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    Re: DP quattro

    Not to put a damper on things, but I just received this from our distributor here in Canada:

    "...there has been a delay and the camera should be ready in late July early August, I hope."

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    Well well... I guess Sigma decides when they want a turnover from the DPQ account.
    I am ready when they are.

    Repeating: Meanwhile make some outstanding images.

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    Re: DP quattro

    B&H have a Pre-Order price of US$999

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    Re: DP quattro

    Mods hope this is ok to post this here -

    BTW...

    Sigma DP2 Quattro Price in Australia is AU$1049 - https://www.crkennedy.com.au/sigma/s....php?q=node/36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    I apologize for digressing but alongside the Merrills I would love to see an updated DP2. Something with the DP2 sensor (not Merrill sensor) in a body the size of the Pana GM1. The IQ of the original DP was lost in the Merrills IMO and I'd love to see it back but in an improved body. A DP2 in a GR would be nice!
    Hi,
    Are there any long time Sigma users here that share this sentiment that something was lost in the changed to the Merrill?

    Just wondering.

    Thanks,
    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlderThenDirt View Post
    Hi,
    Are there any long time Sigma users here that share this sentiment that something was lost in the changed to the Merrill?

    Just wondering.

    Thanks,
    Robert
    Here's a post I made some time back about the Merrills Medium and Low settings and if some of the original DP rendering had returned?

    http://www.getdpi.com/forum/557803-post482.html

    Interested to hear thoughts on this?

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    Got my invoice for my DP2Q today. 832,- EUR. Delivery 1st of July.

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    EDIT

    I included some accessories, sorry. The camera price is 693,- EUR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G43 View Post
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    I included some accessories, sorry. The camera price is 693,- EUR.
    I am surprised you jumped on the Quattro bandwagon so quickly.

    There are very few images out by which you might determine if it is even equal to, much less superior than, the Merrill.

    Not only that a new DP2 Merrill can be had for about $500 US.

    That quattro is going to have to be amazing to justify itself at almost twice the price.

    I'm waiting for the new DP1Q.

    At least it will have a redesigned lens and there will be tons of analysis by then.

    Please be sure to post your impressions.

    Thanks in advance and good luck w your purchase.


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    Not that I have to take a chance once in a while, but I am certainly taking one now. I do however not feel so worried about it.
    Let's say it just equals the DP2 in IQ, the 200 bucks difference is worthwhile should I have just one stop luminance gain lift = one stop higher ISO for the same noise. The longer battery lifetime and some other facelifts.
    It is anyhow going to be Foveon on a high level.

    The DP1Q and 3Q will naturally be the next to come should I be satisfied with the 2Q.

    Promise to post some shots. Will attend a Ming Thein workshop in London this coming July.Hopefully some outstanding images shot with the DP2Q as a result.

    PS! There are so to speak no images out there on the WEB showing the Q's IQ as is.

    :-)

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    I am approaching my adventure with the DPQ's with a tripod mind.

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    [QUOTE=The Ute;
    Not only that a new DP2 Merrill can be had for about $500 US.
    That quattro is going to have to be amazing to justify itself at almost twice the price.[/QUOTE] (edited)

    Hi,
    I wouldn't mind having a 2nd DP2 Merrill but I have not found any here in the US for as little as $500. Do you mind telling me where I can get one for that amount?
    Thanks,
    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlderThenDirt View Post
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    Hi,
    I wouldn't mind having a 2nd DP2 Merrill but I have not found any here in the US for as little as $500. Do you mind telling me where I can get one for that amount?
    Thanks,
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    Get one from Japan.

    I have deal w Japanese sellers before and never had a problem.

    I have a lightly used DP1M and DP2M that I might be willing to part with for
    around $400 each.

    let me know if you have any interest.

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    G43-

    You should always use a tripod w a Sigma if you want best results.

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    G43-

    It will be almost double the price.

    Not just 200 more.

