Simple question:

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Laurence Matson
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Re: Simple question:
In reply to docmaas, Jan 13, 2013

docmaas wrote:

More like Chevrolet trying to work with an old Studebaker, maybe an Avanti if you want to capture the small part of Sigma cameras that is truly unique, the foveon sensor. The rest of the SD1, since we are talking SLR mode, is pretty far behind the best from any of the other major vendors.

BTW, Canon was not the source of Nutella term as I recall. The source was one Laurence Mattson was it not?

I think Laurence Matson was.

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Laurence Matson wrote:

Richard Franiec wrote:

Laurence Matson wrote:

Nikon, maybe. Canon, no.

Nikon, of the Bayer users, wrecks the image least; Canon, most since the days of the "creamy smooth image" that gave birth to the term "Nutella."

Foveon sensor implemented to its full potential, that is.

I seriously doubt whether either of those companies or Sony or Oly or Fuji or anyone else know how to do that. Imagine Chevrolet being given the task of getting the most out of the W16 engine AND building the vehicle to make it go. Sure, they could hire Piƫch and his crew, but they could not buy the corporate culture or change their own.

I know that is an extreme example; but there are plenty of instances where mass manufacturers cannot cope with exotic designs. To make it work, they have to set up specialist shops, which, in the end, are very similar to the boutique production facility before and rarely are an improvement.

The fine folks at Foveon made it clear where and why they wanted their eggs in the Sigma basket at the time of the sale, and I bet there were such reasons behind their decision at the time.

In fact, Nikon . . .

A story for another day.

Richard Franiec wrote:

Would you buy Foveon sensor implemented into Canon 5DMkIII (or if you like Nikon D800) and if not, why?

Cheers,

Richard

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