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On article Sigma announces dp1 Quattro and LVF-01 loupe (200 comments in total)
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Quinbus: Wally Brooks is right. The DP's are in essence tiny studio/field cameras, best used on a tripod or monopod. For less than a thousand dollars (especially if you buy one of the Merrills, now going for cheap) you get images close to the quality of digital medium format that costs at least five times as much. True, you don't get interchangeable lenses, you have to put up with slow buffering and lots of other shortcomings. The DP's are still a lot easier to use than the 4x5's I once lugged around.

Sigma's marketing folks seem off base to me; they seem to want to sell these as carry-around street-snapping cameras, which they certainly aren't. Then again, remember how they tried to market the SD1 at a price of nearly ten thousand dollars?

Summary: The Sigma DP's are a niche product; if you aren't into studio/field photography, look elsewhere.

Mike FL. Enjoy your phone "camera".
Really! What have you been reading?

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