"But at low ISO nothing can beat this camera." - CEO SIGMA

Started 6 months ago | Discussions thread
Wayne Larmon
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Sigma cameras are for camera heroes.
In reply to Basalite, 6 months ago

Basalite wrote:

NexOffender wrote:

Any camera can take good pictures in bright sun.

More accurately it is low ISO that the Sigmas excel at. Low ISO doesn't require "bright sun."

It's like bragging that your car is the fastest downhill.

Obviously you don't know much about Sigma cameras and the Foveon sensor they use. It's really sad 11 other people, so far, think likewise.

No Bayer sensor camera can even begin to come close to the image quality that a Foveon sensor can produce for equal amounts of pixel dimensions and sensor surface area.

"No Bayer sensor" may be a bit strong. But Foveon sensors are capable of producing excellent images. Michael Reichmann reviewed a DP2M on Luminous Landscape and was very favorably impressed with the image quality. From the review summary:

In the context of the DP2 Merrill the only photographers who are going to be happy with this camera are ones who can ignore its few faults and rejoice in the remarkable image quality that the camera is capable of. To get the most from the DP2M will require not just patience (hesitant AF, slow buffer writes, lousy raw software, wobbly screen image, etc) but the willingness to put these aside in exchange for what is delivered – the highest image quality from any camera this side of a 36MP+ DSLR or Medium format camera or back. No mincing words. That's what I see.
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/sigma_dp2m_review.shtml
(Emphasis added.)

Sigma cameras are for camera heroes. (You need to read the review summary to understand this. It is in reference to a NSFW phrase that I can't repeat here. "Definately Not for Camera Wimps" is a Bowdlerized version of what MR wrote.)

Basalite, do you agree with MR's review?

Wayne

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