Sigma's kind of ugly new Foveon camera

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. It's too early for April Fool's day!
    Usenet Account, Feb 11, 2014
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    Guest Guest

    by selling lenses.

    they sell enough lenses to be able to afford taking a loss on cameras.
    it's a 'hobby'.
    Guest, Feb 11, 2014
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    Mr. Strat Guest

    I wouldn't buy anything with the Sigma brand.
    Mr. Strat, Feb 12, 2014
  4. RichA

    Guest Guest

    smart move. they are one of the sleaziest companies on the planet.

    did you see that they are now claiming that new camera is 60 megapixels?
    Guest, Feb 12, 2014
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Thank you for sharing.
    J. Clarke, Feb 12, 2014
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    Mr. Strat Guest

    Yeah, they've always been good with creative math.
    Mr. Strat, Feb 13, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Ive done a minimal amount of work around the house.
    Ive thought less is more.
    PeterN, Feb 13, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Forget pixel peepers and techno babblers. Sigma is trying to make a
    workable sensor that would give a better image. So far the efforts have
    not been too successful. It is laughable that some here disparage the
    efforts, and knock a product they have never tested. They have an
    insight and power that few of us have.

    BTW I have gone on record in the past as not liking Sigma's policies,
    but hate the slamming by those without knowledge.
    PeterN, Feb 13, 2014
  9. RichA

    Guest Guest

    no they're definitely not doing that.

    if they wanted to do that, they'd switch to bayer sensors, which have
    been consistently better, higher resolution, more accurate, more
    reliable and less expensive than anything foveon has ever done.

    what sigma is trying to do is scam people into buying crap by lying
    about the capabilities of the technology.
    you have no idea who has tested their products or why they knock the
    products. the people who criticize the products nearly always have used
    them and found them to be at best, awful.

    i have used sigma/foveon cameras and am *very* familiar with the math
    and physics behind it, and to put it simply, they're absolute crap.

    all sigma has is a lot of money and a lack of ethics. they will stoop
    at nothing to lie to consumers to hawk their shitty cameras and

    what they say is at best wishful thinking, but most of the time, flat
    out lies and/or not physically possible.

    even their own marketing literature contradicts itself!

    they offer many claims about how wonderful their sensors are, but those
    claims actually apply to bayer sensors more than it does foveon.

    if the technology was any good, it wouldn't need lies.
    like what you do, you mean?
    Guest, Feb 13, 2014
  10. RichA

    Guest Guest

    true, but 60 mp has no basis in anything. he pulled it out of his ass.

    for the older foveon sensors, they could at least claim there were x
    million *somethings*, even if they weren't actually pixels.

    claiming 60 million anything pure bullshit. there's no way in hell
    anyone can get anywhere close to that of anything from the sensor.

    at the end of the day, this new sensor is basically a 5 megapixel
    sensor with a top layer that might capture a little more detail in some

    it's without question, not even close to 60 mp.
    Guest, Feb 13, 2014
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    Mr. Strat Guest

    They've been working on this for years while lying about the actual
    resolution. It's technology that just doesn't work. And Sigma as a
    company is dedicated to making the cheapest, crappiest stuff out there.
    Their appeal is to cheapskate amateurs who don't know any better.
    Mr. Strat, Feb 14, 2014
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