tornwald

Joined on Jan 12, 2012

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Anastigmat: The 3 major disadvantages of cameras like these are price, price and price. Some minor disadvantages include the dearth of lenses. Zoom lenses are about as abundant as chicken teeth. The size of the camera and its weight will give you back and shoulder pain if it is carried around all day. The crime rate is such that you need an armed body guard to keep this camera from getting robbed.

"The size of the camera and its weight will give you back and shoulder pain if it is carried around all day."
What camera are you talking about then?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
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Old Cameras: They priced the body just under the Pentax. Hopefully with greater sensor volume the price will come down, this is getting close to full frame pricing. I think they'll sell every camera they can build.

Where I am at, the 645Z with lens costs 6500, so that would make the 645Z cheaper. That being said, there is no price out yet here for the GFX, so it might tip under the Z after all.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 19:55 UTC

Great film and great photography!
However, although The Revenant won an Oscar for best cinematography, that prize should have gone to The Assassin. (I know, not an US film)
The photography in The Assassin is staggering, pure poetry. AND, shot on 35 mm, not digital :)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 22:15 UTC as 37th comment
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (133 comments in total)

death to all that is selfie

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 09:53 UTC as 15th comment

Sigma Merrill support?

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 09:49 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know (181 comments in total)

We need to know nothing, because Adobe is dead.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 07:46 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail (279 comments in total)

Or you just use a large format film camera for the same effect

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 21:32 UTC as 110th comment
On article Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! (258 comments in total)

wow. who cares?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 22:01 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro (241 comments in total)
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samfan: I must wonder why Sigma chose this form factor. They pretty much dumped on anyone who wants a compact pocketable camera with their sensor. Why would they do that? I had a DP1s back in the day and it was a pretty good walk around camera. These huge Quattro cams are only suited for those who will use it as a tripod-mounted landscape cameras, just like view cameras or MF. Or at least want to carry a bag.

So I guess... Next time I'll want a good pocket camera it'll be a Ricoh GR and no longer Sigma as I planned. Unless they keep the Merills in production which I doubt.

This camera is way smaller than a DSLR, but has better IQ (I also own a D800E). The DPM's are not pocketable, the DPQ's won't be either. If you want a pocket camera, get the Ricoh GR which is great. And even a camera that small I usually put in my backpack, never in my pockets. It's not comfortable. So I really don't get your point.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 19:44 UTC
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro (241 comments in total)
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samfan: I must wonder why Sigma chose this form factor. They pretty much dumped on anyone who wants a compact pocketable camera with their sensor. Why would they do that? I had a DP1s back in the day and it was a pretty good walk around camera. These huge Quattro cams are only suited for those who will use it as a tripod-mounted landscape cameras, just like view cameras or MF. Or at least want to carry a bag.

So I guess... Next time I'll want a good pocket camera it'll be a Ricoh GR and no longer Sigma as I planned. Unless they keep the Merills in production which I doubt.

Sorry, I don't see the logic in your reply

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 12:27 UTC
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D-Man67: Movie mode(s)?

no more. thankfully.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 08:00 UTC
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro (241 comments in total)
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samfan: I must wonder why Sigma chose this form factor. They pretty much dumped on anyone who wants a compact pocketable camera with their sensor. Why would they do that? I had a DP1s back in the day and it was a pretty good walk around camera. These huge Quattro cams are only suited for those who will use it as a tripod-mounted landscape cameras, just like view cameras or MF. Or at least want to carry a bag.

So I guess... Next time I'll want a good pocket camera it'll be a Ricoh GR and no longer Sigma as I planned. Unless they keep the Merills in production which I doubt.

Do they have to fit in you pocket per se?
I find them rather small for a camera that produces MF image quality. They are perfect for handheld shooting if the DPM's are anything to go by. I find my old Pentax 67 (almost 2 kilo's of metal) also great for handheld shooting and even very portable.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 07:58 UTC

Wow. Looking at all the comments this camera calls up some strong polarizing reactions. I consider that a good thing. No compromises.
However, I am very curious about the practice of this camera. How good is the new sensor? Does it still have that lovely Foveon look and it's own signature?
How are the ergonomics, does the aspect ratio's also work for raw shooting?
Questions.. very bold move from Sigma, I just hope it does everything the DPM's do but better.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 09:18 UTC as 247th comment
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tornwald: So far none are able to come close to the Foveon design Sigma has.
I am not sure they ever will because they want the best of both worlds.
Foveon is uncompromising, it has its weak points, but when used right, the output is unmatched by anything out there.

@Plastek
Foveon does what it does best and acnowledges the fact that it is not suitable for high iso. I call that uncompromising.
I only shoot medium format and with Foveon because I want the best IQ I can get. Considering the tiny sensor of the DPM series compared to medium format, when u see the output, then yeah I would call it unmatched by anything out there.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 16:24 UTC

So far none are able to come close to the Foveon design Sigma has.
I am not sure they ever will because they want the best of both worlds.
Foveon is uncompromising, it has its weak points, but when used right, the output is unmatched by anything out there.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 09:55 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies

who cares, Adobe is dead

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 18:43 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (158 comments in total)
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tornwald: A photo never tells a story, because it is not capable to do so

who are you talking to

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 16:58 UTC
On article Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens (244 comments in total)

I am betting this will be able to compete with the Zeiss Otus. For a lot less money

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 07:18 UTC as 44th comment | 11 replies
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (158 comments in total)
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tornwald: A photo never tells a story, because it is not capable to do so

true

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 17:16 UTC
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (158 comments in total)

A photo never tells a story, because it is not capable to do so

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 17:02 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
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