stop and smell the rosemary, again :)
Why don’t cameras come with a fully charged battery? I know, I know… this is a very minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of life. However, as most of us are excited to play with our new toys as soon as they arrive, I was a bit disappointed I unfortunately could not. The Sigma DP2s charged overnight and here are few images I shot this morning in the back yard. I took pictures of the same rosemary plant (different blossom, same plant), so you and I both can compare the outcome. When you compare the images from todays post to the last post, keep in mind the lighting (much sunnier day with the Coolpix) and I did slightly increase the saturation on the Coolpix image, the ones below are straight out of the camera.
Even with the Sigma’s fixed lens, I think this camera is a keeper. Yes, there are a few items I would change on the camera, but over all (in my mind) it beats the Nikon Coolpix I recently returned. Of course it does not by any means beat my D3oo (I had to put a plug in for Nikon, because Nikon still is at the top of my list for DSLRs).
- Greater depth of field (even over the Nikon at the same fstop), from the info. I have read I believe the larger image sensor is the reason.
- Easier to see! I don’t need to put on my readers to read the screen, the exposure meter reading is not a bar, rather +/- and a number, this is much easier to read on the LCD monitor
- Faster, still not FAST, but faster. At least I can set up for another picture as the last one is processing (could not do this with the Coolpix)
- No viewfinder. Yes, I can purchase one for a bit over $150 – but doubt that will happen.
Now I am not saying there are only three Pros and one Con to this camera, but that is my list after shooting 19 pictures. Give me some time and I am sure the list will change, hopefully the Pros list will be the one growing!