I printed a few portraits on the Canon PIXMA Pro-100 today and I was so enthralled with the superlative detail from the Sigma DP3 Merrill that I elected to supplement the existing examples page with Ultra-HD versions, because 4K displays are already beginning to appear, and I don’t want my examples to look small on 4K displays in 2014 and beyond.
There’s only one issue: these images might make you want to buy a Sigma DP3 Merrill (and its DP1 and DP2 siblings). My whining over the lack of EVF and battery life aside, the image quality is spectacular.
Click to view a larger version (still far smaller than HD, let alone Ultra-HD).
Chris O writes:
The DP3M close up portraits series left a deep wound. You may be forcing me to do something about it. Do you know what I got the most excited about? That rich creamy blur in the background.
DIGLLOYD: Sorry! The DP3M offers unmatched image quality for its form factor, with a lens that ought to make Leica fans uncomfortable paying 12X more for something different, but not better. And for a measly $899. If Sigma had a full-frame 24MP sensor, I’d be all over it.