Advantages of Foveon sensor Locked

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Re: Advantages of Foveon sensor

Laurence Matson wrote:

Bob (if that is your name),

Hi Laurence (if you're not posting under a pseudonym)

Before we start up this old squeezebox, because you have decided to be all over this topic, and because you yourself once wrote:

"Better guide is what you yourself think about the cameras, try them see which you feel more comfortable with."

That is a something that I say often, and that I think is very important. I have no argument with anyone's personal choice of camera, or any reason that they choose it. These things are personal, and none of us has any right to question another's preferences. So, if someone prefers Sigma colours, or Sigma rendition, or anything else about their camera, that is their right and privilege, and you will not find me ever saying anything else. That, however is not what this thread is about. This thread is about what are the advantages of Foveon sensors. That is an objective, not subjective question, one of engineering fact, not personal preference.

What is you real experience with a Sigma (or Polaroid branded but really Foveon) camera?

Do you have any samples of what you got?

All of course irrelevant, since we aren't talking about cameras, just sensors.

My list below with your annotations reveals a considerable lack of familiarity with terms commonly used in this forum for over ten years. Whether they are correct or incorrect is immaterial unless you understand the jargon.

The question would more be whether you understand the jargon.

We can redefine everything for you again, and then we can get into arguments about the definitions, and ultimately recycle some very old discussions. Or, you could use the search function and do some digging yourself. Or you could just continue to poke with your skepticism and ultimately leave everyone frustrated.

In short, do some homework please. The dpreview function now works quite well.

For instance:

Uses the term 'roll-off at edges' but is quite unrevealing about what it means, and has not much precise or meaningful.

The search is similarly unrevealing about what is meant by 'edge roll-off'.

There is, admittedly, some confusion about what this means and it is related to acuity, but they are not pure synonyms.

So, then, what does it mean? What is it other than acuity?

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