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Groundbreaking Ability: Not for those in a hurry
on February 28, 2016
Okay, kids. Here's a camera all you 'aficionados' will absolutely love if you're into composing a shot, once you know what you're looking for. While I've only had the camera for a day, it wins points on its revolutionary approach to digital-imaging, capturing the light for all the world much the way all the old 'chromes' did, back in the day when all you had were f-stops and shutter speeds. Remember back that far? This ain't no average 'Point-and-Shoot'. Matter of fact, it's pedestrian-style when you think of speed, in the digital age, that is... If you're looking for a camera to take to a sports-event, or one to capture 'on-the-fly' images, this ain't your camera. If, on the other hand, you find yourself walking about town for the simple reason that it's nice outside, you want to go for a walk and maybe catch a few shots, some REALLY GOOD shots, with accurate color-rendition and incredible detail, this might be what you're looking for. If you don't have the scratch for an 850 (about 3k, right now) or a Leica (I feel for you, I really do) and love 'sleepers' (this camera looks rather, uh, 'nondescript'...PERFECT!) then you're gonna love this little gem. While there are those that denigrated the Leica D-Lux3's 'noise' at low-light levels (man, I don't get that one, period) I thought the images it rendered were top-drawer, and being able to fit a fine camera in one's pocket it a huge plus. You don't 'get the shot' if you don't take the camera along, and this one fits nicely in my Carhartts. Okay, they're not Dockers or Van Heusens (although they have, lamentably of late, become a fashion statement of sorts) the generous space offered by the Carhartts make stuffing a truly pocketable camera an easy matter, and the plain-looking, solidly-built Sigma is perfectly suited to this application. Yeah, the red 'processing' led winks for a bit, but hey, I believe in results. All you goonies out there into a 10-frame-per-second sickness should pass this type of excellence up. That kind of camera is designed for pro-sports photographers who really NEED that sort of fire-power, not the fellow (or gal) who savors an excursion, taking it all in, in a languorous fashion, risking labeling as some sort of NUT for heaven's sake. New-agers and Zen devotees, your camera has arrived. Check it out, take the time, and your dedication will be amply rewarded. Pixel-peepers need not apply: this is the artist's camera. Like Kinkade? Buy a Nikon, and hit the street in your Polo ensemble, hey, you'll fit right in...Me, I'll take Vermeer anyday... Nuff sed...