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| Re: Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it? |
There shots are amazing. Really. Not just because of the sensor, but because the camera is in some talented hands. Thanks for posting, all.
I have been thinking about the Foveon vs. Bayer thing, and while I think that some of the inherent advantage is certainly the full-color pixels of the Foveon, there are other things to consider.
Over the years, camera manufactures have placed a huge emphasis on high-iso performance. Some would agree that this has happened at the expense of low-iso performance. Weaker CFA's, NR in raw files, etc.
I was looking back at some old 1Ds files, as I just snagged a used one on B&S, and I'm always taken by how sharp the files are...how much detail there is in the 11MP files. But this was back when low-iso was still king.
I don't see anything like the image below out of any of my new cameras. Sure, the higher magnification makes for a lower apparent sharpness, but I do think that most new cams are sacrificing the best possible image quality for better all-round performance. Sigma obviously didn't follow that trend with this series of cameras.