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 Wednesday, September 7, 2022

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces Development of 65mm T1.5 FF CINE Prime and 65mm T2.5 FF CINE Classic Prime Lenses, Plus Individual Purchase Option of All CINE Classic Prime Lenses

New lenses to debut at IBC 2022

Ronkonkoma, NY – September 7, 2022 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the development of the 65mm T1.5 FF CINE Prime lens, an addition to the SIGMA CINE LENS Full Frame Prime line, as well as the 65mm T2.5 CINE Classic Prime lens. With the addition of these new 65mm lenses, SIGMA now offers a total of eleven full-frame compatible prime lenses in each line ranging from 14mm to 135mm, covering the full range of standard cine focal lengths.

Additionally, effective with the introduction of the 65mm T2.5 FF CINE Classic Prime, lenses in this line may now be purchased individually. Prior to this announcement, the FF CINE Classic Prime lenses were offered exclusively for purchase as a ten-lens bundled kit.

Pricing and availability of the 65mm T1.5 FF CINE Prime will be announced at a future time. Pricing and availability of all individual CINE Classic Prime lenses will be announced at a future time.

Both new lenses will be on display at SIGMA Booth 12.C35 at IBC 2022, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 9th to 12th, 2022.

Development of FF High Speed Prime Line 65mm T1.5 FF Announced

SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce its development of the FF High Speed Prime Line 65mm T1.5 FF, an addition to the offering of SIGMA CINE LENS interchangeable lenses for movie production. The 65mm T1.5 FF is a FF High Speed Prime Line lens that is compatible with large format digital cinema cameras. This is a prime lens that incorporates an optical system specially designed for cinema lenses to meet the stringent demands of this audience. As one of the few options compatible with the latest digital cinema cameras with large image sensors, it further expands the possibilities of movie production in the digital age. With the addition of the 65mm T1.5 FF, SIGMA will have a total of eleven 35mm full-frame compatible prime lenses ranging from 14mm to 135mm. The 65mm T1.5 FF announced at this time will be exhibited at IBC 2022, which is scheduled to take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 9th to 12th, 2022.

FF High Speed Prime Line
65mm T1.5 FF
Launch: TBD
Accessories: Cap, Lens Support Foot (SF-31) supplied
Lens Mounts: PL (/i Technology compatible), EF and E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.
* /i is a registered trademark of Cooke Optics Limited used with permission.
* For detailed specifications, please refer to the product specifications.

#SIGMA #SIGMA65mmT15FF #SIGMACINELENS

[ SPECIFICATIONS ]

Model Name 65mm T1.5 FF
Product Line FF High Speed Prime Line
Edition Number 023
Lens Mount PL Mount (/i Technology compatible), Canon EF Mount, Sony E-Mount
Focal Length 65mm
Aperture T1.5 – T16
Diaphragm Blades 9 (rounded)
Close Focus *1 0.65m / 2'2"
Magnification Ratio 1:7.9
Image Circle FF f43.3 mm
Front Diameter f95mm / 3.7"
Filter Size M 86 x 1.0mm
Length *2 PL Mount (/i Technology compatible): 120.6mm / 4.8"
Canon EF Mount: 128.6mm / 5.1"
Sony E-Mount: 154.6mm / 6.1"
Weight *3 TBD
Angle of View FF *4: 31°
S35 *5: 21.4°
APS-C *6: 20.7°
Lens Support Foot LENS SUPPORT FOOT SF-31

* 1 Close focus distance is measured from the image plane
* 2 Front to mount flange
* 3 Without lens support foot
* 4 Horizontal angle of view for a full-frame camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.5, dimensions 36mm x 24mm / 1.42" x 0.94")
* 5 Horizontal angle of view for a super 35 digital cinema camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.8, dimensions 24.6mm x 13.8mm / 0.97" x 0.54")
* 6 Horizontal angle of view for an APS-C camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.5, dimensions 23.7mm x 15.7mm / 0.93" x 0.62")

Development of FF Classic Prime Line 65mm T2.5 FF Announced

SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce the development of the 65mm T2.5 FF from the SIGMA CINE LENS "FF Classic Prime Line". The Classic Prime Line 65mm T2.5 FF adopts an optical system designed exclusively for the 65mm T1.5 FF cinema lens, but like the previously released FF Classic Prime Line lenses, the optical system is centered upon uncoated lenses. This configuration makes it possible to achieve both the high resolution that SIGMA CINE LENS is known for, as well as classic image expression with low contrast and beautiful flaring and ghosting effects. With the addition of the 65mm T2.5 FF Classic Prime Line lens, SIGMA now offers a total of 11 of these expressive 35mm full-frame prime lenses ranging from 14mm to 135mm. Both new 65mm cine lenses announced at this time will be exhibited at IBC 2022, scheduled to take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 9th to 12th, 2022.

FF Classic Prime Line
65mm T2.5 FF
Launch: TBD
Accessories: Cap, Lens Support Foot (SF-31) supplied
Lens Mount: PL (/i Technology compatible)

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.
* /i is a registered trademark of Cooke Optics Limited used with permission.
* From conventional cine lenses, it is not possible to apply for the Mount Conversion Service for this "FF Classic Prime Line".

#SIGMA #SIGMAClassicPrimeLine #SIGMACINELENS

[ SPECIFICATIONS ]

Model Name 65mm T2.5 FF
Product Line FF Classic Prime Line
Edition Number 023
Lens Mount PL Mount (/i Technology compatible)
Focal Length 65mm
Aperture T2.5 – T25
Diaphragm Blades 9 (rounded)
Close Focus *1 0.65m / 2'2"
Magnification Ratio 1:7.9
Image Circle FF f43.3 mm
Front Diameter f95mm / 3.7"
Filter Size M 86 x 1.0mm
Length *2 120.6mm / 4.8"
Weight *3 TBD
Angle of View FF *4: 31°
S35 *5: 21.4°
APS-C *6: 20.7°
Lens Support Foot LENS SUPPORT FOOT SF-31

* 1 Close focus distance is measured from the image plane
* 2 Front to mount flange
* 3 Without lens support foot
* 4 Horizontal angle of view for a full-frame camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.5, dimensions 36mm x 24mm / 1.42" x 0.94")
* 5 Horizontal angle of view for a super 35 digital cinema camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.8, dimensions 24.6mm x 13.8mm / 0.97" x 0.54")
* 6 Horizontal angle of view for an APS-C camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.5, dimensions 23.7mm x 15.7mm / 0.93" x 0.62")

Announcement of the Start of Individual Sales of FF Classic Prime Line

SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce that the FF Classic Prime Line, the latest lineup of SIGMA CINE LENSES will be available for sale individually. The FF Classic Prime Line will be exhibited at IBC 2022, scheduled to take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 9th to 12th, 2022.

