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Sigma DP2 V Fujifilm XT-1

28 Apr 2014 at 8:39pm

Sigma DP2 V Fujifilm XT-1

sigma v fuji

Well everyone knows I love cameras, I love a toy and I love quality. Today my new Sigma DP2 arrived. I had heard lots about this little weapon and was keen to try it out for myself. I had heard it was as sharp as medium format (at the  same resolution) a big call but who knows!

So I did a very non scientific test and lined it up against my favourite Fuji ever the XT-1. Ok so don’t take this as gospel but holly crapolly, the Sigma just made me let out a big woooooah. Then you look at the price, $558 delivered to my door (yes that’s right). Bang for buck this camera is a giant killer. The first image I looked at was so sharp I thought I was looking at a Phase file. Ok admittedly it is only 15mp compared to my monstrous 80mp IQ180 but the look was the same. Sharp and with great clarity. Not mushy like the files from some of the other cameras I have used.

So what is it like to use? well I feel like I have my hands on a consumer point and shoot, no flippy screen, auto focus is a bit slow, the build quality seems good it just isn’t like using a fuji XT-1. It kind of sucks. Still I am happy to accept a bit of sucking because that lens and sensor combination works unbelievably well. I so want to get Rainsy and one of his overpriced Leicas and have a shoot off. It would be fun.

And to let you know, I paid for my XT-1 and I paid for my Sigma. Also I am no expert so don’t think this is a fair test of both cameras. I shot a toy dinosaur with both cameras, the focal lengths are slightly different but I tried to get everything else as similar as possible. I still think in this crude test the Sigma came out on top. Saying that you will not use it for lots of things you would use the Fuji. The Fuji loves low light, the DP2 Merrill is scared of the dark (so I have read, not tested that theory myself yet)

So go try one for yourself. I’m heading out to do a nice stitch to put together a file with some meat. See how close I can get to Medium Format with a $558 camera.

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OMG – Phase One

22 Oct 2012 at 1:01pm

OMG – Phase One

Well if you are wanting the camera system you can take to the grave with you you might want to have a look at this.

The boys at Team Digital have some super specials for you. I wish I paid this much for my kit, doh!!! Anyone on the edge of considering a Phase kit this might be the one for you. I know your out there. I love my Phase One, more than I have ever loved any camera. It is the ultimate. The only excuse you have for bad shots when you own one is your own average ability. If you really want to know you  suck get a Phase, then you know it wasn’t the camera!

See the deals here http://www.teamdigital.com.au/blog/2012/10/20/ex-demo-phase-one-specials/


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Fuji X-Pro1 for sale

30 Apr 2012 at 3:32pm

No not mine, I would never give it up. But this guy is! Check below and contact Gordon.

X-Pro 1 with 35mm and 60mm lens.

35mm lens has UV filter

Body has 2 year warranty.

None of the items have been registered with Fuji yet.


Paid $3,100 new

For sale at $2,800 plus shipping (if not pick up in Perth CBD).


Call Gordon on 0427 467 366


I know, he is a crazy man! Still if you can get a good deal, I would recommend it.


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First images from the Fujifilm X-Pro1(Pre Production Model)

31 Jan 2012 at 12:10pm

Well here are the first images from a fantastic camera. Both Michael Coyne and myself are really loving the x-pro1. It feels nice, looks nice, shoots nice and that shutter noise is very sexy. Below are the images, straight from the camera, and a worked equivalent, totally Fletched. Feel free to download these raw files to your computer and have a play with them in photoshop. Have a look at the metadata for info about the image. All images were handheld, no time for tripods this morning. Later today we will be heading out to the Flinders Ranges and will do some side by side comparisons with the 5D2. More of those images to come. My initial feelings are that this camera is a worthy replacement for a bulky dslr system. If you have to travel light, this is the camera for you. Physically it is only marginally larger than the x100 so slinging it around your neck for a day is no problem. In fact I am wearing mine right now!, it is a fashion accessory!! Man bling! or Girl Bling too for that matter. Below are Michael Coyne’s images. These were shot at 6400 and 1000 iso respectively and are completely untouched jpg’s straight from the camera and have not been altered in any way.

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Cheap Phase One backs, don’t wait, get in quick!

13 May 2011 at 1:35pm

Hi all, this would probably be the cheapest you will ever get into some Phase gear with a 1 year warranty. $20,000 under what I paid and it is probably only a year or so old in most cases. Go on you know you wanted to go medium format.

Those of you that have seen prints from these cameras know what it is all about! Nothing else comes close! See the post from Team Digital below


Due to the amazing success of the new Phase One IQ backs. We now have a number of pre-owned Phase One P series back available at some unbelievable prices. These backs come complete with a full 12 month warranty.

Back only

P40+ (40 Megapixel Sensor Plus )  $ 16500.00 inc gst

# $ 135.50 per week

P45+ (39 Megapixel  )  $ 18150.00 inc gst

# $ 148.85 per week

P65+ (60.5 Megapixel Sensor Plus )  $ 28600.00 inc gst

# $ 227.00 per week

Back and Body kit Phase One 645AF body with 80mm F2.8

P40+ (40 Megapixel Sensor Plus )   $ 18370.00 inc gst

# $ 156.70 per week

P45+ (39 Megapixel  ) $ 19995.00 inc gst

# $163.85 per week

P65+ (60.5 Megapixel Sensor Plus ) $ 29995.00 inc gst

# $ 237.00 per week

# Weekly payment are based on a Commercial HP over 36 months with no residual. Subject to change without notice.

To find out more about these Digital Backs click here to go to Phase One


Contact Trevor for more details on 08 93283377 or fill out the form below for a information pack.


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Cyclone all hot Air!

30 Jan 2011 at 7:28pm

Well it was a bit of an anticlimax. I was hoping for some very cool weather, we got some but nothing that would put the fear of god up you. I took this shot of Wyadup Rocks a couple of nights before the cyclone was to hit. The swell was up a bit and this spot only works with a big swell.

Focus stacked on the Phase one P65+, yes thats right the old one!

I am going to the night Team Digital are having with Phase One and the new IQ 180 digital back. I hope I can rip a few files off this beast. I will be there at 6pm for the start of proceedings. Hope to see any fellow Phase One enthusiasts there.

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