but it is getting much closer to possibly getting a DP?m.
My question is for those who own or have used both the 1 and the 2. I read that the 2's IQ is considerably better than the 1's primarily in the outer 1/3 of the images. The 1's 19mm perspective suits my scenic needs more than the 30mm perspective on the 2 but unfortunately I am near anal about my IQ. My question is will a person who is extremely sensitive to IQ be unhappy with the results of the 1 compared to the 2 for scenics? Do you and others find the differences significant or do you have to really pixel peep to actually see a difference?
As I said before, photo shops locally are very basic at best and usually are 6 months or more behind the major players up in NYC getting product for brands other than Nikon or Canon. I asked our biggest most stocked photo shop if they planned to get any Merrell's in and their comment is we do not stock ANY Sigma products (lenses, cameras, nothing). So mine is a leap of faith as if I buy it and it works I am not one of those people who will return a product to a internet retailer just because I made a mistake in my purchase decisions. I do not think that is fair to the retailer nor the next guy who may get the returned camera thinking he is buying a new product.
I really do appreciate any comments you may offer concerning these two cameras and their IQ differences. I have had B&H up 5 times the past week and had everything checked for a order except hitting the submit button. I am that close to making the leap of faith. Right now it is just a matter of focal length and IQ differences that is holding me back and if I had both in hand I could make that decision in a second (I am really tired of stitching and would like to not have to do that IF the IQ can support my needs). Unfortunately, my last leap of faith was a bit disappointing so I am a bit reluctant this time as money is an issue for me being retired in this economy. Thanks in advance for your comments on this......
One last thing I own both the 19mm and the 30mm Sigmas for my NEX. Are these the same lenses they use on the Merrells and are the IQ differences similar that I see comparing my 19 to my 30 on my nex 7? This answer could help my decision as I see some differences but not enough to be upset about.