As of 8/31/17 this sold out at the low used prices…
And now some Foveon action at the Amazon Warehouse Deals, available in USED Very Good condition (tested and repackaged) is the Sigma SD1 body only going for $632.73 with free shipping. This is sold by Amazon Warehouse itself, not 3rd-party sellers.
If you are tempted by the Sigma Foveon DSLRs but don’t want to spend the big bucks to buy in new condition, one lucky photographer can get the Sigma SD1 Merrill body only in “Used – Good” condition for $692 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Make sure they are the seller and not random / unknown sellers. According to the shopping cart, there is only one unit available from AWD. See screenshots below if you are not familiar with how these work:
When you add it to the shopping cart, it reveals the available quantity:
The Dream of the Foveon is alive, in Portland, in Portland, in Portland 🙂 In Foveonlandia we go, where the Sigma SD1 Merrill body only is on sale for $1799 with $72 promotional rewards at Adorama and for the same price without promotional rewards by Adorama thru Amazon.
PS: check the next post before buying!
You could sell the Audi Quattro and buy the whole Sigma Foveon line-up. Just a thought 🙂 Which brings us to the Sigma SD Quattro H mirrorless camera, it is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $1200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Yes, Sigma has mirrorless APS-H cameras that take Sigma SA lenses. Yet Nikon insisted on the 1-inch system 🙂
If you are a fan of Foveon and Big Sensor Primes, all four of Sigma’s dp Quattro big sensor primes are going for $699 each with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo, along with the DP2 Merrill (not a Quattro, not an Audi either).
Sigma has a mirrorless camera too, and it is now available for pre-order at B&H Photo in two options. The SD Quattro Body Only goes for $800 while the SD Quattro with 30mm f1.4 goes for $1000. There’s also the PG-41 Power Grip going for $250 and compatible with more than just one camera.
This is the year of miracles and wonders. Not only do we finally get the Pentax Unicorn but now we have a Foveon sensor that is breaking the APS-C glass ceiling. Sigma has two new SD-series interchangeable-lens cameras, the Sigma SD Quattro H with an APS-H sensor, and the Sigma SD Quattro with an APS-C sensor. These are mirrorless cameras that take Sigma SA Lenses that are part of the Sigma Global Vision. No prices and no pre-order options as of the time of writing, but having product pages is a step in the right direction.
The Sigma DP3 Quattro Big Foveon Sensor Prime is down to $699 at authorized Sigma dealers, but you can get a little more, Adorama is offering 4% promotional rewards (around $28) to be used on future purchases. The rewards happen automatically when you place the order, there’s no coupon to enter.
If you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear and at the same time you like the convenience of Prime shipping and Amazon Customer Support, Amazon seller “AKIBA JAPAN” is offering the Sigma SD1 Merrill DSLR with the 17-50 mm F2.8 EX DC OS lens for $1241 with free shipping. This is fulfilled by Amazon, so it ships from an Amazon USA warehouse. In other words, they shipped a box of cameras from Japan to Amazon USA storage facilities. If you are a Prime member, you get free 2-day shipping.
NOTE: this is a Japanese model. There are two reviews with three comments on them over there with a few details on this particular option. If any of the above make you uncomfortable, do not buy!
B&H Photo has two brand new cameras in-stock and ready to ship. They will be accepting orders again Saturday PM. They are:
+ Olympus E-M5 II body only (limited edition) for $1200
+ Sigma dp0 Quattro Big Sensor Prime for $1000
UPDATE: the E-M5 II Limited Edition is also in stock for $1200 at Adorama.
The instant discount wave from Shiguma is also lifting (down) the prices of the DP-series Merrill trio. The DP1 Merrill goes for $700, while the DP2 Merrill and the DP3 Merrill go for $710 each.
Meanwhile, the niche-within-a-niche hiding in the nooks and crannies of another niche-within-a-niche, a “Mean Girls” way of saying a Sigma DSLR, the Sigma SD1 body only goes for $2000 with 4% promotional rewards (=4%).
This limited time sale ended…
The three Sigma DP-series Merrill generation big sensor primes are currently on sale at Adorama. The DP3 Merrill goes for $540, while the DP2 and DP1 go for $600 each… Corrected name confusion DP1/DP3.