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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

D-SLR Systems

Get a grip on the complete offerings from the major camera makers when selecting your new D-SLR

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Sigma has long been established as a pioneer in lens design, and it has carried that tradition into the world of cameras. The SD14, like its predecessors, has a unique Foveon X3 image sensor, which records all three colors (red, green and blue) at every pixel site for "film-like" image quality. Conventional image sensors record only one color at each pixel site, interpolating the other colors from surrounding pixels using complex algorithms.

Unlike previous Sigma D-SLRs, the SD14 can record images in JPEG as well as RAW format at a variety of resolutions—up to 2640 x 1760 RAW and 4608 x 3072 interpolated JPEG. There's a unique sensor-dust protector that can be removed for infrared photography and a PC terminal for studio flash.

sigmaLenses. Currently, Sigma has 46 lenses that cover just about every conceivable need for shooting scenarios, and a majority of them can be purchased with a mount compatible with the SD14. There's also a selection of DC lenses for digital, which are specifically designed for cameras like the SD14 that have smaller APS-C-sized image sensors.

Flash. The SD14 has a built-in flash unit and accepts hot-shoe-mounted units like the EF-530 DG Super and the EF-530 DG ST. Both have bounce head capability and feature automatic flash metering using S-TTL operation. The EF-530 DG Super has a high-speed synchronization function, which can be used at high shutter speeds, and wireless flash connectivity.

Accessories. A battery charger, battery pack and other basic accessories are included. A power grip, cable release, remote controller, AC adapter, tripod lens socket and teleconverters are optional accessories.

sigmaSoftware. The SD14 comes complete with Sigma Photo Pro 3.0 software, a RAW-image developer that converts all RAW data quickly and easily. Adjustments can be made in three separate modes.

Sigma System

1 Body:
46 Lenses, including:
8mm ƒ/3.5 EX DG
12-24mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 EX DG
18-50mm ƒ/2.8 EX DC Macro
24-60mm ƒ/2.8 EX DG
APO 50-150mm ƒ/2.8 EX DC
APO 50-500mm ƒ/4-6.3 EX DG
5 Flash Units:
EF-530 DG Super
EF-530 DG ST
EF-500 DG Super
EF-500 DG ST
EM-140 DG Macro

Canon  |  (800) OK-CANON
Nikon  |  (800) NIKON-US
Olympus  |  (888) 553-4448
Panasonic  |  (800) 211-PANA
Pentax  |  (800) 877-0155
Samsung  |  (800) SAMSUNG
Sigma  |  (800) 896-6858
Sony  |  (877) 865-SONY


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