LAUNCH: TBD

#SIGMA #SIGMACINELENS #SIGMAClassicPrimeLine

[ Common Specifications ]

Lens Mount PL Mount (/i Technology compatible)
Diaphragm Blades 9 (rounded)
Image Circle FF f43.3 mm
Front Diameter f95mm / 3.7"

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Post Date: 9/7/2022 7:36:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 8, 2022

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, the World’s First and Only 20mm F1.4 Lens Designed Exclusively for Mirrorless

Ronkonkoma, NY – August 8, 2022 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a full-frame, wide-angle prime lens designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras. It is the first and only lens of this specification, joining its predecessor – the 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art – as the only 20mm F1.4 lenses available for full-frame platforms.

With superb optical clarity from corner to corner, outstanding build quality with a dust and splash-resistant structure, and new details that consider the needs of discerning users, the new SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is optimized for astrophotography, while offering performance that makes it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a high-quality, wide-angle prime lens.

In addition to its impressive imaging capabilities and premium Art line features, the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art introduces a Manual Focus Lock, which allows the user to set focus manually and lock it in place, especially useful for time-lapse shooting or long exposures. A new Lens Heater Retainer keeps this useful astrophotography weather accessory firmly in place while in use. A Rear Filter Holder provides an opportunity to use rear-mounted filters for various effects without causing distortion or vignetting. And a convenient front filter thread allows users to also utilize commonly available 82mm filters.

The new SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens will be available for both Sony E-mount and L-Mount systems in the U.S. at SIGMA Authorized Dealers for a retail price of $899 in late August 2022.

A | Art
SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN

An Art Level 20mm F1.4.

The ultimate lens for astrophotography.

  • Highest optical performance on a new level
  • Designed for perfect results even in the most demanding conditions
  • Superb build quality and usability with uncompromising attention to detail

Supplied accessories: Case, Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH878-04), Front Cap (LCF-82 III), Rear Cap (LCR II), Guide Plate (GP-21)

Available mounts: 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 #SIGMA20mmF14Art #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtPrime #SIGMADGDN

Outstanding optical quality and a range of invaluable features – The ultimate astrophotography lens from the 20mm F1.4 pioneer.

The F1.4 series represents the SIGMA Art line, which pursues the highest optical performance and rich expression. The full-frame SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is a mirrorless version of the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art; the one and only lens* with its unique specification of maximum aperture of 1.4 and an ultra-wide angle of 20mm. This lens offers overwhelming optical performance and unlimited potential for ultra wide-angle creativity at a compact physical size. The exceptional F1.4 brightness and the breathtaking sharpness across the entire image even at maximum aperture make this lens the ultimate choice for astrophotography. In nightly darkness and focused to infinity, the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art captures stars in the sky as clear, precise pinpoints of light. State-of-the-art optical design and the large, high-precision double-sided aspheric glass front element made it possible to add a front filter thread without any compromises regarding optical performance or size. The addition of other invaluable features such as a rear filter holder and a variety of useful switches further increases the creative possibilities and easy usability of the lens. Its incredible sharpness and very bright aperture, coupled with the compact body and thoughtful features, make the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art the ultimate lens for astrophotography and an ideal companion for any photographically demanding situation.

* As an AF interchangeable lens for mirrorless cameras that covers 35mm full-frame (as of August 2022, by SIGMA)

[Key Features]

1. Highest optical performance on a new level

The SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art delivers exceptionally detailed results that easily satisfy the high demands of professional photography and other high-end applications. With 17 glass elements arranged in 15 groups, including two SLD, three aspherical glass elements and the largest class double-sided aspherical glass element in SIGMA's history, the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art rigorously suppresses various optical aberrations such as sagittal coma flare or image distortion to produce highly-detailed images with exceptional sharpness and accuracy from the center to the furthest corners, allowing photographers to make use of the entire field of view afforded by its ultra-wide viewing angle. This ultimate astrophotography lens is the culmination of the unparalleled manufacturing technology of SIGMA's sole production base in Aizu, Japan, as well as the company's know-how and experience with large-aperture wide-angle lenses, such as the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art and the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art.

2. Designed for perfect results even in the most demanding conditions

SIGMA's outstanding design and high-precision manufacturing capabilities made it possible to equip the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art with a front filter thread despite its very large F1.4 aperture and 20mm ultra-wide viewing angle. The lens also comes with a rear filter holder, allowing photographers the freedom to combine multiple filters to suit a huge variety of shooting situations for near-unlimited creative potential at an ultra-wide viewing angle — for example, using a front filter to reduce light pollution and a softening filter on the rear to take impressive photographs of nightly landscapes with star-filled skies. The new MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch to turn off the focus ring makes it easier to concentrate on the shoot without worrying about accidentally changing the focusing distance. Further, the lens also equips a lens heater retainer, meaning that lens heaters used to prevent internal condensation as the temperature drops on longer night shoots will stay securely attached to the barrel without protruding into the image and causing unsightly vignetting. With its brilliant optical power and its full range of useful features despite its compact and lightweight body, the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is the ultimate choice when photographing the night sky.

3. Superb build quality and usability, uncompromising attention to detail

Its dust- and splash-resistant structure*1 and the water- and oil-repellent coating on the front glass element make the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art safe to use during longer outdoor shoots, especially during the night. Thoughtful features such as a focus mode switch, a customizable AFL*2 button, and an aperture ring lock switch enhance the lens usability. An aperture ring click switch can be used to turn the aperture ring click on and off, allowing photographers to enjoy the sound and feel of the click, as well as smooth aperture operation during video recording. The robust body is built from a combination of aluminum and Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), giving it a sleek finish, and the included petal-shaped lens hood is equipped with a lock mechanism to keep the hood securely fastened to the lens, and the rubberized grip area makes attaching and removing the hood a quick and easy process. Manufactured in Japan with an uncompromising approach towards every single detail, the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art offers photographers an exceptional experience with high-end results even in the most difficult conditions, thanks to its outstanding optical performance, exceptional build quality perfect for professional use, brilliant and precise ergonomics, and a range of useful features.

