Sigma SD Quattro - A 'walk on the wild side?'

Sigma SD Quattro - A 'walk on the wild side?'
'In a photographic market that is showing a steep decline in the sales of 'proper' cameras I just wonder how many review sites, photographic bloggers and other assorted self appointed 'internet gurus' realise that part of the blame for this lack of enthusiasm to buy gear that enables serious and creative photographic expression is down to them'
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Sigma SD Quattro and 21:9 Panoramas - Fast stock photography turnaround

Sigma SD Quattro and 21:9 Panoramas - Fast stock photography turnaround
'It doesn't happen too often, because I normally take a long while to get round to editing and uploading images, but occasionally I take a picture, caption, keyword and upload it to a stock library and achieve my first sale the same day. It was like this yesterday with the image above and the three below.'
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The Sigma SD Quattro - The Foveon sensor gets a camera to do it justice.

The Sigma SD Quattro - The Foveon sensor gets a camera to do it justice.
'.......this is -(Please note I chose my words VERY carefully here) The best image quality I have ever seen at low ISO's of any APS-C AND Full Frame camera as well as some Medium Format Sensor cameras.'
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Stock Photography - The great leveller / Do we need the latest model?

Stock Photography - The great leveller / Do we need the latest model?
'Because I can, I buy cameras and lenses I like using, but if I was making purely economic decisions about what I use I would probably still be using the Panasonic G1 and 14-45mm zoom lens I bought back in 2008, since that would still do the job now.
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Smartphones and / or Mirrorless

Smartphones and / or  Mirrorless
'Going forward I can see photographers having a wide range of choice. We will still all go out with our DSLR's and Mirrorless 'marvels' but how many of us won't take our smartphone with us as well. Not many I suspect.'
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LEICA SL (Typ 601) - Lenses

LEICA SL (Typ 601) - Lenses
'Leica are obviously pulling out all the stops for their new 'pro' mirrorless camera, but seem to be aiming at Leica S customers. But many of us who work with Leicas don't have unlimited funds and can't bench press a small car. However, there are alternatives.'
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Apple iPhone 7 and smartphone implications

Apple iPhone 7 and smartphone implications
'I guess sticking your head in the sand like an ostrich is becoming the norm for many photographic gear enthusiasts. Reading some comments in forums about the new iPhone 7's camera tech. and seeing many of the same attitudes that characterised the 35mm v Medium Format and Film v Digital debates only serves to remind me that the majority of the photographic internet is all about gear ownership and gratification and approval that comes by making the 'right' purchasing decisions. '
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