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    Sigma announcement

    Could be something or nothing. How about a foveon sensor camera with a range of interchangeable lenses? Sean Reid at Reid reviews hinted he was working on a review of interesting new interchangeable lens camera a few weeks back I know from being a subscriber at his site that he is a fan of Sigma foveon sensor cameras.

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    Re: Sigma announcement

    Sigma certainly has the goods (and moxie) to do something special. The DPM's have been very well received and they've learned a thing or two about what needs to be done for the next iteration. The notion of turning the system on its head (if that is an accurate translation and intent from the Polish) is interesting.

    Following the Leitz model it could be an all in one APS-C compact with a fabulous zoom like their 18-35mm f1.8 loaded with an EVF and better AF which wouldn't be hard to implement.

    Or, since Sigma was really the FIRST company to start the big-sensor-in-a-small-compact craze, perhaps something compact with a FF FOVEON (although with the results of the APS-C not sure how necessary that is). Having a FF mirrorless FOVEON system would certainly turn the system on its head.

    Clearly something is afoot!
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    I definitely hope, it's not the MFT option...a mirroless Foveon system camera would be nice...but not with a sensor smaller than APS-C...can't imgagine it would do the Foveon's not so good high ISO performance (at least in color photography) any good...

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    Re: Sigma announcement

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post

    Or, since Sigma was really the FIRST company to start the big-sensor-in-a-small-compact craze, perhaps something compact with a FF FOVEON (although with the results of the APS-C not sure how necessary that is). Having a FF mirrorless FOVEON system would certainly turn the system on its head.

    Clearly something is afoot!
    An FF mirrorless Foveon camera would be awesome! And it would give a lot of cameramakers a hard time in sheer image quality including MF format.
    On top of that they are making wonderful lenses as well lately.

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    I hope it's not a 35mm sensor, look at what their accountants decided was a retail price for their SD1 ... before everything got "Merrill" and a sane price-cut.

    I hope it's a souping-up of all the internals of their DP series to bring the performance in line with the competition ... but it won't be since that doesn't fit the headline.

    I hope its not a mirrorless Foveon body : I believe they're not ready for that microlens/colourshift headache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    An FF mirrorless Foveon camera would be awesome! And it would give a lot of cameramakers a hard time in sheer image quality including MF format.
    On top of that they are making wonderful lenses as well lately.
    I would sell my complete other camera stuff to buy that... (if it has slightly better ISO performance and got rid of that green stuff in the shadows)

    But it seems more like a Lens related thing...

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    The uber thing, when it comes to turning things upside down, would be Foveon MF lol...imagine an Alpa with a Foveon back...lmao

    But seriously...a FF sensor with a similar pixel count as the current Merrill generation would dramatically improve the high ISO matter, wouldn't it?

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    Re: Sigma announcement

    What about a Merrill body with an M mount?
    Probably not that!

    This is not likely - but would you like a DP4 Merrill in 21mm equivalent lens?

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    Re: Sigma announcement

    Looks like it's turning out to be a free adapter service that'll let you change the mounts of any Sigma lenses you own should you go from one system (like Canon) to another (like Nikon). <sigh>
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    Re: Sigma announcement

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Looks like it's turning out to be a free adapter service that'll let you change the mounts of any Sigma lenses you own should you go from one system (like Canon) to another (like Nikon). <sigh>
    I did not see hints on any of Sigma's other sites about a big announcement.

    I'd still like to see a 21mm equivalent Merrill

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Looks like it's turning out to be a free adapter service that'll let you change the mounts of any Sigma lenses you own should you go from one system (like Canon) to another (like Nikon). <sigh>
    Boring! But actually not a bad service, when you think about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    What about a Merrill body with an M mount?
    Probably not that!

    This is not likely - but would you like a DP4 Merrill in 21mm equivalent lens?
    I would immediately pull out my credit card and whap it down on the counter for a 21mm equivalent DP4.

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    This is a new Lens
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    Biglouis.... me too! A 21equivalent would be a "gotta have" especially if it had great edge to edge performance like the DP2m.

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