Today, I wanted to test the performance of my Sigma Merrill DP1 in night condition here in Vaasa. The pictures below are taken with ISO100 and are crops. I also used a tripod. There are also rumors in the Internet that the battery just lasts 7 shots or so in cold conditions. I took around 15 pictures and the battery was not empty at all. Temperature was about -3C. Maybe I was just lucky with my batteries :)
I just returned from Helsinki and want to share my first pictures with you which I took with my new Sigma Merrill DP1.
The Sigma Merrill DP1 with its 340 grams is super light and has a superb image quality due to its prime lens (which can unfortunately not be exchanged with any other lens) and special Foveon sensor. However, this camera is not suited for those having action photography in mind. I bought this camera mainly for landscape photography. Since the image files are so big, you can easily zoom into the picture and still get a sharp image out of the crop. However, I would recommend to buy the optional AC Adapter SAC-5 and an
Anker Astro 3e battery to operate this camera as the battery included with this camera are really weak.
Since the Sigma Merrill has a fixed lens it comes with a cheaper price. It also is quite lightweight and takes pictures with good image quality.
Last summer, I had a trip to Reinon Tupa - a wilderness cottage at the Kurikan Niinisto lake - in the middle of the Ostrobothnian swamp in Finland.
This time we went for an adventure to the Seitseminen National Park. Unfortunately, the public transportation to the park is quite bad so if you are planning to come by train you have to get off at Parkano and walk for approximately 20 km to the park. Also make sure to protect yourself against mosquitoes since there are plenty of them in the park during the warm months.