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 Thursday, October 22, 2020
From Sigma:
 
Firmware update for SIGMA Global Vision lenses in Canon EF mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for the SIGMA Global Vision lenses in Canon EF mount listed below.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-01 and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.
 
[Applicable product]
 
·SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount
 
[Benefits of the update]
 
·It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D.
 
·It has improved the AF accuracy when using SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E and SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 EF-L.
 
[Applicable product]
 
·SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount
 
·SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount
 
[Benefits of the update]
 
·It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D and the EOS-1D X Mark III.
 
[Applicable product]
 
·SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount.
 
[Benefits of the update]
 
·It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D and the EOS-1D X Mark III.
 
·It has fixed a rarely-occurring communication problem during Live View shooting when mounted on the EOS-1D X Mark III.
 
[Applicable product]
 
·SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount
 
[Benefits of the update]
 
·It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D and the EOS-1D X Mark III.
 
·It has reduced the operating sound of the lens diaphragm blades when attached with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E and used for shooting movies.
 
·It has reduced the operating sound of the lens diaphragm blades when used for shooting movies on Canon cameras. *
 
*The degree of improvement differs depending on the camera used.
 
[How to update]
 
Connect the lens to a computer via the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-01 (sold separately), then open SIGMA Optimization Pro*. If the lens firmware isn’t the latest version, the following message will appear: ‘The latest lens firmware is available’. Click ‘Yes’ to update.
 
* Before updating lens firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-01, please ensure you update SIGMA Optimization Pro to the latest version.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/22/2020 9:43:54 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sigma:
 
Firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We are pleased to announce that a firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E is now available.
 
[Applicable product]
 
·SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E
 
[Benefits of the update]
 
·It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.03
 
·It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.02.
 
·It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.07.
 
·It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware 2.02.
 
·It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware 2.01.
 
[How to update]
 
Connect the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 to a computer with the included USB cable, then open SIGMA Optimization Pro*. If there is a newer firmware version available than the one currently installed on your converter, you will see the message ‘There is the latest firmware for the converter’. Click ‘Yes’ to update.
 
?Before attaching the updated SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 to the camera body, please remove the battery pack from the camera then reinsert.
 
*Please be sure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to the latest version when updating the MC-11 firmware.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/22/2020 9:49:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, September 30, 2020
From Sigma:
 
New Product Announcement Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN DN Macro Art
 
A | ART
 
SIGMA 105MM F2.8 DG DN MACRO
 
Designed exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras
 
Make everyday details more magnificent.

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

Supplied accessories: Case, Hood (LH653-01)
 
Available mount: L-Mount, Sony E-mount
 
* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.
 
*This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.
 
* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.
 
Performance exceeds expectations
 
SIGMA Art line introduces a supreme edition to classic macro lenses
 
Mid-telephoto macro lenses give photographers a boost to creativity and a versatile working distance, which makes the lenses a favorite among professionals as part of their basic gear. Introduced as the first macro lens for mirrorless cameras in the Art line of lenses for mirrorless cameras, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art packs the highest level of performance expected of a mid-telephoto macro lens into its body, from its superb optical performance to excellent build quality.
 
Beyond being a high-spec macro lens that excels in a wide range of settings, the SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art is ideal for macro shooting or portraits. It can also give photographers an opportunity to rediscover a new way of looking at or enjoying things such as unexpected beauty or something precious in everyday life through its perspective that is unique to a macro lens. It provides performance that goes far beyond the expectation or imagination of what a "classic mid-telephoto macro lens" can be.
 
[Key features]
 
1. Everything required in a mid-telephoto macro lens has been achieved at highest levels
 
The latest optical design of the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art ensures exceptional sharpness at all shooting distances from extreme close-up, which is crucial in macro shooting, all the way up to infinity. In addition, its aberration correction places a particular focus on longitudinal chromatic aberration which cannot be handled by the in-camera aberration correction. The superior optical design produces clear images with both delicate rendering and free of color bleeding.
 
Bokeh was one of the focuses in the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art design, which figures largely in mid-telephoto shooting. The ample volume of peripheral light helps create beautiful bokeh circles, while natural bokeh effect in the background, as well as foreground, gives more flexibility to photographic expressions. Furthermore, when equipped with the TC-1411 (1.4x) or TC-2011 (2.0x), SIGMA's latest models of teleconverters designed exclusively for the use with L-Mount lenses, it allows photographers to shoot macro at even higher macro magnifications while keeping the working distance.
 
The 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art has achieved everything that is required of a mid-telephoto macro lens at the highest levels.
 
2. SIGMA Art line class optical and AF performance
 
The SIGMA Art line lenses prioritize optical performance above all else in their design. This applies to the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art, which produces outstanding rendering performance from the center of the frame all the way up to the edges. It excellently handles comatic aberration, which often happens at the edges. On the other hand, its abilities to minimize ghosting and flare, which have been validated through rigorous testing from the early stages of its development, ensures that it performs well in backlit conditions.
 
