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Sigma full frame with foveon sensor

Discussion in 'L-Mount bodies (Leica/Panasonic/Sigma)' started by Peter Kinchington, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Peter Kinchington

    Peter Kinchington New Member

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    I love the results from the foveon sensor - I currently have three foveon cameras the SD14, SD1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill. The output from the sensor reminds me of my Kodachrome slides (an example here) that I have taken with a Leica M6 and leica M-mount lenses. I am excited by the thought of a L-mount camera from Sigma with a full frame foveon sensor - the quality from an excellent lens and full frame foveon sensor should be breathtaking!
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  2. dirk

    dirk Founder of the LMF LMF-Fan

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    Hi Peter,

    so do I. This is one of the major reasons why I am so excited about this L-MOUNT alliance.

    The most often used argument from peopple against a Sigma SD10/14/15/Merrill/Quattro was always the fear, that if they change their mind, they are cought in the SA mount. And the could not use thier Nikon, Canon etc. lenses on Sa mount. Ta least not easy and not with AF (there are workarounds with special adapters etc.)

    Now with the L-Mount, Sigma announced already many different adapters so i.e Canon users can use their lenses on a Sigma L-MOUNT camera with Foveon sensor.

    This is REALLY exciting! I do not mind fullframe vs. APS-C, but the possibility to use now Leica M lenses, Canon EF lenses, Sigma SA lenses and Sigma PL lenss on that body is great. I am sure there will be now a lot more people who will try out the Foveon sensor.

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  3. Peter Kinchington

    Peter Kinchington New Member

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    Hi Dirk,
    Aside from the potential image quality - what also appeals to me about a full frame mirrorless foveon sensor camera is the ability to fully utilise the breadth of my wide angle lenses particularly my 14mm and the ability to get a full circular image from my 7.5mm lens.
    Cheers Peter
     
  4. dirk

    dirk Founder of the LMF LMF-Fan

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    Hi Peter,

    no doubt there are advantages for fullframe over APS-C. But it will cost us more than a Foveon sensor in a smaller sensor size. I am really curious, what the price will be. You may remember what the orginal launch price of the SD1 was at the beginning... :oops:
     
  5. Peter Kinchington

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    Hi Dirk,
    I hope the price is kept reasonable also. Not like the fiasco of pricing the SD1 Merrill too high initially.
    Cheers P.
     
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  6. Sandokan

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    I would like to see a Foveon FF sensor, but would not be surprised at an APS sized one in the L Mount (as Leica do with TL and CL ranges).

    For me, I am more interested in Sigma's lens line up for this mount. Having their Art lenses mount and have AF on the SL would be fantastic.

    I would also like to see more compact F2 or f2.8 lenses made available in the L mount. The SL camera is not overly large nor heavy but the native lenses are.
     
  7. dirk

    dirk Founder of the LMF LMF-Fan

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    Mr. Yamaki said on the Sigma event clearly, that there will be a fulframe sensor in the Sigma L-Mount camera of 2019. Technically, it is for sure possible to make aso an APS.C sized sensor for t. But I doubt that there is enough demand for it comparedto fullframe.

    One of the weaknesses of the old APS-C sized Foveon sensors was high ISO image quality. So I doubt that we will ever see a APS-C sized Foveon sensor again.
     
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  8. Mark Muse

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    I am eagerly awaiting the Sigma body to compliment my Sony mirrorless bodies. I have many good manual SLR and rangefinder lenses that I will be using on it for landscape work. I do, however, wish there would be a recessed adapter to allow use of my wide Loxias and longer Voitlander APO Lanthars on it (the FE mount has a shorter flange distance). I think the radius of the L mount makes this possible. I have no need for electronic connection to the camera.

    I would also like to add my voice to others asking for a series of small, very high quality, f2.0-4.0 lenses. I know the 1.4 and 1.2 lenses have more universal appeal, but I have no need for the weight and size of these lenses and refuse to buy them.
     
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  9. dirk

    dirk Founder of the LMF LMF-Fan

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    That would be nice!
     

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