Sigma Has Announced Six New Products

September 17, 2014 at 10:30 am  •  Posted in New Products, News & Events, Press Release by

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The Sigma 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | Contemporary

Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Sigma lenses, has announced the new 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | Contemporary, a brand new lens in the Sigma lineup. This compact, versatile lens includes Sigma’s optical stabilization (OS) function and is ideal for all types of photography, offering an incredible 16.6x zoom range with coverage from a wide-angle of 18 mm (equivalent to 27 mm on a full-frame camera) to a telephoto of 300 mm (equivalent to 450 mm on a full-frame camera), as well as macro.

The Sigma 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens has a suggested retail price of $699.95 and will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sigma in November; Pentax and Sony versions will follow later this year. The AML72-01 Close-Up lens has a suggested retail price of $79.95 and will also be available in November.

Special Features

Excellent optical performance to satisfy experienced users

The new 18-300 mm incorporates 4 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements in addition to 1 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element. These new elements help to minimize chromatic aberration, especially toward the telephoto-end, and provide clear image quality with high colour fidelity.

Newly Developed OS System
Sigma engineers have worked closely on the image stabilization system, from construction to firmware algorithms, in an effort to achieve 3.5 stops of compensation.

New close-up lens attachment offering magnification ratio of 1:2
This lens features a minimum focusing distance of 39 cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3, making it possible to shoot subjects as close as macro lenses. To get even closer, Sigma has developed the AML72-01 close-up lens (sold separately), offering a maximum magnification ratio 1:2 while maintaining outstanding quality.

High-performance throughout the entire zoom range
This lens incorporates Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements that have a high refractive index to effectively correct chromatic aberration at the telephoto end. Aspherical lens elements, including double-sided aspherical lenses, ensure a compact size and excellent correction of distortion. This also helps to produce superior rendering performance throughout the entire zoom range from wide-angle to telephoto and macro photography.

Additional Features

Contemporary line lenses can handle all kinds of photo opportunities
Sigma is organizing its interchangeable lenses into three product lines: Art, Contemporary, and Sports. Featuring the very latest technology, and combining high optical performance with compactness, the Contemporary line covers a wide range of needs. The 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM is the latest all-in-one addition to the Contemporary line, covering everything from wide-angle to telephoto, as well as macro photography.

Optical stabilizer (OS)
Sigma’s optical stabilizer (OS) system offers superior stabilization, making it possible to compensate effectively for camera shake, even in macro photography where a small blur can easily compromise a photo. (The OS function is not incorporated in the Pentax and Sony versions.)

Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
Advanced optical design and Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp, high-contrast images, even in backlit conditions. Attaching the supplied petal-type lens hood provides extra protection from flare and ghosting.

Rounded diaphragm
The 7-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image at large apertures.

Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)
The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet, high-speed autofocusing. With the enhanced AF algorithm, smoother autofocusing is achieved.

Brass bayonet mount
A specially treated brass bayonet mount ensures maximum precision, greater strength, and superior durability for long-term use.

Ease of use
The new ergonomic design offers comfortable grips and unobtrusive yet easy-to-use controls. For improved handling, the design of the lens hood, lens cap, and AF/MF changeover switch have been updated.

Newly developed “USB Dock” (optional) exclusively for new Sigma lenses
Designed for the newest Sigma lenses, proprietary Optimization Pro software allows photographers to update lens firmware and adjust parameters such as focus.

Evaluation with Sigma’s “A1” MTF measuring system
Replacing an MTF measuring system using conventional sensors, Sigma now employs a proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of Sigma’s quality control inspections.

Made in Japan
All Sigma’s manufacturing, including molds and parts, is carried out under an integrated production system entirely in Japan. Sigma is now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely “made in Japan,” with each product reflecting a combination of expertise, advanced technology, and genuine craftsmanship.

Mount Conversion Service
This lens is eligible for Sigma’s Mount Conversion Service, a paid service that lets you change the mount to use the lens on a different camera body. For program details, visit www.SigmaCanada.ca.

