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 Monday, November 5, 2018
The Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is available for preorder at B&H and Adorama.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
Categories: Preorders, Sigma News
Post Date: 11/5/2018 2:47:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Sigma 105mm T1.5 FF EF Mount in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Covers Full-Frame Sensor Size
  • Canon EF Mount
  • T1.5 to T16 Aperture Range
  • Geared Focus and Iris Control Rings
  • Clickless Iris Ring
  • Suitable for 8K Image Capture
  • Weighs 3.9 Pounds
  • 95mm Front Diameter
  • 9-Blade Iris
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/5/2018 2:37:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, November 3, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Firmware update for the SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon & SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon and SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon is now available.
 
This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro*.
 
* Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and Ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
For customers who do not own the SIGMA USB DOCK, SIGMA performs lens firmware updates free of charge. For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary/distributor.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. **
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
** EOS-1DX mark II, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5DsR, EOS 5D mark IV, EOS 6D mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D (EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D (EOS 77D), EOS Kiss X8i (EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss X9i (EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss X9 (EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)
 
B&H carries the following:
 
Post Date: 11/3/2018 9:27:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 26, 2018
From Sigma:
 
[Updated Information] Operating conditions of the Nikon “Z7” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to share results of our further investigations regarding the operating conditions of the Nikon “Z7” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount.
 
When SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses in the current product lineup, listed below, are used in combination with the Nikon “Z7” and their “Mount Adapter FTZ”, both AF and AE operate without any issues.
 
Furthermore, lenses which incorporate Optical Stabilizer (OS) will work to maximum effect when both the lens’s OS and the in-camera stabilization are switched on simultaneously.
 
Applicable Products
 
  • DG Lens
    • 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
    • 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
    • 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
    • 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
    • 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
    • APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
    • 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
    • 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • APO 200-500mm F2.8 / 400-1000mm F5.6 EX DG
    • APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
    • 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
    • 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
    • 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
    • APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
    • APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • DC Lens
    • 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
    • 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
    • 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
    • 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
    • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
    • 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
    • 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM
    • 10mm F2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM
    • 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art
Phenomena particular to 4 lenses were confirmed after our announcement of September 28th
 
After careful investigation, we confirmed some phenomena particular to 4 products listed below. Regarding a firmware update for the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art, 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, we are going to announce them at a later date.
 
24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art
 
[Phenomenon]- It may occasionally stop recording while shooting video. It is planned to be resolved by a firmware update.
 
50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
 
[Phenomenon] - When starting to shoot with the subject completely out of focus, the response to the AF operation is intermittent. It is necessary to release several times or to turn the focus ring once to release. It is planned to be resolved by a firmware update.
 
85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
 
[Phenomenon] - It may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F5.6 while shooting. It is planned to be resolved by a firmware update.
 
APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
 
[Phenomenon] - Please focus using MF, since it is difficult to achieve sufficient focusing accuracy. There is no plan for a firmware update.
 
When the lenses listed below are used, due to product specifications, the in-camera stabilization cannot be turned off. In addition, the Auto Power Off function cannot be used. Please manually turn the power [OFF] after shooting.
 
Applicable products
 
  • Current lineup
    • 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
    • 17-70mm 2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
    • 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
  • Discontinued models
    • 17-70mm 2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM
    • 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
    • 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
    • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
    • 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM
    • 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS
Other precautions
 
  • Please use manual focus while shooting with lenses which do not incorporate an AF driving motor.
  • Tele Converters cannot be used together.
  • Depending on shooting conditions, sufficient focusing speed and accuracy may not be achieved. As required, please use manual focus while shooting.
  • Despite being listed above, some lenses shipped out from SIGMA before November, 2013 may require a firmware update. (Please refer to “Various lenses shipped from SIGMA before November, 2013” below.)
  • Discontinued products have different operating conditions depending on each product and their shipping period. For details, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.
Various lenses shipped from SIGMA before November, 2013
 
We have previously confirmed that some phenomena such as AF not working correctly with some lenses released or shipped from SIGMA before November, 2013, when they are used on Nikon’s digital SLR cameras incorporating the latest firmware. Under this circumstance, we will update the lens firmware free of charge. If the products do not operate on a Z7, even when they are listed above, the lens firmware update may improve the situation.
 
For customers who have these applicable products, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor for further details.
 
