Sigma’s ownership of Foveon sensor – greatest loss for the photographic world

Started Sep 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
stevielee Senior Member • Posts: 1,138
Re: And It's all just "Attitude" from any position taken here...

larryj wrote:

stevielee wrote:

adegroot wrote:

Another totally mute discussion rooted in negativity and lack of appreciation and gratitude: it is what it is.

Even though what it "is" is essentially just little more that a barely supportive (technically speaking) black brick with a decent sensor entombed inside it and an excellent lens attached to the front of it?

I am grateful that Sigma made the commitment. They may very well have the last laugh eventually. The DP2M is a great leap further in the right direction.

No... ONLY the sensor, and the lens mounted (on this pretty much, same ol' same ol' standard DP-series body) is "a great leap forward". Everything else about the camera is decidedly status -- as in: Sigma innovating in-place/. About the only technological/operational body/performace "direction" the DP line is going is most assuredly sideways at best....

Check out Steve Huff's fairly accurate assessment of this new DP2M. He loved the IQ, but is giving the camera back to Sigma for many of the same operation no-go's that the DP series (and all other Sigma branded cameras for that matter) have always suffered from...VERY SUBSTANDARD TECHNOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE.

Hello Stevie: I have a question and then a quote for Ansel Adams:
question: What camera in not a box holding a sensor and a lens?

Adams said "The greatest photographer who ever lived could not use all the potential of a pinhole camera"
So what is all the fuss over bell and whistles?

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Alrighty then! Why not take away even the merest semblance of an AF (as Sigma has obviously done with the DP series), rear LCD, and all of the other poorly implemented "bells & whistles" that Sigma weakly tried to include on their compact DP's-- and that Adams would have apparently eschewed, for figuring out how to capture high quality images with just the basic black brick box . Why bother with any sort of neo-modern digital camera body attempts like Sigma's and just shoot a completely stripped down "box" with a sensor inside it.

Ah..ya say. You perhaps really do want (and sometime really need) at least some of these so-called "bells & whistles" -- if just to be able to go out and do what you may love to do: trying to accurately and dynamically capture the amazing, moving, and ever changing would around you.

Adams, like many accomplished photographer/artist in our own, modern time, would have certainly embraced many of these very same "bells & whistles" that you feel you must pooh-pooh - if in truth, mainly because Sigma Corp. primarily Pooh-poohs them - but not for any real artist/purist b#ll reasons, but for basically cost savings, and their technical shortcoming reasons - with very little, or nothing to do with the conjecture that ol' Ansel would have pooh-poohed them as well....

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