 

The Sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

The Sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

Gentec International has announced the new Sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens. This hyper-telephoto zoom lens maintains impressive image quality while increasing portability over the recently announced Sports version. This new lens features a more compact design, allowing for lighter weight and better usability when shooting handheld for long periods of time.

Pricing and availability for the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens have not yet been determined. The lens will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma camera mounts.

Special Features

1. Contemporary line lenses provide high quality images with compact designs
Sigma is organizing its interchangeable lenses into three product lines: Contemporary, Art, and Sports. Combining quality optics with compactness, the Contemporary line helps photographers get the shot while maintaining lightweight construction. This lens is designed to capture distant subjects.

The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary is ideal for those traveling to remote locations or who simply don’t like to be weighed down by their gear on vacation, but still demand the reach of a super-telephoto lens. By incorporating 1 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite, and 3 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, this lens achieves outstanding image quality.

2. Water and oil-repellent coatings applied to front element
The front element of the Sigma 150-600mm lens has received a specially designed water and oil-repellent coating that allows water to be easily wiped away and prevent oil or grease from sticking to the surface, even in adverse weather conditions.

3. Dust-proof and splash-proof mount
Like the sport version, this new lens incorporates dust-proof and splash-proof rubber seal to protect the mount and camera internals from dust and water.

4. Zoom lock switch available at any focal length
The new zoom lock switch enables the zoom ring to be locked at any focal length in the range. It can be fixed at the photographer’s desired focal length, allowing for stable shooting whether the lens is positioned upward or downward, or during long-exposure photography.

5. Accelerometer enables panning photography in both vertical and horizontal positions
The Optical Stabilizer system incorporates the use of an accelerometer for accurate positioning of the stabilizing element. OS Mode 1 is suitable for general handheld photography, while Mode 2 is ideal for panning and tracking of motorsports or birds in flight. The accelerometer works to detect horizontal or vertical camera positioning, and compensates accordingly.

6. Compatibility with new Sigma Teleconverters, maintaining autofocus at F8.
When used with Sigma’s new 1.4x teleconverter (TC-1401), this lens becomes a MF 210-840mm F7-9 hyper-telephoto lens and may maintain autofocus up to F8 when used with compatible camera bodies. With the Sigma 2x teleconverter (TC-2001), this lens becomes a MF 300-1200mm F10-12.6 hyper-telephoto lens.

Additional Features

• Optical stabilizer (OS)
Sigma’s optical stabilizer (OS) system offers the use of shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible for steady handheld telephoto photography. The OS system has two modes: Mode 1 is suitable for general photography and Mode 2 is best for panning shots of subjects such as planes or racing cars. It is possible to adjust the OS function using the USB Dock.

• Designed to reduce flare and ghosting
Advanced optical design and Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp, high-contrast images, even in backlit conditions.

• Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)
The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet, high-speed autofocusing, as well as full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring. With the enhanced AF algorithm, smoother autofocusing is achieved. Full-time manual focus is also possible. Using the USB Dock, it’s possible to adjust the AF speed as desired.

• Rounded diaphragm
The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image.

• Brass bayonet mount
A specially treated brass bayonet mount ensures maximum precision, greater strength, and superior durability for long-term use.

• Mount Conversion Service
This lens is eligible for Sigma’s Mount Conversion Service, a paid service that lets you change the mount to use the lens on a different camera body. For program details, visit www.SigmaCanada.ca.

• Evaluation with Sigma’s “A1” MTF measuring system
Replacing an MTF measuring system using conventional sensors, Sigma now employs a proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Previouslyundetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of Sigma’s quality control inspections.

• Made in Japan
All Sigma’s manufacturing, including molds and parts, is carried out under an integrated production system entirely in Japan. Sigma is now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely “made in Japan”, with each product reflecting a combination of expertise, advanced technology, and genuine craftsmanship.

The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sport

The Sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sport

Gentec International has announced the new Sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens, the latest addition to Sigma’s Sports (S) product line. This high-performance, hyper-telephoto zoom lens gives the world’s most demanding photographers the image quality they require, while maintaining high performance in adverse conditions. This new lens is dust and splash-proof, with water-repellent coatings and features a wide-range of performance improvements, while providing photographers with the 600 mm reach they require in the field.

The Sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sport lens has a suggested retail price of $2,299.95 and will be available in November for Canon, Nikon and Sigma cameras.

Special Features

1. Sports line lenses deliver high-performance to capture all the action Sigma is organizing its interchangeable lenses into three product lines: Contemporary, Art, and Sports.
Featuring high-performance optics, the Sports line helps photographers get exactly the shot they want. These lenses are designed to capture fast-moving subjects, even at distance. This professional-quality line also offers a variety of functions to aid the photographer in challenging conditions and scenarios.

The 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM is not only suited to sports photography, but is also ideal for nature and wildlife photography, and for photographing aircraft, trains, racing cars, and more. By incorporating 2 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite, and 3 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, this lens achieves class leading image quality for today’s demanding sensors. Another significant feature of the Sports line is the wide range of customization options; using the software provided, many settings can be tailored to the personal preferences of the photographer.

2. Water and oil-repellent coatings on front and rear elements
Both front and rear elements in the Sigma 150-600 mm lens have received a specially designed water and oil-repellent coating that allows water to be easily wiped away and prevent oil or grease from sticking to the surface, even in adverse weather conditions.

3. Dust-proof and splash-proof construction
Designed to meet the demands of professionals, the rugged new lens incorporates dust-proof and splash-proof components, such as the mount attachment, manual ring, zoom ring, and control switches.

4. Accelerometer enables panning photography in both vertical and horizontal positions
The Optical Stabilizer system incorporates the use of an accelerometer for accurate positioning of the stabilizing element. OS Mode 1 is suitable for general handheld photography, while Mode 2 is ideal for panning and tracking of motorsports or birds in flight. The accelerometer works to detect horizontal or vertical camera positioning, and compensates accordingly.

5. Compatibility with new Sigma Teleconverters, maintaining autofocus at F8.
When used with Sigma’s new 1.4x teleconverter (TC-1401), this lens becomes a MF 210-840 mm f/7-9 hyper-telephoto lens and may maintain autofocus up to F8 when used with compatible camera bodies. With the Sigma 2x teleconverter (TC-2001), this lens becomes a MF 300-1200 mm f/10-12.6 hyper-telephoto lens.

Additional Features

• Optical stabilizer (OS)
Sigma’s optical stabilizer (OS) system offers the use of shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible for steady handheld telephoto photography. The OS system has two modes: Mode 1 is suitable for general photography and Mode 2 is best for panning shots of subjects such as planes or racing cars. It is possible to adjust the OS function using the USB Dock.

• Designed to reduce flare and ghosting
Advanced optical design and Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp, high-contrast images, even in backlit conditions.

• Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)
The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet, high-speed autofocusing, as well as full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring. With the enhanced AF algorithm, smoother autofocusing is achieved. Full-time manual focus is also possible. Using the USB Dock, it’s possible to adjust the AF speed as desired.

• Rounded diaphragm
The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image.

• Brass bayonet mount
A specially treated brass bayonet mount ensures maximum precision, greater strength, and superior durability for long-term use.

• Evaluation with Sigma’s “A1” MTF measuring system
Replacing an MTF measuring system using conventional sensors, Sigma now employs a proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of Sigma’s quality control inspections.

• Mount Conversion Service
This lens is eligible for Sigma’s Mount Conversion Service, a paid service that lets you change the mount to use the lens on a different camera body. For program details, visit www.SigmaCanada.ca.

• Made in Japan
All Sigma’s manufacturing, including molds and parts, is carried out under an integrated production system entirely in Japan. Sigma is now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely “made in Japan”, with each product reflecting a combination of expertise, advanced technology, and genuine craftsmanship.

