PHOTOKINA 2004: Sigma and Foveon to steal the show

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Orville Wright, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. Sigma will be revealing a new DSLR at this year's Photokina, equipped
    with a groundbreaking new sensor from Foveon. Canon and Nikon users:
    start selling your cameras now before the resale values get cut in
    half.


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    Orville Wright, Aug 5, 2004
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  2. To whom should we be selling our cameras? - And, why are you more concerned
    about, "us" than you are about the people we sell our cameras to? -
    Shouldn't Sigma film camera owners sell their cameras also? Do you actually
    KNOW any Sigma film camera owners?
     
    William Graham, Aug 5, 2004
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  3. Our local Sigma SPAMer is heard from again . . . and again and again
    ....
     
    Joseph Meehan, Aug 5, 2004
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  4. Orville, baby...

    What's this new one gonna do...reproduce colors properly?
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Aug 6, 2004
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  5. Maybe the specs will be true pixel count, not invented up-sampled numbers
     
    Darrell Larose, Aug 6, 2004
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    Crownfield Guest

    we should start a pool
    on when the preddiot will claim 20mp+ for the sigma.
     
    Crownfield, Aug 6, 2004
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    E. Le Phant Guest

    As opposed to its true 20 kilopixel.
     
    E. Le Phant, Aug 6, 2004
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    dylan Guest

    Thanks George(tte) Preddy for your usual unbiased view.
     
    dylan, Aug 6, 2004
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    kosh Guest

    I have been heavily involved in retail photographics for quite a while
    (until recently). In doing so, i have dealt with many many photographers.

    To this day I can honestly say I have only known 1. The distributor!
    actually, they probably will wind up returning it to Sigma for credit, so
    actually that makes it none!

    kosh
     
    kosh, Aug 6, 2004
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  10. Well, someone is using them, because I found a 180mm f5.6 Sigma SA mount
    macro for sale in Jessop Edinburgh, thought better of it, then rang them
    two days later to buy it - and it had gone. You don't sell lenses in the
    camera mount (especially unusual specialist lenses) unless there are
    people out there using the camera.

    David
     
    David Kilpatrick, Aug 6, 2004
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    Must be really soft ground if throwing a sensor at it breaks it...

    Or do you mean that they encased it in cast iron to make the camera
    not just take average pictrures but also weight 10 kg?
     
    Sander Vesik, Aug 6, 2004
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    Any owners of Nikon F100s and F5s switching to sigma digital - I'm willing
    to buy up the bodies (if in mint condition) for cheap. oh, wait - I also
    know a brdge I can exchange for them ;-)
     
    Sander Vesik, Aug 6, 2004
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    Anoni Moose Guest

    If it does, it'll be the first digital camera in history to do so. :)

    Mike
     
    Anoni Moose, Aug 6, 2004
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  14. In case Canon and Nikon announces they will start shipping their
    lenses sith a Sigma mount, then I will jump ship.

    The camera is only half the equation.
     
    Povl H. Pedersen, Aug 6, 2004
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  15. Thanks, but I already own several bridges.....I am very lucky, however,
    because someone keeps cleaning and painting them for me, so I must have also
    bought an extended maintenance warrantee.........
     
    William Graham, Aug 6, 2004
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    Peter Chant Guest

    I always wonder if the Americans who bought London Bridge thought they
    were getting Tower Bridge.
     
    Peter Chant, Aug 7, 2004
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    kosh Guest


    operative word..... "A lens"
     
    kosh, Aug 7, 2004
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    Peter Chant Guest

    Would the smart move for Sigma be to make the camera with Nikon or
    Canon mounts?
     
    Peter Chant, Aug 7, 2004
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    Ken Chandler Guest

    They already did, well kinda.

    They are called the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n and DCS Pro SLR/c respectively.
     
    Ken Chandler, Aug 7, 2004
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  20. The SLR/n is not Sigma based, though it is possible that Sigma may be
    contracted to do the conversion work and provide some parts - it's
    mainly an F80/F100 thing.

    David
     
    David Kilpatrick, Aug 7, 2004
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