On top of optimization for the latest functionalities, such as face/eye detection AF, which is something mirrorless camera systems do well, it incorporates a powerful Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM) in its focus motor system to achieve high-precision, quiet AF operation.
 
All of these elements are brought to life using advanced production technology at the Aizu Factory, SIGMA's only production site, giving the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art the highest levels of performance worthy of the SIGMA Art line.
 
3. A full range of functionalities and an excellent build quality
 
On its body, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art features a focus limiter setting which comes in handy during macro shooting and the AFL button* to which users may assign select functions. The aperture ring, which is designed to help users work intuitively, has a setting to turn ON or OFF the clicking sound that isn’t required by some users when shooting macro. It also comes with a switch for a ring lock system. Its enhanced functions allow users to customize their shooting operations in accordance with their shooting styles.
 
The lens also has a dust- and splash-proof structure which is built to handle all manner of shooting conditions. The rings and switches, meanwhile, have a build quality that is superb in terms of durability, as well as how they work and how they feel.
 
With levels of user-friendliness, adaptability to the environment, and smoothness of operation that are designed for professional uses, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art pushes the boundaries for photographers and gives them wider creative possibilities.
 
*Limited to compatible cameras. Also, the functions depend on the camera.
 
[Additional features]

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

[Key specifications]
 
The figures below are for L-mount.
 
Lens construction: 12 groups, 17 elements (1 SLD lens) |
 
Angle of view: 23.3°|Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)|
 
Minimum aperture: F22|Minimum focusing distance: 29.5cm / 11.6in.|
 
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:1|Filter size:f62mm|
 
Maximum dimensions x length: f74mm×133.6mm / f2.9x5.3in.|
 
Weight: 715g / 25.2oz.
 
[Accessories: Supplied] Name of product / barcode
 
Lens Hood (LH653-01): 0085126 938598
 
[Accessories: Optional] Name of product / barcode
 
SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 L-Mount:0085126 825690
 
SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2011 L-Mount:0085126 826697
 
SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 L-Mount:0085126 878696
 
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 62mm :0085126 930936
 
SIGMA PROTECTOR 62mm :0085126 931063
 
SIGMA WR UV FILTER 62mm :0085126 930677
 
SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 62mm :0085126 930806
 
ELECTRONIC FLASH MACRO EM-140 DG SA-STTL* :0085126 922641
 
*for SIGMA fp only
 
Preorders
 
Preorder the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art Lens for Sony E from B&H | Adorama

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 9/30/2020 8:31:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sigma:
 
Operating conditions of SIGMA’s lenses for Canon EF mount with the Canon EOS R5
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to share the results of our investigation regarding the operation of SIGMA’s lenses for Canon EF mount, when used on the Canon EOS R5.
 
We have verified the operation with our SIGMA GLOBAL VISION (SGV) interchangeable lenses (Contemporary, Art, and Sports lines) for Canon EF mounts used on the“Canon EOS R5” with Canon’s mount adapter “EF-EOS R Series”, and confirmed that there were no problems with general operations such as AE, AF, and image stabilization.
 
Please note the following points when using our products.
 
1. For SGV interchangeable lenses released before 2017* , it is necessary that the lens firmware is updated to Ver.2.00 or later. * The release year can be confirmed by the edition number (A017, C015, etc.) engraved on the lens barrel.
 
Please refer to the following page for details of the lens firmware. https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/lenses/firmware/
 
2. After setting the Digital Lens Optimizer to [OFF], set the “Peripheral Illumination Correction”, “Chromatic Aberration Correction”, and “Distortion Correction” of the “Lens Aberration Correction” function to [ON] to achieve the appropriate corrections in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens.
 
3. AF can be used within the area of approximately 80% of the height and 80% of the width of the sensor surface.
 
4. For lenses without an OS (Optical Stabilizer) mechanism, the in-camera image stabilization can not be used when the Full-time MF setting is set to “Full- time MF ON” via SIGMA Optimization Pro. When using in-camera image stabilization, please set the Full-time MF setting to “Full- time MF OFF”.
 
* The default Full- time MF setting is “Full- time MF OFF”.
 
5. Image stabilization does not work optimally with interchangeable lenses which are not from the Contemporary, Art or Sports line. Please turn off the camera’s Image stabilization setting, or turn off the OS switch for lenses equipped with an OS (Optical Stabilizer) mechanism when using.
 
6. For interchangeable lenses which are not from the Contemporary, Art or Sports lines, using MF is recommended, since it may be difficult to achieve sufficient focusing speed and accuracy when AF is used.
 
We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 9/30/2020 8:07:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 6, 2020
From Sigma:
 
Sigma Announces the 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art Lens
 
The Definitive Portrait Prime for the Mirrorless Age

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

Ronkonkoma, NY - August 6, 2020 - Redefining the portrait lens category, the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens is a completely new design for full-frame mirrorless cameras, as the "DN" designation indicates. Announced today by Sigma Corporation, this is a complete reinvention of the definitive fast-aperture portrait prime that pairs class-leading optical performance with a compact, dust-and splash-proof design. Offered in both L-Mount and Sony E-Mount, this lens features a completely new optical formula that includes five Special Low Dispersion Elements and one aspherical element for exceptional edge-to-edge image sharpness. This new optical formula also thoroughly corrects aberrations, resulting in visually pleasing images with no color bleed, even at maximum aperture. Plus, the 11-blade rounded diaphragm ensures smooth, attractive bokeh. The 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens is handcrafted to the most exacting optical and mechanical tolerances in Sigma's Aizu, Japan production facility.
 