*1 Although this construction allows the lens to be used in light rain, it is not the same as being waterproof.

*2 Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 15 groups, with 2 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping Motor
  • Front filter thread (82mm)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    • Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    • On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO).
  • Support for DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water- and oil-repellent coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button
    • Programmable function only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Manual Focus Lock (MFL) switch
  • Rear filter holder
  • Lens heater retainer
  • Focus mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)
  • Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH878-04)
  • Dust- and splash-resistant structure
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately, L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens is evaluated with SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 15 groups, 17 elements (2 SLD, 3 aspherical elements)
Angle of view: 94.5°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 23cm / 9.1 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.1
Filter size: 82mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 87.8 x 111.2mm / 3.5 x 4.4 in.
Weight: 635g / 22.4 oz.

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode

FRONT CAP LCF-82 III: 0085126 930028
PETAL-TYPE LENS HOOD LH878-04: 0085126 939960
REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879

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Post Date: 8/8/2022 7:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a Premium Wide-Angle Prime Lens Offering Stellar Performance for Photo and Video

Ronkonkoma, NY – August 8, 2022 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a full-frame, wide-angle prime lens designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras. Building on the legacy of its extremely versatile predecessor, this lens offers improved sharpness from edge-to-edge, enhanced portability, and adds useful features that are characteristic of SIGMA’s DG DN Art line lenses, such as a manual aperture ring that can be de-clicked for video use.

With incredible image quality from corner to corner, robust build quality with a dust and splash-resistant structure, plus new details that enhance the lens’ usability in the field, the new SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is destined to be a favorite of landscape, astro, architectural, street and wedding photographers, filmmakers, vloggers – anyone who requires a versatile, wide angle of view with minimal distortion and outstanding low-light capability.

Newly-introduced features include a Manual Focus Lock, which allows the user to set focus manually and lock it in place, which is especially useful for time-lapse shooting or very long exposures. A Rear Filter Holder provides an opportunity to use rear-mounted filters for various effects without causing distortion or vignetting.

The new SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens will be available for both Sony E-mount and L-Mount systems in the U.S. at SIGMA Authorized Dealers for a retail price of $799 in late August 2022.

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

A | Art

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN

Stellar results, anywhere, anytime.

An astrophotography lens for everyday use.

  • Wide viewing angle and astrophotography-level optical performance
  • Compact for an F1.4 large-aperture, wide-angle lens beyond belief
  • Superb build quality with a range of useful features

Supplied accessories: Case, Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH782-01), Front Cap (LCF-72 III), Rear Cap (LCR II), Guide Plate (GP-11)

Available mounts: 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 #SIGMA24mmF14Art #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtPrime #SIGMADGDN

Stunning power of the Art series lens in a compact body: Explore the versatile potential of "24mm F1.4" with SIGMA.

Featuring a very large maximum aperture of F1.4, outstanding suppression of optical aberrations as well as a wealth of thought-out features, the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art enables photographers to capture breathtakingly clear images with ease even in the most demanding lighting conditions. The versatile viewing angle of 24mm and the luxurious brightness of its F1.4 maximum aperture make this lens the perfect choice for all possible situations, from casual snapshots taken indoors to architectural photographs and even nightly astrophotography. The outstanding image quality achieved by its dedicated mirrorless optical design and the use of each glass element and optimal part resulted in a thorough suppression of optical aberration such as sagittal coma flare to ensure peak performance in every part of the image, within a compact and lightweight body. Additional features such as a front filter thread, rear filter holder and useful buttons such as the newly introduced MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch further expand the possibilities and versatility of the lens. The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art brings the power and pleasure of an astrophotography lens into everyday situations.

[Key Features]

1. Wide viewing angle and astrophotography-level optical performance

The fantastic optical performance of the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is powered by the optimal arrangement of 17 elements in 14 groups, including two FLD, one SLD and four aspherical glass elements. The successful suppression of optical aberrations such as sagittal coma flare, which cannot be corrected by the camera, contributes to lens' clear and accurate point-image reproduction capabilities in every part of the frame. Other unsightly effects such as ghosting or flares are minimized by its state-of-the-art optical design, and the use of Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating (NPC) allow the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art to deliver visual punch even in backlit conditions and near maximum aperture. Its power to render clean and accurate images in any situations make this lens ideal for everyday use as well as technically demanding genres like astro-, landscape and architectural photography. Experience the power and joy of one of the most versatile lenses in SIGMA's Art F1.4 lineup.

2. Compact for an F1.4 large-aperture, wide-angle lens beyond belief

The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art delivers its brilliant optical performance in a compact, portable and easy-to-use body. Thanks to an optimal placement of each single part, the use of complex aspherical glass elements, the freedom afforded by the short flange back distance and a fierce fight for every single gram, the lens comes at an astonishingly small size and weight despite its wide viewing angle and large maximum aperture without any compromise of its optical qualities. With its handy dimensions, the 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is easy and convenient to use in any given situation, from travel and street photography to night-time photography. The wide viewing angle of its 24mm focal length makes it easy to get everything into the shot without losing focus of the subject – ideal for single or group portraits and documentary photography. The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art opens up endless possibilities to anyone who values high optical performance, versatility and convenience, from professional photographers to users who are new to a wide-angle prime lens.

3. Superb build quality with a range of useful features

The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is equipped with both a front filter thread and a rear filter holder, as well as a new MFL switch that disables the focusing ring to prevent accidental changes that will be especially helpful when photographing the stars at night. The dust- and splash-resistant structure*1 of the lens itself and the water- and oil-repellent coating of the front element will keep the lens safe and functioning even during shoots in harsher environments. Thoughtful features such as a focus mode switch, a freely configurable AFL button*2 and the aperture ring lock switch to prevent accidental changes further enhance the intuitive and flexible nature of the lens. The petal-type hood has a lock mechanism to prevent unintentional removal. Filmmakers will especially appreciate the fast yet silent autofocus driven by a stepping motor and the aperture ring click switch that allows for smooth aperture control.

With its exceptional optical performance and superb build quality, the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is the latest result of SIGMA's relentless, uncompromising pursuit of perfection down to the smallest detail.

*1 Although this construction allows the lens to be used in light rain, it is not the same as being waterproof.

*2 Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 14 groups, with 2 FLD, 1 SLD, 4 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping Motor
  • Front filter thread (72mm)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    • Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    • On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO).
  • Support for DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Nano porous coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water- and oil-repellent coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button
    • Programmable function only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Manual Focus Lock (MFL) switch
  • Rear filter holder
  • Focus mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)
  • Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH782-01)
  • Dust- and splash-resistant structure
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately, L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens is evaluated with SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 14 groups, 17 elements
(2 FLD, 1 SLD and 4 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view: 84.1°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 25cm / 9.9 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:7.1
Filter size: 72mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 75.7 x 95.5mm / 3.0 x 3.8 in.
Weight: 520g / 18.3 oz.

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode

FRONT CAP LCF-72 III: 0085126 929633
PETAL-TYPE LENS HOOD LH782-01: 0085126 939977
REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879

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Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 8/8/2022 7:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 1, 2022

From Sigma:

New product announcement : SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary

SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary.

Effortless freedom.

A high performance compact ultra-wide zoom with a constant F2.8 aperture.

The full-frame SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary combines exceptional optical quality, a bright F2.8 constant aperture and a robust and lightweight body, opening up new possibilities for L-Mount and Sony E-mount shooters who need professional results in a compact package.

With its excellent field curvature correction, the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is able to achieve exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness, which is essential for most wide-angle applications. It boasts five FLD elements and four aspherical lens elements to ensure optimal image quality with minimal aberrations. The lens has an inner zoom mechanism that keeps overall length consistent throughout the entire zoom range, helping it feel balanced in the hand. The inner zoom also means the lens’ center of gravity stays fairly constant, so it’s perfect for gimbal use. A front filter thread allows filters to be attached more easily.

The lens boasts an exceptionally compact form-factor, weighing in at just 450g and measuring just 100.6mm in length*, which makes it a highly practical optic that is portable enough for everyday shooting. It’s especially appealing for landscape, wedding and travel photographers who need to carry their kit for long periods.

Lightweight, versatile and extremely capable, SIGMA’s 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary offers photographers effortless freedom at the ultra-wide end.

* size and weight measurements given for L-Mount version

Supplied accessories: Petal-type lens hood (LH756-01), Front Cap (LCF-72 III), Rear Cap (LCRII)

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

#SIGMA #SIGMA1628mmContemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMADGDN

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* 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.

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Post Date: 6/1/2022 1:28:40 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Watch the June 1 8:00 AM EDT Sigma announcement here:

From Sigma Global:

6/1 21:00 JST | Online New Products Presentation “SIGMA STAGE ONLINE”

Information

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We are pleased to announce the holding of an online event “SIGMA STAGE ONLINE”, which is a presentation of new products. It will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, from JST 21:00.

Date:
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, JST 21:00. (about 30 minutes)

URL:
SIGMA official Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/BU8M7PJoSaI

If you are interested, please have a look.

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

*We cannot answer inquiries about the content of the announcement, such as product outlines.

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Post Date: 5/25/2022 4:34:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, February 9, 2022

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary, the 7th and Widest Lens in the All-Metal I series of Premium Compact Primes

Ronkonkoma, NY – February 9, 2021 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the SIGMA 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary lens, part of SIGMA's I series.

This new lens is the widest in the I series released to date. Equipped with a metal, knurled, petal-type lens hood, this ultra-wide prime is compatible with 62mm threaded front filters. It is also an addition to the fast F2 aperture group of I series lenses alongside the 24mm F2 DG DN | C, 35mm F2 DG DN | C, and 65mm F2 DG DN | C. All F2 I series lenses feature a distinctive arc-type AF/MF switch and stylized barrel design near the "Made in Japan" marking.

The fast F2 maximum aperture and total optical performance makes this a natural choice for astrophotography, along with landscapes, cityscapes, street photography, low-light interiors, and other nighttime situations. Due to its wide focal length and compact size, this 20mm lens is also an ideal choice for handheld vlogging and video streaming. And the ability to mount front filters, such as neutral density filters, for video and long-exposure landscapes on such a fast-aperture ultra-wide will be appreciated by many content creators.

The SIGMA 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary lens will be available in the U.S. at SIGMA Authorized Dealers for a retail price of $699 on February 25, 2022.

Preorders

Preorder the Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lens from B&H | Adorama | WEX

Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lens Mount

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

Dynamism in the palm of your hand

  • I series | Premium Compact Primes for mirrorless users
  • New standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line
  • Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

Supplied accessories:

Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF62-01M), Petal-type lens hood (LH656-03), Front Cap (LCF-62III), Rear Cap (LCRII)

Available mounts:

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 #SIGMA20mmF2Contemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMAContemporaryPrime #SIGMADGDN #Iseries #SIGMAIseries

Exceptional optical performance and superb build quality give photographers the joy of creating images – introducing the new ultra-wide SIGMA 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary

This all-new full-frame premium compact prime for mirrorless systems is the latest addition to SIGMA's I series lineup, combining a bright maximum aperture of F2, an ultra-wide 20mm focal length and stunning optical performance. The lens boasts an exceptionally small form factor, weighing in at just 370g and measuring just 72.4mm in length*, which makes it a highly practical optic that is portable enough for everyday shooting. It's ideal for landscapes, wide-angle portraits, weddings and interiors, and is particularly well-suited to astrophotography owing to its very well-controlled sagittal coma flare. It is the fourth I series lens with an F2 aperture, joining a 24mm, 35mm and 65mm, which together make a well-matched lens set for L-Mount and Sony E-mount users. *Figures are for L-Mount

Remarkably, the 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary is almost identical in size and weight to the very compact SIGMA 24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary. A sleek, all-metal design, with a signature I series magnetic lens cap, a manual aperture ring and exceptional production quality means using this lens is a highly intuitive and satisfying experience, making the photo-taking process even more enjoyable. This sharp and beautifully built I series prime, the SIGMA 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary captures the essence of the I series, bringing a new level of user experience – the pleasure of owning and using a lens.

Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lens with Hood

[Key Features]

1. I series | "Premium Compact Primes" for mirrorless users

The SIGMA I series features full-frame compatible lenses that offer new value to mirrorless systems. The combination of superb optical performance with a level of compactness that is perfectly suited to smaller and lighter modern mirrorless cameras will bring you new opportunities for a perfect shot.

SIGMA is aware that in today's world we have a wide range of camera choices, especially with the increase in mobile phone ownership. But with many photographers looking for something more than something that simply captures images when they choose to own a camera and lens, I series lenses offer the ultimate combination of superb optical performance, outstanding usability and compact form-factor.

SIGMA's excellence in development and production technologies has been built up since our founding in 1961 and became increasingly sophisticated with the introduction of the SIGMA Global Vision brand in 2012. With this as a base, SIGMA has given careful thought to the quality of the products, the feeling of using it and the pleasure of owning it. This is how the I series was born.

Sigma 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, and 65mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lenses

2. New standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line

The 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary achieves the highest level of optical performance even at the widest aperture setting of F2 from the center of the image to the periphery. Based on the latest optical design technology, the lens construction includes three high-precision glass-molded aspherical lens elements, one SLD element, and one FLD element to suppress a range of optical aberrations. The result is clear and sharp images even in the extreme corners of the frame. By focusing on the suppression of sagittal coma flare, which is difficult to correct in post-processing, accurate reproduction of very bright points of light has been achieved. This also provides extremely detailed results across the entire image, especially important for night sky photography.

The lens' optical design, as well as its Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating (NPC), ensures very minimal flare and ghosting even when shooting into bright light sources. This makes it much easier to photograph backlit subjects and still achieve punchy, high contrast results.

3. Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

All I series lenses have an all-metal construction. The precision-cut aluminum parts not only give the barrel a sleek, stylish finish, but provide superb durability that improves the quality of the entire product. Metal materials are also used in internal structures that slide with the operation ring for added robustness.

These high-precision components crafted with SIGMA's cutting-edge metalworking technology are also used in SIGMA's CINE LENS lineup for professional cinematographers and provide a tactile, ergonomic feel that make the lens a pleasure to use. The cover ring between the focus ring and the aperture ring has hairline processing that is also used for the rear cylinder of the Art line. This covering functions as a finger hold when attaching or detaching the lens.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 13 elements in 11 groups, with 1 FLD, 1 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping motor
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Nano Porous Coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Focus mode switch
  • Petal-type lens hood (LH656-03)
  • Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF62-01M)
  • Mount with dust and splash resistant structure
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only)
  • 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
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

Learn more about SIGMA's craftsmanship here:
https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/craftsmanship/

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for L-Mount:

Lens Construction: 11 groups, 13 elements (1 FLD, 1 SLD, 3 aspherical)
Angle of view: 94.5°
Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F22
Minimum focusing distance: 22cm / 8.7 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.7
Filter size: 62mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 70 x 72.4mm / 2.8 x 2.9 in.
Weight: 370g / 13.1 oz.

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode
Magnetic metal lens cap LCF62-01M: 0085126 938659
FRONT CAP LCF-62 III: 0085126 929817
PETAL-TYPE LENS HOOD LH656-03: 0085126 939809
REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879

[Accessories: Optional]

Product Name / Barcode
SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for 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

[Announcement]

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 2/9/2022 6:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, October 19, 2021

From Sigma:

New product announcement: SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary

SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary.

Stunning versatility.

A large F2.8 aperture zoom lens that need never leave your camera This exceptionally small, light and bright standard zoom for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras is the ultimate workhorse lens. SIGMA’s first APS-C size mirrorless zoom lens has a versatile full-frame equivalent zoom range of 27-75mm, which makes it ideal for a wide range of photo and video applications including landscapes, portraits, street photography, architecture and events. It can also be used for macro-style close-up photography owing to its maximum magnification of 1:2.8*1, which allows a minimum focusing distance of just 12.1cm. In terms of its bright F2.8 aperture, it makes for easier hand-held low-light shooting and provides a shallow depth-of-field for high-impact results.

Autofocus is exceptionally fast and quiet thanks to the stepping motor, which can be particularly useful when shooting video, or fast-moving subjects such as children and animals. The lens’ exceptionally small and light form factor that weighs less than 300g makes it perfect as a first interchangeable lens, and as a sub-lens for full-frame bodies*2, as well as for various shooting situations.

*1 The minimum focusing distance and maximum magnification ratio are both values at the wide end.

*2 Please switch to APS-C crop mode when used on full-frame cameras.

Supplied accessories: Petal Type Hood (LH582-02), Front Cap (LCF-55 ?), Rear Cap (LCR?)

Available mount: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

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

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

* 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.

Orders

Order the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens from B&H and Adorama.

#SIGMA #SIGMA1850mmContemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMADCDN

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Post Date: 10/19/2021 9:11:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, October 12, 2021

From Sigma:

10/19 21:00 JST | Online New Products Presentation “SIGMA STAGE ONLINE”

Information

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We are pleased to announce the holding of an online event “SIGMA STAGE ONLINE”, which is a presentation of new products. It will be held on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, from JST 21:00 / CET 13:00 / EDT 08:00.

Date:

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 JST 21:00 / CET 13:00 / EDT 08:00 (about 30 minutes)

Watch the announcement here!

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Post Date: 10/12/2021 8:19:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, October 6, 2021

From Sigma:

Operating conditions of SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary for Sony E-mount with gimbal

2021.10.06

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We have identified that the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary for Sony E-mount could occasionally cause blurring when using the in-body image stabilization function while the lens is attached on the gimbal.

At the moment, we are in process of the development of the new firmware that can correct this phenomenon, and aiming for the announcement on October 21st.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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.

Review: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens

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Post Date: 10/6/2021 8:29:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 9, 2021

From Sigma:

SIGMA Introduces 24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary Lens

See the bigger picture.

KEY FEATURES:

  • I series | Premium Compact Primes for mirrorless users
  • New standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line
  • Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

The all-new SIGMA 24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary delivers exceptional edge-to-edge rendering power in an ultra-compact, all-metal body. This impressive, wide-angle, I series prime is now available for L-Mount and Sony E-mount systems.