Specifications:

Focal Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150-600 mm

Minimum Aperture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f/22

Lens Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Elements in 16 Groups

Angle of View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.4°- 4.1°

Number of Diaphragm Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 (rounded diaphragm)

Minimum Focusing Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 cm / 102.4”

Maximum Magnification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:5

Filter Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 mm

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diameter: 121 mm / 4.8” x Length: 290.2 mm / 11.4”

Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,860 g / 100.9 oz

Mounts (AF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canon, Nikon, Sigma

Includes: Case, Tripod Collar, Shoulder Strap, Lens Hood (LH1164-01), Cap (LC-740E), Rear Cap (LCR II)

Appearance and specifications are subject to change for improvement without notice.

The Sigma dp1 Quattro

Gentec International has announced the launch of Sigma’s dp1 Quattro digital camera, one of their new generation of high image quality compact cameras incorporating the newly developed Foveon X3 direct image sensor also found in the dp2 Quattro announced earlier this year. The new Sigma dp1 Quattro incorporates a fixed 19 mm f/2.8 leaf-shutter lens (equivalent to a 28-mm lens on a 35-mm SLR), optimized for the Quattro sensor to maximize the sensor performance and sharpness from corner to corner.

Unique among image sensors, the Foveon direct image sensor is similar to traditional colour film in that its multiple layers capture all of the information that visible light transmits. Along with Sigma’s proprietary image processing technology, this sensor produces incredible resolution with richer, deeper colours and a breathtaking realism.

Every aspect of the new dp1 Quattro has been completely redesigned when compared to the previous dp1 camera, from the sensor and processing engine to the lens and body. The dp1 Quattro embodies Sigma’s philosophy of creating cameras that deliver the highest level of performance to produce photographic works of art.

Pricing for the dp1 Quattro has not yet been announced, but availability is expected in December.

Significant features of the new dp1 Quattro include:

Newly developed Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor now featuring 39 megapixel-equivalent ultra-high resolution
The newly developed Foveon X3 Quattro, shared with the dp2 Quattro, is the latest generation of this unique sensor. While retaining the distinctive characteristics of its predecessors, it offers an even higher level of image quality. In addition to 30% higher resolution, the volume of image data has become lighter, enabling much faster image processing and lower current consumption.

Optimized for image quality with 19-mm f/2.8 lens
Thanks to its optimized design featuring a 19-mm fixed focal length lens (28-mm full-frame equivalent) and integrated body, the dp1 Quattro offers both sensor and lens performance at the highest level. The 19mm lens features FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass, equivalent to fluorite, and has two glass aspherical lenses to minimize optical aberrations. Along with its exceptional handling performance with a balanced shape, layout, and weight distribution, the highly intuitive dp1 Quattro allows photographers to concentrate fully on photography and leverage the camera’s potential to produce outstanding images.

Newly developed TRUE III image processing engine
The dp2 Quattro features the newly developed TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) III. Thanks to new refinements, it is the ideal engine for processing the rich and complex image data produced by the new-generation Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor. A proprietary algorithm allows ultrafast processing of an immense volume of image data without any deterioration of the final images. The result is a high-definition image with outstandingly rich colour detail and an almost three-dimensional appearance.

The world’s only image capture system to use vertical colour separation technology
Leveraging the light absorption characteristics of silicon, the sensor comprises three layers of photodiodes, each at a different depth within the silicon and each corresponding to a different RGB colour. Almost all other image sensors are mosaic sensors, which use an array of RGB colour filters in a single horizontal plane to capture colour information. Each pixel is assigned only one of the three colours and cannot capture all three colours at once. In contrast, the Foveon direct image sensor captures colour vertically, recording hue, value, and chroma accurately and completely for each pixel.

In the Foveon direct image sensor, there are no colour filters, which cause a loss of information transmitted by light. Moreover, there is no low-pass filter needed to correct the interference caused by a colour filter array. Finally, unlike the data from other sensors, which requires artificial interpolation to “fill in” missing colours, the data from the Foveon direct image sensor is complete for every single pixel and requires no interpolation. The unique technological principle of this sensor produces consistently outstanding image quality.