*1 For products of which firmware was updated after November, 2013, a firmware update is not necessary.
*2 It is not possible to update the firmware of products for which our support period has finished.
*3 For products with an engraved edition number of A012, C013 or S013, the lens firmware can be updated using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/26/2018 9:08:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that, as of this moment SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Canon mount in the current lineup do not have any issues with general operation when they are used on the “EOS R”, released by Canon Inc., via their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”.
 
In addition, please note the information below when using our lenses.
 
1. With SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses, the Digital Lens Optimizer located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function cannot be used. Therefore, please set the Digital Lens Optimizer to [OFF] before shooting.
 
When the Digital Lens Optimizer is switched [OFF], but “Peripheral illumination correction”, “Chromatic aberration correction” and “Distortion correction”, located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is switched [ON], the appropriate corrections can be achieved in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens. This is applicable to lenses listed below which were released after March, 2018, or those of which firmware has been updated to Ver.2.0 or later.
 
Contemporary line
 
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
Art Line
 
  • SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
Sports Line
 
  • SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports *
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports *
* These lenses will be compatible with the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function by a firmware update to Ver.2.0 which will be announced in the future.
 
When lenses other than those listed above are used, “Peripheral illumination correction”, “Chromatic aberration correction” and “Distortion correction”, located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, may cause images to appear abnormal. Therefore please set these correction functions to [OFF] before shooting.
 
2. When SIGMA’s DC lenses are used, “1.6x (Crop)” will not be set automatically. Please select “1.6x (Crop)” manually.
 
We will continue verification and provide updates on the operating condition at a later date.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/26/2018 6:44:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 23, 2018
From SIGMA:
 
Places Sigma lenses plus unparalleled service and technical support in the heart of the TV & film production community
 
Burbank, CA – October 23, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new west coast showcase in Burbank, California. A modern space for its world-class products, services and support, visitors can experience first-hand the popular Sigma Cine and Global Vision lenses through product demonstrations, seminars and special events. “Having a physical presence in the greater Los Angeles area has long been a vision of ours. The new west coast Sigma center has been years in the making and to finally open it to the public is very exciting,” said Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma Corporation. “We are thrilled to be a part of this creative community, and we look forward to the new relationships Sigma will develop with filmmakers and cinematographers, right in their backyard.”
 
Join Sigma at Its Grand Opening Event!
 
To celebrate the opening of the Sigma west coast office, Los Angeles area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend the special reception hosted by Sigma Corporation of America on Saturday, November 3rd from 5-8pm PDT. In addition to the open bar with rare sake tasting, scrumptious food from local food trucks, Sigma swag and giveaways, attendees will have a chance to see product demos and a special work showcase by DP Timur Civan as the first official Sigma Cine Pro. As a Sigma Cine Pro, Timur will become a valuable resource to filmmakers, presenting informative lectures, seminars and workshops to cinematographers across the US. He has worked with clients as diverse as Louis Vuitton, Pepsi, Samsung, Toyota, Home Shopping Network, Vox Media and many more. His unique approach and technique are at the cutting edge of visual storytelling, and Sigma Cine lenses are always there to help bring his creative vision to life. Timur will be in attendance and available to answer any questions about Sigma lenses and how they facilitate his creative expression.
 
B&H carries Sigma lenses.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/23/2018 11:31:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 16, 2018
From SIGMA:
 
This firmware update makes the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E compatible with the latest SIGMA interchangeable lenses firmware. For customers who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro* by connecting it to a computer using the supplied USB Cable.
 
*Before updating the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 105mm T1.5 FF EF mount Cine lens from the FF High Speed Prime Line.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art for Canon which has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
Post Date: 10/16/2018 6:18:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From SIGMA:
 
This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro*.
 
*Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver.1.4.1 or later for Windows, and Ver.1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM | Art for Canon
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. **
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
**Compatible Canon camera models: EOS-1DX mark II, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5DsR, EOS 5D mark ?, EOS 6D mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D(EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D(EOS 77D), EOS Kiss X8i(EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss X9i(EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss X9(EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/16/2018 6:10:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 2, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We are pleased to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E and EF-E is now available.
 
This firmware makes the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 compatible with the latest firmware of SIGMA interchangeable lenses. For customers who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro by connecting it to a computer using the supplied USB Cable. Before updating the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art (For SIGMA: Ver.1.03, For Canon: Ver.2.02).
Post Date: 10/2/2018 1:04:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma: Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA, Canon and Nikon is now available
 
This firmware update improves the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro. Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver.1.4.1 or later for Windows, and Ver.1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA, Canon and Nikon
Benefit of the update
 
  • It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer.
Post Date: 10/2/2018 8:51:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 1, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Operating condition of Nikon “Z7” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that we have confirmed that SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount in the current lineup do not have any issues with general operation when they are used on the “Z7”, released by Nikon Corporation, via their “Mount Adapter FTZ”.
 
