joe173

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  • Understand that in terms of actual ease-of-use, Sigma is leagues behind. Translation: you are going to have to do a lot more work to produce images than with other systems. Also note, the sweet ...
  • From the hints I've come across, you do understand how much the H will cost right?
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    What Sigma is likely to do, as they have done with all their recent cameras. Is sell them at a loss. I'm speculating, but perhaps the absurdly high initial cost of the first sigmas were in fact ...
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    AN ink jet printer is simple next to a camera. They already are selling their cameras at a loss. It's a source of honor to be able to called a camera company. This is what I got out of the CEO ...
  • This is a niche camera for a small market. Their retail price is less that what it costs to make. Video, all the other stuff-that's not what the sensor was about. I remember reading that the ...
  • The micro contrast as discussed in other threads is likely a function of processing. Crunchiness, micro contrast, whatever you call it is coming back in the next version of SPP. The Merrill had a ...
  • I've tested this. f5.6 is noticeably sharper and more defined. Image quality suffers if you stray too far from that. Try taking some shots at different f stops and iso settings. You'll see how ...
  • That salt and pepper noise that sometimes comes up, and other artifacts, I got rid of turning off noise reduction in SPP, then using neat image. The sky looks great-perfectly smooth no banding, ...
  • Look at the H camera. Notice the battery grip. There's a reason it is huge. Batteries. Until batteries get better or processors use less power, it's a bad idea. EVF, all that extra stuff would eat ...
  • Good reasoning. Sigma said they take a loss on their camera division because they want to be known as a camera company. It's a matter of pride-which is very important. Therefore, I don't think ...
  • As I've said before, Sigma CEO stressed affordability and good value for its product line. The SDQ-H does not have the features of a Sony camera, and as such I'd say it isn't going to be priced ...
  • Remember, that the CEO stated Sigma is committed to making affordable products, good value for performance, and running a lean company. Add up the cost of the Quattro when it first came out + add ...
  • Guys, guys, pixel peepers, come on, you are probably viewing these on a run-of-the-mil uncalibrated or maybe slightly better 8-bit monitor. You are handicapping the q. The q has more bits of ...
  • There are already people shooting with 400 megapixels worth of image on medium format film. I looked at the TIFF images. They still have digital color artifacts. This 100mp sensor does not equal...

  • Haha. This is funny. Ever heard the saying beggars can't be choosers? Sigma *loses* money on each camera sold. For real. They are producing cameras for honor and to test lenses. Next, you haven't ...
  • reason #1. Since Sigma is the only one using this chip design, they have to start from scratch. They cannot benefit from the amount of public domain work done on other chips. reason #2. Seeing ...
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