Please say it ain't so

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by jlabate, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. jlabate

    jlabate Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 22, 2010

    Sigma Germany has announced a wood-veneered version of its SD1 high-end DSLR. The 'Wood Edition' emphasizes the camera's premium appeal by adding a casing made from Amboyna Burl, an expensive and decorative veneer taken from complex growths on a Southeast Asian tree. The case takes around 60 hours to cut, mill and polish. Ten examples of the special edition will be available, body-only, for a recommended selling price of €9,999.
  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    that wood is so shiny it looks like plastic. I like wood, but that ain't my cup of tea.
  3. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    :rofl: And there are some tycoons out there that will be sporting this along with their Vertu mobile phones

    And I usually dig on wood also, kind of still want a Jeep Wagoneer with wood paneling, but not sure if a slippery, shiny looking finish makes sense for a camera body.
  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Looks... slippery.
  5. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
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    Promit Roy
    I can imagine that a wood veneered camera COULD look good, but this is not that camera.
  6. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Further proof that the whole SD1 fiasco is really just Sigma having a giggle...
  7. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I guess I'm the only one who thinks it looks kinda... cool.

    But would I want one? No. :rofl:
  8. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I like it too. Would look good with a wooden lens also ... just to sorta tie-in lens and camera combo.
  9. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
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    Ummm... interesting... ...
  10. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Would go well with my baby giraffe and direct tv package.

    Opulence... I haz it.
  11. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    Aki Asahi offers these delightful choices of body cladding for the E-P3 :eek:



  12. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Is that real wood?
  13. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    real wood 80s speaker cabinets.
  14. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
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    Jerry Jackson Jr
    It makes about as much sense as one of these:


    There will always be a market for "luxury status symbols" from socks to private jets.

    When some people have more money than they know what to do with they buy things (not based on need or practicality) but based on whether other people will believe you've bought the the most expensive, best things.

    When I see a camera like that I instantly think of the DirecTV ad where the Russian multi-billionaire walks on screen and says, "Opulence. I has it."

    [ame=]DirecTV Russian Guy Funny Commercial ("Opulence, I Has It") - YouTube[/ame]
  15. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    What's wrong with that Pentax? I think it's sweet.
  16. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Can't remember if Pentax did this before or after being acquired by Ricoh ?

    Maybe its a subtle hint (like a camera manufacturers code?) that Sigma also want to be bought by Ricoh ?
  17. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
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    Wood is probably the ultimate in retro, it's what the first cameras were made of. Shame about the style - I think Sigma should have made it look like a fine old Gandolfi 10x8 cherry wood. Just think how many pixels they could get on a sensor that size! :biggrin: