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11-12-2013, 07:24 PM   #361
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QuoteOriginally posted by scratchpaddy Quote
I've made a public Google Drive folder where you can download some raw files, here:
Thank you! I successfully downloaded 2 files - only found 2 with the "d" suffix. Will download the Sigma software also.

I have a day full of Dr. appointments tomorrow - will get to playing with them tomorrow night.

You 'da man!

Side note - now I learned I can share files via Google Drive myself - good for sharing raw images!

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You 'da man!
Thanks!

I just noticed that one of the DP2M files wasn't renamed. That's the one titled "SDIM1526." That one's got fireworks in it!

This is a processed version of 2013-8-1d 155:



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Awesome!
Thanks scratchpaddy. Downloading pics and SPP but one at a time on my slow connection!
SPP is only 10 mb bigger (60 v 50) than the images!!
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Got pictures DLed and SPP 5.5 installed on Linux in Wine. It makes quite a difference to actually work with the original files. This strengthens my resolve to purchase a DP3M in spring. As for SPP, it's no surprise that most users will only do minimal work with it then convert to .tiff to use their regular software. It's also slow on my system, is this normal? This is the first time I've used Wine so that could be the reason. Look forward to seeing what barondla puts up. No need to post .tiff files.
Thanks again for doing this.
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SPP is awful but IMHO produces the best results from the files.
Well that means I'll have to spend more than 15 minutes using the program! By the time I own the DP3M on my wish list maybe SPP will have improved. Currently DarkTable and RawTherapee both make it look rather spartan. The monochrome mode you mentioned is what I have to try next. The BW images that have been posted in this thread look so good. Oh, wait, those are yours!
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The Monochrome mode is actually pretty cool - you can adjust the level of each color channel individually. It's like being able to put a red, green, or blue filter on your lens after the fact, and the pictures come out less noisy than they would if you exported color and converted to B&W later.

Thanks for reminding us about the B&W strengths of these cameras, Mr. Bassie. I'll play! This foggy Oregon coast was just begging for the treatment.

SD1M, 12-24 II @ 16mm, f/8, ISO 100


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Will try to get files up in a few days. Work has been tough this week.

I actually like Sigma SPP! It is slow, but that just makes it more film like. Still quicker than the darkroom. I do as many adjustments there as possible then save as Tiff. Usually end up with fill light on +2 or 3 and exposure - 1/3-1 step. SPP has never shut down on me.

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Will try to get files up in a few days. Work has been tough this week.

I actually like Sigma SPP! It is slow, but that just makes it more film like. Still quicker than the darkroom. I do as many adjustments there as possible then save as Tiff. Usually end up with fill light on +2 or 3 and exposure - 1/3-1 step. SPP has never shut down on me.

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My experience has been the same as yours.
Not the fastest to refresh the screen with each change, but not too bad either.
No crash so far (Windows XP; 4G RAM; pretty old PC)

I'd try to get WB to taste, exposure to get back the highlights and X3 fill to get back shadows (and retrieve some more highlights), trying not to go overboard with any fill settings along the way since the shadows can look very noisy.

If its an exposure blend job, I may just view to make sure that the files are ok, then batch process them out w/o any tweaks.

I think I find that the files don't respond to well to HDR (Nik HDR efex).
Too 'gritty' after running thru it for my taste.
So the DP1m files are mainly exposure blended if I want more DR.
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I finally had a play with the sample images - thanks again scratchpaddy!

With the Sigma software, after reading some horror stories, I was prepared for the worst. Actually I don't find it that bad! Just a slight delay when moving the sliders, but that can be expected I guess working with such large files. I found the software intuitive enough to find myself doing anything I wanted to do with the image without looking for help or a manual. I haven't printed a photo yet - will get to that soon.

As I look at the sample images on my own computer, I am just awed by the IQ - I sit here staring at them and wonder where the heck I can find the money to buy one of these compacts.......

Will update some more when I get to printing.
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As I look at the sample images on my own computer, I am just awed by the IQ - I sit here staring at them and wonder where the heck I can find the money to buy one of these compacts.......
I'm thinking a life of crime might be in order! NOT!! This is going to screw up with my plan for early retirement as I get one more job to pay for it.
This really is an impressive system when working within its limits.

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Dramatic B&W scratchpaddy. Foveon is good at B&W. Find SPP has a great conversion for it.

Looking good hoopsontoast. You are capturing some neat landscapes.


This was taken at Fall Creek Falls, TN. USA. On the trail to the bottom of the 250 ft falls, depicted in the very top of the image. ISO 100, f5.6 at 1/100.
Tripod mounted and 2sec timer. In SPP -.8 exposure comp and +3 fill. Noise settings all the way to the left.

Going to try and upload this file to scratchpaddy's website tomorrow.

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Dramatic B&W scratchpaddy. Foveon is good at B&W. Find SPP has a great conversion for it.

Looking good hoopsontoast. You are capturing some neat landscapes.


This was taken at Fall Creek Falls, TN. USA. On the trail to the bottom of the 250 ft falls, depicted in the very top of the image. ISO 100, f5.6 at 1/100.
Tripod mounted and 2sec timer. In SPP -.8 exposure comp and +3 fill. Noise settings all the way to the left.

Going to try and upload this file to scratchpaddy's website tomorrow.

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Nice! very cool hiking place. Got more???
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Went for pizza tonite and walked off a bit of it in the 35f weather. Used benches, window sills, trash cans, steps and posts as "tripods" in manual mode, with 2sec delay at iso100 f8 for all but one. The candy store was f2.8, 100iso, 1/25thsec, handheld. Imo this camera is more versatile than reviews make it out to be.

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