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 Friday, April 9, 2021
From Sigma:

Important Notice for SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary Users

Dear valued customers,

Thank you for your purchase and continued support of our products.

Regarding the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary interchangeable lens for mirrorless cameras announced on March 23rd, 2021, as a result of our investigation, there is a possibility that the ghost resistance will deteriorate with some products from the initial lot.

In addition, since we have confirmed the countermeasures by process management regarding this matter, we would like to inform you below that we would like to collect all the products with the target serial number and replace them with new ones.

Applicable Product and Serial Number

Applicable Product: SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary (for L-mount, Sony E-mount)

Serial Number: serial number prior to 55488834, regardless of mount.

Treatment on this issue

We will respond by replacing the applicable product with a new one.

For further information, please contact your local authorized SIGMA Service Station listed in the link below:

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/world-network

For customers in the US requiring more information, please contact our Service and Support team at info@sigmaphoto.com.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused to customers who are using the applicable product, and those who are looking forward to purchasing this product.

Order the Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN DN Contemporary Lens from B&H.

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Post Date: 4/9/2021 10:13:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, March 26, 2021
From Sigma:

Firmware update for SIGMA Global Vision lenses in SONY E-mount 2021.03.26

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for SIGMA Global Vision lenses in SONY E-mount listed below.

[Applicable product]

·SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art in SONY E-mount

[Benefits of the update]

·It has fixed the issue whereby the MF Assist is cancelled on the SONY a7S III when shooting in the manual focus (MF) or direct manual focus (DMF) mode.

To update the firmware, please refer to the following link; https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/a019_24_70_28/?tab=support&local=firmware

[Applicable product]

·SIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary in SONY E-mount

[Benefits of the update]

·It has improved focusing accuracy in single AF (AF-S)

To update the firmware, please refer to the following link; https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c019_45_28/?tab=support&local=firmware

* After the update is complete, be sure to remove the camera battery pack and reinsert it.

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor. https://www.sigma-global.com/en/world-network/

We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.

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Post Date: 3/26/2021 9:50:19 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, March 23, 2021
From Sigma:

Important Notice

Potential issue of ghost resistance deterioration of the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary

Dear valued customers

Thank you for your purchase and continued support of our products.

We have become aware of a potential issue with our recently released SIGMA 28-70 F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, which could lead to increased ghosting over time in certain shooting conditions. This falls short of our usual high standards so we are acting as quickly as possible to rectify the issue.

Applicable Product and Serial Number

– Applicable product:SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary (for L-mount, Sony E mount)

– Serial Number: serial number prior to 55488834, regardless of mount

The phenomenon has been identified early, so only a small number of customers are affected. Anyone who has already received a 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary (which has only started shipping in some countries) can check their lens’s serial number to see if it is affected.

How to check the serial number

You can find the serial number printed on the side of the lens, and also on the box. If your serial number is higher than 55488834 you can be assured it is not affected by this issue.

Cause of phenomenon

Our optical engineers are working hard to identify and eradicate the underlying cause of the phenomenon, and we expect to have this resolved within a month.

Treatment on this issue

We will suspend all shipments of the applicable product until the cause of this matter has been identified. Once we know the cause, we will be in touch with the small number of affected customers to advise on whether we will repair their lens or replace it, and how this process will work.

In the meantime, all customers can continue to use the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary with confidence. If you have any questions please contact your local authorized SIGMA Service Station at https://www.sigma-global.com/en/world-network/, who will be happy to assist.

For customers in the US requiring more information, please contact our Service and Support team at info@sigmaphoto.com.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and we assure you that we will put this issue right as soon as possible.

SIGMA corporation

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Post Date: 3/23/2021 7:21:10 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, March 5, 2021
Operating conditions of SIGMA's lenses for Canon EF mount with the Canon EOS R6

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to share the results of our investigation regarding the operation of SIGMA’s lenses for Canon EF mount, when used on the Canon EOS R6.

We have verified the operation with our SIGMA GLOBAL VISION (SGV) interchangeable lenses (Contemporary, Art, and Sports lines) for Canon EF mounts used on the “Canon EOS R6” with Canon’s mount adapter “EF-EOS R Series”, and confirmed that there were no problems with general operations such as AE, AF, and image stabilization.

Please note the following points when using our products.

1. For SGV interchangeable lenses released before 2017*, it is necessary that the lens firmware is updated to Ver.2.00 or later. * The release year can be confirmed by the edition number (A017, C015, etc.) engraved on the lens barrel.

Please refer to the following page for details of the lens firmware.

2. After setting the Digital Lens Optimizer to [OFF], set the “Peripheral Illumination Correction”, “Chromatic Aberration Correction”, and “Distortion Correction” of the “Lens Aberration Correction” function to [ON] to achieve the appropriate corrections in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens.

3. AF can be used within the area of approximately 80% of the height and 80% of the width of the sensor surface.

4. For lenses without an OS (Optical Stabilizer) mechanism, the in-camera image stabilization can not be used when the Full-time MF setting is set to “Full- time MF ON” via SIGMA Optimization Pro. When using in-camera image stabilization, please set the Full-time MF setting to “Full- time MF OFF”. * The default Full- time MF setting is “Full- time MF OFF”.

5. Image stabilization does not work optimally with interchangeable lenses which are not from the Contemporary, Art or Sports line. Please turn off the camera’s Image stabilization setting, or turn off the OS switch for lenses equipped with an OS (Optical Stabilizer) mechanism when using.

6. For interchangeable lenses which are not from the Contemporary, Art or Sports lines, using MF is recommended, since it may be difficult to achieve sufficient focusing speed and accuracy when AF is used.

7. It can not be used with the teleconverter.

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.

We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.

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Post Date: 3/5/2021 5:19:00 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, February 24, 2021
From Sigma:

New Products Release of Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary

SIGMA America announces 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary Lens

Introducing The world’s smallest F2.8 standard zoom for mirrorless systems

February 24, 2021 Ronkonkoma, NY - SIGMA Corporation of America is pleased to announce the pricing and availability of the new 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens which has just been announced worldwide by Sigma Corporation. This ultra-compact fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount and L-mount cameras from SIGMA, Leica and Panasonic will be available in the US through authorized dealers on March 12, 2021 with an MSRP of $899.

Click here to find authorized online and in-store dealers

C | Contemporary

SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras|Compatible with full-frame cameras

Smart and nimble. The new standard mirrorless zoom.

Design based on SIGMA’s Art line, with the same uncompromising optical performance

A lightweight and compact body – ideal for day-to-day use

Superb build quality with exceptional attention to detail that provides an exceptional user experience

Supplied accessories: Petal Type Lens Hood (LH706-01)

Available mount: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

*This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA2870mmContemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMADGDN

SIGMA sets a new standard in large-aperture mirrorless zoom lenses

The SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary redefines the standard zoom for mirrorless cameras by combining outstanding optical performance, an F2.8 constant aperture, and a lightweight and compact body. The design of the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is based on the existing 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, but with a focal range starting at 28mm, making the lens body significantly smaller and lighter while maintaining superb optical performance. It is the smallest and lightest lens in its class*. Remaining true to the Contemporary line's core concept of maintaining an optimal balance between optical performance and lens size, this new optic delivers professional quality results in a body small enough to take on a casual outing.

In addition to prioritizing portability, SIGMA’s optical engineers introduced a new combination of coatings and structural elements that make this standard zoom well-equipped for use in a wide range of shooting environments. Likewise, the latest production and manufacturing techniques were employed to ensure exceptionally high build quality.

The 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary introduces another fast, high-performance, large-aperture zoom lens to SIGMA’s mirrorless line-up, offering a more compact alternative to the existing 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art.

* As a standard zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras with F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range (Source: SIGMA, as of February 2021)

[Key features]

Design based on SIGMA’s Art line, with the same uncompromising optical performance

The optical design of the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is based on the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, which is renowned for its outstanding optical performance throughout its zoom range. True to the Contemporary line's core concept, the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary was developed to offer the right balance of performance and portability, and as such, this large-aperture standard zoom delivers outstanding image quality that rivals Art line lenses in a body light enough for day-to-day use. Building on state-of-the-art technology, the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary has an advanced optical design that includes three aspherical, two FLD, and two SLD elements. Despite using fewer elements in total than the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, the design results in a thorough correction of axial chromatic aberration and sagittal coma aberration, which cannot be corrected in-camera, allowing users to create images that are uniformly sharp from the center to the edges of the frame. Along with its anti-ghosting design, the use of Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating means well-controlled flare for high-contrast results in backlit conditions. It also features a water and oil repellant coating on the front side of the lens.

In short, the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary combines all of the key optical features required of a large-aperture standard zoom lens, which are essential for photographing a wide variety of subjects in a range of shooting conditions.

·Comparison of the two optimal solutions to standard zoom lenses with F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range.

With the addition of the new 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, SIGMA now provides two optimal solutions of standard F2.8 zoom lens for mirrorless cameras ? the new 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary achieves remarkable portability and offers the same optical performance, as the existing 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art which is for pro-use with the highest levels of performance throughout its focal range.

L-mountFeatureE-mount
28-70mm / F2.8Focal length / F value28-70mm / F2.8
16 elements in 12 groups, with 2 FLD lens, 2 SLD lens and 3 Aspherical lensesLens construction19 elements in 15 groups, with 6 FLD lens, 2 SLD lens and 3 Aspherical lenses
19-38cm, 1:3.3(W) - 1:4.6(T)Minimum focusing distance, Maximum magnification ratio18-38cm, 1:2.9(W) - 1:4.5(T)
Super Multi-Layer Coating, Nano Porous Coating, Water and oil repellent coatingCoatingSuper Multi-Layer Coating, Nano Porous Coating, Water and oil repellent coating
Focus Mode SwitchMechanismFocus Mode Switch, AFL button, Zoom Lock Switch
Dust and splash proof structure (Applied to the mount only)Dust and splash proofDust and splash proof structure
Petal-type lens hoodHoodPetal-type lens hood with lock
f67mmFilter sizef82mm
470g, f72.2mm×101.5mm ?for L-MountWeight, Dimension (diameter x length)835g, f87.8mm×122.9mm ?for L-Mount

A lightweight and compact body – ideal for day-to-day use

Being slightly less wide-angle than the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art has allowed a significant reduction in the size of the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens body. In order to fit with the design concept of the Contemporary line, which balances performance with portability, the new lens features a simpler dust- and splash-proof structure and smaller switches. This makes it the smallest and lightest lens in its class*.

The new lens features just one lightweight focusing element, which keeps the AF unit small. This, along with a quiet and fast stepping motor, makes for responsive and near-silent autofocus performance.

The 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary weighs in at 470g, and when attached to the SIGMA fp, the entire setup is 890g. The supreme portability afforded by a camera system that weighs less than 1kg gives photographers a huge amount of freedom and flexibility to achieve their creative vision. It’s also a perfect combination for filmmakers looking for a high-performance, lightweight, easy-to-handle camera system that works well with a gimbal and other accessories.

A large-aperture, standard zoom lens that is light and small enough for casual outings, the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary will open up new photographic possibilities for better and more creative results.

* As a standard zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras with F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range (Source: SIGMA, as of February 2021)

Superb build quality with exceptional attention to detail that provides an exceptional user experience

With priority given to optimal portability, the body of the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary consists primarily of lightweight parts. While conventional wisdom states that it is more difficult to ensure processing accuracy for plastic parts than metal parts, there has been no compromise whatsoever on build quality for the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary. One reason for this is that it uses a type of polycarbonate called TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), which has a comparable level of thermal shrinkage to aluminum. This helps reduce differences between the thermal shrinkage of the metal and non-metal parts, ensuring stable levels of performance even in an environment with extreme temperature changes. The use of polycarbonates in the construction of zoom and focus rings can make their operation feel less premium, but with careful treatment to the precision of these parts and adjusting the movement with the lubricant appropriately, the rings offer a precise action with an exceptionally high-quality feel.

What allows us to achieve these precisely produced parts and such premium aesthetics is the impressive standard of manufacturing technology and rigorous quality control we have at the SIGMA Aizu Factory.

The SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary offers a new and improved photographic experience for mirrorless users who require a fast aperture standard zoom lens. Its premium, intuitive build makes it as exciting to use the lens as it is to see the incredible images it can produce, inspiring you to start achieving your creative potential.

[Additional features]

  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups, with 2 FLD elements, 2 SLD elements and 3 aspherical elements
  • Internal focusing
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping motor
  • Compatible with lens-based optical correction * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.
  • Nano Porous Coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water and oil repellent coating (front element)
  • Focus Mode Switch
  • Support DMF, AF+MF
  • Petal-type lens hoodSimple dust- and splash-proof design
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system "A1"
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • ‘Made in Japan’ craftsmanship

[Key specifications] The figures below are for L-mount.

Lens construction: 12 groups, 16 elements (2 FLD elements, 2 SLD elements, 3 aspherical elements) |Angle of view: 75.4°-34.3°|Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) |Minimum aperture: F22|Minimum focusing distance: 19 (W)-38 (T)cm / 7.5-15.0in.|Maximum magnification ratio: 1:3.3 (W) - 1:4.6 (T)|Filter size: f67mm|Maximum dimension x length: f72.2mm×101.5mm / f2.8-4.0in.|Weight: 470g / 16.6oz.

[Barcode]

L-Mount: 085126 592691

Sony E-mount: 0085126 592653

[Accessories: Supplied] Name of product / barcode

Lens Hood LH706-01: 0085126 939021

[Accessories: Optional] Name of product / barcode

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11: for L-Mount 0085126 878696

SIGMA WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 67mm: 0085126 931803

SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 67mm: 0085126 930943

SIGMA PROTECTOR 67mm: 0085126 931070

SIGMA WR UV FILTER 67mm: 0085126 930684

SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 67mm: 0085126 930813

Orders

Order the Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN DN Contemporary Lens from B&H.

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Post Date: 2/24/2021 8:01:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, December 22, 2020
From Sigma:

Operating conditions of the SIGMA 24-70 mm F2.8 DG DN | Art for SONY E-mount with the SONY a7S III

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to share the results of our investigation regarding unto the operation of the SIGMA 24-70 mm F2.8 DG DN | Art for SONY E-mount, when used on the SONY a7S III.

[Applicable products]

SIGMA 24-70 mm F2.8 DG DN | Art for SONY E-mount

[Confirmed phenomenon]

The MF Assist is cancelled on the SONY a7S III when shooting in the manual focus (MF) or direct manual focus (DMF) mode.

We are planning a firmware update to address this issue, which will be announced in due course. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers who are using this product combination.

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/world-network/https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/world-network/

We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.

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Post Date: 12/22/2020 9:55:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, December 19, 2020
From Sigma:

Firmware update for SIGMA Global Vision lenses in Canon EF mount

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for SIGMA Global Vision lens in Canon EF mount listed below.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-01 and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.

[Applicable product]

  • SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount
  • SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art in Canon EF mount
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

  • It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D and the EOS-1D X Mark III.

[Applicable product]

  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

  • It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D.

[How to update]

Connect the lens to a computer via the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-01 (sold separately), then open SIGMA Optimization Pro*. If the lens firmware isn’t the latest version, the following message will appear: ‘The latest lens firmware is available’. Click ‘Yes’ to update.

* Before updating lens firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-01, please ensure you update SIGMA Optimization Pro to the latest version.

SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/lenses/sigma-optimization-pro/

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/world-network

We appreciate your continued support for SIGMA products.

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Post Date: 12/19/2020 8:03:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, December 18, 2020
From Sigma:

Firmware update for SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art in SONY E-mount

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art in SONY E-mount.

[Applicable product]

·SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art in SONY E-mount

[Benefits of the update]

Improved the phenomenon that the focus does not work on rare occasions when the focus mode is set to AF-C (Continuous AF).

To update the firmware, please refer to the following link;

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/lenses/firmware/

* After the update is complete, be sure to remove the battery pack of the camera and reinsert it.

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/world-network/

We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.

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Post Date: 12/18/2020 5:24:48 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sigma:

Firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We are pleased to announce that a firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 is now available.

[Applicable product]

  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E

[Benefits of the update]

  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG HSM | Sports in SIGMA SA mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.02.
  • It has improved a rarely-occurring blinking phenomenon during movie shooting.

[Applicable product]

  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E

[Benefits of the update]

  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.01.
  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.02.
  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.01.
  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver. 2.03.
  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.03.
  • It has improved a rarely-occurring blinking phenomenon during movie shooting.

[How to update]

Connect the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 to a computer with the included USB cable, then open SIGMA Optimization Pro*. If there is a newer firmware version available than the one currently installed on your converter, you will see the message ‘There is the latest firmware for the converter’. Click ‘Yes’ to update.

* Before attaching the updated SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 to the camera body, please remove the battery pack from the camera then reinsert.

* Please be sure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to the latest version when updating the MC-11 firmware.

SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/lenses/sigma-optimization-pro/

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor. https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/world-network/

We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.

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Post Date: 12/18/2020 5:20:04 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, December 1, 2020
From Sigma:

SIGMA Introduces Full-Frame Mirrorless I series Premium Compact Prime Lenses

New Lenses Offer Outstanding Performance, Superior Build Quality and Elegant Design

Ronkonkoma, NY – December 1, 2020 – Today, SIGMA Corporation introduces the I series of lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Pairing both for exceptional optical performance and stylish, compact design, the three new lenses – the 24mm F3.5 DG DN | Contemporary, 35mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary, and 65mm DG DN | Contemporary – join the previously released 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary to establish a new benchmark in compact performance lenses. Featuring all-metal construction for durability and cutting-edge optical designs, the I series lenses are available in L-Mount and Sony E-mount.

"When it comes to mirrorless cameras, striking the proper balance between performance and size is even more crucial. We believe there is a growing demand for compact, high-performance, high-quality lenses," reports SIGMA America President Mark Amir-Hamzeh. "The introduction of the I series of full-frame mirrorless-exclusive lenses answers this call. The I series represents a new option: premium compact primes that are stylish in appearance with impressive specifications and optical performance."

Built to the mechanical and operational standards of SIGMA Cine lenses, in compact mirrorless form, the I series have outstanding feel and touch in the hand. The well-damped manual focus ring, aperture ring, and autofocus switches embody true functional beauty.

The I series is being announced with 3 new lenses:

  • 24mm F3.5 DG DN | Contemporary (MSRP $549)
  • 35mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary (MSRP $639)
  • 65mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary (MSRP $699)

The three new lenses will be available for sale through authorized US retailers in mid-January, 2021.

The 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, available now (MSRP $549), is also part of this series.

Key I series Lens Features:

All I series lenses feature an all-metal body, with high-precision metal internal parts, and a metal lens hood. The 24mm F3.5 is a petal-type hood.

  • All I series lenses feature a manual aperture ring and knurled surfaces for an enjoyable tactile experience.
  • The 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 lenses feature a newly-designed arc-type auto/manual focus mode switch.
  • The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 lenses all feature a dust and splash-proof mount.
  • The three new lenses each ship with both a plastic lens cap and a magnetic metallic cap.
  • An optional magnetic cap holder (model CH-11, MSRP $29) features a mini-carabiner for clipping to a camera bag, jacket or belt loop, and has a donut-style center hole to easily remove the cap when it is time to place it back on the lens.

Product Specifications:

SIGMA 24mm F3.5 DG DN | Contemporary

Exceptional compact wide-angle prime | 1:2 close-up magnification | Lovely round bokeh | Stepping motor | Designed to minimize flare and ghosting | Super Multi-Layer Coating

Lens Construction: 10 elements in 8 groups (1 SLD, 3 aspherical)
Autofocus Motor: STM
No. of Diaphragm Blades: 7 rounded
Min. Focus Distance: 4.3 in. (10.8cm)
Max. Magnification Ratio: 1:2 (half macro)
Filter Size: 55mm
Dimensions (DxL):
L-Mount: 2.5 x 1.9 in. (64 x 48.8mm)
E-Mount: 2.5 x 2.0 in. (64 x 50.8mm)
Weight:
L-Mount: 7.9 oz. (225g)
E-Mount: 8.1 oz. (230g)

SIGMA 35mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary

Outstanding image quality and bokeh, compact size, perfect for everyday use.

Stepping motor | Designed to minimize flare and ghosting | Super Multi-Layer Coating

Lens Construction: 10 elements in 9 groups (1 SLD, 3 aspherical)
Autofocus Motor: STM
No. of Diaphragm Blades: 9 rounded
Min. Focus Distance: 10.6 in. (27cm)
Max. Magnification Ratio: 1:5.7
Filter Size: 58mm
Dimensions (DxL):
L-Mount: 2.8 x 2.6 in. (70 x 65.4mm)
E-Mount: 2.8 x 2.7 in. (70 x 67.4mm)
Weight:
11.5 oz. (325g)

SIGMA 65mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary

Sharp images with beautiful bokeh | High backlight performance with thorough flare & ghosting control | Stepping motor | Designed to minimize flare and ghosting | Super Multi-Layer Coating

Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups (1 SLD, 2 aspherical)
Autofocus Motor: STM
No. of Diaphragm Blades: 9 rounded
Min. Focus Distance: 21.7 in. (55cm)
Max. Magnification Ratio: 1:6.8
Filter Size: 62mm
Dimensions (DxL):
L-Mount: 2.8 x 2.9 in. (72 x 74.7mm)
E-Mount: 2.8 x 3.0 in. (72 x 76.2mm)
Weight:
14.3 oz. (405g)

Orders

Order your Sigma DG DN Contemporary Lens from B&H.

Learn more at B&H Explora.

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Post Date: 12/1/2020 9:44:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, November 21, 2020
From Sigma:

Firmware update for SIGMA Global Vision lenses in Canon EF mount

We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for SIGMA Global Vision lens in Canon EF mount listed below.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.

[Applicable product]

  • SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

  • It has optimized exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with Canon EOS 90D and EOS-1D X Mark III.
  • It has fixed a rarely-occurring communication problem during Live View shooting when mounted on the EOS-1D X Mark III.

[Applicable product]

  • SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

  • It has optimized exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with Canon EOS 90D and EOS-1D X Mark III.
  • It has fixed a rarely-occurring communication problem during Live View shooting when mounted on the EOS-1D X Mark III.
  • It has reduced the operating sound of the lens diaphragm blades when attached with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E and used for shooting movies.
  • It has reduced the operating sound of the lens diaphragm blades when used for shooting movies on Canon cameras. *
    *The degree of improvement differs depending on the camera used.

[Applicable product]

  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

  • It has optimized exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with Canon EOS 90D and EOS-1D X Mark III.
  • It has reduced the operating sound of the lens diaphragm blades when attached with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E and used for shooting movies.
  • It has reduced the operating sound of the lens diaphragm blades when used for shooting movies on Canon cameras. *
    *The degree of improvement differs depending on the camera used.

[Applicable product]

  • SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

  • It has optimized exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with Canon EOS 90D.

[Applicable product]

  • SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

  • It has optimized exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with Canon EOS 90D and EOS-1D X Mark III.

[How to update]

Connect the lens to a computer via the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately), then open SIGMA Optimization Pro*. If the lens firmware isn’t the latest version, the following message will appear: ‘The latest lens firmware is available’. Click ‘Yes’ to update.

* Before updating lens firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11, please ensure you update SIGMA Optimization Pro to the latest version.

SIGMA Optimization Pro download page: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/lenses/sigma-optimization-pro/

 

Firmware update for SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary in Sony E-mount

[Benefits of the update]

To update the firmware, please refer to the following link: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/lenses/firmware/

* After the update is complete, be sure to remove the battery pack of the camera and reinsert it.

 

Firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E

[Benefits of the update]

  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.01
  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.01
  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.03
  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.03
  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.02
  • It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.02

[How to update]

Connect the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 to a computer with the included USB cable, then open SIGMA Optimization Pro*. If there is a newer firmware version available than the one currently installed on your converter, you will see the message ‘There is the latest firmware for the converter’. Click ‘Yes’ to update.

Before attaching the updated SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 to the camera body, please remove the battery pack from the camera then reinsert.

*Please be sure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to the latest version when updating the MC-11 firmware.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 11/21/2020 8:33:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, October 22, 2020
From Sigma:

Firmware update for SIGMA Global Vision lenses in Canon EF mount

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for the SIGMA Global Vision lenses in Canon EF mount listed below.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-01 and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.

[Applicable product]

·SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

·It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D.

·It has improved the AF accuracy when using SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E and SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 EF-L.

[Applicable product]

·SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount

·SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

·It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D and the EOS-1D X Mark III.

[Applicable product]

·SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount.

[Benefits of the update]

·It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D and the EOS-1D X Mark III.

·It has fixed a rarely-occurring communication problem during Live View shooting when mounted on the EOS-1D X Mark III.

[Applicable product]

·SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

·It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D and the EOS-1D X Mark III.

·It has reduced the operating sound of the lens diaphragm blades when attached with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E and used for shooting movies.

·It has reduced the operating sound of the lens diaphragm blades when used for shooting movies on Canon cameras. *

*The degree of improvement differs depending on the camera used.

[How to update]

Connect the lens to a computer via the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-01 (sold separately), then open SIGMA Optimization Pro*. If the lens firmware isn’t the latest version, the following message will appear: ‘The latest lens firmware is available’. Click ‘Yes’ to update.

* Before updating lens firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-01, please ensure you update SIGMA Optimization Pro to the latest version.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/22/2020 9:43:54 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sigma:

Firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We are pleased to announce that a firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E is now available.

[Applicable product]

·SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E

[Benefits of the update]

·It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.03

·It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.02.

·It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.07.

·It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware 2.02.

·It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware 2.01.

[How to update]

Connect the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 to a computer with the included USB cable, then open SIGMA Optimization Pro*. If there is a newer firmware version available than the one currently installed on your converter, you will see the message ‘There is the latest firmware for the converter’. Click ‘Yes’ to update.

?Before attaching the updated SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 to the camera body, please remove the battery pack from the camera then reinsert.

*Please be sure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to the latest version when updating the MC-11 firmware.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/22/2020 9:49:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, September 30, 2020
From Sigma:

New Product Announcement Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN DN Macro Art

A | ART

SIGMA 105MM F2.8 DG DN MACRO

Designed exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras

Make everyday details more magnificent.

  1. Everything required in a mid-telephoto macro lens has been achieved at highest levels
  2. SIGMA Art line class optical and AF performance
  3. A full range of functionalities and an excellent build quality

Supplied accessories: Case, Hood (LH653-01)

Available mount: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

*This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

Performance exceeds expectations

SIGMA Art line introduces a supreme edition to classic macro lenses

Mid-telephoto macro lenses give photographers a boost to creativity and a versatile working distance, which makes the lenses a favorite among professionals as part of their basic gear. Introduced as the first macro lens for mirrorless cameras in the Art line of lenses for mirrorless cameras, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art packs the highest level of performance expected of a mid-telephoto macro lens into its body, from its superb optical performance to excellent build quality.

Beyond being a high-spec macro lens that excels in a wide range of settings, the SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art is ideal for macro shooting or portraits. It can also give photographers an opportunity to rediscover a new way of looking at or enjoying things such as unexpected beauty or something precious in everyday life through its perspective that is unique to a macro lens. It provides performance that goes far beyond the expectation or imagination of what a "classic mid-telephoto macro lens" can be.

[Key features]

1. Everything required in a mid-telephoto macro lens has been achieved at highest levels

The latest optical design of the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art ensures exceptional sharpness at all shooting distances from extreme close-up, which is crucial in macro shooting, all the way up to infinity. In addition, its aberration correction places a particular focus on longitudinal chromatic aberration which cannot be handled by the in-camera aberration correction. The superior optical design produces clear images with both delicate rendering and free of color bleeding.

Bokeh was one of the focuses in the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art design, which figures largely in mid-telephoto shooting. The ample volume of peripheral light helps create beautiful bokeh circles, while natural bokeh effect in the background, as well as foreground, gives more flexibility to photographic expressions. Furthermore, when equipped with the TC-1411 (1.4x) or TC-2011 (2.0x), SIGMA's latest models of teleconverters designed exclusively for the use with L-Mount lenses, it allows photographers to shoot macro at even higher macro magnifications while keeping the working distance.

The 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art has achieved everything that is required of a mid-telephoto macro lens at the highest levels.

2. SIGMA Art line class optical and AF performance

The SIGMA Art line lenses prioritize optical performance above all else in their design. This applies to the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art, which produces outstanding rendering performance from the center of the frame all the way up to the edges. It excellently handles comatic aberration, which often happens at the edges. On the other hand, its abilities to minimize ghosting and flare, which have been validated through rigorous testing from the early stages of its development, ensures that it performs well in backlit conditions.

On top of optimization for the latest functionalities, such as face/eye detection AF, which is something mirrorless camera systems do well, it incorporates a powerful Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM) in its focus motor system to achieve high-precision, quiet AF operation.

All of these elements are brought to life using advanced production technology at the Aizu Factory, SIGMA's only production site, giving the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art the highest levels of performance worthy of the SIGMA Art line.

3. A full range of functionalities and an excellent build quality

On its body, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art features a focus limiter setting which comes in handy during macro shooting and the AFL button* to which users may assign select functions. The aperture ring, which is designed to help users work intuitively, has a setting to turn ON or OFF the clicking sound that isn’t required by some users when shooting macro. It also comes with a switch for a ring lock system. Its enhanced functions allow users to customize their shooting operations in accordance with their shooting styles.

The lens also has a dust- and splash-proof structure which is built to handle all manner of shooting conditions. The rings and switches, meanwhile, have a build quality that is superb in terms of durability, as well as how they work and how they feel.

With levels of user-friendliness, adaptability to the environment, and smoothness of operation that are designed for professional uses, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art pushes the boundaries for photographers and gives them wider creative possibilities.

*Limited to compatible cameras. Also, the functions depend on the camera.

[Additional features]

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 12 groups, with 1 SLD lens
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Compatible with lens-based optical correction
    * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.
  • Dust-and splash-proof
  • Water- and oil-repellent coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
    * When turned ON at the position A, the aperture ring is locked at A. When turned ON at a position other than A, it is locked within the range between the maximum to minimum apertures and will not engage at the position A.
  • AFL button
  • Focus limiter switch
  • Focus Mode Switch
  • Lens Hood
  • Compatible with SIGMA TELECONVERTER TC-1411, TC-2011 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Support DMF, AF+MF
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system "A1"
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship
  • The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)

[Key specifications]

The figures below are for L-mount.

Lens construction: 12 groups, 17 elements (1 SLD lens) |

Angle of view: 23.3°|Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)|

Minimum aperture: F22|Minimum focusing distance: 29.5cm / 11.6in.|

Maximum magnification ratio: 1:1|Filter size:f62mm|

Maximum dimensions x length: f74mm×133.6mm / f2.9x5.3in.|

Weight: 715g / 25.2oz.

[Accessories: Supplied] Name of product / barcode

Lens Hood (LH653-01): 0085126 938598

[Accessories: Optional] Name of product / barcode

SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 L-Mount:0085126 825690

SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2011 L-Mount:0085126 826697

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 L-Mount:0085126 878696

SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 62mm :0085126 930936

SIGMA PROTECTOR 62mm :0085126 931063

SIGMA WR UV FILTER 62mm :0085126 930677

SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 62mm :0085126 930806

ELECTRONIC FLASH MACRO EM-140 DG SA-STTL* :0085126 922641

*for SIGMA fp only

Preorders

Preorder the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art Lens for Sony E from B&H | Adorama

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 9/30/2020 8:31:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sigma:

Operating conditions of SIGMA’s lenses for Canon EF mount with the Canon EOS R5

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to share the results of our investigation regarding the operation of SIGMA’s lenses for Canon EF mount, when used on the Canon EOS R5.

We have verified the operation with our SIGMA GLOBAL VISION (SGV) interchangeable lenses (Contemporary, Art, and Sports lines) for Canon EF mounts used on the“Canon EOS R5” with Canon’s mount adapter “EF-EOS R Series”, and confirmed that there were no problems with general operations such as AE, AF, and image stabilization.

Please note the following points when using our products.

1. For SGV interchangeable lenses released before 2017* , it is necessary that the lens firmware is updated to Ver.2.00 or later. * The release year can be confirmed by the edition number (A017, C015, etc.) engraved on the lens barrel.

Please refer to the following page for details of the lens firmware. https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/lenses/firmware/

2. After setting the Digital Lens Optimizer to [OFF], set the “Peripheral Illumination Correction”, “Chromatic Aberration Correction”, and “Distortion Correction” of the “Lens Aberration Correction” function to [ON] to achieve the appropriate corrections in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens.

3. AF can be used within the area of approximately 80% of the height and 80% of the width of the sensor surface.

4. For lenses without an OS (Optical Stabilizer) mechanism, the in-camera image stabilization can not be used when the Full-time MF setting is set to “Full- time MF ON” via SIGMA Optimization Pro. When using in-camera image stabilization, please set the Full-time MF setting to “Full- time MF OFF”.

* The default Full- time MF setting is “Full- time MF OFF”.

5. Image stabilization does not work optimally with interchangeable lenses which are not from the Contemporary, Art or Sports line. Please turn off the camera’s Image stabilization setting, or turn off the OS switch for lenses equipped with an OS (Optical Stabilizer) mechanism when using.

6. For interchangeable lenses which are not from the Contemporary, Art or Sports lines, using MF is recommended, since it may be difficult to achieve sufficient focusing speed and accuracy when AF is used.

We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 9/30/2020 8:07:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 6, 2020
From Sigma:

Sigma Announces the 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art Lens

The Definitive Portrait Prime for the Mirrorless Age

  • Fast-aperture full-frame prime lens that is surprisingly compact
  • Dust and Splash-proof construction
  • Completely new optical formula with 5 SLD and 1 Aspherical element
  • Stepping motor optimized for contrast and phase detection autofocus
  • Clicked and de-clicked aperture ring with Iris Ring Lock Switch
  • Available in L-Mount and Sony E-Mount
  • MSRP: $1199
  • Anticipated Shipping Date: Late August 2020

Ronkonkoma, NY - August 6, 2020 - Redefining the portrait lens category, the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens is a completely new design for full-frame mirrorless cameras, as the "DN" designation indicates. Announced today by Sigma Corporation, this is a complete reinvention of the definitive fast-aperture portrait prime that pairs class-leading optical performance with a compact, dust-and splash-proof design. Offered in both L-Mount and Sony E-Mount, this lens features a completely new optical formula that includes five Special Low Dispersion Elements and one aspherical element for exceptional edge-to-edge image sharpness. This new optical formula also thoroughly corrects aberrations, resulting in visually pleasing images with no color bleed, even at maximum aperture. Plus, the 11-blade rounded diaphragm ensures smooth, attractive bokeh. The 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens is handcrafted to the most exacting optical and mechanical tolerances in Sigma's Aizu, Japan production facility.

"Briefly put, the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art pairs large-aperture, professional-caliber optical performance with a lightweight, sturdy, and compact body, a combination which has long been difficult to achieve," reports Mark Amir-Hamzeh, President of Sigma Corporation of America. "This vision is finally realized with the new 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens."

A smaller focusing lens is paired with the stepping motor, which is optimized for both phase detection and contrast detection autofocus, allowing for this lens to be notably smaller than the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens — over an inch shorter and more than a pound lighter than the previous version — while achieving a higher degree of edge-to-edge sharpness from F1.4 and through the entire aperture range.

The Sigma Art line has been consistently redefining both imaging excellence and pleasing in-the-hand experience, and this new lens continues that legacy. Dust and splash-proof design, aluminum and TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) construction, a brass bayonet, plus well-damped switches and rings demonstrate the level of build quality that the Art name represents. Additional benefits include an aperture ring that allows for clicked and de-clicked operation, a programmable AFL button on the lens barrel, and a new Iris Ring Lock Switch that prevents unintended movement of the aperture ring during image capture.

This combination of imaging characteristics, build quality, and compact size for its focal length and aperture combine to make this the class-defining portrait lens for full-frame mirrorless camera systems.

Order the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens from B&H. or Adorama.

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Post Date: 8/6/2020 8:24:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 18, 2020
From Sigma Corporation of America:

Sigma Unveils 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Telephoto Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras; Mirrorless-Exclusive Teleconverters; USB Dock for Sigma Mirrorless Lenses; and F1.4 Mirrorless L-Mount Lens Trio

June 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m. EDT

Sigma Corporation today made the following announcements:

  1. Launch of the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary, Sigma’s first ultra telephoto lens designed exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
  2. Introduction of two new teleconverters designed exclusively for Sigma mirrorless lenses: TC-1411 magnifies lens focal length by 1.4x. TC-2011 magnifies lens focal length by 2x.
  3. Release of the Sigma USB Dock UD-11 for L-Mount and EF-M Mount mirrorless lenses.
  4. Availability of 16mm F1.4, 30mm F1.4 and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses in L-Mount.

Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary - Compact Size, Ultra Telephoto Performance

The 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens is Sigma’s first full-frame mirrorless telephoto zoom lens. Designed from the ground up for mirrorless camera systems, its new optical formula ensures edge-to-edge sharpness and high-contrast image quality throughout its entire focal range. The lens construction is made up of 16 groups and 22 elements, with one FLD and four SLDs used for the effective correction of aberrations and distortions. Its superior image quality and compact size make it an excellent companion lens to the previously released full-frame mirrorless zooms from Sigma, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art and 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art. It will be available in Sony E-mount and L-mount.

The fifth Sigma lens designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless camera systems, the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary further expands the possibilities of mirrorless camera photography. Thanks to the stepping motor system that is optimized for both phase detection AF and contrast AF, the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary makes shooting video with eye-tracking AF very smooth. It consistently achieves high levels of optical performance and makes the most of its capabilities as a zoom lens at every focal length from wide to close-up shots to telephoto photography.

When paired with the new Sigma Teleconverter TC-1411 and/or TC-2011 (sold separately / for L-Mount only), which were exclusively developed for the use with mirrorless cameras, the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary gives photographers a "super telephoto" range with a focal length of up to 800mm while still benefiting from a compact lens and effective AF. It functions as a 140-560mm F7-9 AF ultra-telephoto lens with the Sigma Teleconverter TC-1411, and as a 200-800mm F10-12.6 AF ultra-telephoto lens with the Sigma Teleconverter TC-2011.

The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary will be available on July 10, 2020 for $949.00 USD.

Sigma USB Dock UD-11 - Easily Update Lens Firmware and Customize Settings

Designed exclusively for Sigma L-Mount and Canon EF-M Mount mirrorless lenses, the Sigma USB Dock UD-11 allows users to update firmware and customize settings on lenses in these lineups.

In addition to firmware updates, users can adjust the sensitivity of MF function* speed. It employs the new USB Type-C connection.

*Scope of adjustment varies depending on specifications of the individual product.

The Sigma USB Dock UD-11 will be available on July 10, 2020 for $59.00 USD.

Sigma Mirrorless Teleconverter TC-1411 and TC-2011

The Sigma Teleconverter TC-1411 and TC-2011 are designed exclusively for use with Sigma L-mount mirrorless lenses. Mounted between a lens and the camera body, the TC-1411 magnifies the focal length of the camera by 1.4x, and the TC-2011 by 2x. Designed to complement Sigma’s renowned optical formulas, these teleconverters preserve the image quality of the lens while extending the focal length for added zoom capability.

The new teleconverters have a dust- and splash-proof construction comparable to that of the Sigma Sports line lenses, and can withstand harsh outdoor shooting environments when combined with a dust- and splash-proof camera body and lens. Lightweight and compact, these accessories will upgrade lens performance to an "ultra telephoto" focal length without the need for additional lenses.

The Sigma Teleconverter TC-1411 and TC-2011 will be available on July 10, 2020 for $399.00 USD (TC-1411) and $429.00 USD (TC-2011).

F1.4 Mirrorless Trio Now Available in Native L-Mount - Compact, Affordable, High Quality

Sigma’s F1.4 Mirrorless Trio - the 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses - each benefit from a fast aperture of F1.4 to achieve sufficient amount of bokeh and admirable brightness even with APS-C size cameras, which tend to have smaller bokeh effects compared to 35mm full size systems. Each lens has a compact and lightweight body that is perfect for daily use as they cover the range from true wide angle to normal to portrait. Stepping motors ensure smooth, swift, quiet autofocus for both still and video capture. In addition to the upcoming L-Mount variations, these products are available for Sony E-mount, Canon EF-M mount and Micro Four Thirds camera systems.

  • 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD) - High performance wide angle prime in a compact package.
  • 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD) - Lighter and brighter Art line image quality with Contemporary compactness.
  • 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD) - Exceptional image quality and smooth AF for video shooting.

Sigma F1.4 Mirrorless Trio lenses will begin shipping on July 10, 2020. Pricing detailed above.

Preorder the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens at B&H.

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Post Date: 6/18/2020 8:47:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 3, 2020
From Sigma:
 
Firmware update for SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art for Sony E-mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We are pleased to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art for Sony E-mount is now available.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art for Sony E-mount
Benefit of the update
 
  • It has helped improve the camera’s Peripheral shading functionality to reduce vignetting.
  • It has improved a rarely-occurring ‘blinking’ phenomenon during movie shooting.
To update the firmware, please refer to this link.
Post Date: 6/3/2020 5:47:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 26, 2020
From SIGMA:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We are pleased to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art for Sony E-mount is now available.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art for Sony E-mount
Benefit of the update
 
  • It has helped improve the camera’s Peripheral shading functionality to reduce vignetting.
  • It has improved a rarely-occurring ‘blinking’ phenomenon during movie shooting.
To update the firmware, please refer to this link.
 
For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor. We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.
Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Firmware Updates
Post Date: 5/26/2020 5:37:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 24, 2020
From SIGMA:
 
SIGMA announces the shipment schedule for SIGMA CINE LENS /i Technology-compatible PL mount lens in the FF High Speed Prime Line.
 
  • Shipment schedule:February, 2020
Optimized for large-format camera systems and 8K shooting, the FF High Speed Prime Line lenses deliver stunning image quality in compact construction. A new addition to this prime lens lineup comes with electronic contacts that supports Cooke’s /i Technology communication protocol for Art Prime PL mount lenses. By using an /i Technology-compatible cine lens with a cine camera that supports the same protocol, users can see and record lens metadata such as focus distance, focal length, and aperture. This helps streamline compositing in the post production process. This is particularly suitable for the latest forms of filmmaking, such as VFX, that call for detailed shooting data. Prototypes of this /i Technology-compatible FF High Speed Prime lens were used for shooting “Top Gun: Maverick”, scheduled to be released in 2020, showing that the new lens is already in commercial applications.
 
For SIGMA customers who has already purchased a SIGMA PL mount lens, Mount Conversion Service is available to convert the lenses to /i Technology-compatible PL mount. In order to apply for the service, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary or distributor.
 
B&H has the SIGMA CINE LENS /i Technology-compatible PL mount Lenses available for special order.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: SIGMA News
Post Date: 1/24/2020 4:51:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 20, 2019
From SIGMA:
 
Firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a new firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount listed below is now available.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.
 
* Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver. 1.5.0. or later for Windows / Ver. 1.5.1. or later for Macintosh
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF mount
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has optimized the operation of the aperture control when the lens is used in combination with SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 EF-L.
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for CANON EF mount
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has improved the AF performance when the lens is used in combination with SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 EF-L.
Applicable products
 
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount
  • SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has optimized the operation of Mode 2 in Optical Stabilizer when used in combination with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 EF-L.
SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page
 


Firmware update for interchangeable lens for Sony E-mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We are pleased to announce that a new firmware update for interchangeable lens for Sony E-mount is now available.
 
Applicable products
 
  • SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for SONY E-mount
  • SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art for SONY E-mount
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has improved the AF performance.
To update the firmware, please refer to this link.
 
* Before attaching the updated lenses to the camera body, please remove the battery pack from the camera and put it back in again.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: SIGMA News
Post Date: 12/20/2019 5:28:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 12, 2019
From Sigma:
 
The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch schedule of “FF Classic Prime Line” , a new series in the SIGMA CINE LENS.
 
FF High Speed Prime Line has been offering the highest resolving power in its class, that is compatible with 8K shooting with large format sensors, while achieving outstanding compact design. Based on this product line, the FF Classic Prime Line incorporates more non-coated optical elements to achieve unrivaled expression. It retains the high resolution capability that SIGMA CINE LENS is well known for, and offers a unique combination of low contrast and artistic flare/ghost in the image. As with all other lenses from the FF High Speed Prime Line, it creates beautiful bokeh effects to improve creativity.
 
FF Classic Prime Line has implemented newly developed coatings on the glass elements and offers consistent T value across the lineup (14mm and 135mm at T3.2 and the rest of the lenses at T2.5). This will greatly contribute to the effective workflow in post production. Furthermore, it is compatible with the communication protocol of Cooke “/i Technology”, thus an ideal tool for shooting and editing with the latest technology, such as VFX. A special coating is implemented on the front and rear elements so that the lens durability is ensured as with all other cine lenses from SIGMA.
 
“Classic Art Prime” is a new solution from SIGMA that is required for the most advanced technology for classical expression. The “look” that FF Classic Prime Line can offer will enable cinematographers to explore new possibilities in movie creation.
 
  • Launch: December, 2019
  • Only sold as a set of 10 primes.
* From conventional cine lenses, it is not possible to apply for the Mount Conversion Service for this “FF Classic Prime Line”.
 
Common specifications
 
  • PL mount (/i Technology compatible)
  • Image circle diameter: FF 43.3mm
  • Illumination circle diameter: over 46.3mm
  • Focus ring: Marked in feet
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
B&H has the SIGMA Cine FF Classic Art Prime 10-Lens Set available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 12/12/2019 5:28:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 4, 2019
From Sigma:
 
2019.10.04 – SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of interchangeable lenses for the Canon EF-M mount digital camera series with APS-C image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the lenses as members of the Contemporary line.
 
The new Canon EF-M mount models will feature a newly and exclusively developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Servo AF and lens aberration correction.
 
The lineup will include the Contemporary line set of three prime lenses 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm. While retaining the compact, lightweight and outstanding image quality concepts of the Contemporary line, this new large-aperture lens series covering from wide to mid-tele angle provides the amount of bokeh and admirable brightness expected from F1.4 to be enjoyed on Canon EF-M mount cameras.
 
Key features
 
  • Impressively compact construction with image quality rivaling SIGMA’s Art line.
    To achieve such a compact construction, the lens design is considered based on the capabilities of the camera body function to correct peripheral light amount and distortion. A compactness and lightweight construction combined with superb image quality is achieved.
  • Smooth AF ideal for video shooting
    The combination of optical design for video AF and use of the stepping motor enables smooth and quiet autofocus. This lens is also compatible with the camera’s Face + Tracking AF.
  • Data loaded for compatibility with in-camera aberration correction
    The lenses will be fully compatible* with in-camera aberration correction, which includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations and distortion. By matching corrections to the optical characteristics of the lens, this function takes image quality to an even higher level.
  • Available Mount Conversion Service
    This service converts the mount of SIGMA lenses to that of a different camera body, allowing photographers to continue using their favorite lenses over the long term regardless of camera system.
* Only when the camera is compatible.
 
EF-M Mount Models
 
  • SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary
  • SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary
Mount Conversion Service is available to convert other mounts of SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary and SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary for Canon EF-M mount. In order to apply for the service, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary or distributor.
 
B&H carries Sigma lenses.
Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Announcements
Post Date: 10/4/2019 5:23:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 11, 2019
From Sigma:
 
2019.09.11 - SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Art Prime PL mount lens that supports Cooke Optics’ /i Technology communication protocol in a latest addition to the SIGMA CINE LENS family for filmmaking in the FF High Speed Prime Line.
 
Optimized for large-format camera systems and 8K shooting, the FF High Speed Prime Line lenses deliver stunning image quality in compact construction. A new addition to this prime lens lineup comes with electronic contacts that supports Cooke’s /i Technology communication protocol for Art Prime PL mount lenses.
 
By using an /i Technology-compatible cine lens with a cine camera that supports the same protocol, users can see and record lens metadata such as focus distance, focal length, and aperture. This helps streamline compositing in the post production process. This is particularly suitable for the latest forms of filmmaking, such as VFX, that call for detailed shooting data.
 
Prototypes of this /i Technology-compatible FF High Speed Prime lens were used for shooting “Top Gun: Maverick”, scheduled to be released in 2020, showing that the new lens is already in commercial applications.
 
For SIGMA customers who has already purchased a SIGMA PL mount lens, a new service to turn their lenses /i Technology-compatible is under consideration.
 
A production version of this new product will be on display at IBC 2019, scheduled to take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 13 to 17, 2019.
 
Launch: From the end of 2019
Price: TBD
* /i is a registered trademark of Cooke Optics Limited used with permission.
 
Common specifications
 
  • PL mount (Cooke /i Technology compatible)
  • Image circle diameter: FF 43.3mm
  • Illumination circle diameter: over 46.3mm
  • Focus ring: Marked in feet / meters
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (circular aperture)
  • Luminous option for focus ring / iris ring markings
Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Announcements
Post Date: 9/11/2019 5:13:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Not long ago, the headline above would have seemed ideal for use on April 1st. Today, however, it's real news. [Sean]
 
From Sigma:
 
2019.09.11 - The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “FF Classic Prime Line” as a new series in the SIGMA CINE LENS.
 
FF High Speed Prime Line has been offering the highest resolving power in its class, that is compatible with 8K shooting with large format sensors, while achieving outstanding compact design. Based on this product line, the FF Classic Prime Line incorporates more non-coated optical elements to achieve unrivaled expression. It retains the high resolution capability that SIGMA CINE LENS is well known for, and offers a unique combination of low contrast and artistic flare/ghost in the image. As with all other lenses from the FF High Speed Prime Line, it creates beautiful bokeh effects to improve creativity.
 
FF Classic Prime Line has implemented newly developed coatings on the glass elements and offers consistent T value across the lineup (14mm and 135mm at T3.2 and the rest of the lenses at T2.5). This will greatly contribute to the effective workflow in postproduction. Furthermore, it is compatible with the communication protocol of Cooke “/i Technology”, thus an ideal tool for shooting and editing with the latest technology, such as VFX. A special coating is implemented on the front and rear elements so that the lens durability is ensured as with all other cine lenses from SIGMA.
 
“Classic Art Prime” is a new solution from SIGMA that is required for the most advanced technology for classical expression. The “look” that FF Classic Prime Line can offer will enable cinematographers to explore new possibilities in movie creation.
 
From September 13th to 17th, SIGMA is going to display this new product at the IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Post Date: 9/11/2019 5:01:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 2, 2019
From Sigma:
 
The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to release the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art.
 
Many photographers like to use low sensitivity shooting to minimize noise as much as they can. Particularly in the photography of starry skies, bright wide-angle lenses are often selected because they can efficiently collect weak light. The 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art has been developed as the ultimate large-diameter, wide-angle zoom lens by optimizing the standard specifications for photographing starry skies for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The uniform rendering performance and outstanding resolution to the edge of the frame make it the “definitive lens for astrophotography.” By utilizing the characteristics of the short flange focal length, this new-generation large-diameter zoom lens combines both compact body and unprecedented high-resolution image quality.
 
*About Product Name: Product name includes “DG” when the lens is designed to deliver the ultimate in performance on cameras with full-frame sensors, and “DN” when the lens design is optimized for mirrorless cameras with the short flange focal length.
 
Launch: August, 2019
Accessories: Case, Cover Lens Cap (LC850-01) supplied
Available AF mount: L-Mount, Sony E-mount
 
* The L-Mount Trademark is a registered Trademark of Leica Camera AG.
* The appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

 
B&H has the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art Lens available for preorder.
Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Announcements
Post Date: 8/2/2019 5:57:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 18, 2019
Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We are pleased to announce that a new firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Sony E-mount is now available.
 
Applicable Products
 
  • SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has improved the AF speed.
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the Face Detection setting is turned on, while using AF.
  • With the Sony a9 or Sony a6400, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby the AF stopping position occasionally had a variation when shutter was half pressed repeatedly during auto focusing on the same subject.
* For customers who have Sony a9, please update the camera’s firmware to Ver.5.00 or later.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the Face Detection setting is turned on, while using AF.
  • With the Sony a9 or Sony a6400, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby the AF stopping position occasionally had a variation when shutter was half pressed repeatedly during auto focusing on the same subject.
* For customers who have Sony a9, please update the camera’s firmware to Ver.5.00 or later.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
Benefits of the update
 
  • With cameras which incorporate DMF mode, when using the AF while the MF assist function is turned on, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it automatically displays a magnified view as it gets in focus.
* For customers who have Sony a9, please update the camera’s firmware to Ver.5.00 or later.
 
To update the firmware, please refer to this link.
Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Firmware Updates
Post Date: 7/18/2019 5:44:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, May 10, 2019
From Sigma:
 
Shop Mother’s Day savings on an array of Sigma Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses and its Mount Converter MC-11 for Sony shooters
 
Ronkonkoma, NY – May 9, 2019 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special promotion, offering incredible savings on 11 Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses and its Mount Converter. Renowned for its uncompromising performance, Sigma’s Art and Contemporary lenses and Mount Converter help the family storyteller capture the magic moments. Sigma Ambassador, Meg Loeks, comments on the artistry and significance in the every day, “I can't emphasize enough how important it is to document my family's story. The little things really are the big things and capturing these every day moments is easy with my Sigma lenses. My go-to favorite, the Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art lens, captures the emotion and depth of these passing moments in a way smart phones are not capable of. I can effortlessly document our days while being present and close to my children, enjoying moments that unfold before me.” Through May 20th, 2019, shoppers can save up to $150.00 USD on some of Sigma’s magic-making lenses. Shop the Sigma Mother’s Day Sale Now.
 
Sigma Mother’s Day Promotion Details
 
ItemInstant
Rebate
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art$100.00
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art$100.00
Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art$100.00
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art$100.00
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art$100.00
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art$100.00
Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary$150.00
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary$150.00
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary$50.00
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary$50.00
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary$50.00
Sigma Mount Converter MC-11$100.00
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art$100.00
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art$100.00
Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary$150.00
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary$150.00
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary$50.00
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary$50.00
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary$50.00

Post Date: 5/10/2019 7:35:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 18, 2019
From Sigma:
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.
 


SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF mount
 
Benefit of the update
 
  • It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer.


SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF mount
 
Benefit of the update
 
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F3.5 while shooting.


B&H carries the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary and SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM lenses.
Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Firmware Updates
Post Date: 4/18/2019 6:40:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.
 
Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for Nikon F mount
 
Benefit of the update (v.1.03)
 
  • It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer.
B&H carries the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary Lens.
Posted to: Nikon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Firmware Updates
Post Date: 4/18/2019 6:33:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 5, 2019
Sigma has announced that its 28mm F1.4 DG HSM in Sony E-mount is scheduled to start shipping later this month.
 
Note that the biggest downside of the Sigma 28mm Art Lens – AF performance – is avoided when the lens is used on mirrorless cameras (or in Live View on DSLRs), and what you're left with is an extremely high quality lens with excellent image quality.
 
Preorders:
 
SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-mount – B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Sigma News, Availability Notices
Post Date: 4/5/2019 6:55:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, March 14, 2019
From Sigma:
 
Firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We would like to announce that a new firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount listed below is now available.
 
This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled. In addition, it improves the functionality. Furthermore, there is an improvement to the phenomena particular to some lenses when they are used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”. This was previously reported in our announcement of January 16th, 2019.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro. Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver. 1.5.0. or later..
 
SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. *
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the lens is used with Live-View mode.
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has become compatible with EOS R’s “1.6x (Crop)” to be set automatically as well as with “Scene Intelligent Auto Mode”.
SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F8 while shooting.
SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. *
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the lens is used with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E.
SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer.
SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount Update
 
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F8 while shooting.
* Compatible Canon camera models:EOS R**, EOS-1DX mark II, EOS 5Ds,EOS 5DsR, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 6D mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D(EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D(EOS 77D), EOS Kiss x8i(EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss x9i(EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss x9(EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)
 
** When the Digital Lens Optimizer is switched [OFF], but "Peripheral illumination correction", "Chromatic aberration correction" and "Distortion correction", located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is switched [ON], the appropriate corrections can be achieved in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens.
 


SIGMA Mount Converter MC-11 EF-E Update
 
  • It has optimized the peripheral illumination correction data when it is used in combination with the SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon EF mount.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.03.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.01.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.01.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.02.
  • It has improved the compensation effect when it is used in combination with the Sony a9, Sony a7III and specific lenses*, and their in-camera image stabilization adjustment is set to AUTO. It has been set to achieve the same effect as when it is adjusted manually.
  • It has improved the accuracy of exposure when it is used with dedicated flashes manufactured by SONY.


SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for NIKON F Mount Update
 
  • It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer.
Download: SIGMA Optimization Pro
 
B&H carries the Sigma USB Dock.
Post Date: 3/14/2019 7:06:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 8, 2019
Today, sigma released the notice found below:
The SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for Nikon F mount is scheduled to start the shipment in February, 2019.
Interestingly, B&H still lists the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for Nikon F's availability as March 2019.
Posted to: Nikon News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 2/8/2019 7:54:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 24, 2019
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a new firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount listed below is now available.
 
This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled. In addition, it improves the functionality. Furthermore, phenomena particular to some lenses when they are used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R” or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R” that we announced on January 16th, 2019 are also improved on by this firmware.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.*
 
* Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver. 1.5.0. or later.
 
SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF mount
 
Benefits of the update:
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens.*
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount
 
Benefits of the update:
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens.*
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
  • It has improved the AF speed when the lens is used in combination with some cameras.
SIGMA 18-300 mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF mount
 
Benefits of the update:
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens.*
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
  • It has become compatible with EOS R’s “1.6x (Crop)” to be set automatically as well as with “Scene Intelligent Auto Mode”.
* Compatible Canon camera models:EOS R1, EOS-1D X mark II, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5D mark IV, EOS 6D mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D(EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D(EOS 77D) , EOS Kiss x8i(EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss x9i(EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss x9(EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)
 
1 When the Digital Lens Optimizer is switched [OFF], but “Peripheral illumination correction”, “Chromatic aberration correction” and “Distortion correction”, located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is switched [ON], the appropriate corrections can be achieved in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens.
 
Download: Sigma Optimization Pro
 


We would like to announce that a new firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for NIKON F mount listed below is now available.
 
Phenomena particular to some lenses when they are used in combination with the Nikon “Z 7” and their “Mount Adapter FTZ” that we announced on October 26th, 2018 are improved on by this firmware.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro*
 
* Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver. 1.5.0. or later.
 
SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art for NIKON F mount
 
Benefit of the update:
 
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Nikon “Z 7” and their “Mount Adapter FTZ”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may occasionally stop recording while shooting video.
SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for NIKON F mount
 
Benefit of the update:
 
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Nikon “Z 7” and their “Mount Adapter FTZ”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby the response to the AF operation is intermittent when starting to shoot with the subject completely out of focus.
SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art & SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art for NIKON F mount
 
Benefit of the update:
 
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Nikon “Z 7” and their “Mount Adapter FTZ”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F5.6 while shooting.
Download: Sigma Optimization Pro
 


We are pleased to announce that a firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E and EF-E is now available. This firmware makes the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 compatible with the latest firmware of SIGMA interchangeable lenses. For customers who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro* by connecting it to a computer using the supplied USB Cable.
 
* Before updating the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.5.0 or later.
 
SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E
 
Benefit of the update:
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for SIGMA.
SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E
 
Benefits of the update:
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF mount.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA CINE LENS FF High Speed Prime Line 28mm T1.5 FF for CANON EF mount and 40mm T1.5 FF for CANON EF mount.
Download: Sigma Optimization Pro
Post Date: 1/24/2019 6:34:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 16, 2019
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to share the results of our further investigations regarding the operating conditions of the Canon "EOS R" and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Canon mount.
 
When SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses in the current product lineup, listed below, are used in combination with the Canon "EOS R" and their "Mount Adapter EF-EOS R" or "Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R", both AF and AE operate without any issues. Furthermore, lenses which incorporate Optical Stabilizer (OS) will work with the OS function properly in effect.
 
In addition, when the Digital Lens Optimizer is switched [OFF], but "Peripheral illumination correction", "Chromatic aberration correction" and "Distortion correction", located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is switched [ON], the appropriate corrections can be achieved in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens. This is applicable to DG and DC lenses from Contemporary, Art and Sports line listed below which were released after March, 2018, or those of which firmware has been updated to Ver.2.0 or later. For other lenses, the Digital Lens Optimizer as well as the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function cannot be used. Therefore, please set all to [OFF] before shooting.
 
Applicable products
 
DG Lens
 
  • SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA APO 200-500mm F2.8/400-1000mm5.6 EX DG
  • SIGMA APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
  • SIGMA 8mm F3.5 EX DG CIRCULAR FISHEYE
  • SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 15mm F2.8 EX DG DIAGONAL FISHEYE
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art
  • SIGMA MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM *
  • SIGMA APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM *
  • SIGMA APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM *
DC Lens
 
  • SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM *
  • SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM *
  • SIGMA 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM *
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM *
  • SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM *
  • SIGMA 10mm F2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM *
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art *
* Camera’s "Scene Intelligent Auto mode" cannot be used.
 
Precautions for when DC lenses are used When SIGMA’s DC lenses where the image circle is designed to match APS-C sized sensors are used, "1.6x (Crop)" will not be set automatically. Please select "1.6x (Crop)" manually. There are future plans for a firmware update to be announced at a later date that will make the DC lenses from Contemporary and Art line compatible with the "1.6x (Crop)", to be set automatically, as well as Camera’s "Scene Intelligent Auto mode".
 
Phenomena particular to 3 lenses were confirmed
 
After careful investigation, we confirmed some phenomena particular to 3 products listed below. Regarding firmware updates for these lenses, we are going to announce them at a later date.
 
SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
 
  • It may require the battery to be taken out once, if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
  • It may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.
SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
 
  • It may require the battery to be taken out once, if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
 
  • It may require the battery to be taken out once, if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
  • It may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.
Other precautions
 
  • AF can be used within the area of approximately 80% of the height and width of the sensor surface.
  • For interchangeable lenses which are not from Contemporary, Art or Sports line, please focus using MF, since it may be difficult to achieve sufficient focusing speed and accuracy.
  • Tele Converters cannot be used together.
  • Having the focus mode switch set to MF does not let the lens stored automatically when the camera is turned off.
  • Discontinued products have different operating conditions depending on each product and their shipping period. For details, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.
For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.
https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/world-network/
 
We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.
Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Product Advisories
Post Date: 1/16/2019 5:50:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 11, 2019
From Sigma:
 
The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to release the SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art.
 
The classical angle of view with the latest lens design
 
28mm angle of view used to be a representative wide-angle in the era of film cameras, and attracts many fans even today. To accommodate the request from many photographers who expressed the strong interest in using the familiar 28mm with Art line quality, SIGMA produces the SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, based on the know-how gained through development of the Art F1.4 prime lens lineup released so far. This newest traditional wide-angle lens, advantaged by the latest design and materials, as well as the processing technologies, is now available from SIGMA’s Art line.
 
Accessories: Case, Hood (LH828-01) supplied
Corresponding AF mounts: SIGMA / Nikon F mount / Canon EF mount / Sony E-mount
 
SIGMA, Nikon F mount and Canon EF mount are scheduled to start the shipment in January, 2019. Launching date of Sony E-mount is not determined yet.
 
Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Preorders: B&H | Adorama | Wex
Post Date: 1/11/2019 6:17:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 20, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Benefit of the update
 
  • It has corrected the phenomenon whereby Clear Image Zoom function incorporated in the camera cannot be used.
Download: Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art for Sony E Firmwae v.02 - Windows | Macintosh
Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Firmware Updates
Post Date: 12/20/2018 12:03:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 11, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Benefits of SIGMA Optimization Pro 1.5
 
SIGMA Optimization Pro 1.5 for Windows
 
  • It has added the “AF function button setting” to the customization menu. With this setting, it is possible to allocate various functions to the AF function button incorporated in the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports.
SIGMA Optimization Pro 1.5 for Macintosh
 
  • It has added the “AF function button setting” to the customization menu. With this setting, it is possible to allocate various functions to the AF function button incorporated in the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports.
  • It has become compatible with Mac OS Mojave (10.14).
  • It has corrected the display error of the customization menu in traditional Chinese language.
SIGMA Optimization Pro 1.5 is available for download here.
Post Date: 12/11/2018 1:52:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens is available for preorder at B&H, Adorama, Henry's and Wex Photo.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Nine FLD Elements, One SLD Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Intelligent OS Image Stabilization
  • Removable Arca-Type Tripod Foot
  • Dust- and Moisture-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma Teleconverters
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Categories: Preorders, Sigma News
Post Date: 12/11/2018 6:40:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 7, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Ronkonkoma, NY – December 7, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its anticipated cine lens – Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF – will begin shipping in December 2018 for $3,499.00, with the option to purchase a fully luminous version (FL) for $4,499.00.
 
Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF is a fast and sharp T1.5 cine lens compatible with full-frame camera sensors and optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K-8K productions. Featuring a 180-degree focus rotation, this lens is available in EF, E and PL mounts with lens support foot and cap included.
 
It is the ninth lens in the Sigma Cine FF High Speed Prime Line. As a standard lens in the cinema industry, the focal length of 40mm has become an essential part of a typical cine prime set. By adding this lens to the Sigma Cine offering, its cine prime set can now satisfy all the demands of professional cinematographers.
 
Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF is the first lens that was designed and developed for the cinema use rather than converting a still photography lens into a cine lens. This development illustrates Sigma’s commitment to the cine market – by always listening to its customers and what their needs are, and now even more than ever with the fully operational Sigma Burbank showcase facility, Sigma strives to develop new products based on that customer feedback.
 
The Sigma 40mm T1.5 FF lives up to the performance standard required by high-end cinematographers as it achieves the highest optical quality as well as consistent rendering performance over the entire image circle. The lens produces one of the best MTF charts ever, making it an excellent choice for all levels of filmmakers.
 