In addition, please note the information below when using the following lenses.
 
  • Interchangeable lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus.
  • Some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November 2013 that are not compatible with the latest DSLR cameras will not operate.
We will continue verification and provide updates on the operating conditions including discontinued models.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/1/2018 8:37:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 26, 2018
From SIGMA:
 
The SIGMA Corporation announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art building at the Aizu factory located in Fukushima, Japan which is now fully operational and dedicated to the processing of magnesium alloy, a useful component that provides toughness and durability for SIGMA Global Vision products while being lightweight.
 
Stable procurement of magnesium parts indispensable to achieving both lightweight and toughness
Lightweight is a desirable characteristic for interchangeable lenses and provides an advantage over other manufacturer’s products especially with relatively large mass telephoto lenses. These lenses often use metal parts with high strength and rigidity for exterior parts to securely hold optical elements with a large diameter together as well as to protect the internal parts. Generally the use of metals such as aluminum for this purpose poses a challenge as it makes the product too heavy and therefore difficult to handle.
 
SIGMA has taken this into consideration and adopted the use of magnesium parts processed in-house for the first time with the development of the new 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM|Sports, due for release in October. The lens achieves lightweight, an attribute which is increasingly sought-after by users, while being tough and durable to ensure lens performance.
 
Further promotion of ultra-highly efficient “mass production” by in-house integrated production
SIGMA believes it is important to be flexible and act quickly enabling the delivery of unique, surprising, and pleasing products. Its own integrated production system with a high in-house production ratio is essential to meet the demand for small-lot production of diverse products, the demand for which will be likely to grow even more in the future. To intentionally incorporate magnesium alloy processing, which requires rigid safety control, in the in-house manufacturing process, SIGMA constructed a building dedicated to magnesium alloy processing and started operations for mass production, contributing to the stable production of high quality and high accuracy parts at reasonable costs.
 
The magnesium parts produced in the dedicated building will be used for many products in the future including the 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM|Sports and the 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports announced at Photokina 2018.
 
Outline
Magnesium Building, SIGMA Aizu Factory
6594 Aza-Nitchizaka, Ohaza-Ohtani,
Bandai-Machi, Yama-gun,
Fukushima prefecture, Japan 969-3395
Total floor space: 1,995 m2 (3 stories)
Completion of construction: January 2018
Start of operations: February 2018
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 9/26/2018 5:44:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 25, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Sigma’s 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary, 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports, and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports will make their public debut at Photokina 2018
 
Cologne, Germany – September 25, 2018 – Sigma today announced five new Sigma Global Vision lenses shown for the first time at the 2018 Photokina expo in Cologne, Germany from September 26th-29th in Hall 4.2 on Stands B020, B028I and C029. From wide-angle to hyper-telephoto, the new Sigma Global Vision introductions arrive as some of the most anticipated lenses in the industry, further facilitating artistic expression for photographers.
 
Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
The new Sigma wide-angle model stands out with its thoroughly corrected magnification chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare, as well as completely minimized distortion thanks to its optical design. It features water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element and its overall dust- and splash-proof structure ensures excellent performance even in the most challenging shooting conditions. The high-speed AF, thanks to the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) with an updated algorithm, captures the perfect moment instantly. Available in Sigma, Nikon, Canon and Sony E camera mounts, this lens is a great contender for street photography, as well as shooting landscapes and night skies.
 
Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
The 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is Sigma’s first lens developed originally to live up to the sought-after angle of view and performance standard for a benchmark cine lens. This lens effectively arranges three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to correct axial chromatic aberration and magnification chromatic aberration. Designed for exceptional sharpness at maximum aperture, this lens excels at available light photography. With less than 1% distortion and near non-existent sagittal coma flare, this lens demonstrates consistent optical results featuring both 8K-compatible resolution and a beautiful bokeh. It is available for Sigma, Nikon, Canon and Sony E mount camera systems.
 
