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    Any Sigma Camera users out there

    Are there any Aust Photography members that use a Sigma Digital Camera, Please.
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    Col
    Last edited by colinbm; 29-03-2011 at 5:29pm.

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    I Am 1.
    Me using Sigma
    Not using same
    I have a hat to eat if there are any more!
    Last edited by ameerat42; 29-03-2011 at 5:47pm.
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    Thanks ameerat42
    Actually I was raised at St Leonards many moons ago.
    Too early to eat that hat yet, but get the sauce of your choice ready though
    The Sigma's have a LCD screen, but no live view ??
    What do you view in the LCD, please ?
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    Yeah. Not quite Live View, in that the screen brightness stays constant. I use Manual mode 99% of the time. That shows the EV indicator as well as the shutter speed and aperture. I vary either one until the EV indicator is close to "0". Negative values indicate a metered underexposure, and positive values over. And I use RAW quality mode.

    The pic below shows what I mean. Excuse its quality as it was taken using the monitor's webcam (with a pair of reading glasses hung over it to focus anywhere near close enough).

    In other modes the shutter speed or aperture will vary as the camera meters the exposure. Focus locks in when you partly press the shutter, unless you use manual focus, then you see the distance scale.
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    EDIT: this is a DP1 model.
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    Thanks for the screen view Am.
    Do you like this camera ?
    Col

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    As indicated in a couple of posts back, =YES! What model is yours?

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    Yes, now I get it, your first post You are not happy when you are not using it
    I am looking at the SD15, & for its InfraRed ability.
    Not sure on this 'no live' business ??
    Surely you must see what the sensor sees in the LCD screen ?

    I want to get one of the DP models secondhand though.
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    OK, Col. None of the Sigma SLRs have live view yet, but the compacts do. For the DSLRs, you have to use the viewfinder to frame and take the shot, then the LCD screen as playback.

    With the DP models you certainly do have Live View, but the image brightness stays constant, and you read off the exposure values and adjust accordingly.
    They are also of fixed focal length, either f=16mm or f=25mm (28mm and 41mm FF equiv).
    The DP2X is the latest of the compacts, with a f=25mm fixed lens.
    They are generally low on features, for example, the Live View restriction and low-res video.
    They are big on sensor size, packing a size of 20.7mm x 13.8mm, with three layers, each of 4.6 Mpx, each to capture just R, G or B.
    You can then "interpolate" the images to give the 14.6 MPx result, or just leave them at "normal" size.

    What attracts people to them? Well, use one and you'll find out. Why might people shun them? Well, use one and you'll find out.

    Recently, someone posted THIS on the DPReview Canon (Yes, Canon) Forum about using the SD15. It's a bit subjective and anecdotal, but makes an interesting observation/comparison. Some of the replies are rather inane, but you get a lot of OPINIONS.

    Am.

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    Wow
    Lots of sharp knives there
    Some clear heads too thank goodness
    PP is the name of the game, & I have a lot to learn
    Looks like I am at the top of the tower at the deep end. Scarry !
    Col

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