Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Steve Boykin, Dec 6, 2014.
F2.8, with exposure compensation set at +.7. Vignette added in LR. Sat. PM.
Very good, Steve. I must get a yellow filter for my Merrills. Subtle effect.
Me also and all those coloured filters offered that I've passed on over the recent past. I've read a bit about coloured filters on the Foveon sensor, with interesting findings. when I pass those old filters at the bric brac sale I must next time pick them up and give it a go. A fine set of images Steve.
@Julian de'Courcy - what info did you find?
Rob I am the sort of person who reads a lot but remembers little . I can say I came away with the idea that I wished to try this myself and must pick up those filters if I see them lying around cheap. Sorry for being so useless at this time.
Might also be interested in this http://www.ultrasomething.com/photography/2014/05/sigma-vs-nerd-part-2/
There is a part 1 and 3 from memory
The #8 helps with the skies. It also reduces the exposure one stop. I almost always shoot the #8 when I am shooting B/W film.
I am very happy with those little cameras. You have to plan on working with them, but that's part of the fun.
If you shoot wide open a lot on a ND filter can help also. A red filter is really nice also but it's usually a 3 stop reduction and the effect can be very dramatic. I have one but don't use it often.
Great article Julian. I am going to read all three parts when I get back from the dog walk. I am going through my annual gear reduction but the Sigmas are definitely staying. I know I am keeping the Sigmas, the new X100 and the GR. I have gotten really lazy and don't like changing lenses. Plus I always end up using 28mm or 35mm with the occasional 50mm when I am too lazy to walk closer.
Again thanks for posting that. Looking forward to learning more.
The filter comes in heavy when I am using the dogs because I usually shoot wide open then. I also have a 3 stop ND filter for sunny days. My Nikon film camera takes uses 52mm on it's lenses so I just got a step up ring.
Thanks Steve and Julian. All good info.
Steve I can assure you in the uk at iso 100 there is almost never the need for, ND filters at f2,8 even though the sigmas top shutter speed is so slow. Lucky you .
I'd love that combo you have and other than say having some Ziess or other top lenses I love the idea of having quality cameras with fixed primes. They are so convenient, easy to carry around. I've been watching th GR price drop and thought about getting one. I have been enjoying the 28mm of the dp1 m , the latest GR though, would give me those hi iso shots , where the fishermen land the fish, that spot, it faces NNW , with a large roof it is always in shade and at times very dark.
I'm a big fan of using a yellow filter when shooting B&W film. It gives a very pleasing effect on skin tones too (and dogs it seems). Thanks for thse like JUlian.
Nice shots Steve.
@Rob MacKillop @Pete Askew @Steve Boykin May be of interest. http://www.martinzimelka.com/pages/Sigma_DP2m_PG6.html
An interesting read, Julian. Thanks for the link. I'll have a look around for a red and a yellow filter. Anyone have suggestions?
Usually get what you pay for Rob, which equates to expensive
Half-price Hoya: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hoya-49mm-H...id=1418074381&sr=1-3&keywords=49mm+filter+red
It is 49mm, isn't it??
I invariably buy B+W filters, but Hoya are good too. Yes, 49 mm - look on the inner face of the lens cap.
Yes 49mm I think. Wex and other shops they are 19.99 so not quite half price
Tiffin have a good reputation too, especially in cine / video.
The Dp2 and DP1 are 49mm, but the DP3 is 52mm - which is useful, as I have some 52mm filters from my days with the X100.
I'll get the Hoya.
aLthough I'd get a 52mm for the dp3 and have step down rings from 52mm to 49mm
Robert White seem pretty good for B+W at the moment.
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