"Briefly put, the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art pairs large-aperture, professional-caliber optical performance with a lightweight, sturdy, and compact body, a combination which has long been difficult to achieve," reports Mark Amir-Hamzeh, President of Sigma Corporation of America. "This vision is finally realized with the new 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens."
 
A smaller focusing lens is paired with the stepping motor, which is optimized for both phase detection and contrast detection autofocus, allowing for this lens to be notably smaller than the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens — over an inch shorter and more than a pound lighter than the previous version — while achieving a higher degree of edge-to-edge sharpness from F1.4 and through the entire aperture range.
 
The Sigma Art line has been consistently redefining both imaging excellence and pleasing in-the-hand experience, and this new lens continues that legacy. Dust and splash-proof design, aluminum and TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) construction, a brass bayonet, plus well-damped switches and rings demonstrate the level of build quality that the Art name represents. Additional benefits include an aperture ring that allows for clicked and de-clicked operation, a programmable AFL button on the lens barrel, and a new Iris Ring Lock Switch that prevents unintended movement of the aperture ring during image capture.
 
This combination of imaging characteristics, build quality, and compact size for its focal length and aperture combine to make this the class-defining portrait lens for full-frame mirrorless camera systems.
 
Order the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens from B&H. or Adorama.
 

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
 Wednesday, January 16, 2019
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to share the results of our further investigations regarding the operating conditions of the Canon "EOS R" and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Canon mount.
 
When SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses in the current product lineup, listed below, are used in combination with the Canon "EOS R" and their "Mount Adapter EF-EOS R" or "Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R", both AF and AE operate without any issues. Furthermore, lenses which incorporate Optical Stabilizer (OS) will work with the OS function properly in effect.
 
In addition, when the Digital Lens Optimizer is switched [OFF], but "Peripheral illumination correction", "Chromatic aberration correction" and "Distortion correction", located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is switched [ON], the appropriate corrections can be achieved in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens. This is applicable to DG and DC lenses from Contemporary, Art and Sports line listed below which were released after March, 2018, or those of which firmware has been updated to Ver.2.0 or later. For other lenses, the Digital Lens Optimizer as well as the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function cannot be used. Therefore, please set all to [OFF] before shooting.
 
Applicable products
 
DG Lens
 
  • SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA APO 200-500mm F2.8/400-1000mm5.6 EX DG
  • SIGMA APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
  • SIGMA 8mm F3.5 EX DG CIRCULAR FISHEYE
  • SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 15mm F2.8 EX DG DIAGONAL FISHEYE
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art
  • SIGMA MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM *
  • SIGMA APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM *
  • SIGMA APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM *
DC Lens
 
  • SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM *
  • SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM *
  • SIGMA 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM *
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM *
  • SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM *
  • SIGMA 10mm F2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM *
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art *
* Camera’s "Scene Intelligent Auto mode" cannot be used.
 
Precautions for when DC lenses are used When SIGMA’s DC lenses where the image circle is designed to match APS-C sized sensors are used, "1.6x (Crop)" will not be set automatically. Please select "1.6x (Crop)" manually. There are future plans for a firmware update to be announced at a later date that will make the DC lenses from Contemporary and Art line compatible with the "1.6x (Crop)", to be set automatically, as well as Camera’s "Scene Intelligent Auto mode".
 
Phenomena particular to 3 lenses were confirmed
 
After careful investigation, we confirmed some phenomena particular to 3 products listed below. Regarding firmware updates for these lenses, we are going to announce them at a later date.
 
SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
 
  • It may require the battery to be taken out once, if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
  • It may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.
SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
 
  • It may require the battery to be taken out once, if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
 
  • It may require the battery to be taken out once, if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
  • It may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.
Other precautions
 
  • AF can be used within the area of approximately 80% of the height and width of the sensor surface.
  • For interchangeable lenses which are not from Contemporary, Art or Sports line, please focus using MF, since it may be difficult to achieve sufficient focusing speed and accuracy.
  • Tele Converters cannot be used together.
  • Having the focus mode switch set to MF does not let the lens stored automatically when the camera is turned off.
  • Discontinued products have different operating conditions depending on each product and their shipping period. For details, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.
For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.
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We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.
Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Product Advisories
Post Date: 1/16/2019 5:50:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 11, 2019
From Sigma:
 
The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to release the SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art.
 
The classical angle of view with the latest lens design
 
28mm angle of view used to be a representative wide-angle in the era of film cameras, and attracts many fans even today. To accommodate the request from many photographers who expressed the strong interest in using the familiar 28mm with Art line quality, SIGMA produces the SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, based on the know-how gained through development of the Art F1.4 prime lens lineup released so far. This newest traditional wide-angle lens, advantaged by the latest design and materials, as well as the processing technologies, is now available from SIGMA’s Art line.
 
