Summary: Use to run the digital imaging dept for a major ad agency, now retired. I was looking for a digital camera to replace my old Fuji digital outfit and I was always like the Sigma brand of lenses ( We had a couple of them at work.
Summary: If you want anything even close to "point and shoot" operation, do not buy this camera. If you intend doing lots of sports or fast motion photography, do not buy this camera. If you enjoy and do a lot of black and white photography, absolutely do not buy this camera.
Pros: This camera comes closest of any digital camera to achieving color photo outcomes equivalent to film. The photos are most often very striking and realistic. The SD-14 camera eliminates the "Bayer blur", one of very few cameras on the market to accomplish this. Google ""Bayer blur"" to learn more.
Cons: The cons are virtually countless. You must know what you are doing to use this camera. It is less automated, and lacks many of the "bells and whistles" of other DSLR cameras at its price point. Even the features is does have, though completely usable, are less highly refined than they are with co...
Summary: The Sigma SD14 is hands down one of the best dSLRs on the market! But, it is not for the beginner or novice shooter! It has no auto modes or fancy shooting modes, just the bare basics a Professional needs! Resolution is on par with a Canon 5D full frame sensor camera.
Summary: Sigma SD14's were expensive when they first came out, but I just couldn't resist when price dropped below $300, too bad price has gone back up again lately. For a digital camera of this calibre, and like most other high end digital cameras, shooting RAW and processing it properly will give you the...
Summary: I purchased this camera to use as backup but I was impressed enough that I puchased a second to use as my main and a backup, The camera does have some short comings, it is slower than I would like and you do have to allow for that but the picture quality is second to none.
Summary: Impressive does not begin to contend for the image quality and color that this camera can produce. I know people who have digital slr ranging from nikon d40 and canon xt to the nikon d3 series and canon 1d series and have loved the quality some of these cameras can create.