The 24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary premium compact prime is the latest prime lens to be added to SIGMA's growing I series range. It joins four existing I series lenses as well as the new 90mm F2.8, offering superb optical performance, a bright F2 aperture, an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring. Designed from the ground up for mirrorless systems it feels perfectly-balanced on modern full-frame bodies, and boasts exceptional resolving power that can keep up with the latest ultra-high-resolution cameras.

The lens' advanced optical design produces sharp, high-contrast results from the center of the frame to the far corners, and together with its F2 aperture and wide angle-of-view, it's an excellent choice for night sky photography, events and interiors. Owing to its compact size, the lens can be carried around effortlessly, which makes it perfect for day-to-day use. The high quality, all-metal construction – which is found on all of SIGMA's I series models – makes the experience of owning and operating this lens extremely satisfying.

This new full-frame 24mm F2 prime is designed for photographers who need a sharp, fast, robust, wide-angle optic that will not weigh them down. It is available for L-Mount and Sony E-mount systems.

I series | Premium Compact Primes for mirrorless users

The SIGMA I series features full-frame-compatible lenses that offer mirrorless users a new and better alternative, both in the experience of shooting with the lens and in the impressive results it is able to achieve.

One of the key advantages of mirrorless cameras is their smaller form-factor, and this new SIGMA 24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary optic is designed to be perfectly matched to these more compact systems without sacrificing performance. This combination of superb optical quality with exceptional portability, not previously possible with DSLR systems, will bring new opportunities to this and future generations of photographers.

Simultaneously, SIGMA is aware that, in this day and age when we have such huge diversity when it comes to what we use to photograph, as represented by smartphones, people look for something more than a mere act of "taking pictures" when they choose to own a camera and lenses.

SIGMA's excellence in development and processing technologies has been built up since it was founded in 1961, and has become further sophisticated with the introduction of the SIGMA Global Vision in 2012. With this as a base SIGMA has given careful thought to how photographers use and enjoy their lenses, including optical design, advanced functionality, build quality and the experience of picking up and using the lens, and with all of this carefully considered the I series was born.

New standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line

The SIGMA 24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary, like the SIGMA 35mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary and the SIGMA 65mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary, combines the highest level of optical performance even at its maximum aperture of F2 and a well-balanced body.

The lens uses two SLD glass elements and one FLD glass element to correct axial chromatic aberration, which is a particular concern with bright lenses. It also incorporates two high-precision glass-molded aspherical elements, made possible by the processing technology of SIGMA's sole production facility in Aizu. This has enabled the total number of lens elements to be kept down and the size and weight of the lens to be reduced, while providing excellent correction of various aberrations.

In anticipation of wide-angle lens applications, SIGMA's optical designers have ensured the lens resolution is extremely high, and is uniform from the center to the periphery of the image. Sagittal coma flare is also well suppressed, giving the lens a high degree of rendering power that makes it ideal for night sky photography.

The AF drive system incorporates a quiet, high-speed stepping motor. This allows photographers to capture every detail of the spacious 24mm scene with light AF.

Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

All I series lenses have an all-metal construction. The precision-cut aluminum parts not only give the barrel a sleek, stylish finish, but provide superb durability that improves the quality of the entire product. Metal materials are also used in internal structures that slide with the operation ring for added robustness. These high-precision components crafted with SIGMA's cutting-edge metalworking technology are also used in SIGMA's cine lens line-up for professional cinematographers and provide a tactile, ergonomic feel that make the lens a pleasure to use.

The cover ring between the focus ring and the aperture ring has hairline processing that is also used for the rear cylinder of the Art line. This covering functions as a finger hold when attaching or detaching the lens.

Additional Features

  • Lens construction: 13 elements in 11 groups, with 1 FLD, 2 SLD and 2 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping motor
  • Compatible with lens aberration correction (Supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.)
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Focus mode switch
  • Petal-type lens hood (LH656-02)
  • Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF62-01M)
  • Mount with dust and splash resistant structure
  • 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
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

Key Specifications:

Lens Construction: 11 groups, 13 elements (1 FLD, 2 SLD, and 2 aspherical lenses)
Angle of View: 84.1°
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture: F22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 9.65 in. / 24.5cm
Maximum Magnification 1:6.7
Filter Size (mm): ?62mm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 2.76 x 2.83 in. / 70 x 72mm
Weight: 12.9 oz. / 365g
Available Mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-Mount
Supplied Accessories: FRONT CAP LCF III 62mm, LENS HOOD LH656-02, REAR CAP LCR II

All figures calculated by L-Mount.
Appearance, specifications, and other aspects of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

Orders

Order the Sigma 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lens at B&H.

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Post Date: 9/9/2021 7:47:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Sigma:

SIGMA Introduces 90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary Lens

Capture every inspiring moment.

KEY FEATURES:

  • I series | Premium Compact Primes for mirrorless users
  • New standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line
  • Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

Introducing the all-new SIGMA 90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary mid-telephoto I series prime for mirrorless systems. This compact 90mm F2.8 optic is versatile, well-built and offers stunning optical performance, making it perfect for portraits, close-ups, weddings and events.

A brand new 90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary premium compact prime has been added to SIGMA's growing I series range. It joins four existing I series primes as well as the all-new 24mm F2, offering superb optical performance, a bright F2.8 aperture, an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring. Designed especially for mirrorless systems it feels well-balanced on modern full-frame bodies, and boasts exceptional resolving power that can keep up with the latest ultra-high-resolution cameras.

With its versatile mid-telephoto focal length, the lens is the longest I series lens yet, but still remains remarkably compact and light so is ideal for day-to-day use. It is fully-optimized for mirrorless systems with ultra-fast and accurate AF performance, and it boasts outstanding optical capabilities. The rich, smooth bokeh makes for attractive backgrounds, which is perfect for portraits, and the minimum focusing distance of 50cm allows photographers to get closer to their subject.

This high-quality, everyday lens is able to bring scenes to life with its beautiful rendering and ultra-sharp optics, all in a portable, robust and tactile lens body.

I series | Premium Compact Primes for mirrorless users

The SIGMA I series features full-frame-compatible lenses that offer mirrorless users a new and better alternative, both in the experience of shooting with the lens and in the impressive results it is able to achieve.

