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Thread: SIGMA SD9 @ 1800... good deal?

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    Default RIDICULOUSLY GOOD: SIGMA SD9 @ 1800... good deal? [Warning BIG SAMPLE PICS]

    hi guys, the sigma sd9 can be gotten for abotu 1800. + a 15-30, another zoom + 50mm prime, it won't break ur account..

    No doubt it has its limitations, but its pic quality is UNBELIEVABLE..

    would this be a viable alternative to 10D?

    CHECK THIS OUT MAN!!

    http://img.dpreview.com/reviews/Sigm...s/IMG00068.jpg
    Last edited by marican; 7th September 2003 at 08:53 PM.

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    hey.. sounds good! where to get leh? thanks...

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    Is it just me or wad... hmmm... there are quite a no. of black spot... i think due to dust on ccd?

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    on the blue sky that is...

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    http://www.pbase.com/sphomphanh/sd9_miscellaneous
    more RIDICULOUS PICS!!!

    US retailers selling it at just over 1000..

    might ask friend coming back to get it for me..

    With pics like these i wonder why pple even consider 10D!!!

    For me i guess pic quality is top priority..

    I dun mind slightly slower AF, lesser ISO options, only use SIGMA lens..

    not to mention for the price of a 10D body i can get a Sigma SD9+ 15-30mm!

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    http://www.pbase.com/image/13536350

    check this image out... CHECK OUT THE PART where the TWIGS on the trees are against th eblue sky.. that is PURE resolution power for u man..

    usually (even for 10D upwards) pictures of distant tree branches against the blue sky appear like a blur...

    this is just total pure sharp...

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    I'll buy a digital camera the day Canon, Nikon or Contax uses Foveon or it's equivalent form of technology.

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    Why is this camera so unpopular here???
    Look at what its capable off:

    http://img.dpreview.com/gallery/sigm...s/IMG01371.jpg


    No doubt there is still some noise on the blue sky, but this image combined with a little neatimage will yield the ULTIMATE pic quality..

    3.4 mega pixels? so wat? LOOK AT THE PIC MAN!! I think a 6mp resize to this might not even be as detailed...


    Canon: HELLO?? WHEN is PIC QUALITY like THIS COMING????????

    Wah lao im so stoked super excited....

    This camera can be had BRAND NEW for the same price of a USED d60 MAN!!!
    Last edited by marican; 7th September 2003 at 08:54 PM.

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    sorry for posting so many in short time... but im LAO SAI in my pants now.... if i could i'd buy this camera tomororow....

    no doubt 'sickma' lenses, and only 2FPS compared to 10D 3fps etc...
    But what matters are the images right?


    This will make u guys lao sai in ur pants too:

    http://www.pbase.com/sphomphanh/southwest_december_2002

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    hi,

    just a quick question?

    where in singapore can you ever find a SD9? i mean with warranty etc... and i dun mean parallel import...

    and where in singapore to get Sigma Lens.. now that Photo Alley is no more... sigh

    at 1800 seems good.. but can we get it at that price over here? if so, where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marican
    hi guys, the sigma sd9 can be gotten for abotu 1800. + a 15-30, another zoom + 50mm prime, it won't break ur account..

    No doubt it has its limitations, but its pic quality is UNBELIEVABLE..
    Will you be the first one to own the SD9 in Singapore? Wow, UNBELIEVABLE too!

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    Have you checked out samples at higher ISOs?

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    u mean NOONE IN SINGAPORE OWNS IT???

    i tot i saw it on display somewhere near CP...

    funny leh, they sell sigma lenses, why not the SD9?

    i know there is a sigma office in singaproe...


    wah lao, there are reputable online retailers selling at US$919!!

    SD9 + Sigma Flash + full range of EX lenses will be CHEAP!!


    supposedly the batt life isnt that good.. but the bat grip which costs $130 allows u to put 8AA batteries....

    Always liked the idea of AA batteries...

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    Yah, apparently 10D is a lot less noisy.....

    This is where the SD9 lacks... but neatimage can always be used... =P

    I'd rather sharper subjects, and noisier backgrounds, then undetailed pictures...

    not to mention unbelievable price man...

    Recalculation of the price, $919x1.76 = 1616

    Rivalling 300D interms of price liao...

    Im still so excited over this cam man


    Quote Originally Posted by Zerstorer
    Have you checked out samples at higher ISOs?

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    Hi,

    Not to dampen your enthusiasm....read www.dpreview.com and the review on SD9.

    I would put my bet on a local warranty as well.

    If you buy from US, even 10D is cheaper.

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    hi read all the reviews everywhere liao...

    still quite keen on it...

    i may be the first to get it here!
    when i get enuff cash taht is...

    heard from offstone in australia, a SD9+15-30mm is under 3k..

    hopefully AP or CP osso drop price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernLights
    Hi,

    Not to dampen your enthusiasm....read www.dpreview.com and the review on SD9.

    I would put my bet on a local warranty as well.

    If you buy from US, even 10D is cheaper.
    why are u dampening his enthusiasm. since he linked at least one of the pics from dpreview, he obviously knows the good and bad points raised by the review and wants to give it a chance. In fact, he's so confident of Sigma quality that he's willing to buy one without local warranty. Have to give to 2 thumbs up for that

    Please go ahead and buy the SD9 and start posting on clubsnap. I genuinely want to see Foveon samples in 'real world' use but haven't managed to convince anyone on clubsnap or irc to get one yet....

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    first thing tomorrow goign to call up the major retailers for quotations...

    then i have to find a way to get the cash (just paid $$$ to repair my friends bike which i damaged )

    i'll buy the cam and hopefully i won't end up with a dud of a cam...

    One thing im scared of is, if NOONE bought any SD9s, would the stock that CP or AP have be super old stock 1st batch stuff?

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    These pictures are really sharp, and for a moment, I thought they were scanned from slides or something...

    I surely hope that these shots are not digitally manipulated in any way.

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    seriously, i'll go for more usable high iso images instead rather than the sd9. just a personal preference.

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