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[OM] Re: Snatching Defeat ...

Subject: [OM] Re: Snatching Defeat ...
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 11:47:06 -0400
I'm beginning to doubt that Foveon will ever make the grade.

Chuck Norcutt

Winsor Crosby wrote:
> I have to say that I got caught up in the excitement over the Sigma- 
> DP1, a small pocketable camera with the potential for image quality on  
> a par with a DSLR. The lack of a modest zoom was disappointing, but   
> maybe understandable to keep the size small and if the little lens is  
> a really good one...   A viewfinder was a big plus, but not being  
> built in was a minus. Oh well. It may snag every time you put it into  
> a pocket, but at least it has a cute retro look like a camera from  
> sixty years ago. Sure pricey though.
> 
> Then I saw some images, preproduction admittedly, and saw with some  
> careful looking that, although sharp, the Foveon high ISO noise  
> problem had not been dealt with and was considerably worse than that  
> on any DSLR.
> 
> This morning dpreview passed on the info of an update to the Sigma raw  
> processing software to correct the color reproduction by removing the  
> green in the corners of DP1 images. Wonderful. An image peculiarity  
> that can only be corrected by the maker's software.  Also announced  
> was firmware which will add "composition grids for most shooting  
> modes."  Apparently marketing schizophrenia has seized Sigma and they  
> expect to sell a camera with entry level features for 5 times the  
> price without a zoom lens and a noise level no better(and maybe worse)  
> than a Fuji point and shoot.
> 
> Excitement gone and skepticism high, at least for now.
> 
> 
> 
> Winsor
> Long Beach, California, USA
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