One of the key advantages of mirrorless cameras is their smaller form-factor, and this new SIGMA 90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary optic is designed to be perfectly matched to these more compact systems without sacrificing performance. This combination of superb optical quality with exceptional portability, not previously possible with DSLR systems, will bring new opportunities to this and future generations of photographers.

Simultaneously, SIGMA is aware that, in this day and age when we have such huge diversity when it comes to what we use to photograph, as represented by smartphones, people look for something more than a mere act of "taking pictures" when they choose to own a camera and lenses.

SIGMA's excellence in development and processing technologies has been built up since it was founded in 1961, and has become further sophisticated with the introduction of the SIGMA Global Vision in 2012. With this as a base SIGMA has given careful thought to how photographers use and enjoy their lenses, including optical design, advanced functionality, build quality and the experience of picking up and using the lens, and with all of this carefully considered the I series was born.

New standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line

The SIGMA 90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary boasts exceptional optical performance with a ultra-high resolving power to match the latest high-resolution mirrorless cameras.

The lens is built using the very latest optical technology, and includes five SLD glass elements. This helps to reduce axial chromatic aberration that cannot be corrected in-camera, allowing the lens to achieve high resolution and clear image quality with no color bleeding. A high-precision glass molded aspherical lens provides both high resolution and beautiful bokeh. Photographers can enjoy shooting with soft, large bokeh without coloration and this is something that only a full-frame lens is able to deliver.

The lens also utilizes the camera's optical correction functionality, which is an advantage of mirrorless systems, SIGMA's optical designers were therefore able to concentrate on correcting aberrations that can only be corrected by the optical design, thereby improving rendering performance and reducing the size and weight of the lens.

With a minimum focusing distance of 50cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5, close-up macro-style photography is possible. The lens highlights the subject, allowing photographers to focus in on fine details or create more abstract compositions.

The AF drive system incorporates a quiet, high-speed stepping motor, making it suitable for still images as well as video recording.

Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

All I series lenses have an all-metal construction. The precision-cut aluminum parts not only give the barrel a sleek, stylish finish, but provide superb durability that improves the quality of the entire product. Metal materials are also used in internal structures that slide with the operation ring for added robustness. These high-precision components crafted with SIGMA's cutting-edge metalworking technology are also used in SIGMA's cine lens line-up for professional cinematographers and provide a tactile, ergonomic feel that make the lens a pleasure to use.

The 90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary shares the same 64mm maximum diameter and 55mm filter size as the 24mm F3.5 DG DN | Contemporary and the 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, making them a natural trio, especially for filmmakers who use filters more regularly. With a combined weight of only 735g / 25.9 oz.*, these three lenses (wide-angle, standard, mid-telephoto) can be used together as part of a high-spec and compact camera system that covers a wide range of shooting situations.

* Figures are for L-Mount.

Additional Features

  • Lens construction: 11 elements in 10 groups, with 5 SLD and 1 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping motor
  • Compatible with lens aberration correction (Supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.)
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Focus mode switch
  • Round-type lens hood (LH576-02)
  • Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF55-01M)
  • Mount with dust and splash resistant structure
  • 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
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

Key Specifications:

Lens Construction: 10 groups, 11 elements (5 SLD, 1 aspherical lens)
Angle of View: 27.0°
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture: F22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 19.7 in. / 50cm
Maximum Magnification: 1:5
Filter Size (mm): ?55mm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 2.52 x 2.35 in. / 64 x 59.7mm
Weight: 10.4 oz. / 295g
Available Mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-Mount
Supplied Accessories: FRONT CAP LCF III 55mm, LENS HOOD LH576-02, REAR CAP LCR II

All figures calculated by L-Mount.
Appearance, specifications, and other aspects of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

Orders

Order the Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 9/9/2021 7:46:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, September 3, 2021

Sigma will announce new products on September 9th.

Watch that announcement here.

"Join us and discover our new products!"

JST 21:00 / CEST 14:00 / EDT 08:00

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Post Date: 9/3/2021 7:52:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The Sigma 150-600mm DG lenses have been extremely popular, and the DN lens is even better, including considerably smaller size and lighter weight than the Sports version.

Order the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens at B&H and Adorama.

From Sigma:

SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports.

Capture the magic through your finder.

Introducing the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports, a powerful ultra-telephoto zoom and the first ever Sports line lens for mirrorless systems. This portable and practical optic revolutionizes the way mirrorless users capture wildlife, motorsport and other fast-action subjects.

The 150–600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports is SIGMA Sports line’s first ultra-telephoto zoom lens, designed from the ground up specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras. It offers outstanding levels of performance, functionality, and build quality required for ultra-telephoto shooting in the most demanding situations.

Image quality is exceptional, with ultra-high-performance glass capable of delivering ultra-sharp results even on the highest resolution cameras. The lens displays beautiful bokeh throughout its zoom range, and optical aberrations are kept well under control. It can be used with SIGMA’s 1.4× and 2x L-Mount teleconverters, with AF effective up to 1200mm.

Fast and accurate autofocus owing to an AF unit equipped with a high-precision magnetic sensor, combined with an OS (Optical Stabilizer) function effective to approximately 4 stops* of image stabilization makes this a highly responsive lens that can handle even the most challenging subjects. It has a Dual Action Zoom system that includes straight and ring zoom, a dust and splash resistant structure, and customizable switches helping photographers and filmmakers adapt quickly and easily to virtually any shooting environment.

Capture the long-reach images you have always wanted with an ultra-telephoto lens—that’s the visual experience you will enjoy with the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports, the first ultra-telephoto lens for mirrorless systems from SIGMA Sports line.

* Based on CIPA guidelines (measured in 600mm with a 35mm full-size image sensor)

Supplied accessories: Case, Cover Hood (LH1034-01), Front Cap (LCF-95?), Cover Lens Cap (LC-747E), Shoulder Strap, Tripod Socket (TS-121), Rear Cap (LCR?)

Available mount: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

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

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

*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.

#SIGMA #SIGMA150600mmSports #SIGMASports #SIGMADGDN

Watch the interesting, detailed product announcement video below. Skip to 8:00 to begin the content portion:

Order the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens at B&H and Adorama.

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Post Date: 8/4/2021 9:32:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 9, 2021

From Sigma:

Firmware update for SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount

We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount.