Accessories: Case, Hood (LH828-01) supplied
Corresponding AF mounts: SIGMA / Nikon F mount / Canon EF mount / Sony E-mount
 
SIGMA, Nikon F mount and Canon EF mount are scheduled to start the shipment in January, 2019. Launching date of Sony E-mount is not determined yet.
 
Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Preorders: B&H | Adorama | Wex
Post Date: 1/11/2019 6:17:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 20, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Benefit of the update
 
  • It has corrected the phenomenon whereby Clear Image Zoom function incorporated in the camera cannot be used.
Download: Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art for Sony E Firmwae v.02 - Windows | Macintosh
Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Firmware Updates
Post Date: 12/20/2018 12:03:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 11, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Benefits of SIGMA Optimization Pro 1.5
 
SIGMA Optimization Pro 1.5 for Windows
 
  • It has added the “AF function button setting” to the customization menu. With this setting, it is possible to allocate various functions to the AF function button incorporated in the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports.
SIGMA Optimization Pro 1.5 for Macintosh
 
  • It has added the “AF function button setting” to the customization menu. With this setting, it is possible to allocate various functions to the AF function button incorporated in the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports.
  • It has become compatible with Mac OS Mojave (10.14).
  • It has corrected the display error of the customization menu in traditional Chinese language.
SIGMA Optimization Pro 1.5 is available for download here.
Post Date: 12/11/2018 1:52:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens is available for preorder at B&H, Adorama, Henry's and Wex Photo.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Nine FLD Elements, One SLD Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Intelligent OS Image Stabilization
  • Removable Arca-Type Tripod Foot
  • Dust- and Moisture-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma Teleconverters
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Categories: Preorders, Sigma News
Post Date: 12/11/2018 6:40:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 7, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Ronkonkoma, NY – December 7, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its anticipated cine lens – Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF – will begin shipping in December 2018 for $3,499.00, with the option to purchase a fully luminous version (FL) for $4,499.00.
 
Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF is a fast and sharp T1.5 cine lens compatible with full-frame camera sensors and optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K-8K productions. Featuring a 180-degree focus rotation, this lens is available in EF, E and PL mounts with lens support foot and cap included.
 
It is the ninth lens in the Sigma Cine FF High Speed Prime Line. As a standard lens in the cinema industry, the focal length of 40mm has become an essential part of a typical cine prime set. By adding this lens to the Sigma Cine offering, its cine prime set can now satisfy all the demands of professional cinematographers.
 
Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF is the first lens that was designed and developed for the cinema use rather than converting a still photography lens into a cine lens. This development illustrates Sigma’s commitment to the cine market – by always listening to its customers and what their needs are, and now even more than ever with the fully operational Sigma Burbank showcase facility, Sigma strives to develop new products based on that customer feedback.
 
The Sigma 40mm T1.5 FF lives up to the performance standard required by high-end cinematographers as it achieves the highest optical quality as well as consistent rendering performance over the entire image circle. The lens produces one of the best MTF charts ever, making it an excellent choice for all levels of filmmakers.
 
Prominent Characteristics of Sigma Cine Lenses
 
  • Individual inspection of every single lens with A1 proprietary Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) measuring system using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Even previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of their quality control inspections.
  • Computer-based ray tracing has been used from the design stage onward to minimize flare and ghosting and enhance contrast in backlit conditions. Ghosting has also been checked at every prototype stage, with its causes identified, assessed and eliminated.
  • Color balance standardized across the line to make color correction a breeze.
  • Dust-proof and splash-proof construction, with each ring and mount sealed to prevent water and dust from entering.
  • The body is made 100% of metal to stand up to tough professional use over the long term.
  • Luminous paint for enhanced visibility
  • Laser engraving for enhanced durability
  • Mount Conversion Service allows users to convert their lenses to and from EF and E-mounts (charges apply). If the camera system changes, it is possible to simply convert the mount system to continue using the high-performance Sigma lenses.
  • The Sigma USB Dock allows the user to connect the lens to a computer and update firmware, while the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 allows users to enjoy the high performance of Sigma’s Canon EF mount interchangeable lenses with the Sony E-mount camera body.
B&H carries Sigma Cine lenses.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 12/7/2018 6:12:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 5, 2018
The Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is available for preorder at B&H and Adorama.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Categories: Preorders, Sigma News
Post Date: 11/5/2018 2:47:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, November 3, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Firmware update for the SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon & SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon and SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon is now available.
 
This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro*.
 
* Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and Ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
For customers who do not own the SIGMA USB DOCK, SIGMA performs lens firmware updates free of charge. For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary/distributor.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. **
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
** EOS-1DX mark II, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5DsR, EOS 5D mark IV, EOS 6D mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D (EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D (EOS 77D), EOS Kiss X8i (EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss X9i (EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss X9 (EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)
 
B&H carries the following:
 
Post Date: 11/3/2018 9:27:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 26, 2018
From Sigma:
 
[Updated Information] Operating conditions of the Nikon “Z7” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to share results of our further investigations regarding the operating conditions of the Nikon “Z7” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount.
 
When SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses in the current product lineup, listed below, are used in combination with the Nikon “Z7” and their “Mount Adapter FTZ”, both AF and AE operate without any issues.
 
Furthermore, lenses which incorporate Optical Stabilizer (OS) will work to maximum effect when both the lens’s OS and the in-camera stabilization are switched on simultaneously.
 
Applicable Products
 
  • DG Lens
    • 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
    • 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
    • 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
    • 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
    • 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
    • APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
    • 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
    • 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • APO 200-500mm F2.8 / 400-1000mm F5.6 EX DG
    • APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
    • 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
    • 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
    • 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
    • 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports
    • MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
    • APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
    • APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • DC Lens
    • 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
    • 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
    • 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
    • 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
    • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
    • 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
    • 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM
    • 10mm F2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM
    • 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art
Phenomena particular to 4 lenses were confirmed after our announcement of September 28th
 
After careful investigation, we confirmed some phenomena particular to 4 products listed below. Regarding a firmware update for the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art, 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, we are going to announce them at a later date.
 
24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art
 
[Phenomenon]- It may occasionally stop recording while shooting video. It is planned to be resolved by a firmware update.
 
50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
 
[Phenomenon] - When starting to shoot with the subject completely out of focus, the response to the AF operation is intermittent. It is necessary to release several times or to turn the focus ring once to release. It is planned to be resolved by a firmware update.
 
85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
 
[Phenomenon] - It may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F5.6 while shooting. It is planned to be resolved by a firmware update.
 
APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
 
[Phenomenon] - Please focus using MF, since it is difficult to achieve sufficient focusing accuracy. There is no plan for a firmware update.
 
When the lenses listed below are used, due to product specifications, the in-camera stabilization cannot be turned off. In addition, the Auto Power Off function cannot be used. Please manually turn the power [OFF] after shooting.
 
Applicable products
 
  • Current lineup
    • 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
    • 17-70mm 2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
    • 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
    • 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
  • Discontinued models
    • 17-70mm 2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM
    • 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
    • 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
    • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
    • 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM
    • 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS
Other precautions
 
  • Please use manual focus while shooting with lenses which do not incorporate an AF driving motor.
  • Tele Converters cannot be used together.
  • Depending on shooting conditions, sufficient focusing speed and accuracy may not be achieved. As required, please use manual focus while shooting.
  • Despite being listed above, some lenses shipped out from SIGMA before November, 2013 may require a firmware update. (Please refer to “Various lenses shipped from SIGMA before November, 2013” below.)
  • Discontinued products have different operating conditions depending on each product and their shipping period. For details, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.
Various lenses shipped from SIGMA before November, 2013
 
We have previously confirmed that some phenomena such as AF not working correctly with some lenses released or shipped from SIGMA before November, 2013, when they are used on Nikon’s digital SLR cameras incorporating the latest firmware. Under this circumstance, we will update the lens firmware free of charge. If the products do not operate on a Z7, even when they are listed above, the lens firmware update may improve the situation.
 
For customers who have these applicable products, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor for further details.
 
*1 For products of which firmware was updated after November, 2013, a firmware update is not necessary.
*2 It is not possible to update the firmware of products for which our support period has finished.
*3 For products with an engraved edition number of A012, C013 or S013, the lens firmware can be updated using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK.
Posted to: Nikon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Product Advisories
Post Date: 10/26/2018 9:08:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that, as of this moment SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Canon mount in the current lineup do not have any issues with general operation when they are used on the “EOS R”, released by Canon Inc., via their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”.
 
In addition, please note the information below when using our lenses.
 
1. With SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses, the Digital Lens Optimizer located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function cannot be used. Therefore, please set the Digital Lens Optimizer to [OFF] before shooting.
 
When the Digital Lens Optimizer is switched [OFF], but “Peripheral illumination correction”, “Chromatic aberration correction” and “Distortion correction”, located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is switched [ON], the appropriate corrections can be achieved in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens. This is applicable to lenses listed below which were released after March, 2018, or those of which firmware has been updated to Ver.2.0 or later.
 
Contemporary line
 
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
Art Line
 
  • SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
Sports Line
 
  • SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports *
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports *
* These lenses will be compatible with the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function by a firmware update to Ver.2.0 which will be announced in the future.
 
When lenses other than those listed above are used, “Peripheral illumination correction”, “Chromatic aberration correction” and “Distortion correction”, located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, may cause images to appear abnormal. Therefore please set these correction functions to [OFF] before shooting.
 
2. When SIGMA’s DC lenses are used, “1.6x (Crop)” will not be set automatically. Please select “1.6x (Crop)” manually.
 
We will continue verification and provide updates on the operating condition at a later date.
Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Product Advisories
Post Date: 10/26/2018 6:44:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 23, 2018
From SIGMA:
 
Places Sigma lenses plus unparalleled service and technical support in the heart of the TV & film production community
 
Burbank, CA – October 23, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new west coast showcase in Burbank, California. A modern space for its world-class products, services and support, visitors can experience first-hand the popular Sigma Cine and Global Vision lenses through product demonstrations, seminars and special events. “Having a physical presence in the greater Los Angeles area has long been a vision of ours. The new west coast Sigma center has been years in the making and to finally open it to the public is very exciting,” said Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma Corporation. “We are thrilled to be a part of this creative community, and we look forward to the new relationships Sigma will develop with filmmakers and cinematographers, right in their backyard.”
 
