This time last year (2014) I went on holiday to Grand Teton National Park with the Sigma DP2 Merrill. It wasn’t my only camera, but during longer hikes when something light (and almost pocketable) was required the Sigma really fit the bill.
I bought the camera in March 2014 when the pricing of the camera fell below £400. I used it casually over the summer and was astonished with the quality of the photographs it created. The processing of images via the Sigma Photo Pro programme was a chore (it’s slow and was prone to crashing) but only dealing with a few images at a time it had felt like an OK compromise. Interesting images with a bit of tedious effort…
Unfortunately coming back with a holidays worth of Sigma images to process tipped me over the edge. Trying to sort through and edit over a hundred pictures in one go was quite painful. I sold the camera and promised myself never to go back to the Sigma camera until there was some sort of integrated work flow with Lightroom…
A year on I thought I’d revisit a selection of the images (via Iridient Developer) and look again. The camera forced me to look afresh at the landscape around me and it’s rendering is unlike any other camera I’ve used. Basically you get a photographic ‘look’ without so much editing on the computer.
Wonderful and infuriating ! Here’s a few of my favourites from the DP2 Merrill fling – it turns out there’s quite a few pictures.
And some more individual images, both locally and on holiday: