Sigma SD1 “Wood Edition”

October 12, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras | 16 Comments |
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Sigma Deutschland has announced a limited edition Sigma SD1 that comes in a removable, hand-made wooden housing. “Over 60 hours of milling, sawing, grinding and polishing are needed to allow one of the finest and rarest woods of the world blend with the SD1,” the company says, calling the Sigma SD1 Wood Edition a “luxurious Christmas gift for photo enthusiasts”. To place an order for the €9,999 camera (without a lens), contact Sigma Deutschland directly. Not only do you have to dig deep in your pocket - you need to hurry up too, as there are only ten copies available for purchase.

Source: Deutscher Pressestern



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#1 Mad Hungarian

10K Euros, is this a joke?

5:21 pm - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#2 NYC

My guess is that less than 5 will be sold.

5:38 pm - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#3 Nigel Hansen

I wonder if I can just buy the wood case for my SD1?

5:48 pm - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#4 DK

I'm betting the genius that came up with the pricing strategy also came up with this. Yea, just add some wood, that will get them selling. I wouldn't carry this thing if it was free.

6:21 pm - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#5 arashm

Wow
I guess the camera is SO NOT selling that they have to resort to this...
Sad, I think a lot of people would have been interested in this product if it was priced correctly.
am

6:35 pm - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#6 Jeff Sham

@NYC - I bet they will have no trouble selling all 10, but wow is that crazy money... You can kit out a studio for that sort of money!

7:31 pm - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#7 bb

uGly. I think I just threw up a little bit

11:17 pm - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#8 Tony Hart

I think Krusty the Clown has taken over at Sigma...

11:33 pm - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#9 Dan

Haha. That's so fukin funny. 9 copies would be too many.

12:06 am - Thursday, October 13, 2011

#10 Bryan

That looks plain wrong to me, I think they wasted their time.

Bryan

9:14 am - Thursday, October 13, 2011

#11 Joost

"Over 60 hours of milling, sawing, grinding and polishing..."
What a waste of time!

12:13 pm - Thursday, October 13, 2011

#12 Lagrafem

For photografers? Never. Perhaps for "Art Colections". But I'm thinking, as I'm from Brasil, I'm afraid that this housing was made with brasilian wood and they had paid some pennys for it. Poor South America....

12:57 pm - Thursday, October 13, 2011

#13 Ozone

This has got to be one of the ugliest things I've seen... I can think of a lot more useful things that can be done with rare woods...

1:56 pm - Thursday, October 13, 2011

#14 jaypee

hmmmm...does it come with a silencer and a 50-round drum magazine , too ?

6:20 pm - Thursday, October 13, 2011

#15 rob

Once again, the Sigma guys proved that they are completely out-of-touch with reality.

Come on, already, admit that you've no idea how to sensibly implement the wonderful Foveon technology and apologize for killing it!

10:26 pm - Tuesday, October 18, 2011

#16 Geoff

How ugly would you like your camera to be sir? This looks simply obscene.

3:02 pm - Tuesday, May 1, 2012