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Photokina 2008 - lots of decent stuff

Discussion in 'photo' started by Cesare, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    For once a trade show is living up to expectations and lots of interesting stuff is being announced for it.

    Latest news is the Simga DP2, which appears to be a DP1 with a 40/2.8 equiv lens. More useful than the 28/4 appearing on the DP1 I would have thought.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08092305sigma_dp2.asp

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  2. grivois

    grivois pfm Member

    I've got a DP1 and like the versatility of its 28mm lens - It does portraits as well as the more obvious stuff. The film-like IQ of this camera with its Foveon sensor never ceases to amaze me! That's not to say that I wouldn't mind a DP2 as well. I'm off to Vietnam next week with my DP1 and leaving my Canon D30 behind.

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  3. omers

    omers pfm Member

    I heard the DP1 was very slow and "cluncky" (?) ? otherwise the DP2 sounds great, 40/F2.8 should be nice and the size is so right.

    grivois how is the DP1's lens ?

    With an OVF it's almost too good.

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  4. taffyboy1

    taffyboy1 pfm Member

    Nikon have also finally designed a new 50mm 1.4 G lens that can be used on the likes of a D40 upwards, understand its gonna cost circa £227 !

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  5. grivois

    grivois pfm Member

    Hi Omer,

    The 28 on the DP1 is, without question, one of the very best I've ever come across. It performs impeccably at all apertures and focus distances. Corners are dead sharp and there is virtually no distortion.

    The OVF is a permanent fixture and I find it a useful alternative to the LCD.

    I would like faster write times when using RAW. However, they seem to have fixed that with the new image processor.

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