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Let me start off with the conclusion: at its best, the Sigma SD1 is most surprising in the details it uncovers. When you shoot with the SD1 you have no idea where the images will take you. There is no way of knowing what you will find when you lift the camera to your eye.…

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Everywhere around the web Sigma SD1 RAW packs are popping up so everyone can have a go with the real deal. And of course we wanted to contribute a little to that too. We picked six files to share with you. We choose them not on their artistic merits but decided on them to have…

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There are two simple reasons why I do not want to call this article a review. First of all I am not a reviewer nor a journalist, I’m a photographer. Second reason is that the Sigma SD1 that I had in hand was a preproduction model. Both the firmware and the accompanying software was not…

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  Today Sigma Corporation announced that it will start shipping its flagship DSLR, the Sigma SD1, in early June. Sigma is now positioning the camera as an alternative to the very expensive medium-format cameras and digital backs. The suggested retail price of €7,500 ($9,700) does clearly indicate that. A new version of Sigma Photo Pro…

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  Last week the CP+ fair was held in Japan, home country of Sigma. It also was the first new outing of the SD1 since it’s introduction at Photokina, September 2010. Sigma used the fair to release new info into the world. They updated the microsite for the SD1 and released one picture for download.…

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Sigma’s special site dedicated to the SD1, http://www.sigma-sd.com/SD1/, has been updated. They added a leaflet and a one sample image in PDF format. They also updated their message. Although quite some is lost due to the compression of the PDF the file gives a pretty good idea of what to expect from the SD1. The…