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| p.2 #20 · Saw this image and just had to order the DP2M, couldn't fight it |
I suppose even in terms of colors, what does and doesn't work could vary greatly depending on ones geographic region/typical environment for shooting. Issue with cyan skies certainly could be frustrating for someone who lives/shoots in areas with 300 sunny days a year, though on the other hand, if you live somewhere and hardly even see shadow because its always so overcast/rainy then you probably wouldn't see what the big deal is.
Luckily for Sigma, they choose to price the DP's at what I think is a reasonable price. In some ways, the draw isn't simply the IQ, but also that you can get said IQ for a price that isn't too out of reach. After all, many of use easily will spend that much on a lens, if not several times more.
Price it at $699 or $599 and sure, that would be better, but I don't know if it really would make that many more people buy one. If its limitations as a camera are factors for you, its not going to matter how cheap you make it. I don't care if its $99, if you need a camera with fast response and great high ISO, your still going to feel like you wasted your money.
Price it over $1000 and I think even for those who are impressed with its IQ and can otherwise live with what it offer would have to start questioning if they would really get enough use out of such a thing to make it worthwhile.
Its not a camera your going to carry or use all that often. Its something special you grab when you have a free Sunday afternoon, the weather is nice and you think you'll go out to view some fall color and to this really beautiful overlook you've been to before. It will produce, to say the least, a unique image that should be pretty fun to get back home and view/print.
In a way its akin to a fisheye, or a tilt shift lens. Not something you really use that often, or that you just walk around with, but when you know you want to capture something special, such as perhaps an entire cathedral ceiling, or a baseball stadium in a single frame, the lens, while only producing a handful of images, is something your happy you bought.