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Sigma announced the dp1 Quattro today - check out that LCD vf on it
Old 09-12-2014   #1
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Sigma announced the dp1 Quattro today - check out that LCD vf on it

http://photorumors.com/2014/09/12/ne...eleconverters/

Hmmm.. While the new dp1 announcement may interest some... What I am more interested in is the picture of the sigma branded LCD hooded viewfinder.

http://www.sigma-global.com/en/camer...s/accessories/

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Hmmm, now I'm interested.
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Well, bless their hearts.
(I'm not from the southern U.S.; am I using that correctly?)

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Maybe the wheel never really was round?
Sigma seems to know something about whatever it is they know about efficient design that we don't know .... you know?
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Dante--yep! Perfectly acceptable--.. :-)
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It's a Sigma Hoodman loupe?
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Old 09-12-2014   #7
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Looks like their version of it..but their own attachment design...

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You can't complain that they don't cut their own cloth!

I assume it flips out of the way for composing? (letting all that sunlight back onto the screen)
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I don't use digital cameras any more, but I must say, Sigma is making some very attractive kit right now.
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You have got to be SierraHotelIndiaTango-ting us. That's the best viewfinder option Sigma could come up with?
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Can they make that whole thing any bigger?
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Size does matter! ^
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I can dig it. Few things annoy me as much as getting nose prints on the screen when using a top mount finder.
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They should just build a large format camera.
At this level of accessories they are offering the camera will have the usability of LF but still lacking the advantages.

It's just a bit surprising to see this system become even less nimble than it already was.
The IQ is so stellar. It's time for a package that can get the keeper before it has a chance to escape (literally).
That's just me though. I suppose for landscape and still life workers this is a pretty sweet rig.
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Old 09-12-2014   #15
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I rarely use a tripod (maybe 2-3% of the time). I would suspect though that those who use tripods would use this type of setup for landscape work. I remember Jon mentioning he was gonna look into it next time he took his dp Merrill out camping.

If sigma designed these to be magnetic release style, then it becomes the best of both worlds.

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Considering that this camera will be mounted on a tripod, well for the majority, i like it, very practical for the landscape crowd.
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whatever the guy who designed that viewfinder is smoking, I want some...
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For sure, the Sigma designers have moxie !!
You can't complain that their stuff is the "same old same old" that every is making these days.
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Old 09-15-2014   #19
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That loupe actually looks cool. I'm a huge fan of Sigma's industrial/art design.
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Now the Quattro looks like a military reconnaissance device.
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Old 09-20-2014   #21
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Looks like something Joe Longo would have been in charge of.

I think this is going to be very important for the macro crowd, less so for landscape.
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