I USED AN OLD SIGMA DP3 MERRILL CAMERA
Ormond Quay was the first of the quays to be built on the north bank side of the River Liffey, complete by c. 1680, developed by Sir Humphrey Jervis and named in honour of the Duke of Ormond who instigated the trend for building houses facing the river.
Early in 2013 I purchased a Sigma Dp3 Merrill and while it could produce the best images ever it was in reality a disaster. The batteries could at times last only long enough to capture 40 images [at best no more than 80] and one could forget about selecting any setting other ISO 100. In order to process RAW images one needed to use Sigma’s Photo Pro 5.5 which was supplied with the camera.
Recently I discovered that Photo Pro 6.8.3 was much more user friendly than the version supplied with the camera so I decided to charge all eight batteries, that I still had, and use the camera for a day (22 April 2021) but unfortunately the weather proved to be way too wet. Two of the batteries were exhausted after ten captures.
The DP3 Merrill was the latest of a trio of almost identical compact cameras released by Sigma, all named for Dick Merrill (1949-2008), the co-developer of the Foveon image capture system. The DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill were announced in early February 2012. The former features a 19mm f/2.8 lens that provides the equivalent of a 28mm field of view in 35mm format, while the DP2 Merrill has a 30mm f/2.8 lens with a field of view equivalent to 45mm. Unveiled on 8 January, 2013, the DP3 Merrill sports a 50mm f/2.8 lens with a 75mm equivalent focal length that is ideal for portraiture.