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On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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ser dpreview: With nine AF points does not go very far

Numbers. Only numbers.

I don't change my af point at all.

You pick your exposure and lock it, then you focus, then you rearrange. Easy.
It is much quicker than changing the field manually.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:14 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: why didn't they make the flange shorter with a sturdy adapter with electronics .... there are 100,s of thousands of users all over the world who have lens collections that could be used in a legacy fashion but the depth here is like an slr
it reminds me of the pentax mirrorless debacle with the long flange and no vf a few years ago the k-01.... mark newmans regret..... it could have been something with a short flange distance and a corner evf ....

True. Users would have loved it.
But Sigmas approach tells you, that they want to keep it to their product line. They are not after big market shares with their cameras so it didn't hurt them to exclude the 95% of possible lenses for the SD Quattros.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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goblin: Good work Sigma.
Now, please give us DNG on the SD Quattro APS-C model too. Don't leave it only for the H.

give us some feedback how the SDQ is performing :)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 10:25 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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Krich13: What an idiotic body design!

The grip is cut short WITHOUT reducing the camera bulk; viewfinder is on the wrong side too: off-center but WITHOUT providing any additional nose-to-LCD relief.

Was it designed this way just for the sake of being different?

people that had a hands-on the new SDQ reported a positive impression of the body. It does look weird, but how does it feel?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 10:24 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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Mateus1: It's the question: will it outperform A7rII, K-1 and D810 at 100iso?

I shoot my merrills constantly in ISO200
I also shoot them up to ISO4000 and switch to B/W if I cannot rescue colors (which happens sometimes at ISO320, other times at ISO2000, depending on the scene)
As long as you see the tonality and expression you want, ISO is just a number to justify camera X over camera Y.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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Matsu: They need to stop the odd body style experiments. That said, what they really needed to do here was make it about the same size and shape as a small APSC DSLR, like and SL1 or D5500, forget the SA mount and offer it in four flavours: full frame and APS-H Nikon F, and full frame and APSH Canon EF, and then just take everyone's money.

man, here we go again.
WE DO NOT NEED FULLFRAME. NOT WITH A FOVEON SENSOR. FILES ARE ALREADY BIG ENOUGH!!!
Also, DR and ISO capabilities wouldn't improve like a 2D sensor camera would with increased Pixel pitch.

But i agree with you, a fixed SA mount on a mirrorless is a strange decision.
They should have picked up the idea from micro four thirds, which do not limit the use of lenses with their mount...

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 10:16 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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Kris Sky: Brilliant camera. Finally some innovation.

yes, I'm with you. Very interesting approach, I'm about to back it up.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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JackM: It will have to visibly outperform my 5DSR for me to care. And even then I'd wait until it's the right price - $999.

I really wonder, why it ALWAYS comes down to "this camera is s**t compared to my..."
man, I for one am super happy about the possibilities. I picked up a DP2M and DP3M each 350€ and i have fun playing with both!

They are not meant to be compared to a full blown DSLR for professional use the same way as you don't compare a professional 100m runner with a hiker. 2 different things!

True, if you need to justify your decision to have bought camera X, the I see a motif. But how poor is that?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 10:08 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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Mark Eberts: Yes, sure,
... whatever you say Sigma ...
If the files look as bad as the Sigma Quattro ... who needs this camera?
The only useable camera they ever produced was the Sd14 which I used professionally until 2011. At ISO 50 it was good enough. The Sd15 lacked in dynamic range. The SD1 ISO 100 was useless ...

Wow slow down
"the only usable camera they ever produced was the SD14"???
you make some bold statements there, buddy.

Do you mean: the SD14 was the only one you could control and handle?
Or maybe: the SD14 was the only one you actually had?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 09:59 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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YA9Productions: Coming from the dp1 and dp2 Merrill (true 3 full res rgb layers) it is not worth it.
I now using the d810 and the full frame look with a better bokeh lenses than sigma art line are much more pleasing.
It was a pain to carry 6 batteries for half day shoot and edit with sigma pp. it was and still is slow as hell and very limited.
White balance is always a headache and the tones were unnatural. However It is amazing for bw.
Other than pure resolution at base ISO there are only cons in every aspect.
I much better save for the Fuji mf system.

WOHO, talking about more than $8000 for camera and lens! No way to compare a $1500 system with in all honesty, both price and size wise.

Also, I wouldn't give too much on the "true 3 full res rgb layers" tales.
Quite some people in the forums dramatized about the changes from merrill to quattro (one even deleted his account over this).
I didn't see this grave difference, some people are reporting.

