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 Friday, May 25, 2018
From Sigma:
 
SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount are scheduled to start shipping in June, 2018.
 
While offering the same high-performance optical design as other lenses in the Art line, the new Sony E-mount models will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Sony’s Continuous AF (AF-C), which is not addressed by SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11. Like the converter MC-11, the lenses will be compatible with in-camera image stabilization and in-camera lens aberration correction, which includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, and distortion.
 
B&H lists the lenses' expected availability as "mid June."
 
Preorders:
 
SIGMA 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E – B&H | Adorama
SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E – B&H | Adorama
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 5/25/2018 8:38:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
The “Bokeh Master” will begin shipping in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts in late June for a retail price of $1,599.00 USD
 
Ronkonkoma, NY – May 25, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma camera mounts in late June for $1,599.00 USD through authorized US dealers. The Sony E-mount availability will be announced later.
 
The “Bokeh Master” with Longest Focal Length Among Sigma Wide-Aperture F1.4 Art Lenses
 
The Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is the ninth lens in the Sigma F1.4 line-up designed for full-frame cameras. To combine outstanding wide-aperture, mid-telephoto performance with F1.4 brightness at maximum aperture, this lens incorporates 17 optical elements in 12 groups, including three FLD glass elements, two SLD glass elements and one aspherical lens element. This optical setup minimizes axial chromatic aberration to deliver ultra high resolution along with ample peripheral light volume, which minimizes vignetting. As a result, the area in focus is extremely sharp, while the out-of-focus area features a beautiful bokeh effect with highly natural colors, making this a desired lens for portrait photography. The optical design also minimizes sagittal coma flare, making it an excellent choice for capturing starry skies.
 
Featuring the Sports line level dust- and splash-proof design, this lens can be used in varying weather conditions. The high-speed, high-accuracy autofocus helps photographers react in an instant to capture those special moments. Other lens highlights include carbon fiber reinforced plastic hood for durability and compatibility of the Canon mount lens with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.
 
Preorders will be available at the following retailers: B&H | Adorama
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 5/25/2018 7:46:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 23, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E is now available. This firmware update makes the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E compatible with the new product SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art for Canon.
 
* Before updating the 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 from the following download page.
 
Applicable Product
 
  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E
Benefit of the Update
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art for Canon
SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page
 
B&H carries the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 EF-E.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 5/23/2018 7:43:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, May 11, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Responding to popular demand, the SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce that another lens is compatible with the Rear Filter Holder FHR-11.
 
The chargeable installation service of the Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 for the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art for Canon starts from May, 2018.
 
The Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 is an accessory exclusively designed for the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art (for Canon) and the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art (for Canon). It enables photographers to use a sheet filter on the lens. By attaching the Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 to the rear of the lens, it allows more freedom for photographic expression.
 
Sigma Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 In-Use

For details of the price and the commencement date of the service, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary/distributor.
 
PACKAGE CONTENTS (UPC Code: 0085126 934866)
 
  • Rear Filter Holder FHR-11
  • Guide template
  • Fixing screws (3 pieces)
Please Note:
 
  • Any damage or faults caused by attaching the filter holder on your own will not be covered by the warranty.
  • This product is exclusive to the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art 018 for Canon and the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art 017 for Canon. Please do not attempt to attach it to any other lenses or mounts. There is a risk that it may cause damage to the lenses and cameras.
  • Please be careful to avoid scratches to the lens or the electrical contacts when attaching the filter holder.
  • Please ensure not to drop the small fixing screws inside the lens.
  • Please ensure you remove the filter after shooting as it could scratch the rear element of the lens.
If you would prefer to install the accessory yourself, the Sigma Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 is available at B&H and Adorama.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 5/11/2018 10:34:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Ronkonkoma, NY – May 11, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art, the first prime macro lens to be adorned with the Art badge, will be available in Canon mount in the end of May for $569.00 USD through authorized US retailers. The Sigma mount model is expected to ship in June. The release of the Sony E-Mount version will be announced later.
 
The First Macro Lens in the Sigma Global Vision Art Line
 
Elevating the legendary Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG to the Art line, the brand new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art prioritizes optical performance that defines the Sigma Art line, delivering stunning resolution and incredible clarity, while at the same time offering extremely smooth autofocus performance for a weightier, high-performance lens.
 
To achieve optimal results at every shooting distance, the lens features an extending, floating, two-group focus mechanism, which minimizes aberration at all focal lengths. In addition, the lens’ optical elements design increases resolution at close shooting distances, allowing for a razor-sharp in-focus area contrasted with a bokeh area free of color streaking.
 
Other feature highlights include focus-by-wire system featuring newly developed coreless DC motor for comfortable and precise focusing typically required for macro photography; compatibility of the Canon mount lens with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function; and compatibility with Sigma Electronic Flash Macro EM-140 DG and Sigma Teleconverters.
 
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens Preorders: B&H | Adorama
Categories: Sigma News, Preorders
Post Date: 5/11/2018 9:59:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 19, 2018
From Sigma:
 
April 19, 2018 – The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce it has won two TIPA World Awards 2018 for its wide-aperture ultra-wide-angle 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art zoom lens and its large-diameter 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art zoom lens suitable for any shoot.
 
TIPA's Best DSLR Wide Angle Zoom Lens Award for Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art:
 
A Perfect Match for Today’s High-Resolution Cameras
Mountable on Canon, Nikon and Sigma cameras, and compatible with the Sigma MC-11 Sony E-mount converter, the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens delivers a high level of sharpness with near zero distortion, along with high-speed and high-accuracy AF that matches up perfectly with today’s high-resolution cameras. The lens contains three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, three SLD (Super Low Dispersion) glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including an 80mm high precision molded glass aspherical element. It has special sealing at numerous points for dust- and splash-proof protection. Thoroughly modern, the Nikon mount features a brand new electromagnetic diaphragm; the Canon mount is compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.
 
TIPA's Best DSLR Standard Zoom Lens Award for Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art:
 
A Premium “All-Round” Zoom
For many photographers, the 24-70mm focal length range is considered the standard as an everyday lens for a wide variety of subjects and scenarios, including street and photojournalism work, candids, travel and even nature and landscape photography. The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art offers many advantages, including a constant aperture throughout its range, an optical stabilization system, and outstanding bokeh effects due to its 9-blade, rounded-diaphragm, 37cm (15'') close-focusing capability. The lens is dust- and splash-proof and incorporates a newly designed hypersonic motor (HSM) for fast and smooth AF operation. The lens also incorporates the latest electromagnetic aperture control for specific Nikon cameras; the Canon mount is compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.
 
B&H carries the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art and 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lenses.
 Thursday, April 5, 2018
From SIGMA:
 
Ronkonkoma, NY – April 5, 2018 – The Sigma Corporation today announced the newest accessory for its Cine High Speed 14mm T2 FF Prime Lens – the Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11, which extends the front diameter of the lens to 162mm. When attached to a wide-angle matte box compatible with 6.6" x 6.6" square type filters such as the ARRI LMB-6 (2-stage), the setup allows cinematographers to film on full-frame cameras without undesired vignetting. The Sigma COR-11 is also compatible with SF Ex-tender SF-E1 (optional) and other third-party accessories. Sigma continues to expand its Cine offering by providing solutions to the increasing demand for cine lenses compatible with digital cinema cameras with large format sensors.
 
The Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11, along with Sigma Cine lens lines – High Speed S35 Zoom, FF Zoom and FF High Speed Prime, will be on display at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 9th through April 12th in booth C10308.
 
Pricing and availability of Sigma COR-11 will be announced at a later date.
 
B&H carries the Sigma Cine 14mm T2 FF Lens.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/5/2018 6:46:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Last week, we reported that Sigma had released firmware updates for several of its Global Vision-series lenses. The updates was designed to allow compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction. However, it seems the updates may have had unintended consequences.
 
A site visitor noticed that after updating his Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens' firmware to v.2.00, his lens exhibited noticeable backfocusing which required a -8 setting at various focus settings to correct via the Sigma USA Dock.
 
As I had yet to update my own Sigma 50mm Art's firmware, I decided to see if I replicate the issue. I tested the lens' performance on my 5D Mark III and 7D Mark II and the lens focused accurately with no AFMA value applied in-camera or in-lens (via the USB dock) with firmware v.1.00. After updating Sigma Optimization Pro to the latest version, I upgraded the Sigma 50A's firmware to v.2.00. After the upgrade, the lens required a -6 AFMA correction to be applied either in-camera or in-lens (at all focus distances) for accurate autofocusing.
 
Note that the Sigma 50mm Art lens' AF was advertised as being adjusted in its specific firmware release notes for "an improved focus accuracy during Live View mode."
 
We're interested to know whether or not the AF recalibration is necessary for all of the lenses whose firmwares were updated, or if it's only the Sigma 50mm Art that's experiencing the issue. So if you have one of the following lenses and you'd like to provide your feedback, apply the latest firmware update and let us know if your lens required recalibration for accurate AF.
 
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary Canon
Let us know how it goes in the comments.
Post Date: 3/14/2018 12:51:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 7, 2018
From Sigma:
 
This firmware update makes the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 compatible with the new product as well as the latest firmware of SIGMA interchangeable lenses for Canon. It improves AF performance in the peripheral areas of the image as well as when the “Eye AF” function is selected. It also improves operation when some lenses that are not compatible with the MC-11 are attached.
 
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. After completing the firmware update, please remove the battery from the camera, re-insert it and turn on the camera before attaching the MC-11.
 
Before updating the 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 from the following download page.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art for Canon.
  • It has become compatible with SIGMA interchangeable lenses for Canon that are updated to firmware ver.2.00.
    * SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art, SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art, SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art, SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • With the SGV lenses (Ver.2.00) listed below*, it has improved AF performance in the peripheral areas of the image as well as when the “Eye AF” function is selected.
  • With lenses that are not compatible with the MC-11, it has corrected the release time lag which occurred during flash photography.
    * Please note that this does not guarantee accurate operation with all the lenses that are not compatible with the MC-11.
Downlad: SIGMA Optimization Pro
 
B&H carries the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/7/2018 7:18:00 AM 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 SIGMA interchangeable lenses 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 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. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and Ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Downlad: SIGMA Optimization Pro
 
Applicable products
 
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art Canon
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary Canon
Benefits of the update
 
  • It ensures compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. ?
  • It corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
  • It corrects the phenomenon that exposure during shooting through the viewfinder or Live View mode becomes unstable.
  • It improves focus accuracy during Live View mode. (SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art only)
* Compatible Canon camera models: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 Sigma Art and Contemporary lenses.
 Tuesday, February 27, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Since 2013, The SIGMA Corporation has been offering a “Mount Conversion Service” for SIGMA’s Global Vision (Contemporary, Art and Sports) lenses. With this service, the mount and key components inside your lenses can be replaced, adjusted and optimized for another camera mount.
 
Since the introduction of this service, we have maintained the cost which was set originally to ensure the best possible customer support. This service requires not only a simple mount replacement, but also a detailed assessment of the individual lenses we receive from our customers.
 
Due to the growing complexity of the conversion service and the increasing cost of required parts, we are having to revise the cost of our Mount Conversion Service.
 
We appreciate your understanding and continued support for our company and products.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 2/27/2018 7:01:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
New Products
 
SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art
 
Stunning resolution and clarity for a breathtaking visual experience — a razor-sharp macro lens joins the Art line
 
The new SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art lens is designed to prioritize optical performance. In the standard to mid-telephoto range, it delivers stunning resolution and incredible clarity that greatly exceed expectations for a macro lens. Photography enthusiasts will recall a certain legendary, razor-sharp macro lens—the SIGMA MACRO 70mm F2.8 EX DG—and be glad to learn it is available in a new form, updated with outstanding Art line quality.
 
SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
 
Zero distortion. The ultimate 14-24mm wide-aperture zoom lens. SIGMA is introducing the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art as the ultimate ultra-wide-angle zoom. While minimizing distortion, this lens offers outstanding F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range and delivers top-level image quality at every focal length and every shooting distance. For these reasons, it is the definitive wide-aperture ultra-wide-angle zoom lens.
 
SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
 
Introducing the “bokeh master”—featuring incredible resolution and designed for full-frame sensors, this is the longest focal length of the Art line’s F1.4 lenses
 
Since introducing its first SIGMA Global Vision F1.4 lens in 2012, the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, SIGMA has been adding wide-aperture F1.4 options to the lineup. SIGMA has designed all of these lenses to offer minimal optical aberration and deliver incredible resolution and stunning contrast. The SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art has earned its place as the flagship of the F1.4 Art line lenses, prioritizing image quality above all to fulfill the promise of the line, delivering truly amazing optical performance.
 
New Product Features
 
SIGMA launches seven interchangeable Art lenses for Sony E-mount cameras with full-frame sensors
 
While offering the same high-performance optical design as other lenses in the Art line, the new Sony E-mount models will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Sony’s Continuous AF (AF-C) and high-speed autofocus, which are not addressed by MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11.
 
The lineup will include the Art line set of seven prime lenses covering 14mm to 135mm. It will also include two models that SIGMA will be exhibiting at CP+ 2018: 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art and 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art (launch date TBD). Further, SIGMA plans to introduce additional Sony E-mount models in the Art line going forward.
 
B&H carries Sigma Global Vision lenses.
Post Date: 2/27/2018 5:43:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the release of its lens firmware version 2.00 for its SIGMA GLOBAL VISION (SGV) interchangeable lenses compatible with Canon digital cameras featuring Lens Aberration Correction. The three types of corrective functions available are for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, and distortion.
 
By updating their lens firmware to version 2.00, customers with compatible SGV interchangeable lenses for Canon cameras can perform aberration corrections that match the optical characteristics of their lenses. In addition, by turning Lens Aberration Correction on and before taking photographs, users can prevent certain image and operation errors from occurring.
 
Compatible lenses (Release planned for March 7th, 2018)
 
Contemporary line
 
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Art line
 
  • SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM
Releases planned going forward
 
Contemporary line
 
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
  • SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Art line
 
  • SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM
  • SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM
  • SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM
  • SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM
Sports line
 
  • SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
  • SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM
The following lenses will be compatible with Canon Lens Aberration Correction upon release.
 
  • SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM (release date: early March 2018)
  • SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO (release date: TBD)
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM (release date: TBD)
Compatible cameras
 
EOS 1D X Mark II,EOS 5Ds,EOS 5Ds R,EOS 5D Mark IV,EOS 6D Mark II,EOS 8000D(EOS Rebel T6s,EOS 760D), EOS 80D,EOS 9000D(EOS 77D),EOS Kiss x9i(EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss x9(EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D),EOS Kiss x8i(EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D )
 
About SIGMA lens firmware updates
 
By connecting a SIGMA Art, Contemporary, or Sports lens with the SIGMA USB DOCK (sold separately) to a computer on which SIGMA Optimization Pro Software is installed, photographers can update the lens firmware. For further information, please visit the SIGMA website.
 
For SIGMA lens owners 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: http://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/world-network/
 
B&H carries the Sigma USB dock and Global Vision lenses.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/27/2018 5:20:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 12, 2018
From Sigma:
Front Conversion Service: Service Overview
 
To support the needs of virtual reality creators engaged in multi-camera videography, SIGMA is offering the new Front Conversion Service for the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art lens . With this service, SIGMA converts the petal-type hood of the lens to an exclusive round component that lacks a light-blocking function. The new front helps prevent the lens from interfering with other lenses or from casting a visible shadow during multi-camera work. This is a for-fee service performed exclusively by SIGMA. Use of the service has no impact on the validity of the product warranty.
 
Cost, service time and warranty depends on each country and territory.
 
Please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA service station for more information.
I can't help but think that very few people will be removing their Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art's hoods, but the option is available for those doing "multi-camera work."
 
Can you think of any other reasons why you would want to leave such a large front element unprotected? Also, can you spot another notable difference in the lenses pictured above, aside from the missing lens hood? My guess is that at least one of these pictures was taken earlier in production, when the final design hadn't been fully estabilished. [Sean]
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 2/12/2018 10:03:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 9, 2018
From SIGMA:
 
The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the development of a new ultimate ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art.
 
Now SIGMA is introducing the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art as the ultimate ultra-wide-angle zoom. While minimizing distortion, this lens offers outstanding F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range and delivers top-level image quality at every focal length and every shooting distance. For these reasons, it is the definitive wide-aperture ultra-wide-angle zoom lens.
 
Features:
 
  • Outstanding Art line image quality
  • Compatible with Canon Lens Aberration Correction
  • Dust- and splash-proof structure
Specifications
 
Lens construction17 elements in 11 groups
Angle of view114.2° - 84.1°
Number of diaphragm blades9 (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum apertureF22
Minimum focusing distance26cm* / 10.2 in.*
Maximum magnification ratio1:5.4
Dimensions
(diameter x length)
96.4mm × 135.1mm / 3.8in. x 5.3in.
Weight1,150g / 40.6oz.

* At 24mm end of the zoom range
 
Corresponding AF Mounts
 
  • SIGMA / NIKON / CANON
The Nikon mount version of this lens includes an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism. Functionality may be limited on some camera bodies.
 
Release date and price: TBD
Accessories: Case, Cover Lens Cap (LC964-01)
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 2/9/2018 5:39:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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