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    I'll look forward to the DPQ. I recently had a chance to use a DP3, but the SPP software crashed every time I tried to export a pic. Actually, as I was getting to know the camera and menus, the legendary DPM battery was showing itself to be true to the hype. I really want this camera to work because the foveon images are really amazing. Some are using it as a MFD portrait/product tool. Strap on a hoodman and PWII and it's as good as any MFD, but considerably small and cheaper.
    I think you really have to think of the camera as a 4x5 and really not rush it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ute View Post
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    You should always use a tripod w a Sigma if you want best results.
    Guess my Velbone carbon tripod will do fine. 1,6 Kg is an acceptable weight.
    The whole fumbling procedure to set up the tripod and dial in will slow one down if a tripod is not a tool used regularly. Hence the DPQs are maybe mostly for stills this way. I do a lot of those anyhow, but the IBIS in the EM1 has left the tripod unused for quite some time now.
    I assume the fumbling part as little it may concern will not be as annoying while I can leave the camera fixed to the ballhead all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ute View Post
    G43-

    It will be almost double the price.

    Not just 200 more.
    You are right.

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    I'm so pleased with my DP1M. I must have a good copy... I can see the need for better battery life and maybe less noise at high ISO... but not IQ (for me). I just hope the quattros don't lose the "you have to shoot these things carefully" personality of the Merrills. I shoot better because of it. YMMV.

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    We write the 19th of June 2014. I will have my DP2Q early July.

    It is really a wonder why there's so few and quite questionable image samples to find? I find the launch of new Leica cameras more exciting because they simply do not start blabbering about anything before a given publication date. Immediately after or even simultaneously we have the very first few previews and reviews. You may even order the camera at the launch date. (I leave out the delivery policy of Leica here).

    I do not fully understand why Sigma have made so much noise around the DPQs without showing the potential buyers any qualified evidence of the image quality.
    Sigma has neither given any whatsoever proof of a better raw developer SW except for some gradient stuff.

    No, I am not mad at Sigma at all. I just find this launch a bit clumsy, a tad unprofessional orchestrated, and not well conducted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G43 View Post
    We write the 19th of June 2014. I will have my DP2Q early July.

    It is really a wonder why there's so few and quite questionable image samples to find? I find the launch of new Leica cameras more exciting because they simply do not start blabbering about anything before a given publication date. Immediately after or even simultaneously we have the very first few previews and reviews. You may even order the camera at the launch date. (I leave out the delivery policy of Leica here).

    I do not fully understand why Sigma have made so much noise around the DPQs without showing the potential buyers any qualified evidence of the image quality.
    Sigma has neither given any whatsoever proof of a better raw developer SW except for some gradient.

    No, I am not mad at Sigma at all. I just find this launch a bit clumsy, a tad unprofessional orchestrated, and not well conducted.
    And yet you've lined up to buy one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby Lewis View Post
    I'm so pleased with my DP1M. I must have a good copy... I can see the need for better battery life and maybe less noise at high ISO... but not IQ (for me). I just hope the quattros don't lose the "you have to shoot these things carefully" personality of the Merrills. I shoot better because of it. YMMV.
    I wouldn't lose any sleep over that.

    You will still need to shoot w care when using them and stay within their operating window to get best results.

    I'm sure of that much.

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    And yet you've lined up to buy one.

    You bet

    I saw enough (no it's never enough ;-) fantastic IQ from the DPM series. There are so many WOW pictures here and other places.
    My time to become DP user has come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G43 View Post
    You bet

    I saw enough (no it's never enough ;-) fantastic IQ from the DPM series. There are so many WOW pictures here and other places.
    My time to become DP user has come.
    You will not be disappointed.

    It's like carrying around a secret weapon.

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    Half the writing time :-)

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    Half the writing time :-)
    That will still be relatively slow even though it's a big improvement.

    Don't expect this camera to break any speed records.

    Patience is required.


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    In absence of the real thing, at least the new SPP is ready.

    Sigma releases Sigma Photo Pro 6 サ Sigma Rumors | dp Quattro Cameras, Art Lenses, and More

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    ...Thumbnail view start-up time has speeded up....
    wow, now I dont have to copy single pics into an empty folder^^

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    Sounds like an improvement.

    Anything else worth mentioning?

    :-)

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