Join Sigma at Its Grand Opening Event!
 
To celebrate the opening of the Sigma west coast office, Los Angeles area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend the special reception hosted by Sigma Corporation of America on Saturday, November 3rd from 5-8pm PDT. In addition to the open bar with rare sake tasting, scrumptious food from local food trucks, Sigma swag and giveaways, attendees will have a chance to see product demos and a special work showcase by DP Timur Civan as the first official Sigma Cine Pro. As a Sigma Cine Pro, Timur will become a valuable resource to filmmakers, presenting informative lectures, seminars and workshops to cinematographers across the US. He has worked with clients as diverse as Louis Vuitton, Pepsi, Samsung, Toyota, Home Shopping Network, Vox Media and many more. His unique approach and technique are at the cutting edge of visual storytelling, and Sigma Cine lenses are always there to help bring his creative vision to life. Timur will be in attendance and available to answer any questions about Sigma lenses and how they facilitate his creative expression.
 
B&H carries Sigma lenses.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/23/2018 11:31:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 16, 2018
From SIGMA:
 
This firmware update makes the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E compatible with the latest SIGMA interchangeable lenses firmware. For customers who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro* by connecting it to a computer using the supplied USB Cable.
 
*Before updating the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 105mm T1.5 FF EF mount Cine lens from the FF High Speed Prime Line.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art for Canon which has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
Post Date: 10/16/2018 6:18:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From SIGMA:
 
This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro*.
 
*Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver.1.4.1 or later for Windows, and Ver.1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM | Art for Canon
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. **
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
**Compatible Canon camera models: EOS-1DX mark II, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5DsR, EOS 5D mark ?, EOS 6D mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D(EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D(EOS 77D), EOS Kiss X8i(EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss X9i(EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss X9(EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)
Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Firmware Updates
Post Date: 10/16/2018 6:10:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 2, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We are pleased to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E and EF-E is now available.
 
This firmware makes the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 compatible with the latest firmware of SIGMA interchangeable lenses. For customers who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro by connecting it to a computer using the supplied USB Cable. Before updating the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art (For SIGMA: Ver.1.03, For Canon: Ver.2.02).
Post Date: 10/2/2018 1:04:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma: Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA, Canon and Nikon is now available
 
This firmware update improves the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable product listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro. Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver.1.4.1 or later for Windows, and Ver.1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA, Canon and Nikon
Benefit of the update
 
  • It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer.
Post Date: 10/2/2018 8:51:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 1, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Operating condition of Nikon “Z7” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that we have confirmed that SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount in the current lineup do not have any issues with general operation when they are used on the “Z7”, released by Nikon Corporation, via their “Mount Adapter FTZ”.
 
In addition, please note the information below when using the following lenses.
 
  • Interchangeable lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus.
  • Some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November 2013 that are not compatible with the latest DSLR cameras will not operate.
We will continue verification and provide updates on the operating conditions including discontinued models.
Posted to: Nikon News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/1/2018 8:37:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 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
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   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.
 
Sigma USB Dock: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Sigma News, Sigma Firmware Updates
Post Date: 9/10/2018 7:26:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 6, 2018
From Sigma:
 
SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount are scheduled to start the shipment in July, 2018.
 
While offering the same high-performance optical design as other lenses in the Art line, the new Sony E-mount models will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Sony’s Continuous AF (AF-C), which is not addressed by SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11. Like the converter MC-11, the lenses will be compatible with in-camera image stabilization and in-camera lens aberration correction, which includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, and distortion.
 
* 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.
 
Mount Conversion Service is available to convert other mounts of SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art to Sony E-mount. In order to apply for the service, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary or distributor.
 
Preorders
 
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens – B&H | Adorama | Wex Photo Video
 
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens – B&H | Adorama | Wex Photo Video
Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 7/6/2018 6:04:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 2, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Corpus Christi Camera, Kenmore Camera and Pro Photo Supply will host hands-on workshops covering travel, night sky, moving water and macro photography led by photo experts Brett Wells and Aaron Norberg
 
Ronkonkoma, NY – July 2, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its Sigma Lens Workshops lineup for July. Workshops will be led by Sigma’s Brett Wells and Aaron Norberg, and will focus on various photography genres including astrophotography, how to shoot moving water, travel and macro photography.
 
Sigma Lens Workshops July Lineup
 
Workshops at Corpus Christi Camera Fest
Sigma’s Brett Wells will lead two workshops on how to shoot starry skies and moving water at Corpus Christi Camera & Video on July 2-3, 2018 in Corpus Christi, TX.
 
