Simple question:

Started Jan 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Richard Franiec
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Re: Simple question:

Laurence Matson wrote:

Richard Franiec wrote:

Laurence Matson wrote:

Nikon, maybe. Canon, no.

Nikon, of the Bayer users, wrecks the image least; Canon, most since the days of the "creamy smooth image" that gave birth to the term "Nutella."

Foveon sensor implemented to its full potential, that is.

I seriously doubt whether either of those companies or Sony or Oly or Fuji or anyone else know how to do that. Imagine Chevrolet being given the task of getting the most out of the W16 engine AND building the vehicle to make it go. Sure, they could hire Piëch and his crew, but they could not buy the corporate culture or change their own.

I know that is an extreme example; but there are plenty of instances where mass manufacturers cannot cope with exotic designs. To make it work, they have to set up specialist shops, which, in the end, are very similar to the boutique production facility before and rarely are an improvement.

The fine folks at Foveon made it clear where and why they wanted their eggs in the Sigma basket at the time of the sale, and I bet there were such reasons behind their decision at the time.


One would think that the biggest players on the market with their technological know how should be better suited to figure out the optimum for any sensor technology. I can only imagine that behind the scenes countless "boutique" projects are going on all the time.

Well, my question was theoretical, of course and should be treated accordingly.

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