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sigma mount converter mc-11 experiences focus bug when used with sony a9: digita


sigma has warned that the use of its mount converter mc-11 and certain sigma zoom lenses with the sony a9 may result in missed focus. according to a notice recently published by sigma, the issue may arise 'occasionally' when using af-s mode and while shooting 'in the telephoto range.'the phenomenon, according to sigma, affects both the ef-e and sa-e versions of the mc-11. the company says it is investigating the issue and that it will publish an update 'shortly,' presumably with a software fix in the pipeline.via: sigma photo






sigma mount converter mc-11 experiences focus bug when used with sony a9: digita


sigma has warned that the use of its mount converter mc-11 and certain sigma zoom lenses with the sony a9 may result in missed focus. according to a notice recently published by sigma, the issue may arise 'occasionally' when using af-s mode and while shooting 'in the telephoto range.'the phenomenon, according to sigma, affects both the ef-e and sa-e versions of the mc-11. the company says it is investigating the issue and that it will publish an update 'shortly,' presumably with a software fix in the pipeline.via: sigma photowe are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 dg os hsm sample gallery: digital photography review


sigma's new 100-400mm f5-6.3 dg os hsm super-zoom lens is well-suited to wildlife photography. we put it on a canon eos 5d iv, found some avian subjects and put the results into a sample gallery. we'll be adding more photos in the near future, so stay tuned!view sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 sample gallery (canon version)






firmware update improves af performance of sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 dg os hsm lens


sigma has released new firmware for its 100-400mm f5-6.3 dg os hsm lens for canon mount. according to sigma, firmware version 1.01 improves the af performance of the lens. when attached to the sigma mount converter mc-11 af performance will be improved as well. in addition the optical image stabilization mechanism can operate at faster speeds.as usual, sigma lens owners with the sigma usb dock must first update the sigma optimization pro software to, at minimum, version 1.4.1 (windows) or version 1.4.0 (mac) before downloading and installing the new firmware.






firmware update improves af performance of sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 dg os hsm lens


sigma has released new firmware for its 100-400mm f/5-6.3 dg os hsm lens for canon mount. according to sigma, firmware version 1.01 improves the af performance of the lens. when attached to the sigma mount converter mc-11 af performance will be improved as well. in addition the optical image stabilization mechanism can operate at faster speeds.as usual, sigma lens owners with the sigma usb dock must first update the sigma optimization pro software to, at minimum, version 1.4.1 (windows) or version 1.4.0 (mac) before downloading and installing the new firmware.






sigma 135mm f1.8 art sample gallery: digital photography review


recently the new sigma 135mm f1.8 art landed in the office, prompting us to get out there and shoot some portraits... from a distance. while one of their heavier primes, performance is exceptional wide-open with very quick focusing. what about that background blur? take a look at our samples to find out.see our sigma 135mm f1.8 art sample gallery






firmware update improves af performance of sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 dg os hsm lens


sigma has released new firmware for its 100-400mm f5-6.3 dg os hsm lens for canon mount. according to sigma, firmware version 1.01 improves the af performance of the lens. when attached to the sigma mount converter mc-11 af performance will be improved as well. in addition the optical image stabilization mechanism can operate at faster speeds.as usual, sigma lens owners with the sigma usb dock must first update the sigma optimization pro software to, at minimum, version 1.4.1 (windows) or version 1.4.0 (mac) before downloading and installing the new firmware.we are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






sigma 135mm f1.8 art sample gallery: digital photography review


recently the new sigma 135mm f1.8 art landed in the office, prompting us to get out there and shoot some portraits... from a distance. while one of their heavier primes, performance is exceptional wide-open with very quick focusing. what about that background blur? take a look at our samples to find out.see our sigma 135mm f1.8 art sample gallerywe are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






sample gallery: sigma 24-70mm f2.8 dg os hsm art: digital photography review


the 24-70mm f2.8 zoom is one of the most versatile lenses out there and sigma's latest version, part of the optically-outstanding 'art' series, has drawn a lot of interest since its announcement as an alternative to pricier first party lenses. check out our gallery for some initial samples shot with the lens.see our sigma 24-70mm f2.8 art gallery






sigma interview: 'this is just the beginning': digital photography review


recently we visited the 2018 cp+ show in yokohama, japan and as usual, we booked interviews with senior executives from several major manufacturers, including sigma. among the topics covered were sigma's determination to make more native sony e-mount lenses for mirrorless cameras, and the story behind why wide-angles are such a sigma specialty.the following interview has been edited slightly for clarity and flow.the new sony e-mount full-frame lenses – did you basically just build-in the mc-11 adapter, or is it more complicated than that?the mc-11 adapter can be thought of as kind of a translator. let’s say the camera speaks english, and the lens speaks japanese. the mc-11 recognizes which lens is attached, and allows the camera and lens to talk to one another. that’s a complicated task. a






