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An Evening Out with the Sigma Merrill - Leeds RERF Part 5

With the nights growing lighter and the RERF inner workings quickly being clad in wood and plastic, it was time take time out and capture it glowing the in the twilight, lit by street lamps and internal lights.  195 more words


Hill of the Dragon | Sigma DP1 Merrill

Leaden skys hang over Pendragon Castle, Mallerstang, in Cumberland, legendary home of Uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur.

Standing in the remote valley of Mallerstang, Pendragon Castle, built in the 12th Century, is a thing of myth and legend.   104 more words


The NEC Photography Show - One Year On

With the 2015 Photography Show just around the corner it’s time for a quick retrospective.

This time last year I’d Ebayed my D800 and collection of heavy Nikon glass I’d built up over the years. 812 more words


Travels with the Sigma Merrill – Leeds RERF Part 4

The RERF, in Leeds, continues to take shape, and continues to be a great subject at which to point the DP3 Merrill. I’m not sure the clever chaps at Foveon and Sigma would have listed industrial landscapes on their design specification for the Merrill sensor but I’m hard pressed to think of a better subject to show off the detail and tones this magic bit of technology is able to capture. 159 more words


Review: The Sigma DP2 Quattro

Normally, we  look at a camera from a holistic point of view and compare it to the competition or the class leader. This unfortunately doesn’t make sense for extreme outliers like the DP2Q; we’ll have to do something a bit different. 3,379 more words


York Waterfront Winter's Evening - Sigma Merrill DP3

Three standard shots of York waterfront … modern, ancient and something in between … all now deserted … it was cold!

The panoramic above is stitched from four shots. 43 more words


Favourite, Secret, Miniature Mountain Alpine Style - Parkhouse Hill

Tweets of snowfalls in Buxton … rumour of Snake Pass closure … point the car due South and head for my favourite, secret, miniature mountain, Parkhouse Hill. 110 more words