zodiacfml

zodiacfml

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LaFonte: Do I understand that you need to buy three cameras to have three focal lengths?

It is a bargain as the lens will include the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 16:52 UTC
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Kodachrome200: i always considered a big part of the appeal of these cameras compactness. i dont get the new design its dorky and it makes the camera to large for the category.

It think the Ricoh GR is a gold standard for small cameras design like this. really accessible controls and a comforatable grip and still small and not bizarre looking

I believe the radical external design is a good move to differentiate it from the previous DP cameras and to catch some attention outside from the megapixel spec.

I even reckon that this will inspire other makers to do radical designs as well so that their cameras look fresh every year and not depend on specifications to get sales.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 13:22 UTC

This is a hardcore Sigma camera fixing the problems of the Merrills, mainly the lack of grip, the lack of battery of life, the problems with noise, data transfer speeds, SPP software processing performance, and IMHO, losing the "Foveon Look".

I reckon, this is effectively a 4.9MP Foveon but with a Bayer like resolution (no AA filter) of 20MP.

Personally, this is what the Merrill should have been. I never thought that they would step back a little in the megapixel race to improve ergonomics and usage. I hope the best for Sigma and will buy after my original DP2 stops working (skipping the Merrill).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 13:02 UTC as 186th comment
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LukeDuciel: how is this different than a 4.9Mp X3 sensor?

I fully agree. That's what I just realized minutes ago....and this got me excited. This will probably have the "Foveon look" again (without the strong NR needed for the Merrills and color blotches) with a true resolution of a 4.9MP Foveon sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:24 UTC
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zodiacfml: Earlier, we are debating if this is fake in the forums and here it is, disappointingly.

The sensor design can be found on a previous patent by Sigma wherein the top layer will mainly provide the luminance info.
This patent should allow Sigma lessen the wires needed in the sensor, improve channel information, and consequently, increase pixel count. As a Foveon fan, this isn't Foveon anymore. Though it would provide a lot of resolution for the camera, the IQ/feel of the Sigma cameras would not be as the good/better. No different than a CFA/Bayer filter sensor camera.

I thought the Quattro would meant a quad CPU to handle the data but ironically, the opposite where they had lessen it.

No wonder prices are dropping from DPM cameras, faster than Ricoh's GR.
I guess it's time for me to buy a Merrill. (My original DP2 still works as new with approx. of 30k shutter count)

After posting, I felt a bit wrong above regarding the Foveon IQ. I think this new camera will provide that the same old IQ, only at 4.9 MP and not at 100% crop. We will see. Can't wait.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:20 UTC
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Raist3d: Umm the Sigma press release here seems misleading:

"In the Foveon direct image sensor, there are no color filters, which cause a loss of information transmitted by light. Moreover, there is no low-pass filter needed to correct the interference caused by a color filter array. Finally, unlike the data from other sensors, which requires artificial interpolation to “fill in” missing colors, the data from the Foveon direct image sensor is complete for every single pixel and requires no interpolation. The unique technological principle of this sensor produces consistently outstanding image quality."

Sigma, this is no longer true. You are not capturing full color for every pixel and you do need to interpolate at least for the resolution you cite. I guess in a stretch this is still true even if it's not really.

I think, they still are capturing full color......only at 4.9MP.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:17 UTC

Earlier, we are debating if this is fake in the forums and here it is, disappointingly.

The sensor design can be found on a previous patent by Sigma wherein the top layer will mainly provide the luminance info.
This patent should allow Sigma lessen the wires needed in the sensor, improve channel information, and consequently, increase pixel count. As a Foveon fan, this isn't Foveon anymore. Though it would provide a lot of resolution for the camera, the IQ/feel of the Sigma cameras would not be as the good/better. No different than a CFA/Bayer filter sensor camera.

I thought the Quattro would meant a quad CPU to handle the data but ironically, the opposite where they had lessen it.

No wonder prices are dropping from DPM cameras, faster than Ricoh's GR.
I guess it's time for me to buy a Merrill. (My original DP2 still works as new with approx. of 30k shutter count)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 09:41 UTC as 237th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 images added to studio test scene article (65 comments in total)
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Arpad Lukacs: I could only find full frame models that beat the X-T1 at 12500 ISO. That's pretty impressive.

dont get too excited, check the shutter speeds first.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 05:19 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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fmian: More regurgitated Bayer filter trash from a company that's clutching on to it's camera division with its last dying gasps.
Nothing to see here unless you want yet another new camera that will hopefully take a good photo for you.

I only agree with Bayer filter trash part.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 04:42 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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D 503: I am finding no attraction to the latest cameras. They do not solve any problems for me. I am not keen on the x Trans and would have preferred a good Bayer at higher resolution.

+1 from me. If Fuji can pull off a Foveon like sensor with performance of a modern a camera, in my opinion, of course.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 18:24 UTC
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zodiacfml: Hate the photoshop here?

http://www.boredpanda.com/tippi-of-africa-real-life-mowgli-girl/

you are welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 18:21 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Massive, massive yawn. Fuji have already become as predictable in this market as Canon has with its DSLRs. Every single release near identical to the last, the sensor is the same to three years ago, it's like Fuji are playing a fruit machine trying to find the right combination of a body that actually sells. The fact is that until they enter the full frame market, no one will take them seriously, if they put this body around something like the A7R sensor then it would sell, but failing to produce any lenses that could be used on full frame suggests this is years away. By then, Sony will have stolen the march on them.

I'm at a loss as to who believes this is a winning strategy from Fuji because their sales are so bad they don't even register in some countries. If they want to prise away customers from the DSLR market, it's not going to happen with £1000 crop sensor cameras and £1000 crop sensor lenses....

FF? Not so easy unless people immediately stop buying cameras except FF. Sony could do FF easier since they make the sensor themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:20 UTC

Hate the photoshop here?

http://www.boredpanda.com/tippi-of-africa-real-life-mowgli-girl/

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 04:12 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies

minimal PP and stage? then try this:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/9698490/Photo-series-of-the-bond-between-a-grandmother-and-her-odd-eyed-white-cat.html?frame=2407644

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 18:20 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies

Amazing camera but I'll have this at a much cheaper price.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 07:45 UTC as 13th comment
On Phase One announces IQ250 50MP CMOS medium format back article (197 comments in total)

I'd rather burn money on a Zeiss Otus and a D800e.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 05:21 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1610 comments in total)
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Docmartin: Lossy RAW compression in a FF camera? This is a no go !!!

Sony advertise the A7/A7R as 14 bit colour depth, but apparently it even lags behind the 12 bit of smaller (e.g. MFT) sensor cameras?

I hope it can be solved with firmware update.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 11:22 UTC

Put a small lcd at the back so I could verify framing then I would be interested...with an Rx100 sensor, at least.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 04:05 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

Nah, too long for low light photography and price is at Leica levels, not even twice the price of the 45mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 19:16 UTC as 8th comment
On Hands-on with the Nikon D3300 and 35mm F1.8G lens article (141 comments in total)

In terms of capability in IQ, there is nothing else to ask for since it is already comparable with its brothers, and clearly ahead of its competition.

Yet, the sensor is overkill for almost all lenses except one. My point is, this sensor would be excellent for a fixed, prime lens camera like the Coolpix A.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 12:44 UTC as 20th comment
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