cp+ 2017: hands-on with sigma's newest lenses: digital photography review


sigma announced a whopping four new lenses at cp+ 2017, in yokohama, japan. as soon as the show opened to the press, we headed straight to the sigma booth for some hands on time. three of the lenses announced are part of sigma's high-end 'art' series including the 24-70mm f2.8 you see above, as well as a 135mm f1.8 and a 14mm f1.8.  sigma also announced a 100-400mm f5-6.3 dg os hsm lens which is part of the company's more modestly-priced 'contemporary' series.click through the gallery for hands on photos of each lens and some initial impressions of build quality, size and weight. 






sigma updates firmware for popular 24-70mm f2.8 art lens and mc-11 converters: d


sigma has released firmware updates for both its 24-70mm f2.8 dg os hsm | art lens and its mount converter mc-11 sa-e and ef-e. both updates address an issue in which the optical stabilization mechanism malfunctions when the lens is used with either of the aforementioned mc-11 mount converters.the products can be updated using sigma optimization pro 1.4.1 or greater for windows or version 1.4.0 or greater for mac, as well as with the sigma usb dock.






cp+ 2017: hands-on with sigma's newest lenses: digital photography review


sigma announced a whopping four new lenses just prior to cp+ 2017, in yokohama, japan. as soon as the show opened to the press, we headed straight to the sigma booth for some hands on time. three of the lenses announced are part of sigma's high-end 'art' series including the 24-70mm f2.8 you see above, as well as a 135mm f1.8 and a 14mm f1.8.  sigma also announced a 100-400mm f5-6.3 dg os hsm lens which is part of the company's more modestly-priced 'contemporary' series.click through the gallery for hands on photos of each lens and some initial impressions of build quality, size and weight. 






sample gallery: sigma 24-70mm f2.8 dg os hsm art: digital photography review


the 24-70mm f2.8 zoom is one of the most versatile lenses out there and sigma's latest version, part of the optically-outstanding 'art' series, has drawn a lot of interest since its announcement as an alternative to pricier first party lenses. check out our gallery for some initial samples shot with the lens.see our sigma 24-70mm f2.8 art gallery we are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






sigma 135mm f1.8 art sample gallery: digital photography review


recently the new sigma 135mm f1.8 art landed in the office, prompting us to get out there and shoot some portraits... from a distance. while one of their heavier primes, performance is exceptional wide-open with very quick focusing. what about that background blur? take a look at our samples to find out.






sigma updates mc-11 sony adapter, adds support for 24-70mm art lens and more: di


sigma continues to add compatibility to its mc-11 adapter, allowing more sigma sa and eos mount sigma lenses to be used on sony e-mount cameras. and the latest round of updates adds compatibility with one of sigma's most anticipated and exciting art lenses.the mc-11 comes in two variations—the mc-11 sa-e for sigma-mount lenses, and the mc-11 ef-e for canon mount lenses. the new firmware makes the converters compatible with sigma’s new 14mm f/1.8 hd hsm | art and the long-awaited 24-70mm f/2.8 dg os hsm | art lenses. the mc-11 ef-e also becomes compatible with sigma's cine lens 14mm t2 ff and 135mm t2 ff in the canon ef mount.the company has also released new firmware for its 100-400mm f/5-6.3 fg os hsm | contemporary telephoto zoom lens. the update improves af speed in all cases, but it al






sigma 14mm f1.8 dg hsm art pre-production sample gallery: digital photography re


the newly announced sigma 14mm f1.8 dg hsm art has the low light shooters on our staff all excited. super-wide lenses with such fast maximum apertures are rare, and we've got high hopes for one with sigma's 'art' designation. we jumped all over the chance to take a pre-production version of the lens out for a spin in yokohama, japan during cp+ 2017. we're looking forward to spending more time with the lens, but for now here are some initial samples. see our sigma 14mm f1.8 dg hsm art pre-production samplesplease note that all samples in this gallery were taken with a pre-production lens






sigma sd quattro h real world samples gallery: digital photography review


with a large aps-h sized foveon sensor, sigma's sd quattro h promises a lofty 51mp of equivalent resolution when compared to more traditional bayer-sensor cameras. the sd quattro lineup is also the first series of sigma cameras ever to output raw files in an accessible dng format, meaning you can open them with almost any raw converter, as opposed to being locked into sigma's photo pro software. take a look through our gallery of cherry blossoms, cars, cityscapes and studio shots and download a few files to check out the impressively sharp foveon rendering for yourself.check out our sigma sd quattro h sample gallery






