Sigma fp L camera reveal next week

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Elisam Forum Member • Posts: 73
Re: What the "L" is for ...

D Cox wrote:

Elisam wrote:

Looks like it is definitely 61MP and with PDAF on sensor, which will be a huge benefit of the new model. Price is good too. Keen to see the rest of the details.

It seems I was wrong to doubt the rumours, although the one about the date was certainly wrong.

Maybe we will find out what the L stands for.

Don Cox

I’m sure they’ll be really expressive about what the L actually stands for. 
I still think this is more likely to be a sensor akin to the A7R IV’s standard Bayer array. Though I wait to be pleasantly surprised.

Scottelly
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Re: What the "L" is for ...

adegroot wrote:

Tomorrow:

SIGMA STAGE ONLINE- New Products Presentation [March 25th] - YouTube

at 19:00JST

If you click on the link the youtube window will tell you the time in your country.

It says 1:00pm for me (western european time)

Very interesting!

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Re: What the "L" is for ...

D Cox wrote:

docmaas wrote:

Latest from Nokashita:

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シグマ「fp L」が2499ドル、「fp L EVFキット」が2999ドル、「EVF-11」が699ドルで海外の販売店に追加されました。#噂
Translated from Japanese by
The Sigma "fp L" has been added to overseas retailers for $ 2,499, the "fp L EVF Kit" for $ 2,999, and the "EVF-11" for $ 6,99.#噂

At $2499 it may be either an attempt to get big market share quickly or may simply mean that the changes are not as significant as hoped. I'm less excited.

Mike

I'm not sure what you hoped for. All that the rumours seemed to say was that there would be a new and better sensor, which should solve the flash sync limitation.

That's quite a big jump up in price, if the rumour is true -- we are now talking about twice what I paid for the sdQH. Inflation has been very low in recent years.

Don Cox

If indeed there will be an announcement of a 60 MP fp camera from Sigma, and if it resolves as much detail as a Sony A7r IV, then why shouldn't it cost as much as the Sony, when sold in a kit with the viewfinder? It's smaller, lighter, and can be used without the viewfinder to be even smaller and lighter.

Yes, I know, the Sony has a tilt screen, but it doesn't have a tilting viewfinder, and it doesn't shoot 12 bit raw 4K video either. I'm sure it is probably faster, focuses better/quicker, and has better IBIS, but I guess that's how it goes, when you buy your sensors from yourself. Maybe the Sigma will offer better color than the Sony . . . and remember that some day we may end up with an fp with a Foveon sensor in it.

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Re: What the "L" is for ...

adegroot wrote:

amweber21 wrote:

docmaas wrote:

Latest from Nokashita:

軒下デジカメ情報局
@nokishita_c
シグマ「fp L」が2499ドル、「fp L EVFキット」が2999ドル、「EVF-11」が699ドルで海外の販売店に追加されました。#噂
Translated from Japanese by
The Sigma "fp L" has been added to overseas retailers for $ 2,499, the "fp L EVF Kit" for $ 2,999, and the "EVF-11" for $ 6,99.#噂

At $2499 it may be either an attempt to get big market share quickly or may simply mean that the changes are not as significant as hoped. I'm less excited.

Mike

The price is right about where I was hoping. Any lower and I'd be worried about compromises. Sigma has more reasonable prices than the other brands, and without any changes to the body (that I can tell) the money looks to be spent internally. An additional $600 from the original fp is probably spent on mostly the sensor and new processing components. The EVF is quite a bit of money, but maybe contains some interesting processing power inside it to alleviate the camera doing the work. Time will tell.

I suspect the EVF will have its own battery.

I sure hope not.

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Elisam Forum Member • Posts: 73
Re: What the "L" is for ...

Scottelly wrote:

D Cox wrote:

docmaas wrote:

Latest from Nokashita:

軒下デジカメ情報局
@nokishita_c
シグマ「fp L」が2499ドル、「fp L EVFキット」が2999ドル、「EVF-11」が699ドルで海外の販売店に追加されました。#噂
Translated from Japanese by
The Sigma "fp L" has been added to overseas retailers for $ 2,499, the "fp L EVF Kit" for $ 2,999, and the "EVF-11" for $ 6,99.#噂

At $2499 it may be either an attempt to get big market share quickly or may simply mean that the changes are not as significant as hoped. I'm less excited.

Mike

I'm not sure what you hoped for. All that the rumours seemed to say was that there would be a new and better sensor, which should solve the flash sync limitation.

That's quite a big jump up in price, if the rumour is true -- we are now talking about twice what I paid for the sdQH. Inflation has been very low in recent years.

Don Cox

If indeed there will be an announcement of a 60 MP fp camera from Sigma, and if it resolves as much detail as a Sony A7r IV, then why shouldn't it cost as much as the Sony, when sold in a kit with the viewfinder? It's smaller, lighter, and can be used without the viewfinder to be even smaller and lighter.

Yes, I know, the Sony has a tilt screen, but it doesn't have a tilting viewfinder, and it doesn't shoot 12 bit raw 4K video either. I'm sure it is probably faster, focuses better/quicker, and has better IBIS, but I guess that's how it goes, when you buy your sensors from yourself. Maybe the Sigma will offer better color than the Sony . . . and remember that some day we may end up with an fp with a Foveon sensor in it.

It will also be the smallest and lightest high resolution camera.

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