The Sigmas still are a pain (handling, battery, processing), yes, but I really like the Merrills and could see me using the quattros. The SDQ I will buy most definitely, and might it just be to drive Sigmas endevours to have an interesting camera system.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 09:49 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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Tom_A: If like the cheaper SD brother it is only really good (albeit slow in operation) at ISO100, then that seems to me overly restrictive for most uses.
Sometimes I still use my medium format film cameras, the results are beautiful, but when I use an ISO100 film for that utmost in quality on relativey sunny days there are always shots in one roll where I curse that I cannot quickly set the iso to say 800. Hence, wondering if this camera will be just as frustrating.

Well, I have high hopes.
With my DP2Merrill I am lucky and sometimes can get away with ISO2000 (yes 2k!) in colour. I have to retouch a tad more (eg. green/magenta blotches that need local channel desaturation) but pictures are presentable and printable.
In B/W, I push my merrills up to 4000 without any hesitation but I have a flash ready just in case.

The SDQH with an updated TRUE III and the Quattro sensor should allow for 2 stops more headroom in ISO, I hope :)
And I will know next year... boy am I happy...

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 09:38 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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scottcraig: Well you can't blame Sigma for trying however I can't see myself ever owning another one of their cameras.

well, your loss.
but then, with so many new cameras, you can't own them all, can you? ;)

I for one, look forward to the release. my wife - not so much I guess...

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 09:15 UTC
On article Ricoh GR comparative review (43 comments in total)
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antwstldn: Dear Ricoh enthusiast,

I really want to buy the GR Expert. I had the GR film version and though it was a stunning camera. On the strength of it I bought the first GRD and was hugely disappointed by it's poor light handling capabilities. I've waited years for Ricoh to improve it and judging by the reviews it's getting they have finally done it. And then I look at the sample images in this review and it just reminds of what I remembered about my first GRD ... flat images, poor contrast, no real sense of depth. Does anyone agree or am I missing something?

I know, the GR sucks. I mean, it's not like as if we would have options to make the Images more colorful and ritcher or anything...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 15:08 UTC
On article Ricoh GR comparative review (43 comments in total)
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CarVac: The more I read about this camera, the more I want it.

And so I have a rental one coming tomorrow for evaluation purposes.

So what happened with your rental camera?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 15:02 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (307 comments in total)
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RGiskard: Does the 30mm 1.4's image circle cover the APS-C frame? If so, that might suggest very strong performance (great corner sharpness, I'm thinking) on the smaller m4/3 sensor. I think this effect is seen in the Panaleica 42.5mm, which is rumored to have a larger than necessary image circle, so you never actually see the true corners of the frame... At the MSRP they have listed, this is a very interesting little lens!

i don't get the question. if it wouldn't, they would not offer an APSC version, right?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
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nerd2: 36MP foveon? Want to see the studio comparison to digital backs.This is THE best studio camera so far. Wow.

And priced at a fraction of others too...

Nowhere. Foveon is Sigma, don't mix up the underdogs

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 08:07 UTC
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KInfinity: I have an RX100, an X100T and a Nikon DSLR. The RX100 has the worst IQ of this bunch, and yet, after much experience, it goes with me as the travel compact.

Why? because it's the only one of the 3 that can go to most concert situations. It can go out at night without raising and eyebrow, and people can operate it easily, because the AF and IS focus most of the time. The video works flawlessly and easily as well. It fits in a jeans pocket, if I'm in a pinch. That's priceless.

The X100T is my favorite camera, but if I hand it to another person, they often can't get it to focus on the a face (my fn button is set to activate face detection) without the focus going in and out so slow, that they don't think it's working.

If I nail the shot with the X100(T), then I get an awesome picture. I love the colors and the IQ. But, a true compact is so much easier. Honestly, I miss the vibe and contrast I got with my old (original model) X100, but the AF was so much work. Tradeoffs.

My 2 c.

best example of best camera = the one you have with you

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
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aut0maticdan: Sounds like it had a lot to do with competition from smartphones, if he thinks the solution is to better integrate it with users' smartphones.

I wonder what happens if the iPhone 7 is truly ruggedized and waterproof.

ever tried to mount your S6 or Iphone 6s or whatever smartphone to your helmet or your bike??

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 11:39 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (349 comments in total)
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Searching: Not the best sample photos.

are you kidding? these pictures are amazing.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 12:47 UTC
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photo perzon: Once cameras can do ISO 100,000 for $ 200, the 5.6 lenses will be as good as the 2.8s

I wave a flag for stopping down your lenses and increase ISO (even as a Foveon user)
many many images of "semipros" with expensive FF gear show a razor thin depth of field which is constantly confused with quality.
best thing was a product shot where you actually couldn't see most of the product.
plus it is a very easy way to improve boring pictures, just blurr the hell out of your scenery.
nono, portraits on FF go most of the time above f/8, to be of use.
and it is true, high ISO has a definitive limit, no matter how hard you try to software-correct it (again believe me, Foveon user speaking!)

i am very happy with current cameras. Just shot a film of ISO400, and going to my X100T to dial-in not twice, not three but four times of that sensitivity with ease!

perfect for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 17:06 UTC
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