Sigma FP Review by ePhotozine: “In a market full of cameras that all look the same, the Sigma fp makes a refreshing change.”

ePhotozine published the full Sigma FP review:

The Sigma fp is a unique camera in a world of similar looking cameras, and whilst it’s going to seem “odd” and different to most people, this will be seen as a benefit to others. The modular approach is a bold move and gives you the choice of what you want on a camera. Don’t use flash or need a flash hot-shoe, then don’t take it. Without the added grip, the camera can feel too small, but this is something that will be down to personal preference, as well as depending on needs and what lens is used with the camera

Who is it not for? Die-hard Foveon sensor fans who believe in the Foveon sensor technology aren’t going to find what they’re looking for here. It’s also not for those who want a “standard” camera. Focus isn’t the quickest, so this could cause some missed shots, and in a shoot where you might want to quickly take a number of shots, the camera is noticeably slower than even an entry-level mirrorless camera, unless you’re using the high-speed continuous shooting mode.

Is it any good? The shooting experience, for stills photography, lends itself to slower shooting, such as landscapes, and architecture, rather than rapid photography, and the slow focus certainly limits you when shooting, depending on your subject. People who are used to other modern camera systems will be disappointed, perhaps, if they’re expecting a camera with rapid focus and shot-to-shot times. Stills photographers used to shooting with an OVF or EVF, may also be disappointed by the lack of EVF available for the Sigma fp. You’ll also find that the L-Mount lenses available, so far, are mostly quite large, and therefore feel unbalanced in comparison to the small camera body, unless you’re using the 45mm lens. The optional large grip certainly helps here.

This is where the CINE side of things come in. It has a modular camera body, which will be an exciting option for videographers, who seem intent on putting a cage on a camera the instant they get it. The Sigma fp is perfectly suited for this, and as a mirrorless camera, you can also attach an adapter, and use Canon or other lenses on the system. The fact that it is the smallest full-frame camera available will be enough for many, making it a great option.

L-mount news roundup…

Why is no one talking about the Sigma FP?

Plenty of L-rumors readers images on our L-mount Facebook Group.
Panasonic S1H w/ Kowa anamorphic lens / night test footage (S-i Testlab).

Graeme:

Short doc I was DP on for L.L Bean.Shot entirely on S1H. Interview’s were 5.9k, most over things 4k 10bit 422. Shot on Sigma ART with 1/4 black pro mist. All handheld with IBIS on.
Subra:
A few days back I shot a portrait on the Linhof Technika. I thought it would be a good opportunity to test the Sigma FP too so we shot the BTS with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdtp772hRBM

Links:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1H at Amazon, BHphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. Park UK.
Panasonic 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens at Amazon, BHphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. Park UK.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.