Poll: What are your plans in light of the Quattro series?

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Corkcampbell
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Poll: What are your plans in light of the Quattro series?
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Will postpone DPM purchase to get Quattro, tweaked sensor.
12.4% 11  votes
Will wait for Quattro reviews to decide.
52.8% 47  votes
Will get DPMx now to take advantage of lower prices, sensor.
20.2% 18  votes
Will let cocker spaniel sleeping on sofa decide.
14.6% 13  votes
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Corkcampbell
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mike earussi Veteran Member • Posts: 5,729
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#5. wait for the dslr version

Tom Schum
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Re: Poll: What are your plans in light of the Quattro series?
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I've done two things:

1.  Bought DP3M, delighted with it

2.  Bought another lens for my Fuji X-E1

No plans to buy anything Quattro at the moment, neither car nor camera.

If Sigma brings out something that contrast autofocuses and has provision for SA-mount lenses, I'll be interested, Quattro or not.  In hopes of that I'm holding onto a couple of SA-mount lenses because I want to be ready if it ever happens.

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Corkcampbell
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Sorry, didn't think of it - I like the portability of the DP series. (nt)

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Roger Senior Member • Posts: 2,085
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Keeping shooting what I have including my other cameras till they break then decide.  If there is a Q DSLR (big if) and the price I'll take a look at it.

I have more than enough gear to shoot anything.  I don't need anything new.

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justascot Regular Member • Posts: 404
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I've also just bought a DP3m, also delighted with it, to the extent I may buy the DP1m which I wasn't considering at all until I bought the DP3m. I had wanted the DP3m sinc its announcement but due to other circumstances hadn't been able to buy until now. My wife had the DP2s so the DP2m didn't appeal for that reason, had no interest in the DP1 models, however the colour and the level of detail from the DP3m has made me have another look at the DP1m.

In a compact camera I think the Merrils are good enough for my needs, I'm not sure I feel the need to upgrade to a Quattro.

However I have been looking to upgrade my aging SD14 to the SD1m, and a Quattro with better higher ISO performance would possibly appeal, however if the announcement on a new dslr model isn't forthcoming soon I may just settle for the SD1m and wait for any upcoming new models to fall in price before I buy in.

I've never been one that needs to have the latest and greatest but I can see the benefits that a Quattro could have for me in a dslr model, but the specifications and the capabilities would have to be proven first before I spend the cash. I like to make investments, not jump on speculations. At this stage without seeing results Its all speculation.

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Corkcampbell
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Yeah, I'm also thinking of the DP1M. Or Quattro equivalent.

For about a year I assumed I would want a DP3, but I realize now that my DP2M can take care of those needs. I will watch the prices and probably follow the advice of the cocker spaniel, Bobo, who, in the past, as given excellent photo hardware advice, especially after I've had a couple of drinks.

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ekaton Contributing Member • Posts: 620
Re: Poll: What are your plans in light of the Quattro series?

I have the DP2M and DP3M since release into the market an am now trying to fish a DP1M at a bottom price. I simply can`t imagine that the quattro can improve on the IQ of the Merrills. Performance wise we will see, but the slow write speed and limited battery capacity of the current generation of Sigma`s pocket IQ monsters never bothered me. Otherwise, ergonomics and the straight forward UI of the Merrills are just fine for me.

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Lord metroid
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Re: Poll: What are your plans in light of the Quattro series?

I really love with image quality and camera design of the SIGMA DP2 Merrill.

However, I need to prioritize my hard earned money for other projects at the moment and I have no immediate need for a new camera. The SIGMA DP2s that I currently own will have to be plenty sufficient for the time being.

I have a planned a giant 3 month long vacation to Japan in spring of 2015. I feel that it would be a shame to use the SIGMA DP2s for that adventure. So, I have cometh to the conclusion that the right time to get a new camera is either just before I leave or just when I have arrive in Japan.

There is plenty of time to compare the SIGMA DP2 Merrill to the SIGMA DP2 Quattro. So I eagerly bide my time.

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tornwald Forum Member • Posts: 76
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What might be even of greater importance for me to wait and see how the new sensor performs is this alleged hybrid viewfinder Sigma is working on. It's not the speed, the bad iso capabilities or the horrible batery life on the DPM's that are an obstacle for me. I can perfectly cope with these issues.
It's the shooting experience that is the most important for me. I like to shoot handheld, documenting the world around me. What I miss the most is a big and clear viewfinder for carefully composing the image. To be able to see what you want to photograph, to see where you want to focus in the image.
It's about having control. I love the DPM's, but I end up using them as a point and shoot camera, looking at the back screen to see what my image is going to be, while they are just exacly not a point and shoot camera. The deserve to be a compact medium format camera. Now, if only they would handle like one.

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James05 Regular Member • Posts: 165
Re: Poll: What are your plans in light of the Quattro series?
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Wait until a version with a built in viewfinder (one that you put up to the eye) becomes available.

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What, nothing for Bobo?

Corkcampbell wrote:

. . . probably follow the advice of the cocker spaniel, Bobo, who, in the past, as given excellent photo hardware advice, especially after I've had a couple of drinks.

I would have thought that Bobo would at least have reached the same inebriated level as its master, in order for a "mutual understanding" of the solution at hand. ;~)

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Kendall Helmstetter Gelner MOD Forum Pro • Posts: 19,372
Another possibility, buy now for IR later

One thought here, is that with Merrill prices getting cheap it may be a good idea to buy one now, use it, then convert to IR use if you do get a DPQ (or even an SDQ) later.

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Re: Poll: What are your plans in light of the Quattro series?

James05 wrote:

Wait until a version with a built in viewfinder (one that you put up to the eye) becomes available.

Too slow !

You need a tripod, so use the LCD.

OR better still use the 'Live View' with tethering, if it is going to be available

ΣigmaTog

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Bobo has his own camera system and doesn't care about Foveon.
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Of course, he can't see colors...

Sorry for the poor quality of the photo; I'm better with my Sigma cameras than my iPhone.

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The original DP2 series cameras are excellent, all three models.

I still have one of the first DP2 cameras to arrive, and it works fine. I keep meaning to put it on eBay but can't seem to part with it, and it has the built-in flash which comes in handy once in a while.

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Raist3d Forum Pro • Posts: 35,513
Not covered in the poll but....

My plan is *maybe* order one, and give it a real push.

- If it blotches green and magentas like current Merill it goes back

- If B&W can't be used reasonably well to ISO 6400 it goes back (note: I found Merrill with B&W can be used pretty well at ISO 1600 and in a push to ISO 3200, so I am not expecting perfection, just something I can use with some nice grain)

- Not hopeful about decent ISO 1600 in color, but ISO 800.  That's ok- goes in line with my expectations.  But it needs to do B&W well.

- Size is still a concern but not expected a deal breaker.

Before ordering one I would most likely try to convert a few raw files and play with them as soon as there are available.

I feel 50/50 as I may just continue using the Ricoh GR/Pentax Q7 combo I have been using with an occasional Fuji X-E1.

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PrebenR Senior Member • Posts: 3,267
Re: Poll: What are your plans in light of the Quattro series?

I have all DPxM so for me it will be to get dp2Q and wait for SD1Q.
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Re: Poll: What are your plans in light of the Quattro series?

Corkcampbell wrote:

Hope that Sigma releases a Q DSLR in a Canon-mount option

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