Is an ultrawide DPM possible?

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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vbd70 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,050
Yes, and I hope Sigma will make it...

MoreorLess wrote:

Given that Sigma's sensor seems so well suited for landscape/architecture I'm wondering is an ultrawide(20mm equivalent or wider) model possible? I thinking mainly about cost and whether the foveon sensor can cope with light coming in at a narrow angle.

Creating such a camera is definitely possible. Imagine just for example sake to take a single focal lens, say 12mm, out of the 8-16 that Sigma makes for SA mount, make it f4 (even f5.6 would do, though barely) and you'll have a DPW Merrill (W for wide, obviously) with an 18mm f4 or f5.6 FOV equivalent lens.

For all the naysayers that will start talking about angle of light etc, this is why I used an actual existing lens for the APS Foveon sensor as an example. Such a lens exist and its possible.

I for one would gladly pay another $999 US Sigma-Tax for such a camera, and would then be able to leave home my (large & heavy) D800E with lenses for a good part of my work, and just go out with the 4 Merrill, a tripod, a few filters and... 9034 batteries!!!



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