How long does DP Merrill sale last in the US?

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lucky 13
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How long does DP Merrill sale last in the US?
May 13, 2014

Does anyone know when the discounts in the US will end?  My birthday is coming up and I may drop a hint or two to the Mrs., but don't think she'll go for the full regular price.

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are they on sale?
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Re: are they on sale?
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BH dp1m and dp2m 699 dp3m 649.

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Until the Quattro(s) go on sale and they're completely removed from the market?
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No sale...
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they are remaining at that price...$550AUS = $515US for all models

https://www.crkennedy.com.au/sigma/shop/index.php?q=catalog/1

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well they're not $515 US in the US.  "Street" price has come down a bit, 900 to 700, but some of that is normal market economics I think, not some super sale.

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dmaclau wrote:

well they're not $515 US in the US. "Street" price has come down a bit, 900 to 700, but some of that is normal market economics I think, not some super sale.

The markup on these cameras (in the US, anyway) was probably $100-150. So the current price is most likely one stage of the "clear out the old inventory" process for Sigma.

It's interesting that when the DP3M came out last year, they cut the price of the DP1M & DP2M by $200, so that the 3 was the most expensive. Now it's the least

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Re: Until the Quattro(s) go on sale and they're completely removed from the market?
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I would bet on them keeping them on the market even after the Q cameras come out.  They do great work and the demand will continue for them.  It wouldn't surprise me if they are working on technology for a 3x zoom on the Q and, if the Q is well-received, especially with blotching and, to a  lesser degree with noise, release it sometime after the 1,2,and 3 are released.  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.

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Re: Until the Quattro(s) go on sale and they're completely removed from the market?
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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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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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