Magnesium Body Construction
A solid, lightweight magnesium alloy framework is incorporated into the camera body. Providing rigidity and strength, the body is highly reliable and superior as a photographic tool.

9-point Auto Focus with Manual Focus override
The Sigma dp1 Quattro features 9 auto focus points with a user-friendly “Free move mode” allowing the photographer to select their desired focus points. The camera also features Face Detection AF, AF Limit Mode and Shutter Priority AF. By selecting “AF+MF mode”, the camera’s focus can be manually overridden by rotating the focus ring on the front of the lens while using the magnified LCD screen to judge critical focus.

Capable of 7 frames continuous shooting
A large volume memory buffer enables the camera to capture up to 7 RAW images per sequence in continuous shooting mode at High size. Using the high-speed data transfer and TRUE III image processing, the Sigma dp1 Quattro features a continuous shooting speed of up to 3.5 frames per second.

14-bit RAW data with X3F file format
RAW data records the most information possible from the Quattro sensor into Sigma’s X3F raw file format. By using 14-bit technology, the camera’s TRUE III image processor is capable of producing 16,384 tones. This helps the dp1 Quattro achieve excellent tones and smooth gradation of subjects, excellent for landscape and portrait photography.

Exclusive Sigma Photo Pro Software
Sigma Photo Pro software makes it possible to process RAW/X3F data with easy to operate sliders for digital image development. The software is capable of producing stunning tones and gradation for which the Foveon X3 Quattro sensor is famed.

Optional Accessoires

Lens Hood: LH4-01 – Designed for the Sigma dp1 Quattro, this bayonet-style lens hood blocks out extraneous light and reduces flare and ghosting.

View Finder: VF-31 – This high-performance Albada inversed Galilean type Finder mounts to the camera’s hot shoe. It replicates the 19mm field-of-view and offers a framing guide for composing images without the color LCD monitor.

LCD View Finder: LVF-01 – Attaching to the LCD display of the dp Quattro cameras, the LCD viewfinder blocks external light. Exclusively designed for the Quattro series, the LCD View Finder incorporates high performance lenses and coatings for clear visibility. It provides 2.5 times magnification of the LCD and allows photographers to check critical focus in the field. It also features a diopter adjustment range from -2 to +1. Cable Release Switch: CR-31 – The CR-31 cable release allows photographers to trigger the camera by connecting to the camera’s integrated USB terminal. Useful when using the camera on a tripod, especially with slow shutter speeds.

Camera Case: HC-21 – This jacket camera case can be attached to the camera while photographing. It perfectly fits the contours of the camera, improving usability of the camera while offering additional protection. AC Adapter: SAC-6 – It is possible to power the Sigma dp1 Quattro from a wall outlet using the AC Adapter. This helps when using your camera for an extended period of time, or in a tethered shooting environment. AC Adapter SAC-6 is used together with DC connector CN-21, included in the kit.

Sigma Water Repellent Circular Polarizer Filter

Sigma Water Repellent Circular Polarizer Filter

Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Sigma lenses, has announced a new series of water repellent (WR) filters to compliment the latest Art, Contemporary and Sport lenses. These new Sigma WR filters enable easier handling while shooting and feature excellent water and oil repellent properties, also found in the new Sigma 150-600 mm f/55-6.3 DG HSM OS Sport and Contemporary lenses. The filters will be available in multiple standard thread-sizes and in ‘WR Protector’ or ‘WR Circular Polarizer’ versions.

Pricing and availability for the new Sigma WR Protector and WR Circular Polarizer have not yet been announced.

Filter Styles

SIGMA WR Protector
The Protector filters is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless, leaving no affect in color reproduction of images.

SIGMA WR Circular Polarizer
The Circular PL filter removes reflection from water surfaces and glass windows, while increasing contrast in landscape photography and darkening blue skies.

