Category: Sigma accessories & lenses

  • Sigma’s surprise

    Last week, Sigma surprised all of us with a very unusual announcement: Sigma Mount Conversion Service. It’s all about offering the owners of the most recent Sigma lenses (the Art, Sport and Contemporary series; currently seven lenses in all) the possibility to swap mounts. You bought a 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM with a Canon mount…

  • Sigma (upcoming) 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM

    Sigma (upcoming) 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM

    It’s hard to be sure of the details on this new lens from Sigma, since they announced that there is a delay (it will not be available this month – in March 2013). The only useful thing I would like to point to the significant items in the spec list: Dust-proof and splash-proof construction High…

  • 30mm Sigma for Sony NEX

    30mm Sigma for Sony NEX

    Confirming their participation in the race for more E-mount lenses for the Sony NEX family of cameras, Sigma presented a prototype of the upcoming 30mm f/2.8 E.

  • Sigma: price for the f/2.8 lenses

    Sigma revealed the official prices for the high-end lenses presented yesterday: 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM: $4700 Macro 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM: $1600

  • New tele-zoom at Sigma

    The Sigma APO 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM will allow Sigma to offer second generation image stabilization (with the ability to reach 4 EV improvements) on a wide aperture tele-zoom lens (f/2.8). Now, this is usually the realm of the very best lenses (the f/2.8 aperture at 300mm is normally associated in our mind…

  • Three new Sigma lenses

    Three new Sigma lenses

    Sigma announces the launch of three new lenses in its EX series (high-end and pro lenses). Sigma 12-24mm f/4-5.6 EX DG HSM II is a new improved version of its widest zoom lens Sigma Macro 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM is both stabilized and Macro 1:1 Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM…

  • Sony opens the NEX lens specification

    Sony opens the NEX lens specification

    Sony has announced officially and publicly that they are going to completely share the specifications for NEX series lenses. It will become possible for third-party lens manufacturers to create optical products for the Sony NEX hybrid mirror-less photo cameras. Here is very good news for the Sony customers. But it’s even better when we read…

  • Sigma lenses: not for the Sony Alpha SLT

    Sigma issued a press release to inform users that their Minolta-Sony-compatible lenses may have issues in handling the aperture when used on the newest Sony Alpha SLT (Semi-Transparent Mirror) Alpha 33 and Alpha 55. Be warned.

  • Photography, so many failures!

    photo credit: davidgsteadman When buying a photo camera, we often research in order to decide if this is the best camera, if its features will be goo enough, but will it be robust enough? Will it be useful or necessary to purchase a warranty contract extension? Will it fail very soon? When somebody asks me…