  • Shoot for the Stars: Intro to Night Sky Photography – Monday, July 2nd 7:30-10pm
  • Moving Water Photography – Tuesday, July 3rd 5-7pm
@ Corpus Christi Camera – 1220 Airline Road #135, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
FREE – Register Here
 
The first day of the Corpus Christi workshop will cover the basics of astrophotography, including how to choose the best lenses and camera settings to get started in astrophotography. Sigma expert photographer Brett Wells will cover the fundamentals of photographing the night sky as well as the natural landscape at night to help you achieve dramatic results. After the lecture, attendees will go on a field trip to shoot the night sky. The second day of the workshop will focus on how to photograph moving water, freezing or blurring the motion, while capturing the environment around. This workshop will provide a unique take on motion photography and will also be followed by an optional field trip.
 
Workshops at Kenmore Camera
Sigma’s Aaron Norberg will lead a two-part travel & macro photography workshop at Kenmore Camera on July 12, 2018 in Kenmore, WA.
 
  • Travel & Macro Photography Workshop – Saturday, July 14th 8:30am-3:30pm
@ Kenmore Camera – 6708 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028
$25 – Register Here
 
Join Aaron Norbeg in his two-part workshop covering travel & macro photography. The day will begin with Aaron’s instruction on how to utilize depth of field and shutter speed to create interesting and engaging imagery while abroad or near home. During the second part, Aaron will focus on shooting small objects. He’ll cover tips and techniques for capturing great macro images. Following the morning instruction, Aaron will take participants into the field to get hands-on experience with Sigma lenses.
 
Workshop at Pro Photo Supply
Sigma’s Aaron Norberg will lead a workshop teaching the basics of travel photography at Pro Photo Supply Event Center on July 21, 2018 in Portland, OR.
 
  • The Basics of Travel Photography Workshop – Saturday, July 21st 9:00am-3:00pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center – Northwest 18th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
$25 – Register Here
 
Attendees will have a chance to learn the ins and outs of travel photography during this workshop. The class will help improve photographers’ skills, execute their artistic vision and turn documenting into storytelling. Aaron will cover lens selection, composition and how to utilize depth of field and shutter speed to capture the most stunning images during the most adventurous trips. After the morning lesson, participants can meet up on Sauvie Island for a guided photo walk and shoot some exciting images. Loaner equipment will be available.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 7/2/2018 10:05:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 20, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Authorized U.S. Sigma dealers host hands-on workshops covering travel, portrait, editorial and urban photography with photo shoots at hotspot locations and guidance from established pros
 
Ronkonkoma, NY – June 19, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its Sigma Lens Workshops initiative. Designed in collaboration with Sigma dealers around the country, the program will engage photographers eager to learn new techniques and refine their photography skills through a series of classroom lectures and hands-on workshops. Led by Sigma technical representatives and photography experts, each workshop session hones in on a specific genre of photography such as portraiture, landscape, astrophotography and more. Normally a two-day workshop event, day one will focus on theory and educational best practices such as lighting, gear setup, camera settings, lens focal length and more. On day two, attendees put their newly acquired knowledge to the test with immersive hands-on, real world photoshoots and photo walks. Photographers of all skill levels, from novice to professional, are welcome to join in. The upcoming workshops schedule and details, including registration, cost, special promotions and agenda, can be found on the Sigma Events webpage.
 
“The Sigma Lens Workshops provide a valuable education vehicle for the local photography community. Lenses are an investment and these workshops aim at making sure you are getting the most out of your Sigma lens investment. The workshops also give you a chance to learn about specific genres of photography and hone your skills while practicing during real-world photo shoots,” comments Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “The initial workshop feedback has been extremely positive. Customers appreciate the opportunity to up their photography game and test-drive some of the newest lens models. We are confident the positive experience will continue with the rest of the tour.”
 
Rahul Tuteja, founder of Pixel Connection in Avon, OH and host of a recent Sigma Lens Workshop, welcomed the initiative by saying, “More than just offering our customers the best gear for their photography needs, we strive to engage with them in a non-sales environment to bring them education, inspiration and opportunities to practice their skills. Sigma Workshops are a great platform to do that. These events help our customers get inspired and learn from the pros who show them what's in front of them so they can make educated gear choices and ultimately become better photographers. Sigma has been instrumental in helping us show our customers what a good product can do and elevate the photo community.”
 
