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SandyF
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Re: Nothing
In reply to Richard Franiec, Mar 11, 2013

Richard Franiec wrote:

SandyF wrote:

Richard Franiec wrote:

mroy wrote:

Richard Franiec wrote:

What do you know about him?

Why do you ask at all?

Because if bruised ego is a predominant factor in formulating the further opinion, such opinion does not count much.

ahhh, this works several ways too. "Bruised ego" or envy may account for some of the anti-Sigma negativity too, I've often thought, not just in reference to this thread. I remember people posting, asking, how to get their hands on 'early' aka beta cameras and/or software and/or be part of the 'testing' group or have photos hung at shows, etc etc.

FWIW, all anyone needs to do to be part of a Sigma 'shoot' is to attend! No club membership card needed. In fact at the last shoot, not everyone was using Sigma cameras.

Best regards, Sandy
http://www.pbase.com/sandyfleischman (archival)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandyfleischmann (current)

added: and name-calling just because someone is perceived as an 'insider' (rhetorical question, inside what?) I do not appreciate being called by RonJG, "the butcher." I actually tried to be helpful to him, as I try to be to most people, when he first began posting under his new username, and was rebuffed. I

Sandy,

You are a good soul on this forum, always ready to help and give the advice. no one in the right mind would deny it.

Thank you for invitation for Sigma shoot. Maybe I'll see you all next year.

Cheers

Richard

Richard, thanks for the positive comment.

Another thought and perhaps an important distinction of terms:'beta testers' vs those who have had the opportunity occasionally over the years to use a camera model before worldwide public release.
Sigma Japan I'm sure has Japanese photographers and engineering teams who are indeed the "beta testers." No one here would probably recognize the names if we were to read them. Obviously some international photographers have produced the images for the Sigma brochures. Some of them post images on flickr too after release. Thinking of 'gris' the Japanese photography/art director.

As others have pointed out in this thread, an effort to obtain images from a new camera, say for printed display at an upcoming trade show, is quite different from rigorous "beta testing."
Some years ago the general public of Sigma users was given the opportunity several times to submit photos for consideration to be displayed at various trade shows, US, UK, Europe via a "call for images." This has not been the case for several years now.

When I happened to visit a particular trade show, totally out of personal interest in photography, I've made a point of documenting the images on display. They've been publicly posted on my archival pbase pages for years.

Best regards, Sandy
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandyfleischmann (current)

added: PMA galleries http://www.pbase.com/sandyfleischman/pma_200507&page=all

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