Sigma "It's the end, the END!!!"

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Dear Customers,

    I appreciate your strong and kind support for our products.

    At photokina 2006, we introduced our next generation digital SLR
    camera, the Sigma SD14. At the time, we made it clear that we would
    begin shipping production cameras late November 2006. Soon thereafter,
    we revised our release plan from late November to the middle of

    Of course we continued our development work on the SD14 in preparation
    for production and shipping. During this process, we found one issue
    that occurred occasionally and only under certain circumstances.
    Initially, we felt that this could be solved with a programming or
    processing solution. However, after careful investigation and many
    attempts at a solution, we have come to the conclusion that we need to
    make a hardware change to fix this issue completely.

    All of us at Sigma regret very much that this will result in a delay in
    the availability of the SD14 until late February or early March 2007.
    Retail sales should start in mid-March.

    We deeply and sincerely apologize to all of our current and future
    Sigma users for this delay. We are confident that the SD14 will be an
    important product for photographers. The results we have produced thus
    far have been outstanding. However, we feel that we would not be
    serving our community of present and prospective photographers well by
    delivering a camera with a known issue. We ask for your understanding.
    For our part, we will do our best to fix this problem and begin
    delivery of the SD14 as soon as possible.

    The amount of interest shown in our digital imaging products at
    photokina 2006 and thereafter was very encouraging. Please note that
    the delay of the SD14 will not have a significant impact on the
    development work on other cameras or lenses. This work continues and we
    will announce delivery plans as they become firm.

    At this time, I would like to once again express my gratitude to all of
    our Sigma customers for their support. Thank you very much for your
    understanding and we appreciate your patience in waiting for the SD14.
    We are confident it will be worth the wait.

    Best regards,

    Kazuto Yamaki
    Chief Operating Officer
    Sigma Corporation
    RichA, Dec 7, 2006
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  2. Arnor Baldvinsson, Dec 7, 2006
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    John Bean Guest

    John Bean, Dec 7, 2006
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    George K Guest

    Posted like a true gentleman.

    RichA is trying to make this more personal then just a cold link and he
    has more social skills and language skills than an avatar or troll.
    George K, Dec 7, 2006
  5. RichA

    RichA Guest

    RichA, Dec 7, 2006
  6. Hmmm ... not so sure about your post. His social skills seem to be limited
    to sensationalizing, distortion and exaggeration. His language skills are
    pedestrian. He hates all things plastic and continues to publicly embarrass
    himself with this particular phobia.

    Are you his brother-in-law?
    Charles Schuler, Dec 7, 2006
  7. is the big clue here
    Charles Schuler, Dec 7, 2006
  8. Rich morphs with the breeze. He is his own shill.

    Hey Rich! Happy Holidays!
    Charles Schuler, Dec 7, 2006
  9. RichA

    Wm. Harris Guest

    You have just insulted clueless fuckwits everywhere.

    W. Harris
    Wm. Harris, Dec 7, 2006
  10. Not a good idea to post privileged quotations without explicit permission.
    One can get into deep doo-doo with this behavior.
    Charles Schuler, Dec 7, 2006
  11. <snip>

    Yes it's the end. Rather than release a faulty camera like Leica, Sigma has
    chosen to resolve the fault before release. Sound like the end to me.
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Dec 8, 2006
  12. RichA

    RichA Guest

    P.C. speak.
    RichA, Dec 8, 2006
  13. RichA

    RichA Guest

    You mean like how you tried to get Kodak after me for mentioning them
    in connection with the soon-to-be discontinued Olympus E-400? Yeah,
    they made the CCD as it turns out, not Panasonic. But feel free to
    report me to Dpreview....who got it from Sigma....who publically posted
    it. Shucks! Another attempt by you to be the octagenarian Eddie
    Haskell shot down!
    RichA, Dec 8, 2006
  14. RichA

    Guest Guest

    so they're switching to bayer? excellent news! :)
    Guest, Dec 8, 2006
  15. RichA

    G.T. Guest

    You're quite funny because "It's the end, the END!!!" sure is troll writing
    to me.

    G.T., Dec 8, 2006
  16. How is that a "privileged" communication? It sure looks like a public
    release, since it's addressed to "Dear Customers."

    Neil Harrington, Dec 8, 2006
  17. And the loss to the photographic world is what???

    It just means that losers who would waste their money on the thing will
    get to keep their hard-earned dollars a little while longer.
    Randall Ainsworth, Dec 8, 2006
  18. If it carries the Sigma logo, you know that it's overpriced and
    Randall Ainsworth, Dec 8, 2006
  19. RichA

    Adrian Guest

    And spend it on a couple of casks of Bud!
    Adrian, Dec 8, 2006
  20. RichA

    John Bean Guest

    You may have a point.
    John Bean, Dec 8, 2006
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