Vladik: Does this is mean that they going to move production to china? :)
The majority of their lenses are already made in China.
As for the price drop... thank you Sigma. :)
VERY good initiative, I love when manufacturers do this.
whtchocla7e: Expect a call from PETA...
PETA called and said they were fine with it, but PETM are stirring up a storm at the moment.
Cactus... ouch! Those old memories still sting.
41mm: Still no Foveon Quattro support by Adobe.
Where is this software company based?
Hey guys, come on!
X3F by Adobe!
PicOne: How do upgrade fees (to eg. LR6) get calculated if the upgrade becomes available somewhere in the middle of your 1yr contract?
IOW, to say this $9.99/month cost structure is "permanent" doesn't mean much if LR5 is about to be replaced, and this pricing is only valid for LR5 +CC (and no other future version of LR).
Not to mention they bundle it with a lot of cameras these days.
Provia_fan: Pricing and availability, before releasing samples? As much as I like Sigma this is a bit of a faux pas
The lens hood is much better than the DP-M version, this one can be mounted on backwards for transportation, can accept filters and lens caps AND looks way cooler. But is, as said above, a lot bigger.
I'll be getting a Quattro as soon as it arrives and it will replace my DP-M as my "compact medium format" camera.
As someone who have actually handled and shot with this camera (and the DPM extensively) I can tell you that it DOES in fact sit great in the hand and handling is a joy. I can handle most of the functions from the DP-M quite quickly because of the QS menu, but the Quattro is a step up because of the extra function-wheel.
My personal taste is that DP-M was a beautiful camera, I love that "cold war Russian design" feel to it. I thought the Quattro was very awkward looking when I first saw the pictures of it, not a fan of futuristic/space-design in general.
In real life it doesn't look as quirky and prolonged as in pictures. It also looks way cooler with a lens hood and an optcal viewfinder on it. It becomes a truly unique looking camera, albeit quite a bit bigger than previous models.
qwertyasdf: To be very honest, a 50mm lens, no matter the performance, doesn't excite me.
There are more superb 50mm lens out there than there are superb photographers.
I'm more inclined to see some unseen lenses, 20mm F1.4, anyone?
Thank you for being very honest.This changes everything!
DuxX: Is there any logical explanation why this camera looks like this or Sigma designers still use very strong opiates?
I disagree, I think ergonomics seem to have been in the forefront when designing it. A thin compact but with the grip of a bigger camera.
Kudos to Sigma for always doing something new and thinking outside the box. Personally I'm not in love with the new design, but I absolutely LOVE the design of the DP Merill cameras. Then again I'm in love with cold war era Russian design and such. :)
So sad. It simply just makes the world a tiny bit worse.
rrr_hhh: Speaking of Adobe products : who took their special CC offering for photographers ?
I thought hard about it, but no : I will drag CS6 as long as I can and own LR5.
I'm still angry about the way they deals with long time customers (I have it since 1996), updated to CS6 just a few months before CC was launched and felt that last update was wasted. Then came a special offering until the end of December for owners of CS6, then a few months later they made it available for anybody, and shortened the delay to the 2th December previous owners included.. Then they prolonged the delay until the 8th December. Then their servers were hacked and my credit card number probably stolen. How can I trust such a company ? They don't know where they are going.. Apparently their offering wasn't getting as much success as they hoped, or why would they make it last longer ?
I think it's provocative that people complain about x amount of higher price in Europe, especially Norway (my country) and Switzerland (Mr rrr_hhh a few posts over) when we easily earn more than 40% over a standard US employee. So you want the higher pay in your country but demand to get prices based on markets with lower income.
PicOne: Still no foveon support. what a surprise.
He probably want support for Foveon that is as exceptional as in SPP then, no?
Canon is determined to make the least interesting mirrorless system.
It seems they hate the whole system and somehow thought the worst possible damage they could do is to launch an inferior camera.
This is a great deal, Adobe finally did something reasonable and ppl are still complaining.
Awesome price! Sigma is always pushing to be affordable but for a lens like this I was actually expecting a higher price (just like the 35mm F1.4). Thank you Sigma for not being Canon (the worst "let's double the price for version 2" company).
Philly: Amazing that he doesn't wear any gloves while doing this. Isn't there a risk of getting oil from the finger tips onto the components? It doesn't seem like a very good practice.
/\ The truth!
Najinsky: You forgot the update for Sony for their RX1. Oh wait, it's Sony, there isn't one.
Or the NX-VG20.... it's not like there are nothing to improve on.
Zvonimir Tosic: Only issue here that prevents some people from switching is press and pre-press work. What software apart from Photoshop handles CMYK and LAB colourspaces well, or, at all? :-(
If you don't mind me asking, why have you used the ugly stepsister for 20 years then?