crap that is nice
Sergey Borachev seem dedicated to making some long anti-sigma screed in every single comment. The SD1 works... has quirks, just like every camera on the market, and inconveniences that Canon users, and more recently Nikon users don't have to worry about... like live view. God I wish my SD1m had Live View.
But I use the SD1M when I want resolution and micro-detail that is unavailable in anything less than a Leica S2. I am giving Leica the benefit of the doubt on this one. I assume that their 30-something megapixel camera comes close, maybe the D800E does too, I haven't seen comparisons.
Speaking of Leica and the DP2M, Sigma was the first to design an APS sensor P&S camera and everyone turned up their noses. Then the X1 and the X100 followed, utilized the basic imaging philosophy of the DP2, to the adulation of all. Sigma isn't as large as their competitors in terms of income or budget, but they are still making breakthrough cameras, at least Leica & Fuji think so.
VGA (640×480) boo! Tell the marketing guys not to tease us about the sensor quality for video and not provide a way to use it.
I did one also...
Digitall: I read right now this news:A camera from the prestigious German brand Leica, 0 series (number 116), 1923, has just been sold at auction in Vienna, Austria, by 2.16 million euros. Is the most expensive ever, surpassing the previous record holders: another Leica, which had sold last year by 1.3 million euros. The buyer wished to remain anonymous.
I'd stay anonymous too.
Sdaniella: smallish ~43d (digicam) sized sensor (and it's considered fully 'Cine'?)5.7Mp...2.5k for video (2436 x 1366; optional 1920x1080)...
5" (800x600 pixel) LCD screen
native ISO 800 (optional 1600)
in a body that's 1.7lbs (3.75lbs) (body alone)... pass the tripod please...
and does it allow Full-Time ExpSim Live Image PreView and no menu interruption when making exposure-iso-aperture (and other parameters) adjustments or not?
or is it reliant on the tethered live waveform monitor and scope alone?
Good point, esp since DSLR's crop down/filter out to capture the HD frame lines. I like your point of view / avatar.
Bob Meyer: The overall rating seems like a real stretch to me. Has DPR gotten to the "don't say anything too bad about anything" point, to make sure their advertisers are happy?
The Lytro got a bad review.
Strat13: No link to the download?
Link provided above does not mention OS X.6.8
This only shows Lion Compatibility, not Snow Leopard.
audijam: make S1D with Canon EF mount, Iwill buy a S1D.
go to your local camera shop and say, "Do this" IS won't work, however.
doctor digi: An odd ball who went out and took pictures.
Lots of pictures. Just for the sake of it.
Many she never even bothered to look at herself.
Then some people find her "work", publish all the exceptional shots (and there will be a few given the total number taken), hype it, and make a heap of money out of it.
I hope we never discover any more Maiers. They are just a foundation for others to build wealth on.
I agree with the review: go and look at this book in a bookstore. But don't purchase it - unless you can be sure your money will go to the needy.
what the hell? where are all these words going? They must end up somewhere, right?
Let's look at it like this. The advances in photography changed how and why people took photographs in the 50's, just like what is happening today.
Here is one new contributor to the purview of her era and generation. Interesting historically and technically strong. We should all go into the business of uncovering the overlooked artists from bygone eras, or even today, it would connect us more with life's wonder.
Not only did these ugly realities occur, but some woman saw fit to capture them, not for capital gain, but just because she was struck by it.
We should be less jealous of the "discoverers" and more awed by the possibilities her existence makes clear. Having a passion for something is its own reward, but there is also actual value there that many overlooked.
martygervz: I have this book. Like everyone, I'd like to know more about this incredible woman. The photographs may be eclectic, but there is always that steady gaze in the eyes of the people she has photographed. They must've trusted her. Using a twin-lens camera, as she did, was the perfect snap-shooter piece of equipment. She had to be patient. Those being photographed had to trust her. There is a lovely gentle quality to these pictures.
I feel that same rapport that you note, that many of her contemporaries lacked. Maybe she felt like publishing them would betray some unspoken trust? These images don't have a hint of exploitation, which is really rare! Really really RARE!
Kwick1: So you suggest going to a bookstore, whose very livelyhood is being threatened, and read the book for an hour. Essentially stealing intellectual property. It's like standing at a magazine rack at the store, reading the articles that interest you, and then putting it back on the shelf. It's stealing, pure and simple.
Check it out from the library if you only want to peruse it. Otherwise, support your local bookstore and buy one.
At least he's compelling us to visit a bookstore. For a site owned by Amazon, that in itself is heresy.
We apologize, we were not able to offer this camera for a fair price while the inventor and our President were still alive. Now that they are gone, we want to lower the price before anybody else succumbs.
I'm imagining Yamaki just had an "A Christmas Carol" experience with apparitions of his old boss and Merril saying, "Ooooh, the 800E has no low pass filter and 36mp. lower the price or else you'll have to keep all the excess inventory sitting in the warehouse..."
How far ahead of the competition did they think they were, anyways?
This photographer doesn't understand anything. She should have said, "1000 dollars could capture the history, but 5000 dollars will permanently record the emotional truth of your love for all time. Not even a divorce can erase the love preserved therein. For another 2000 I can capture the emotional truth of your wedding night, but you'll have to sign releases, etc."
exdeejjjaaaa: that dude somehow forgot to mention that he is deducting his business expenses taxwise... so he is either stupid (not to deduct) or liar (in his calculations)
1099 ain't what it used to be.
Richard Murdey: Not all technology progresses at the same rate. Sigma bet on the wrong horse with Foveon, just like Hitachi and plasma displays. The difference is Sigma aren't willing to accept defeat and move on.
They proved it was the right technology with the DP1, here on this website, DPreview said that the resolution easily beat a 12mp Panasonic or Olympus image. Okay so, not 14mp, but 12mp... By Dpreview's logic the SD1 is 42MP, not 46MP, and those aren't crappy P&S pixels, either. Every snarky electronics guy knows if your technology is expensive to produce, the answer is to produce much much more of it. If your favorite camera brand had a foveon sensor version coming out, you'd be pooping yourself with joy.
Gene Hack: the problem is not only the steep price of the cam.If it were a superior camera to all existing DSLRs, people would at last accept it.The fundamental issue is, that they have issues with the sensor. 7F stops dynamical range is something NO PROFESSIONAL photographer, let alone ambitioned amateurs accept.Weak greens, smeared color transitions and lifeless color balance worsen this.No listening at all to the customer, and having a pitbull defending shilled user base over at the Sigma forum with passive support for this behaviour by the company kill this product.PR at worst.
That's pretty spot on. I'd add that there is a fundamental cheapness of mind in the Sigma management that refuses to allocate software and engineering resources to fully fleshing out the SD1. The reason there's no video is they didn't want to spring the extra $300/unit price for a video card. I was surprised to see them develop live capture (tethered) software for the SD1... It is at least 1mm closer to being a reliable studio camera. Although I haven't used the capture software, and can bet you it is crap.
Quality wise, in my tests, the SD1 more closely matched my betterlight in quality, against a 100mp image, than I could discern - blowing away the 5d mII (but at normal ISO, so...) the betterlight is more convenient... at least it can be tethered.