What is holding Sigma back with the new Merril(s)?

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mike earussi Veteran Member • Posts: 9,157
Re: What is holding Sigma back with the new Merril(s)?

xpatUSA wrote:

Scottelly wrote:

Tom Schum wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

mujana wrote:

fusoexplorer wrote:

I think many have come to expect that modern cameras have high ISO abilities and video. If Sigma is concerned about the foveon sensor not working too well with high ISO above 400 in color and 800 in B&W why don’t they just eliminate the ability to go above 800? And why don’t they just eliminate video altogether?

Agree...being more of a "specialist" camera sets Sigma Foveon apart anyway. Might as well emphasize this and show the best of the best IQ. Only IQ, nothing else.

IQ as in:


If this were true, would a Sigma mirrorless camera exist? My guess is no, it wouldn't. Basically, putting image quality first would eliminate a lot of secondary features such as support for phase focusing, features that depend on video access rates.

If you don't get focus right, then you get a blurred image. How is that going to produce good image quality?


Wrong. Image quality comes from focusing perfectly, and we all know that using auto-focus with a DSLR design doesn't do that reliably. Using live-view to focus manually from a tripod is the best way (for static subjects), whether using a DSLR or a mirrorless camera.

IMHO, seizing on focus alone is a straw man fallacy which occurs when someone takes another person’s argument or point, distorts it or exaggerates it in some kind of extreme way (poor focus), and then attacks the extreme distortion, as if that is really the claim the first person is making.

I say that because Image Quality comprises much, much more than just focus, as can be seen listed above ...

Yeah, but without accurate focus everything is rendered useless, unless you're into impressionistic photography.

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