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Sigma 24-70mm Art zoom aims to take the kit lens to a higher level

Create: 06/24/2017 - 21:05
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art

Sigma hopes that its new 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art will make you think differently about kit lenses. After all, the kit lens is seen by many as something that is thrown in by camer makers without much thought – it gives most photographers a lens to use, even if it’s not the best lens in the lineup.

Sigma's intent with this lens is to provide a premium all-purpose zoom with excellent optical performance and "beautiful circular bokeh."

Sigma announces fast 14mm, 135mm primes and 24-70mm, 100-400mm zooms

Create: 02/26/2017 - 13:11
Sigma 14mm, 135mm, 24-70mm, 100-400mm

Sigma has announced four lenses – two primes and two zooms – each serving a different type of photographer.

  • f/1.8 14mm
  • f/1.8 135mm
  • f/2.8 24-70mm
  • f/5.6-6.3 100-400mm

Three of the lenses are part of Sigma’s “Art” series while the 100-400mm is one of its “Contemporary” optics.

All of the lenses are intended for full-frame cameras, although they also can be used on cameras with APS-C sensors.

Sigma product updates cover 30mm lens, SD Quattro H and Sigma Photo Pro software

Create: 02/06/2017 - 17:38
Sigma Photo products

Sigma has released several updates that are noteworthy, covering a lens, a camera body and its own image-editing software.

All of the updates are available from Sigma's website, and the links are provided below.

Sigma f/1.4 30mm DC DN | Contemporary for Micro Four Thirds mount

Firmware update v1.2 addresses an issue when the lens was mounted to the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II in which the autofocus did not work when C-AF was selected.

Sigma advises turning off certain functions when using its lenses on Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Create: 10/10/2016 - 17:52
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Sigma 12-24mm zoom

Sigma has issued an advisory about the use of its lenses on the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

Sigma says that while its lenses for the Canon EOS mount fit the camera, manual override (MO) is unavailable. Full-time manual is available.

Further, Sigma suggests disabling lens correction on all Canon digital EOS bodies that have that option, including the 5D Mark IV.

Wrapping up Photokina 2016: Camera upgrades, new lenses and a surprise announcement

Create: 09/24/2016 - 11:52
Photokina 2016

As Photokina 2016 winds down in Cologne, Germany, it was another annual show that attracted thousands to see the latest photographic products.

There were some new bodies, plenty of lenses and a surprise from Fujifilm.

Here’s a quick rundown of the major announcements.

CANON

Canon defied the critics and released the EOS M5, its latest mirrorless camera that has an integrated electronic viewfinder and a new 18-150mm kit lens.

Sigma announces 12-24mm and 85mm Art lenses and a Sports 500mm telephoto

Create: 09/23/2016 - 19:33
Sigma 12-24mm, 85mm and 500mm lenses

Sigma has unveiled a trio of lenses that could find appeal among three very different groups of photographers.

The three lenses – 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm f/4.0 DG HSM Art and 500mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Sport – are part of Sigma’s Global Vision series.

The lenses are available in three mounts – Canon EOS, Nikon F and Sigma – and can be adapted to the Sony E-mount via Sigma’s own MC-11 converter.

Sigma says certain lenses can scratch Pentax K-70 lens mount

Create: 08/11/2016 - 22:52
Pentax K-70 body and Sigma f/1.4 30mm HSM | Art

Sigma is warning that certain lenses will scratch the Pentax K-70 body and advises users to not mount those optics until the lens can be modified.

This is very similar to what happened with the full-frame Pentax K-1 body and with the same group of lenses listed below.

Sigma said the damage is caused by the shape of the upper part of the lens mount.

Sigma firmware update improves the stability of sd Quattro

Create: 08/11/2016 - 22:42
Sigma sd Quattro

Sigma has released a firmware update for its mirrorless interchangeable-lens sd Quattro camera.

The firmware addresses and corrects two issues:

The sd Quattro would freeze while shooting.

Depending on the camera’s settings, shooting via SIGMA Capture Pro 1.2 did not operate the camera properly. Sigma did not provide details.

To update the camera’s firmware, make sure that the battery is fully charged.

Sigma updates firmware in several lenses

Create: 07/06/2016 - 17:39
Sigma firmware updates

Sigma has announced firmware updates for three lenses, which provide compatibility with particular cameras or address certain issues.

The firmware update for the Sports and Contemporary version of the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM affects only the Nikon mount. The update corrects a situation in which overexposure occurred when the lens was paired with the Sigma TC-1401 Teleconverter and used on a Nikon D500 DSLR body.

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