[Applicable product]

SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

It has improved the AF speed when used in combination with Canon mount adapter EF-EOS R series attached on Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6.

[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/software/sigma-optimization-pro/

Post Date: 7/9/2021 2:46:12 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Sigma:

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

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 EF-E

[Benefits of the update]

It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver. 2.03.

[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/software/sigma-optimization-pro/

Post Date: 7/9/2021 2:45:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 27, 2021

From Sigma:

New Products Release of Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN ART A | ART

The evolution of a classic

The 35mm F1.4 Art is reborn

  1. Exceptional optical performance
  2. Fast and quiet AF in a compact body
  3. Professional feature-set

Supplied accessories: Petal type hood with lock (LH728-01), case

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 #SIGMA35mmF14Art #SIGMAArt #SIGMADGDN

Superb optical performance and usability power up the most popular focal length.

An "Art F1.4 35mm" reborn for mirrorless and empowered through SIGMA's technology to date.

The existing 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art was SIGMA’s first GLOBAL VISION lens. Released in 2012, it set the standard for all of SIGMA’s subsequent Art-line lenses, and thanks to its exceptional image quality it is still the 35mm prime lens of choice for many professional photographers. Nine years on, the 35mm F1.4 has been redesigned from the ground up specifically for mirrorless cameras, and is the culmination of much of the optical design expertise and advanced production techniques gained over the past decade of GLOBAL VISION lens development. As with all of SIGMA’s lenses, the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is built entirely at its sole factory in Aizu in Japan, where the standard of craftsmanship is of the highest level.

As is true with all SIGMA lenses, class-leading optics are right at the heart of the design concept of this new 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art. Despite being significantly smaller and lighter than the existing 35mm F1.4, it displays an outstanding level of sharpness right to the edges of the frame at all apertures, as well as exceptionally smooth and attractive bokeh and remarkably well-controlled optical aberrations.

Designed exclusively for use with mirrorless cameras, the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is light enough to feel perfectly balanced on a compact mirrorless camera, yet is packed with an array of professional features including ultra-fast AF, a de-clickable and lockable aperture ring and a customizable AFL button. This gives the lens operability and portability without compromise, making it as ideal for professional projects as it is for casual outings, and as well-suited to video as it is stills.

SIGMA is delighted to introduce you to the new gold standard in wide-aperture 35mm primes.

Key features

1. Exceptional optical performance

Central to the design of the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is its sophisticated optical performance, which is consistent with the development of all Art line lenses. The lens incorporates 15 elements in 11 groups. With two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements, an Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) element, an ‘F’ Low Dispersion (FLD) element and two aspherical elements, and as well as other high-performance glass, the lens’ advanced optical construction utilizes SIGMA’s state-of-the-art optical design technology, minimizing all types of aberration including axial chromatic aberration, which cannot be corrected in-camera.

In spite of having a very wide aperture of F1.4, the lens is able to control sagittal coma flare extremely well even wide open, stopping bright points of light from flaring out near the edges of the frame. This will be particularly appealing to night sky photographers.

Owing to its 11 rounded diaphragm blades, the lens displays smooth, round bokeh so that out-of-focus areas are not distracting. This makes the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art well-suited to portraits, supported by its ultra-sharp image quality and minimal color bleeding. It also performs very well in backlit conditions thanks to SIGMA's anti-ghosting and anti-flare technology that it has cultivated through countless simulations and real-life testing in our many years of lens development. This keeps shots high contrast and free of excessive flare even when working in difficult light.

2. Fast and quiet AF in a compact body

The focusing mechanism in the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art features a stepping motor. This motor controls a focusing lens group composed of a single, lightweight element, which means AF is responsive and quiet, and is able to keep track of moving objects very effectively. Manual focusing is smooth and precise, but with the right amount of resistance for film-makers. Certainly, this lens has a focus mode switch on the body.

The SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art wholly embraces the Art line concept, which is “designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance”. This—paired with its advanced autofocus performance and the convenience of a compact size—makes for a lens that raises the standards.

3. Professional feature-set

On the body of the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is an aperture ring that allows aperture to be controlled via the lens, or when set to Auto, using the camera. An aperture lock switch on the lens body allows the aperture ring to be locked in Auto so that it’s not accidentally knocked during shooting. A big plus for film-makers, the aperture ring can be de-clicked, allowing users to seamlessly adjust exposure. Also on the lens barrel is a focus mode switch and an AFL button, which can be customized to a desired function from within the camera menu (depending on the model). The switch is ergonomically positioned to be controlled by the thumb during use.

A petal type lens hood is included in the box, which helps reduce flare and offers the lens added protection if dropped. The hood has a lock mechanism that keeps it attached securely to the lens, and its rubberized grip makes it quick and easy to attach and remove.

On top of this impressive array of features and elegant exterior, the body of the 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art offers an exceptional level of durability that helps it withstand long-term professional use as well as individual operating parts that give a good fit to the hand. The dust and splash proof structure provides sealing on buttons and along joins between constituent parts, and there’s a rubber gasket around the mount. There’s also a water and oil repellent coating applied to the front element ensures that photographers can rely on it in any conditions.

Additional features

  • Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups, with 1 FLD, 1 ELD, 2 SLD and 2 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.
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water and oil repellent coating (front element)
  • 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 Mode Switch
  • Support DMF, AF+MF
  • Dust and splash proof structure
  • Petal type hood with lock
  • 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"
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

Key specifications

The figures below are for L-mount

Lens construction: 11 groups, 15 elements (1 FLD, 1 ELD, 2 SLD and 2 aspherical lens)

Angle of view: 63.4 °

Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)

Minimum aperture: F16

Minimum focusing distance: 30 cm / 11.8 in.

Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5.4

Filter size: 67 mm

Dimensions (Maximum Diameter × Length): 75.5 mm × 109.5 mm / 3.0 in × 4.3 in

Weight: 645 g / 22.8 oz

Barcode

L-Mount:0085126 303693

Sony E-mount:0085126 303655

Accessories: Supplied

Name of product / barcode

Petal type hood with lock LH728-01 / 0085126 939267

Accessories: Optional

Name of product / barcode

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 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 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens from B&H or Adorama.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/27/2021 8:06:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 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.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
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.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
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

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
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.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Sigma News
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.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
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.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
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.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
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.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
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

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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.

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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.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
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.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
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
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