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 Meririll 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.
Repovesi National Park is Southern Finland’s most popular hiking destination and you can get there by public transport within 2 hours from Helsinki. The National Park offers plenty of lakes and hills. There are campsites and shelters and it is located nearby the city of Kouvola and accessible by public transportation.
This is the main entrance to Repovesi National Park. We actually left the park from here as we went to far with the bus and entered the National Park from another spot.