I was shooting 100ASA, F11 at 160th of a second, so no chance for too little or too much aperture. There’s too much out there when you’re looking to improve that headlines, “7 ways to improve your landscape photography”. I have spent DAYS just going through Cinephilia posts. The DP3 Merrill can record video, but it's not where this camera excels. As a fan of the cameras and the technology [and a hopeless anorak] I’ve been meaning to get the George Gilder book The Silicon Eye charting the invention of this platform. Sigma is to be commended heartily for their work with the Foveon sensor! It stays at iso 100, 2 sec delay. It is a camera of tradeoffs, for certain. Yes that’s a possibility but I thought diffraction kicked in at F11.Will report back on my findings. So do you think a DP3M on shoulder strap and a GR in pocket would be a good combo? Without the RRS grip my friend installed, it’s simply not comfortable to hold at all; the edges dig into your fingers and the camera just wants to twist out of your hand because the surface isn’t very grippy at all. The DP3M shows more contrast but not more detail. I have found that the quick button for QS menu and the focus button as well are extremely useful. How can you say “it definitely is NOT” without first testing the device?!? On top of it, he was a nice guy, and everyone liked him too. The only time you see hints of the lens not quite matching up to the sensor is when shot wide open and near minimum focus distance; I don’t think it was optimized for close distances, as contrast reduces and we start to see small traces of uncorrected coma. Comparison – click here for 100% version. But accept it for what it is. I’ll have to say (this comment has nothing to do with the camera). I am a Merrill owner — DP1M and DP2M — my first camera was the DP1M. Seems like a good trade off for the size and weight of the camera. The capacitative touchscreens we all take for granted on our smartphones was one of his inventions, which came out of his interest in simulating neural networks in silicon. You can take another photo after the first has cleared, so you'll be locked out of shooting for about 5 seconds after a full JPG burst or 6.5 seconds for Raw+JPG. Exposure Modes: Auto, Program AE, shutter and aperture priority, manual. For example I remember being struck by how how the merrill rendered a football field compared to the leica, the grass looked smooth on the eye on the x2 files and the image was well balanced while the merrill rendered a crazy amount of detail which was very unpleasant to me, the ground which was a third of my composition at most took all the attention, due to the fact that the grass field offers way more microdetail than the sky. …images from the Foveon cameras look as though the red channel is slightly desaturated compared to the others, which I suppose is a consequence of the sensor architecture. Messing about with the buttons I found I had encountered one that accidentally canned the display. definitely not the photographer’s fault , if I imagine how a classic photography by cartier bresson for example would look like if taken with such as a camera I am sure it would be boring as hell because detail can often harm a good picture if not weight reasonnably. The penny drops. You just have to know its limitations and know how to work it. Moving and static subjects, often in low light situations (tripod use OK). I think the other three cameras are similarly specialized – the DP1M/ 28mm is probably the landscape pick; the DP2M/ 45mm for general-purpose use, and the DP3M/ 75mm is of course good for portraits and still life work. Focusing: The AF mode is simply too slow, you are quickly moving to manual focus. The DP3 is only available in one color, a pleasantly minimal flat black finish. I goggled this but have seen no similar posts. It’s funny about the red channel, because I find a slightly red, crimson red, magenta-y red, pollution in some skin tones [usually caucasian], particularly lightly shaded areas. And yes, image processing should be rather complex, compared to Bayer/X-Trans demosaicing…, A possible solution…outsource R&D on semiconductor-heavy stuff to Israel lol (I’m not from there btw, but amazed how they managed to bring down the energy hunger of Intel CPUs, of which all have been developed in Israel since the early 1990s…), Huh, and I thought they were still developed in the USA…. Otherwise, be prepared to use your own eyes, make up your own mind, and bear the consequences. There is no question that the DP3M is punching way above its pixel count; I’d say it’s probably resolving at a level not far off the D800E. In a nutshell, the difference between Foveon and Bayer sensors is that the former records actual RGB values for each pixel, but the latter only records R, G or B, interpolating the other values from neighboring photosites.