Advantages of Foveon sensor Locked

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Re: Advantages of Foveon sensor

Lin Evans wrote:

This is exactly the problem with the CFA sensor. If subtle variations of color are not captured - and they are often not captured with CFA sensors, then they can't be reproduced in the finished image or print.

That the camera is CFA does not necessary affect color accuracy.

You come to the Sigma forum with the attitude of a few others we see here who do not have and use Sigma digital cameras. You attempt to "school" us in what is wrong with the sensor which we use every day and have a great deal of experience with. Your "experience" is apparently based on what you have "read" elsewhere and not on your own experience. You have obviously not "seen" tests of color "resolution" between CFA sensor and Foveon sensors, some of which were done by dPReview and many others by various reviewers. You have evidently not see the very plain evidence for CFA sensor's inability to properly render red hues.

We tire here of having to constantly explain to non-Sigma users who visit this forum what everyone here already knows. If you hang around long enough, you "may" learn a few more things which you "thought" you already knew, but are quite mistaken about.

I and other forum members here have neither the time nor the inclination to educate every visitor who comes here to "straighten us out" about Foveon technology. You may "think" that you are correct because you have read "all about it" elsewhere. Until you actually "use" the cameras and put in the necessary time and effort to truly know what you are talking about, you are simply an irritation wasting our bandwidth with arguments which have already been discussed ad nauseum.


Own experience is a limited source of knowledge. The total amount of posters in this forum knows much, much more.

Moreover, I agree with Bobn2. If the Foveon users of this forum have exclusive knowledge and exclusive vocabulary to express that knowledge, then this could be documented somewhere. Makes it easier to communicate.

Buying a camera will not help.

When it comes to how the camera technology works, you have very little help by buying a camera either.

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