some changes and additions, but as it stands, the DP Merrill design choices are far better than the bewildering maze found in so many other cameras today.

As a side note, using DP-28, DP-45, DP-75 would have been a far better choice than the confusingly obtuse 1/2/3 nomenclature, which sounds like subsequent revisions rather than the different cameras they actually are.

Also announced is a new monochrome conversion mode in the Sigma Photo Pro software. This is smart move, and as I’ve stated clearly in my review, the Sigma DP1/DP2/DP3 Merrill might actually make the best monochrome images on the market, bar none— because the sensor has a true RGB image for superior post-shot conversion blending. Shooting DP1/DP2/DP3 Merill will cost you about 1/5 of what Leica M Monochrome system will, and you’ll actually get superior results in many cases due to autofocus and RGB options that the MM doesn’t have.

Sigma DP3 Merrill
Sigma DP3 Merrill
Sigma DP3 Merrill

MacPerformanceGuide.com
View all handpicked deals...

Apple 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K Display (Mid 2017)
$1499 $999
SAVE $500

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.