Special Features

Water and Oil-repellent function (WR)
With exceptional Water and Oil repellent functions, the filter surface repels water drops and provides resistance to fingerprints. Even smudges on the surface of the filter can be easily removed with limited wiping compared to traditional filters.

Antistatic Function
With excellent antistatic performance, the filters are capable of preventing microscopic dust from clinging to the surface. Even if the lens is soiled, dust can easily be removed with the use of an air-blower.

Designed to the highest optical quality with ultra-low reflection
The new Sigma WR filters are designed to avoid vignetting when used with super wide-angle and wide-angle lenses.

By incorporating Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating, the filter reduces flare and ghosting. In addition, black rimmed glass eliminates internal reflections and provides high performance image quality in both digital and film cameras.

Thin-Frame Filters
By incorporating a thinner frame (except with 86-mm, 95-mm and 105-mm filters), Sigma filters are able to avoid vignetting with super wide-angle lenses. A lens cap can still be attached to the front of the lens as the edge of the frame is threaded.

Common sizes to fit on any lens
Sigma has developed the new WR filters to fit on all common lens thread sizes, including 46mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm, 86mm, 95mm and 105mm. All filters use a thin frame, except for the three largest filters, which use a normal width filter frame.

Canadian Warranty
Like all Sigma filters, these filters are backed by a comprehensive one-year Canadian warranty.

 

The updated Sigma 1.4x (TC-1401)  teleconverter

The updated Sigma 1.4x (TC-1401) teleconverter

Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Sigma lenses, has announced the addition of the updated Sigma 1.4x (TC-1401) and 2x (TC-2001) teleconverters to the Sigma lens lineup. Both models incorporate SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements that offer excellent aberration correction. The teleconverters are built for professional use, using durable construction with dust and splash-proof materials. Their compact and lightweight design makes it easy to keep with any lens for easy extension of the focal range.

The Sigma TC-1401 and TC-2001 will be available in November and have a suggested retail price of $399.95 and $499.95 respectively. The new teleconverters will be available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts.

Special Features

Incorporation of SLD glass elements for improved image quality
Standing behind the desire to create the ultimate in image quality, Sigma has incorporated 1 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element in the 1.4x converter, and 2 SLD elements in the 2x converter. These minimize chromatic aberration and allow lenses to maintain their optical quality.

Durable dust and splash-proof construction for professional use
Both teleconverters incorporate the high quality dust and splash-proof designs for long-lasting durability, especially when shooting in adverse conditions, such as rain and snow.

Compatible with autofocus systems up to F8
When attached to camera bodies capable of autofocus at F8, the Sigma teleconverters are capable of shooting with autofocus.

Additional Features

Brass bayonet mount
A specially treated brass bayonet mount ensures maximum precision, greater strength, and superior durability for long-term use.

Evaluation with Sigma’s “A1” MTF measuring system
Replacing an MTF measuring system using conventional sensors, Sigma now employs a proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of Sigma’s quality control inspections.

Made in Japan
All Sigma’s manufacturing, including molds and parts, is carried out under an integrated production system entirely in Japan. Sigma is now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely “made in Japan”, with each product reflecting a combination of expertise, advanced technology, and genuine craftsmanship.

Canadian Warranty
Like all Sigma lenses, this lens is backed by a comprehensive seven-year Canadian warranty.

Specifications – TC-1401:

Focal Length Magnification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4 X

Lens Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Elements in 5 Groups

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diameter: 69.8 mm / 2.7” x Length: 25 mm / 1.0”

Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190g / 6.7oz

Mounts (AF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canon, Nikon, Sigma

Specifications – TC-2001:

Focal Length Magnification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 X

Lens Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Elements in 5 Groups

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diameter: 69.8 mm / 2.7” x Length: 48.9 mm / 1.9”

Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290g / 10.2oz

Mounts (AF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canon, Nikon, Sigma

Appearance and specifications are subject to change for improvement without notice.