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary
This lens completes the Sigma large aperture series of portable wide-angle, standard, and telephoto prime lenses in Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts. Featuring compact design, light weight and outstanding image quality offered in Sigma’s Contemporary line, this lens stuns with a beautiful bokeh effect and the amount of brightness expected from F1.4 lenses even in the mid-telephoto range for cropped sensor cameras. In addition, this lens is characterized by smooth and quiet autofocus ideal for video shooting. Compatible with the Sony E mount Fast Hybrid AF, it also achieves precise AF tracking. By using the face recognition or eye AF functions of the camera, focus will continuously be on the face or the eye even if the subject moves during the shoot.
 
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports One of the most anticipated lenses from the Sigma Global Vision line, the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports is the new flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom lens that meets the most stringent needs of professional photographers. Robust yet lightweight, the lens’ magnesium body ensures high mobility and its dust- and splash-proof structure together with the water- and oil-repellent coating on the front element ensure safe use even in the most challenging shooting conditions. It also incorporates Intelligent OS with an acceleration sensor and the latest algorithm capable of panning in all directions. The lens’ optical design, incorporating 10 exclusive low-dispersion glass elements, allows for extremely high resolution, from the center to the corners. By optimizing spherical aberration, a smooth and natural bokeh effect is achieved when using the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports for portrait photography. The versatility of this lens is demonstrated in various customization options via an AF Function button either through the camera body or Sigma USB Dock. The newest F2.8 large-aperture zoom lens from Sigma comes in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts.
 
Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports
The Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is the world’s first 10x optical zoom telephoto lens with a tele end of 600mm. Incorporating 25 elements in 19 groups, excellent and consistent image quality can be achieved throughout the entire zoom range. This lens’ intelligent OS featuring the latest algorithm delivers an image stabilization effect of 4 stops. Its optical design ensures maximum correction of magnification chromatic aberration encountered in hyper-telephoto shooting. This offers both high resolution and consistent edge-to-edge performance throughout the entire zoom range. In addition, when shooting at the focal length of 200mm, the Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports can also be used for telephoto macro photography, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.3, thanks to its high rendering performance. Its multi-material build, which incorporates magnesium among other components, ensures durability and enhances portability, allowing for comfortable handling of the 10x zoom lens. The zooming mechanism has been engineered to make both smooth rotation and straight zoom possible. Versatile and robust, the new Sigma hyper-telephoto zoom lens is available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts starting in late October 2018 for $1999 USD.
 
Preorders:
 
Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports - B&H | Adorama
Post Date: 9/25/2018 1:45:24 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 14, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Brand new introductions to the FF High Speed Prime Line – 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF – will be debuted at IBC2018
 
September 11, 2018 – Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the development of three new Sigma Cine lenses in the FF High Speed Prime Line: 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF. With these additions, the FF High Speed Prime Line now includes ten lenses covering 14mm to 135mm and T1.5 to T2, giving cinematographers even more options to empower their artistic expression and take their cinematic vision to the next level. Available for test-shooting at the 2018 IBC Show in Amsterdam from September 14-18, 2018, attendees are welcome to visit the Sigma booth 12.D64 to get hands-on with the new cine lenses.
 
New Models in the Sigma Cine FF High Speed Prime Line
All the lenses in the FF High Speed Prime Line, including the brand new 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF, are compatible with full-frame image sensors and optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K-8K shooting. All three lenses come in PL, EF and E mounts with lens support foot and cap included. The 105mm T1.5 FF is expected to start shipping in October 2018, the 40mm T1.5 FF in the end of 2018, and the 28mm T1.5 FF in early 2019. Pricing for each new model will be announced at the time of availability.
 
Development of LPL Mount
In the future, the Sigma Cine lens series will include an LPL mount, the new lens mount optimized for the large format sensor released by ARRI in 2018. The planned release date for the Sigma Cine lenses in LPL mount is 2019 or later.
Post Date: 9/14/2018 6:08:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 10, 2018
From Sigma:
 
SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art for SIGMA (v.1.01) and Canon (v.2.01)
This firmware corrects the phenomenon that the AF performance occasionally becomes unstable when used via SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11.
SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon (v.2.03)
This firmware improves the AF speed in certain combinations with some cameras.
Firmware update for SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports (v.2.00) / Contemporary for Canon (v.2.00)
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. This firmware also improves the AF speed in certain combinations with some cameras.
 
* Compatible Canon camera models: EOS-1DX Mark II, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5DsR, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 6D mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D (EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D (EOS 77D), EOS Kiss X8i (EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss X9i (EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss X9 (EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable products, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.
 
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Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/10/2018 7:26:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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