Jules Design: ok so I shoot product photography with a D800 and 105 mm prime tethered, in-studio, I meter the light, gray card. Will this baby outperform my current camera???
Foveon works great for me :p
Trollshavethebestcandy: I can see a third party horizontal grip attaching to the tripod mount with an additional tripod mount L bracket center to lens barrel. This cam seriously needs a wifi option for remote capture and a cable release socket.
This camera use USB cable trigger.
Baxter Bad: All this confusion about the ergonomics. Maybe Sigma polled its customers and learned that 95% of DPs are being used for landscapes and studio portraits, so they decided to make the next versions highly specialized for tripod work.
We get a wide body that lets you change the battery without taking the camera off the tripod. A "reversed" grip with all the controls on the back (including focus) and offset for easy access - we never have to reach for the focus ring. Optical finder only - perfect for landscapes, removable for the studio.
Well, that's my guess about the design rationale. Or maybe all the employees were playing too much Flappy Bird.
Actually, I you used at least one DP Merrill, it is possible to change battery without un-mounting the tripod plate.
draschan: please: http://adrienbaudet.com/dp2q.jpg
Guys .. this photo is not the actual product this is a PS trick. The DPq do not have this shape...
AV Janus: So it will make a photo with resolution of T:5,424×3,616 true 19MP in raw?
Other resolutions like: 1:1 5,120×5,120 or 3:2 7,680×5,120 are just JPEG up-scales or interpolation ? ?
Yes for the raws. The green and red layers have the same surface as the blue layer, 23.5×15.7mm.
The thing is that the GREEN and RED layers have much bigger pixels, 4 pixels binned in one. That is done for the CAPTION part. Much more sensitivity.
The signal after processing is pretty simple, without any interpolations as some said: This is division of the GREEN and RED layers in a certain %age, after the caption.
For the full jpeg, yea it look like some extrapolation.
mpgxsvcd: That camera looks awkward.
Actually... your name look awkward.
yabokkie: an ergonomic nightmare but there are many buyers who don't care ergonomics nor image quality.
@ Ranford Stealth :
:) I think my power is pretty limited around this part. I'll try but I need to studies the beast before.
I'll do ;)
Isn't this yabokkie and legendary goblin lugging around ?? :D
I heard of him. Man you have a superb reputation ;) Keep up the good work !
HBowman: Some might not like the "design" but it still a little camera with good ergonomic. The thing is, prepare your eyes to be blown with the IQ of this new sensor.
Every SIGMA iteration is an improvement and this one is a big step forward.
Almost all the major issues of previous models is fixed in this package. Batteries autonomy, processing time in camera and on computer, 12bits to 14 bits, noise.
Bear in mind it is a compact camera system and not a working horse. The main use of it is to be contemplative and reproducing high fidelity colours. It is a Foveon, a far better Foveon.
This is more complicated than that Raist and many start to see how much this foveon Tech is complicated at all levels.
None of us here can guesstimate how it work.
But SIGMA is not adept of regression. They are more prone to evolution. This sensor is optimized, 4.5mp of red and 4.5mp of green are enough. In previous generation a large part went funky in blotching/noise and some extraterrestrial anomaly.
This is a foveon ship, a better one for sure.
Actually... it is ergonomic.
Some might not like the "design" but it still a little camera with good ergonomic. The thing is, prepare your eyes to be blown with the IQ of this new sensor.
itsastickup: For portraits it's not long enough and the aperture isn't big enough.
And it's not long enough for macro either, other than document copying.
I really don't get this lens.
I'm Zeiss User since years and own some good glass. I'm sorry, my Lord, if I chocked you \0/ but this whole trout and whatever name calling line is out of my mind...
Hell !! The Hassy Lunar is based, at the start, on a good intention too.
Price performance wise go get the Sigma DN art 60mm f2.8 for $100 or, if fuji, stay in fuji world. Fuji lenses are just excellent.
Zeiss is not what it used to be.
Edit: wanted to answer above post ... my bad :p
That's a great little camera you did here Fuji. Congratulations.
Those photos , even if some PP have been applied are GREAT. Just some of you over here are able to do that even with a leica, even with the best software around.
Many comments here are done by some utterly jealous ppl.
Let her in peace and go freaking learn photography, for god's sake !
macky patalinghug: FF?I know many will vehemently react to this question.It's just a poor guess so please don't get angry.
It will not be FF.
It is the extra rugged version of the X-Pro1 aiming more "sport" and outdoor photography.
Less fragile and weather sealed.
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Photographer Jonathan: I know everyone has really high hopes for this new Sigma 50 f1.4 Art being amazing, I hope Sigma didn't let us down, and I am hoping the price is still similar to there old 50, and I would like to see a size comparison with the other 50mm lenses out there, and also with the Sigma 35 1.4 Art, I would like to see Sigma advertise it as the L killer, because i'm sure it has better image quality than the Canon 50 L, and I hope as good as the new Otus, I can wish can't I ? I already own the Sigma 50 1.4 and the Canon 50 1.4, but I will be selling the Sigma to buy this new one if the price is right, I will keep the Canon just because it's small and light for my smaller camera even though I like my Sigma more, now I wonder if a new 85 Art is about to come out, it would have to be amazing to make me want to sell my Sigma 85 that I love, but if it has even more contrast and is even sharper I will want it, I am also curious about the rumored 135 f1.8 and 24/70 f2, Canon and Nikon look out
"although Sigma sure knows what they're doing"
Hell... yes !
englishfil: Until Nikon deliver some more hard facts I would suggest the only demonstrable 'improvement' the D4s has could be achieved by adding the appropriate letraset transfers to an existing D4. As announcements go it is merely confirmation of an open secret.
I am guessing that Nikon will be tweaking algorithms until the Winter Olympics, and possibly beyond. Much better to let a chosen few NPS members find the bugs, with the option of reverting to the ancient and clearly inferior D4, than risk another left focus/ oil spots/ elf infestation debacle. Would be nice to know if it had any more pixels/different card slots though - surely Nikon cannot still be running multiple candidate chassis this close to Sochi??!
I keep "elf infestation " :p