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Pricing Of Sigma SD9  
User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

The SD9 is released this week with a UK price tag of £1299.
This looks like Sigma's way of getting in on the market. I assume that they are selling the camera as cheaply as possible knowing that they will get their margin back on the lenses, as this uses Sigma mount.

I still do not regret buying into the EOS system as I have a nice collection of lenses for my EOS30 (including L series) which I can complement with a digital body when I am ready.

To anyone looking at a first SLR system though this is tempting, as it is priced about the same as an EOS30 body and mid-range slide scanner.

The test shots at dpreview are stunning.

Regards,
Craig.

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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

This is very tempting, I also understand that the SD9 is the first full-frame DSLR...is this true? If so its attractive as the multiplier of other DSLR's may be great for some things...but not so great when it comes to small focal lengths.

Does anyone have a link to a review/test images from the SD9 I can't find a review on dpreview.com

LGW



User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

LGW,

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0210/02101901moresd9samps.asp

Michael


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1214 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

do a search for DS9 on dpreview.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0202/02022503sigmasd9shots.asp


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Thanks Michael and Royal

LGW


User currently offlinePlanedoctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

SD9 is NOT full-frame. It has a smaller sensor than even the D30, with a 1.7x "crop" factor. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing when it comes to aviation photography. I'll agree that the images look pretty good, although I have no idea how the body works overall nor how the AF is. Also, I was a little concerned about the ISO 400 noise performance, and I'm not all that excited about investing in Sigma lenses. On the other hand, if I were starting out at zero and I was itching to get a DSLR this would not be a bad alternative.

-Ken


User currently offlineVaman From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

Look at the sigma website. http://www.sigmaphoto.com/html/news/News.htm

they're coming out with 120-300 2.8  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
also there is a 300-800 5.6

what do y'all think about these.

Logan

ps i'm not to sure about this sigma camera deal..... we'll have to see


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