Sigma Four Thirds 20D-Killer rumor

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by George Preddy, May 19, 2005.

  1. I've been hearing plenty of great things about a soon-to-be released
    Four Thirds 20D-Killer body by Sigma. The sensor is supposed to be
    an improved version of the Foveon, manufactured by a licensed
    third-party company. The announcement will probably happen before
    the end of this summer, for a November or December shipping date.
    No wonder Sigma has been so quiet. This DSLR is going to be HOT.
     
    George Preddy, May 19, 2005
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  2. HOT! So is shit, hot and steaming. 4/3 won't kill Canon as Canon and
    Nikon have far superior lenses and customer support. Sigma has more
    dogs than the Westchester Kennel Club.
     
    Mala Ipsa Nova, May 19, 2005
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  3. Oh shit! He's baaaaaaccckkkk!

    The only thing hot about anything Sigma makes is your temper after
    you've wasted your money on them.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, May 19, 2005
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  4. After seeing other recent posts by you, I think it is simple safe to say
    .... LIAR.
     
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, May 19, 2005
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    TAFKAB Guest

    I thought the existing sensor was perfect? Plus, you can count on Canon
    standing still and waiting forever to bring out new products.
    We liked the peace and quiet.
    Sometimes vapor is hot, yes. In the meantime, hot rumors will do.
     
    TAFKAB, May 19, 2005
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  6. Best available on the market does not equal perfection. There is
    always room for improvement in one area or another.
    Yeah, more of the usual junk.
     
    George Preddy, May 19, 2005
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    Preddy, Sigma and Four Thirds ... somehow those three just go together
    :)
     
    Bill Hilton, May 19, 2005
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    RSD99 Guest

    HeHeHeHeHe

    So true ...!
     
    RSD99, May 19, 2005
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    carrigman Guest

    Where have you been for the past while, George?

    Wherever it was the treatment clearly didn't work.

    I'd ask for my money back if I were you.

    Carrigman
     
    carrigman, May 19, 2005
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    Tony Guest

    You get funnier every day Preddy - You should have your own comedy blog.
     
    Tony, May 19, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    Honestly, if the Fuji S3 with it's sensor hasn't killed the CMOSers,
    then I doubt any Foveon sensor will. But I will be interested in
    seeing what kind of pricing Sigma is going to go with. Their current
    offering is an enigma; A pricey camera with arguably out of of date
    specs.
    -Rich
     
    RichA, May 19, 2005
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    Norman Guest

    Thanks for the information. I must say that this info is helpful, but
    it also clouds the buying process for an already confused first time
    digital SLR buyer. :-(

    (I had decided to buy the Oly Evolt, after months of research, and now
    this.)
     
    Norman, May 19, 2005
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  13. The Sigma SD10 remains the best DSLR to this date, with the possible
    exceptions of a few medium format digital backs. I agree that the
    price of a new SD10 body (if you can find one) might appear to be
    high if you compare it to consumer digital bodies from the other
    manufacturers, but if you compare it to other pro models the value
    is simply unbeatable.
     
    George Preddy, May 19, 2005
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  14. Actually Sigma is supposed to be releasing a new digital SLR. I have heard
    it referred to as the SD7 and the SD20. There may actually be two new
    models, both with the same sensor, but one will be entry-level and one will
    be prosumer. It reportedly will use a new 5.2 megapixel/15.6
    megaphotodetctor, Foveon sensor, with a 1.5 crop factor.

    Whether this is actually is going to happen, is unknown. I have also heard
    that Foveon is concentrating on sensors for embedded applications such as
    cell phones, where image quality is less important than in SLRs or compact
    digital cameras, and has given up on the standalone digital camera market.
     
    Steven M. Scharf, May 19, 2005
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    Hannah Guest

    I have never seen one. I heard from a colleague that an independent
    retailer not far from where I live was stuck with the one and only one that
    he bought in to see if it would sell. It didn't. Sigmas just don't cut it.
    Hannah.
     
    Hannah, May 19, 2005
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    Hannah Guest

    Improved and Foveon, words to conjure with. It would, from what I've seen
    and heard, be extraordinarily difficult to make it any worse. Any change
    whatsoever could only possibly be an improvement. I wonder if this
    improvement might possibly include an increase to the same number of
    megapixels that even the cheapest P&S cameras offer? Will this new Sigma
    possibly provide, for the first time ever, a true flesh tone?
    H.
     
    Hannah, May 19, 2005
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  17. Correct. Sigma will also be releasing a new body that can be used
    with all of their existing lenses, as well as the Four Thirds body
    and full range of lenses for the Four Thirds platform.
    My sources are extremely credible. The new DSLR bodies from Sigma
    are going to be 20D killers in all aspects. Expect the
    announcements before the end of this summer.
     
    George Preddy, May 19, 2005
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    Frank ess Guest

    When you write a sentence like this, do you mean what you say? " ...
    is unknown." NO one knows?
     
    Frank ess, May 19, 2005
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    Chris Brown Guest

    Especially if you live in the land of the cheese-people.
     
    Chris Brown, May 19, 2005
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  20. "The new DSLR bodies from Sigma
    are going to be 20D killers in all aspects."

    They're going to have a Canon EF lens mount?
     
    James Of Tucson, May 19, 2005
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