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Sigma News & Rumors: first DP2 Quattro Review, SPP 6 and EVF for DPs

Today morning the Japanese website DC.Watch has published the first review of the Sigma DP2 Quattro. According to the test the build quality and write speeds have been improved considerably. The well-known 30/2.8 lens, which was inherited from the DP2 Merrill, has no difficulties exhausting the potential of the new sensor. The sharpness is supposedly ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: first DP2 Quattro Samples, official statement on Price and Availability

Finally there is certainty: the first DP2 Quattro samples were released at last. In the dpQ sample image gallery on Sigma’s Global Vision webpage there are now three full resolution photos of two South African Crowned Cranes. What becomes immediately apparent is that the images were taken at f/13 and by all appearance lighten up ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: DP2Q Price leaked in Japan, 50mm f/1.4 Art in Extensive 50mm Comparison Test

After a three-week silent period, diverse sources have published further info on the DP2 Quattro. The picture of an advert showing the Japanese price of 109.620 Yen including VAT was posted on Twitter. With the current exchange rate, that’s 778 euro. From experience, however, we know that prices of Asian electric appliances are considerably higher ...

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Sigma news and rumors: 16-50mm f/2.8 and 12-24mm f/2.8 for APS-C in development?

The Japanese photography blog Egami wrote about two Sigma patents about a week ago: one for a 16-50mm f/2.8 standard zoom lens and another for a 12-24mm f/2.8 wide angle zoom lens for the APS-C format. The applications for the patents are said to have been filed in October 2012, so if these lenses are ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: DP Quattro RRP, availability and Lenses for Fuji X

Shortly after the 50mm f/1.4 Art had been introduced by Sigma, it was discussed and tested heavily on review sites (here I posted an overview of the currently available reviews, sample pics and videos). Then, the gossiping seemed to normalize again. The past couple of weeks Sigma-related news mostly focused on firmware/software updates and the ...

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Sigma News and Rumours: First Quattro Hands-On, 50mm Art Price and more

Only ten days have passed since the last Sigma news wave, and already there’s more. Some of it is a little unusual, such as this Online-Petition on Change.org, asking Sigma to produce an mFT system camera. If you ever wished for a Sigma DP with interchangeable lenses, you should definitely sign the petition. 😉 Though ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: Release date of the 50/1.4 Art and SD1 Quattro

Sigma recently announced four highly interesting products, which still lack some definitive information that is needed for proper assessment. In regards to DP Quattro compact cameras, a lot has already been leaked in diverse interviews (the most informative one can be found on DPReview), but RRP, release date and first sample images and comparisons with ...

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Sigma DP2 Quattro: real or fake?

A few hours ago, the photos below picturing a mysterious sigma camera were published on Sigma-Rumors. The caption on the lens and front suggest a successor of the DP2 Merrill. Except for the 30mm f/2.8 lens, the DP2 Quattro doesn’t seem to have much in common with the DP2M. The design looks highly futuristic and ...

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Website recommendation: Newcameranews.com

Have you heard of satire rags such as Der Postillon and Titanic? Yes? Well, if you’re looking for a magazine that takes photography news, trends and the biggest camera and lens manufacturers as seriously as the above two rags take politics and events of the day, then I have just the right thing for you. ...

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Rumor – Sigma develops 16-20mm f/2 for full frame

The gossip factory is currently working overtime. We are talking about at least 8 new Sigma lenses that will be presented in the course of the next year. Anything ranging from a super fast 24-70mm f/2 standard zoom for full frame, to several high-priced and fast telephoto prime will be introduced. While all of these ...