photophile: in my 11 years in Dpreview - I have never read a thread/discussion where all the posters agree unanimously on their opinion of a product - until this announcement. Never has a forum populace been more in harmony.
I therefore nominate this "invention" for the Nobel Peace Prize.
But of course, it won't be possible to record the auspicious moment in Stockholm as far too many people have already done that over the years.
We finally did it! I call for a GROUP HUG!
newuser140815: glad to see this colloboration. hope they can prosper as yongnuo has dominated the industry.
fortunately I think its only a matter of time till pocket wizard go bankrupt. they raped people for years with their prices. how I love competition.
Yongnuo has dominated the industry?? Really? Not the world I live in (I live on planet earth).
So pigs CAN fly!
Great work, I especially like the minimalistic ones of the trees.
GaryJP: They might be assuring us they are going to keep Lightroom as a standalone product, but it is a nightmare to get through their site without being signed up to a Creative Cloud you don't want. They are just pushing the standalone right to the periphery.
Liars. As we always knew.
You can call me a troll if it makes you feel better, but at least know I am a troll with a stand alone version of Lightroom.
Whiners will whine.
Top Dog Imaging: Who currently owns this camera? It should reside in the Smithsonian or at least the Kennedy Space Center. Taxpayers footed the bill.
Seeing as you present it as such, do you know this for a fact? Or did you just assume?
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.