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Pre-order Sigma sd Quattro & Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Art Lens (combo) - $999.00 B&H Photo & F/S

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Last Edited by LouisNT88 June 24, 2016 at 09:05 AM
Hey guys,

Just saw this awesome deal on B&H Photo [bhphotovideo.com] when you pre-order this combo Sigma sd Quattro & Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Art Lens for just $999.00.

To break down, the body alone is $799.00 and the 30mm f/1.4 Art lens is $499.00. Also, in consideration of how new this body was just introduced, this is really a steal, especially for Sigma/Foveon fan. wave

Here are some reviews:
- Sigma sd Quattro on The Verge [theverge.com]
- Sigma sd Quattro on Cameras.Reviewed.com [reviewed.com]
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#2
Can't believe that Sigma finally priced a camera sensibly!
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So that's a 45mm equivalent.
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The reviews are pretty negative, poor low light capability, poor EVF. But more than that, I can't really come up with a good reason to buy into a camera system that has very few lenses available, and little history behind it. Perhaps there are specific situations where this camera would excel, but it seems like more established companies have better cameras with more lens options for less money.
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Quote from powerslave12r View Post :
Can't believe that Sigma finally priced a camera sensibly!
I think that's a smart move in order to compete with the other big players on mirrorless market now like Sony and Fuji. Wink

Quote from alxshanti View Post :
So that's a 45mm equivalent.
That's is completely correct! nod
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Dang just found out they are coming out with a 30mm f1.4 prime for NEX/m43 at only $399. Thats killer!
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don't buy this if youre left eye dominant.
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Quote from flancrest View Post :
The reviews are pretty negative, poor low light capability, poor EVF. But more than that, I can't really come up with a good reason to buy into a camera system that has very few lenses available, and little history behind it. Perhaps there are specific situations where this camera would excel, but it seems like more established companies have better cameras with more lens options for less money.
I agree with you about the camera poor performance. However, about Sigma lens system, I think you should reconsider about "very few lenses available." Sigma has one of the most diverse lens system out there if you compare with big guys like So, Ni, Ca. Now, in term of 3rd party lens manufacturer, Sigma is the one that covers the most focal lens of all, they're even the 1st to make some SICK lenes like 18-35 f/1.8, 50-100 f/1.8, 24-35 f/2.0.
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This is a super specific camera. People who like that "foveon look" (like me) will buy this and love it. It will not replace your fast-focusing, do everything dSLR/mirrorless system. It's the closest to modern "film" body many of us will get.
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This is a super specific camera. People who like that "foveon look" (like me) will buy this and love it. It will not replace your fast-focusing, do everything dSLR/mirrorless system. It's the closest to modern "film" body many of us will get.
I agree with you it's very specific. But for sure it's not the camera closest to film, Leica/Fuji even Nikon Df are still out there. Foven is unique enough tho. A friend of mine used to have a SD1 and I helped him to find a guy to convert the camera to Canon mount (for all his bloody L lenses), pictures are fine (under 400 ISO), but the camera itself is merely usable. There's a difference between slow but delighting (which most classic film cameras fall into) and lag/annoying. Dunno how Sigma is doing these days, but they seemed to be lackluster designing electronically user-oriented camera and overall ergonomics.

Another little hinder from newbees embracing this camera is that the post process could really be the pain in the ass.
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Dang just found out they are coming out with a 30mm f1.4 prime for NEX/m43 at only $399. Thats killer!
In most cases the FE 28mm is better for about the same price
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How do you edit your RAW files with this camera? No Adobe products support it...
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Didn't know there were foveon lovers on slickdeals.

I wish they had a similar deal on the SDQh.

Here are some random shots from my DP2M for the foveon lovers on here: https://www.flickr.com/search/?us...&text=dp2m

Quote from everythingis1 View Post :
How do you edit your RAW files with this camera? No Adobe products support it...
Welcome to X3F. Yes, this is your worst nightmare.

I kid, I kid. It's not as bad as it used to be.

Sigma Photo Pro or Aperture (Mac only)
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I have nothing valuable to add except that's the ugliest camera of all time.
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I have nothing valuable to add except that's the ugliest camera of all time.
Ah, beauty and the eye of the beholder. I think this is one of the best looking cameras of all times. I have actually lusted upon the high resolution images of these cameras themselves!

The grip fits in nicely too.
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