The price of the SD1M is still way too high!

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
DMillier Forum Pro • Posts: 20,595
Re: The price of the SD1M is still way too high!

I guess the argument is that someone who has a large commitment to one of the major systems might be prepared to try a SD1m if they could use it with the lenses from their system but would be most unlikely to purchase a body and a set of SA lenses just to experiment.

I think the problem is presumably Sigma want people to buy only Sigma lenses and to develop their system as a serious contender.  Using other mounts would enable people not to buy Sigma lenses and wouldn't do much to establish Sigma and a propriatary camera system maker.   However, without doing something to kickstart sales of the SLRs, they seem unlikely to meet their goals.

A compromise tactic might be to try and raise the profle of their products by offering SLRs in a wide range of mount. If they manage to get their cameras into the hands of celebrity pros as an adjunct to their main systems and they get a lot of positive press out of it, maybe then they could close the system down to the SA mount.  I think hasselblad did something similar with their digital backs - first get people using them,then gradually restrict the system to all propriatary products. Don't know if that worked for them.

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