Snapshot Voyager is about my own personal photography journey. I am always looking to try something new, inquisitive as to how it works, and to the end results I might achieve.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

So that's where they're from - Sigma DP1 and DP2 Merrill

The interesting thing about the new Sigma DP1 and DP2 Merrill high end compact cameras is not the 48MP Foveon sensor (it isn't really 48MP), but the lenses that come with these cameras, a 19mm f2.8 on the DP1 and 30mm f2.8 on the DP2.  Sound familiar?  Well it should because these are exactly the same specs as Sigma's new prime lenses for NEX and M43 cameras.  Looking at the front element, I bet the lens design is exactly the same, except it folds up compactly as a fixed lens on the Sigma compacts.
Even though these lenses are well priced, it doesn't mean the quality isn't there.  Far from it in fact.  They easily outdo all of the native Sony E mount lenses, except the super expensive Carl Zeiss 24mm f1.8.

Yonge and Bloor subway station, Toronto ON.     Sony NEX 5n with Sigma 30mm f2.8


  1. That's what Sony need to produce. Good primes at a good price. A series of f2.0 lenses would make NEX fans very happy.