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September 30, 2012

Sigma: new DP-Merrill reviews and ISO comps [30/2.8 gets raving reviews]

To quickly and efficiently catch-up with the news, we are trying a slightly different format, it is the two minute offense...


Sigma DP-Merrill get new reviews
+ DP1 Merrill reviewed at Luminous Landscape with bonus open-letter to the Sigma CEO
+ DP2 Merrill reviewed at Photography Blog
+ ISO comparison of DP2 Merrill vs SD1 vs DP2x vs Fuji X100 vs Leica X2 at Focus Numerique
+ DP-Merrills use APS-C Foveon sensors, while the previous models using the slightly smaller 1.7x Foveon sensors


Sigma 30mm f2.8 mirrorless lens gets raving reviews
+ Steve Huff Photo calls the Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN lens as the bang for the buck lens of the year
+ more so, Sound Image Plus suggests the lens is actually under-praised and offers DNG RAW files (towards bottom of post)
+ for more on this lens, check the Sigma lens reviews archives (we are out of tags for newer lenses at the Lens Reviews blog)


Sigma says no consumer mirrorless lenses
+ Sigma CEO told Amateur Photographer UK the company will offer "mirrorless lenses" for serious photo enthusiasts but not for consumer systems, singling out in exclusion the Pentax Q
+ "mirrorless lens" is a shortcut to mean a lens designed to be used with a compact mirrorless camera system [as silly as it may sound]


Sigma:: Etc
+ Sigma 180mm f2.8 APO macro OS HSM full-size JPEG samples with Nikon D3x at Optyczone
+ Sigma 35mm f1.4 body hands on at ephotozine


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