Waiting for the cash-back bank transfer, I am holding the DP3M in my hands and cheerfully taking photos. Only the weather, which currently goes haywire, spoils the party. After the hot spell of past weeks, it’s raining cats and dogs at the moment. This is why I could only take some sample pictures inside my own four walls. For the same reason, some of the shots came into being at ISO800 and 1600. This may certainly be intriguing for those of you wondering how the foveon handles high sensitivities like that 🙂
As can be seen from the pictures, the DP2M and the DP3M have the same housing. The only difference is the obstructed lens, which comes in considerably larger (50mm f2.8 macro) for the DP3M.
Under the hood, too, everything seems to have remained the same. The 15 MP foveon sensor that had its debut with the SD1, the buffer which offers plenty of space for 7 RAWs (50MB) and the auto-focus electronics which work similarly fast with both Merrills in the medium and long range. The DP3M is only slightly slower in the macro range, but that is already known from other macro lenses and is due to the required precision.