Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/06/07

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Subject: [Leica] Compact Camera Conundrum
From: shino at (Rei Shinozuka)
Date: Thu Jun 7 07:33:14 2007
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seems interesting, but why is the lens so darned slow?  


On Jun06 22:27, mehrdad wrote:
> nathan did u also look @ the sensor size difference between the grd
> and dp-1? the dp-1 is APS size and very capable @ shooting high iso if
> it is the same as sigma's latest sd-14 camera. people are compering
> the results of the sd-14 with the canon 5d.
> On 6/6/07, Nathan Wajsman <> wrote:
> >I printed out the PDF from the web site and drooled all over it until I
> >realized that there is a fly in the ointment: the slow (f4) lens.
> >Compared to my Ricoh GRD's f2.4 lens, this means that the Sigma is about
> >1 1/3 stops slower. Or put in another way: if I am in a situation where
> >I need to use the Ricoh wide open at ISO 400 (the highest usable ISO on
> >the GRD in my opinion), I would need to set the Sigma to ISO 1000 in the
> >same situation. So while I am sure that the Sigma's sensor is superior
> >to the Ricoh's at the same ISO, that is not the relevant comparison for
> >me. The Sigma at ISO 1000 would need to be superior to the Ricoh at ISO
> >400. I think I'll wait for some reviews...
> >
> >Nathan
> >
> >Douglas Sharp wrote:
> >> The photographic magazines in Germany have it priced at 700 Euros -
> >> not cheap for a P&S - but I think I want one anyway :-)
> >> Douglas
> >>
> >> Jeffery Smith wrote:
> >>> Some of us are waiting on the Sigma DP1. Sigma has given it its own web
> >>> site:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> but so far it hasn't been released.
> >>>
> >>> Jeffery
> >>>

Rei Shinozuka
Ridgewood, New Jersey

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