Sigma Lens Workshops June Lineup:
Portrait Workshops at Bedford Camera & Video (Tulsa & Oklahoma City, OK)
Sigma technical representative Brian Linhoff is leading two two-day workshops on how to shoot stunning portraits at Bedford Camera & Video on June 20-21, 2018 in Tulsa, OK and June 22-23, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Portrait Photography Class – Wednesday, June 20th 5-6pm
Harley Davidson Photo Shoot – Thursday, June 21st 5-7pm
@ Bedford Camera & Video – 8172 East 68th St. Tulsa, OK 72223
FREE; Register Here
The first day of the Tulsa workshop will cover basics of portrait photography, including various lighting setups for indoor and outdoor shooting, how to work with your subject on posing and best lenses for portrait photography. During the second day, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting Harley Davidson photo shoot with guidance from Brian and the Bedford Camera & Video staff. Participants will practice what they’ve learned as they photograph models and motorcycles. Lighting equipment will be provided and Sigma’s latest lenses will be on hand to test-drive during the shoot. Those participating in the photo shoot need to bring their own cameras.
Photo Model Walk – Friday, June 22nd 7-9pm
Portrait Photography Class – Saturday, June 23rd 10-11am
@ Bedford Camera & Video – 3110 North May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73112
FREE; Register Here
Join Brian and the Bedford Camera & Video staff during a Myriad Botanical Gardens photo walk in Oklahoma City during the first day of the Oklahoma workshop. Sigma lenses will be available on loan to capture the beautiful flora. During the second day, Brian will cover the basics of portrait photography, including lighting, lenses, posing and more. Attendees will receive a professional print of their favorite image from the photo walk the day before, courtesy of Bedford Camera & Video.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 6/20/2018 6:13:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 19, 2018
From Sigma:
 
Ronkonkoma, NY – June 19, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced availability of five of its interchangeable Art prime lenses for Sony E-mount camera systems – Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM ($899 USD), Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM ($849 USD), Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM ($899 USD), Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM ($949 USD) and Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM ($1199 USD).
 
Offering the same high-performance optical design as other lenses in the Art line, the new Sony E-mount models feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses are compatible with Sony’s Continuous AF (AF-C) and high-speed autofocus, which are not addressed by Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. Like MC-11, the lenses are compatible with in-camera image stabilization and in-camera lens aberration correction, which includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations and distortion.
 
Sigma Art Lenses for Sony E at B&H
 
Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Sigma News, In Stock Notices
Post Date: 6/19/2018 9:45:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Sigma has released firmware updates for the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 and 8 Lenses as follows:
 
Mount Converter MC-11
Now compatible with the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Lens and the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens.
 
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens
Now Compatible with Sigma Mount Converter MC-11.
 
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens
"It has corrected the phenomenon that the Manual Override (MO) function will be disabled after adjusting the settings of focus mode switch on SIGMA Optimization Pro (Macintosh ver.). "
 
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
Now Compatible with Sigma Mount Converter MC-11.
 
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
Now Compatible with Sigma Mount Converter MC-11.
 
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
"It has corrected the phenomenon that the continuous shooting speed of some SIGMA interchangeable lenses with firmware Ver.2.00 decreases in certain combinations with some cameras. "
 
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens
"It has corrected the phenomenon that the continuous shooting speed of some SIGMA interchangeable lenses with firmware Ver.2.00 decreases in certain combinations with some cameras. "
 
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM C Lens
"It has corrected the phenomenon that the Manual Override (MO) function will be disabled after adjusting the settings of focus mode switch on SIGMA Optimization Pro (Macintosh ver.)."
 
Sigma EF-630 Flash
"It has corrected the phenomenon where it occasionally stops communicating after recovering from Auto Power Off."
 
 
For the lenses, updating firmware is as easy as plugging in the Sigma Dock, mounting the lens and running the Sigma software.
Post Date: 6/13/2018 9:25:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, May 25, 2018
From Sigma:
 
SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount are scheduled to start shipping in June, 2018.
 
While offering the same high-performance optical design as other lenses in the Art line, the new Sony E-mount models will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Sony’s Continuous AF (AF-C), which is not addressed by SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11. Like the converter MC-11, the lenses will be compatible with in-camera image stabilization and in-camera lens aberration correction, which includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, and distortion.
 
B&H lists the lenses' expected availability as "mid June."
 
Preorders:
 
SIGMA 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E – B&H | Adorama
SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E – B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 5/25/2018 8:38:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
The “Bokeh Master” will begin shipping in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts in late June for a retail price of $1,599.00 USD
 
Ronkonkoma, NY – May 25, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma camera mounts in late June for $1,599.00 USD through authorized US dealers. The Sony E-mount availability will be announced later.
 
The “Bokeh Master” with Longest Focal Length Among Sigma Wide-Aperture F1.4 Art Lenses
 
The Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is the ninth lens in the Sigma F1.4 line-up designed for full-frame cameras. To combine outstanding wide-aperture, mid-telephoto performance with F1.4 brightness at maximum aperture, this lens incorporates 17 optical elements in 12 groups, including three FLD glass elements, two SLD glass elements and one aspherical lens element. This optical setup minimizes axial chromatic aberration to deliver ultra high resolution along with ample peripheral light volume, which minimizes vignetting. As a result, the area in focus is extremely sharp, while the out-of-focus area features a beautiful bokeh effect with highly natural colors, making this a desired lens for portrait photography. The optical design also minimizes sagittal coma flare, making it an excellent choice for capturing starry skies.
 
Featuring the Sports line level dust- and splash-proof design, this lens can be used in varying weather conditions. The high-speed, high-accuracy autofocus helps photographers react in an instant to capture those special moments. Other lens highlights include carbon fiber reinforced plastic hood for durability and compatibility of the Canon mount lens with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.
 
Preorders will be available at the following retailers: B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 5/25/2018 7:46:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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