'Kay, so this is just pure intution—what Ctein calls a WAG, which stands for wild-ass guess.
But I'm going to say that I think I know why people love the Foveon sensors. They just get addicted.
Never mind measured resolution or color fidelity or all the other things measurebators gas on about endlessly—Foveon Merrill images just look crisp-sharp, ultra pretty. And I can see how some people would come to find that deeply gratifying, like a long draught of sweet, clear mountain stream water when you're parched and dehydrated. I can see how, once you get used to that, you would just want to see it again and again. It would scratch an itch, satisfy a need.
I spent a very fun few hours yesterday diddling around with DP2M files. They really are pretty. I don't think Sigma sensor lovers care if they look better than X or as good as Y. They just want the look they get, and they can't get enough.
Of course, yesterday it was frigid and windy and we had sleet. Today is actually looking vaguely—dare I say it? Springlike, with the mercury soaring into the lower 40s (Fahrenheit) and no wind and clear skies.
That's all for now. Just wanted to register that WAG out loud. But stay tuned for the next post.
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