It’s a simple but powerful lineup that delivers medium format-level image quality anywhere, anytime. Take all three with you and select as needed for the perfect shot. Only the dp series puts so much luxurious photographic potential in your hands.'
So they are very much pushing the line that suggests you use and think of them more or less as buying three separate lenses with image capture and a processor bolted on. Maybe this means they might be cheaper than the Merrills??
Obviously no-one has the faintest idea, apart from Sigma, as to whether this will all work as advertised. But Sigma have a good track record these days in terms of innovation that lives up to expectation and if that is continued we could end up with a pretty unique set of cameras and a different way of approaching picture-taking. I was a huge fan of the DP Merrills image quality at base ISO but found it difficult to deal with pretty much everything else, so this is something that looks very interesting indeed. The 14MP images that the previous cameras produced when upsized to D800E (and now of course Sony A7r) pixel counts looked virtually the same, so you can get an idea of just how good they were.
However the images from these new cameras will need show a significant improvement on that to make me jump in and buy them again. Medium-Format quality from something that looks that bizarre? Who knows. But you have to give Sigma a lot of credit for trying to make this work. Oh and by the way, can I PLEASE have one to test?
N.B. to see more on the cameras and lenses featured in this post click on the relevant labels (tags and keywords) at the bottom of this post.
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