Anyway...I found out from a few Quattro owners that the Foveon glow is gone, that the Quattro lost it due to Sigma changing it up to accomodate faster ISO shooting, and better colors. Many have told me they dumped their Quattros and went back to the Merrell line. I've also heard the SD H camera body is big, bulky, a quattro, (so it lost that foveon yumminess), and the lenses do not compete with what the attached permanent lenses on the Merrells can do. Sorry. You screwed up, Sigma. Go back to the full on frontal Foveon sensor, please! Oh, and if you could make a camera that shoots real 21:9 ratio with two side by side Foveon sensors, then I'd pay 2K for that. Come on, Sigma. It will be a collector's item along with your DP Merrill libe. Dump the Quattros, improve the Merrell series, add an EVF, fix Sigma Phot Pro so it doesn't crash every second, (even on the fastest of computers.)
I love my Ricoh GR. I carry small cameras like this Ricoh everywhere. It's my preferred way of daily shooting. I only use the bigger gear when I have specific shoots. The Ricoh is such a joy to use most times. I don't love the slow AF in low light. It's one of the worst cameras I've owned for low light in regards to autofocusing. Sigma DP Merrill series actually focus pretty well. It's the ability to shoot in low light/highISO that is Kryptonite for the Sigma DP Merrill series. Still, I've gotten beautiful monochromes in ISO 800 from my Merrill cameras. Best monochrome camera ever. EVER. EVER. Yep. I said it. Not only does it produce beautiful monochrome files, but the detail in the shots blows most everything away. It comes at a cost. A pain in the a** to use for most due to the inability to shoot in low light without a tripod and long exposures. I just don't care about that. I don't care that the Sigma DP Merrill cameras are slow, have no EVF (well, I do, but I don't if the results are files such as these).
So, the DP1M has just arrived. It's used. I am revving up the battery. I can't wait to compare the files from the Ricoh GR to the DP1M.
That's it for now.
Well, two quick shots. Raining out. Converted to Monochrome TIF in SPP, then chaned to JPEG in Photoshop CS6.