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    The DP2 waiting game

    I signed up with Sigma Japan to get email notices (in Japanese) of new products, events, etc., and I just got an email saying that the DP2 will be available for fondling at the PIE show to be held here the last weekend of the month. No mention of when we'll actually be able to buy the thing. I've already registered for the show and am planning on going on the 27th. So if we haven't heard anything by then, I'll definitely be pinning the first Sigma rep I see against the wall and demanding a release date. But I'm really hoping it will be out before that.

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    Re: The DP2 waiting game

    My dealer tells me shortly. I have already listed my
    GX 200 to sell so as to prepare. The DP1 killed all other
    cameras for me. The DP2 is the only one to have with it.
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    Re: The DP2 waiting game

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    My dealer tells me shortly. I have already listed my
    GX 200 to sell so as to prepare. The DP1 killed all other
    cameras for me. The DP2 is the only one to have with it.
    shooter
    I'm keeping my GRD2 because of the size and because it does macro. But I'm really anxious to get my hands on the DP2.

    Bill

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    An update on the DP2 situation here in Japan. I received a message from Sigma Japan this morning, but all it really said is that the Japanese version of the special DP2 website will be going on line tomorrow. However, it did list several Japanese magazines that have articles about the DP2 in their April issues (which I assume are on the stands now, although I haven't yet checked). For anyone interested, the magazines are:

    Digital Camera Magazine
    Cameraman
    Nihon Camera
    Photo Technique Digital
    Digital Photo
    Asahi Camera
    Capa
    And a special edition from Cameraman on compact digital cameras

    I'll hit the magazine stands today and see if any of those magazines have any worthwhile information. In the meantime, the PIE show starts tomorrow in Tokyo, and I will be taking Friday off to attend the show. If I can squeeze any info out of Sigma, you folks will be the first to know. Wish me luck.

    Bill

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    Thanks Bill......good to have you on the inside....

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    Re: The DP2 waiting game

    Thanks Bill for the info. I am really, really interested in this camera. In particular, I want to know what the images look like at higher ISO's. I have a new project in mind that will require a lot of shooting in low light without a flash. The lens on this camera is perfect, focal length wise, and it is fast enough- if I can just get some really clean images at higher ISO's, then that will seal the deal for me.

    Thanks once again.

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    Sumptin tells me I ain't gonna be the only one with a DP2 real soon.....

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    Re: The DP2 waiting game

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    Sumptin tells me I ain't gonna be the only one with a DP2 real soon.....
    I think your spider sense is right. I suspect you and I are going to be racing to the store to get our hands on that camera. Let's see who wins.

    Bill

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    Re: The DP2 waiting game

    i may be jumping the gun, but i think this has the potential to be a stunning portrait camera.

    wayne
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    ps. had to use the 5d with the 85 1.2 today, alas.

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