How long does DP Merrill sale last in the US?

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Scottelly
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Re: Until the Quattro(s) go on sale and they're completely removed from the market?
In reply to mike earussi, 4 months ago

mike earussi wrote:

rick decker wrote:

since they appear to be pouring time and money into the DP line, a zoom would attract more new adopters than another DP with a prime.

As would a built-in EVF (one can hope), though if they attached a 90 macro to it I'd be tempted.

But I'm not sure how they'd fit a decent quality zoom (i.e. one with sharp edges) onto such a small body without making it so uncomfortably large no one would want it, though this would depend both upon the zoom range and maximum f stop.

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A 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OS could be pretty small, since it would be made for APS-C. My 24-70mm f3.5-5.6 is very small, and I think that is a full-frame lens. A 16-50 should quite probably be smaller than that. I really don't see the point of mounting a low-quality zoom though. I think they would be smarter to make a set of 3 cameras with primes, like the Merrill cameras, and then make a mirrorless camera, which could use a new zoom that they could introduce with it. Then they could make a macro for it, a wide-angle zoom for it, and a normal lens for it . . . to start. If they make an adapter to use other Sigma lenses, such as the Art lenses, the camera would be a HUGE hit . . . especially if they put a fold-out screen on it . . . though that will probably have to wait until they introduce a new model, with wi-fi and maybe even GPS.

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