Prominent Characteristics of Sigma Cine Lenses
 
  • Individual inspection of every single lens with A1 proprietary Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) measuring system using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Even previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of their quality control inspections.
  • Computer-based ray tracing has been used from the design stage onward to minimize flare and ghosting and enhance contrast in backlit conditions. Ghosting has also been checked at every prototype stage, with its causes identified, assessed and eliminated.
  • Color balance standardized across the line to make color correction a breeze.
  • Dust-proof and splash-proof construction, with each ring and mount sealed to prevent water and dust from entering.
  • The body is made 100% of metal to stand up to tough professional use over the long term.
  • Luminous paint for enhanced visibility
  • Laser engraving for enhanced durability
  • Mount Conversion Service allows users to convert their lenses to and from EF and E-mounts (charges apply). If the camera system changes, it is possible to simply convert the mount system to continue using the high-performance Sigma lenses.
  • The Sigma USB Dock allows the user to connect the lens to a computer and update firmware, while the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 allows users to enjoy the high performance of Sigma’s Canon EF mount interchangeable lenses with the Sony E-mount camera body.
B&H carries Sigma Cine lenses.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 12/7/2018 6:12:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 5, 2018
The Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is available for preorder at B&H and Adorama.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Categories: Preorders, Sigma News
Post Date: 11/5/2018 2:47:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, November 3, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Firmware update for the SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon & SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon and SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon is now available.
 
This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro*.
 
* Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and Ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
For customers who do not own the SIGMA USB DOCK, SIGMA performs lens firmware updates free of charge. For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary/distributor.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. **
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
** EOS-1DX mark II, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5DsR, EOS 5D mark IV, EOS 6D mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D (EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D (EOS 77D), EOS Kiss X8i (EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss X9i (EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss X9 (EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)
 
B&H carries the following:
 
Post Date: 11/3/2018 9:27:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 26, 2018
From Sigma:
 
[Updated Information] Operating conditions of the Nikon “Z7” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to share results of our further investigations regarding the operating conditions of the Nikon “Z7” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount.
 
When SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses in the current product lineup, listed below, are used in combination with the Nikon “Z7” and their “Mount Adapter FTZ”, both AF and AE operate without any issues.
 
Furthermore, lenses which incorporate Optical Stabilizer (OS) will work to maximum effect when both the lens’s OS and the in-camera stabilization are switched on simultaneously.
 
Applicable Products
 
  • DG Lens
    • 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
    • 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
    • 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
    • 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
    • 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
    • APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
    • 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
    • 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • APO 200-500mm F2.8 / 400-1000mm F5.6 EX DG
    • APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
    • 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
    • 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
    • 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
    • APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
    • APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • DC Lens
    • 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
    • 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
    • 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
    • 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
    • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
    • 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
    • 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM
    • 10mm F2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM
    • 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art
Phenomena particular to 4 lenses were confirmed after our announcement of September 28th
 
After careful investigation, we confirmed some phenomena particular to 4 products listed below. Regarding a firmware update for the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art, 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, we are going to announce them at a later date.
 
24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art
 
[Phenomenon]- It may occasionally stop recording while shooting video. It is planned to be resolved by a firmware update.
 
50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
 
[Phenomenon] - When starting to shoot with the subject completely out of focus, the response to the AF operation is intermittent. It is necessary to release several times or to turn the focus ring once to release. It is planned to be resolved by a firmware update.
 
85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
 
[Phenomenon] - It may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F5.6 while shooting. It is planned to be resolved by a firmware update.
 
APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
 
[Phenomenon] - Please focus using MF, since it is difficult to achieve sufficient focusing accuracy. There is no plan for a firmware update.
 
When the lenses listed below are used, due to product specifications, the in-camera stabilization cannot be turned off. In addition, the Auto Power Off function cannot be used. Please manually turn the power [OFF] after shooting.
 
Applicable products
 
  • Current lineup
    • 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
    • 17-70mm 2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
    • 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
  • Discontinued models
    • 17-70mm 2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM
    • 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
    • 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
    • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
    • 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM
    • 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS
Other precautions
 
  • Please use manual focus while shooting with lenses which do not incorporate an AF driving motor.
  • Tele Converters cannot be used together.
  • Depending on shooting conditions, sufficient focusing speed and accuracy may not be achieved. As required, please use manual focus while shooting.
  • Despite being listed above, some lenses shipped out from SIGMA before November, 2013 may require a firmware update. (Please refer to “Various lenses shipped from SIGMA before November, 2013” below.)
  • Discontinued products have different operating conditions depending on each product and their shipping period. For details, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.
Various lenses shipped from SIGMA before November, 2013
 
We have previously confirmed that some phenomena such as AF not working correctly with some lenses released or shipped from SIGMA before November, 2013, when they are used on Nikon’s digital SLR cameras incorporating the latest firmware. Under this circumstance, we will update the lens firmware free of charge. If the products do not operate on a Z7, even when they are listed above, the lens firmware update may improve the situation.
 
For customers who have these applicable products, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor for further details.
 
*1 For products of which firmware was updated after November, 2013, a firmware update is not necessary.
*2 It is not possible to update the firmware of products for which our support period has finished.
*3 For products with an engraved edition number of A012, C013 or S013, the lens firmware can be updated using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK.
Posted to: Nikon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Product Advisories
Post Date: 10/26/2018 9:08:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that, as of this moment SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Canon mount in the current lineup do not have any issues with general operation when they are used on the “EOS R”, released by Canon Inc., via their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”.
 
In addition, please note the information below when using our lenses.
 
1. With SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses, the Digital Lens Optimizer located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function cannot be used. Therefore, please set the Digital Lens Optimizer to [OFF] before shooting.
 
When the Digital Lens Optimizer is switched [OFF], but “Peripheral illumination correction”, “Chromatic aberration correction” and “Distortion correction”, located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is switched [ON], the appropriate corrections can be achieved in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens. This is applicable to lenses listed below which were released after March, 2018, or those of which firmware has been updated to Ver.2.0 or later.
 
Contemporary line
 
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
Art Line
 
  • SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
Sports Line
 
  • SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports *
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports *
* These lenses will be compatible with the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function by a firmware update to Ver.2.0 which will be announced in the future.
 
When lenses other than those listed above are used, “Peripheral illumination correction”, “Chromatic aberration correction” and “Distortion correction”, located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, may cause images to appear abnormal. Therefore please set these correction functions to [OFF] before shooting.
 
2. When SIGMA’s DC lenses are used, “1.6x (Crop)” will not be set automatically. Please select “1.6x (Crop)” manually.
 
We will continue verification and provide updates on the operating condition at a later date.
Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Product Advisories
Post Date: 10/26/2018 6:44:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 23, 2018
From SIGMA:
 
Places Sigma lenses plus unparalleled service and technical support in the heart of the TV & film production community
 
Burbank, CA – October 23, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new west coast showcase in Burbank, California. A modern space for its world-class products, services and support, visitors can experience first-hand the popular Sigma Cine and Global Vision lenses through product demonstrations, seminars and special events. “Having a physical presence in the greater Los Angeles area has long been a vision of ours. The new west coast Sigma center has been years in the making and to finally open it to the public is very exciting,” said Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma Corporation. “We are thrilled to be a part of this creative community, and we look forward to the new relationships Sigma will develop with filmmakers and cinematographers, right in their backyard.”
 
Join Sigma at Its Grand Opening Event!
 
To celebrate the opening of the Sigma west coast office, Los Angeles area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend the special reception hosted by Sigma Corporation of America on Saturday, November 3rd from 5-8pm PDT. In addition to the open bar with rare sake tasting, scrumptious food from local food trucks, Sigma swag and giveaways, attendees will have a chance to see product demos and a special work showcase by DP Timur Civan as the first official Sigma Cine Pro. As a Sigma Cine Pro, Timur will become a valuable resource to filmmakers, presenting informative lectures, seminars and workshops to cinematographers across the US. He has worked with clients as diverse as Louis Vuitton, Pepsi, Samsung, Toyota, Home Shopping Network, Vox Media and many more. His unique approach and technique are at the cutting edge of visual storytelling, and Sigma Cine lenses are always there to help bring his creative vision to life. Timur will be in attendance and available to answer any questions about Sigma lenses and how they facilitate his creative expression.
 
B&H carries Sigma lenses.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/23/2018 11:31:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 16, 2018
From SIGMA:
 
This firmware update makes the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E compatible with the latest SIGMA interchangeable lenses firmware. For customers who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro* by connecting it to a computer using the supplied USB Cable.
 
*Before updating the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 105mm T1.5 FF EF mount Cine lens from the FF High Speed Prime Line.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art for Canon which has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
Post Date: 10/16/2018 6:18:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From SIGMA:
 
This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro*.
 
*Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver.1.4.1 or later for Windows, and Ver.1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM | Art for Canon
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. **
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
**Compatible Canon camera models: EOS-1DX mark II, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5DsR, EOS 5D mark ?, EOS 6D mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D(EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D(EOS 77D), EOS Kiss X8i(EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss X9i(EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss X9(EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)
Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Firmware Updates
Post Date: 10/16/2018 6:10:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 2, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We are pleased to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E and EF-E is now available.
 
This firmware makes the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 compatible with the latest firmware of SIGMA interchangeable lenses. For customers who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro by connecting it to a computer using the supplied USB Cable. Before updating the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art (For SIGMA: Ver.1.03, For Canon: Ver.2.02).
Post Date: 10/2/2018 1:04:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma: Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA, Canon and Nikon is now available
 
This firmware update improves the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro. Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver.1.4.1 or later for Windows, and Ver.1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA, Canon and Nikon
Benefit of the update
 
  • It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer.
Post Date: 10/2/2018 8:51:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 1, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Operating condition of Nikon “Z7” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that we have confirmed that SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount in the current lineup do not have any issues with general operation when they are used on the “Z7”, released by Nikon Corporation, via their “Mount Adapter FTZ”.
 
In addition, please note the information below when using the following lenses.
 
  • Interchangeable lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus.
  • Some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November 2013 that are not compatible with the latest DSLR cameras will not operate.
We will continue verification and provide updates on the operating conditions including discontinued models.
Posted to: Nikon News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/1/2018 8:37:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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