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

Started Sep 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
yvind Strm Veteran Member • Posts: 4,130
Re: Yes and no

PrebenR wrote:

Roland Karlsson wrote:

The SD cameras on the other hand is a totally other business IMHO. The competition is much better at making such things. So - a Foveon sensor in a Canon, Nikon, Pentax or Sony DSLR would be very interesting.

Just curious as to what you think would be better in a say Nikon or Canon DSLR?

Faster AF? High ISO? Controls? Or are you thinking of the lenses.

Faster and more accurate AF.
Usable IQ above 400 ISO.
Canon or Nikon mount.

Lenses, yes. Definately. Sigma has a few good lenses, Nikon and Canon a whole range.
A modern, not two year old LCD
100% viewfinder coverage in a top model.
Much better playback.
Live view. PDAF
More than one CWB position.
Kelvin WB
Fine tune from presets WB.
Better battery life.
Video, maybe even "RAW video".
Repair centers in almost every country.
Lens rental options around the world.
Pro support.

Maybe I can dig up more, if thats not enough?

I'm not saying it wouldn't have been better, but you also get a lot of stuff you don't really need as they have to sell features when the sensor does only small incremental improvements (perhaps except the D800 sensor).

Of which most want bother you at all, as you, the photographer, chooses what to use of the extra features.

My biggest annoyance with my SD15 is that it does back/front focus. I need to fix this, but haven't had the time yet.

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AF takes away the Zen in photography

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