sigma updates mc-11 sony adapter, adds support for 24-70mm art lens and more: di


sigma continues to add compatibility to its mc-11 adapter, allowing more sigma sa and eos mount sigma lenses to be used on sony e-mount cameras. and the latest round of updates adds compatibility with one of sigma's most anticipated and exciting art lenses.the mc-11 comes in two variations—the mc-11 sa-e for sigma-mount lenses, and the mc-11 ef-e for canon mount lenses. the new firmware makes the converters compatible with sigma’s new 14mm f/1.8 hd hsm | art and the long-awaited 24-70mm f/2.8 dg os hsm | art lenses. the mc-11 ef-e also becomes compatible with sigma's cine lens 14mm t2 ff and 135mm t2 ff in the canon ef mount.the company has also released new firmware for its 100-400mm f/5-6.3 fg os hsm | contemporary telephoto zoom lens. the update improves af speed in all cases, but it al






top 10 sample galleries of the year #6: the sigma 85mm f1.4 art: digital photogr


we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. our #6 gallery was looked through more than 1.3 million times. so what product attracted this number of eyeballs? why, the sigma 85mm f1.4 dh hsm art lens of course.oh the portraits you will take! this lens is capable of outstanding image quality – read our full review and find out why we gave it a gold award. not only that, it's one of the most affordable 85mm f1.4 lens available. so peak through our gallery and see just what all the hype is about.top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: olympus tough tg-5#6: sigma 85mm f1.4 #5: to be revealed on 11/20#4: to be revealed on 11/21#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed on 11/23#1: to be revealed on 1






top 10 sample galleries of the year #6: the sigma 85mm f1.4 art: digital photogr


we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. our #6 gallery was looked through more than 1.3 million times. so what product attracted this number of eyeballs? why, the sigma 85mm f1.4 dh hsm art lens of course.oh the portraits you will take! this lens is capable of outstanding image quality – read our full review and find out why we gave it a gold award. not only that, it's one of the most affordable 85mm f1.4 lens available. so peak through our gallery and see just what all the hype is about.top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: olympus tough tg-5#6: sigma 85mm f1.4 #5: fujifilm x-t20#4: to be revealed on 11/21#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed on 11/23#1: to be revealed on 11/24






sigma sd quattro h real world samples gallery: digital photography review


with a large aps-h sized foveon sensor, sigma's sd quattro h promises a lofty 51mp of equivalent resolution when compared to more traditional bayer-sensor cameras. the sd quattro lineup is also the first series of sigma cameras ever to output raw files in an accessible dng format, meaning you can open them with almost any raw converter, as opposed to being locked into sigma's photo pro software. take a look through our gallery of cherry blossoms, cars, cityscapes and studio shots and download a few files to check out the impressively sharp foveon rendering for yourself.check out our sigma sd quattro h sample gallerywe are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






leaked: sigma preparing to release 14-24mm f2.8 dg hsm art lens: digital photogr


earlier today, sigma sprang a pretty major leak ahead of the cp+ show in japan. according to leaked images from nokishita, sigma is planning to add a 14-24mm f2.8 dg hsm art lens to its ultra-wide angle lineup very soon. in fact, it looks like nokishita got their hands on all of sigma's standard product shots.you can scroll through them above, and see some rumored specifications below:mount: canon, nikon, sigmalens construction: 17 elements in 11 groupsnumber of diaphragm blades: 9 (circular aperture)maximum photographing magnification: 1: 5.4size (sigma mount): ų 96.4mm x 135.1mmweight (sigma mount): 1,150gof course, this isn't the sigma 70-200mm that's been rumored (and hoped for) since before the photo plus expo, but it does make for an impressive lineup of ultra-wides in the much-belov






sigma offers firmware updates for four canon mount lenses: digital photography r


sigma has released new firmware for canon mount versions of four of its lenses:17-70mm f2.8-4 dc macro os hsm | contemporary canon18-200mm f3.5-6.3 dc macro os hsm | contemporary canon18-300mm f3.5-6.3 dc macro os hsm | contemporary canon24-105mm f4 dg os hsm | art canonaccording to sigma, the new firmware improves the af accuracy of the lenses when used with the sigma mount converter mc-11, as well as decreasing the lens diaphragm blades noise when using the aforementioned converter.the same af accuracy improvement and decreased noise also apply to the lenses when they are used with canon eos dslrs while shooting video or while in live mode. finally, sigma says these lenses are now compatible with the canon digital cinema camera eos c300 mark ii. sigma lens owners with the sigma usb dock






sigma offers firmware updates for four canon mount lenses: digital photography r


sigma has released new firmware for canon mount versions of four of its lenses:17-70mm f2.8-4 dc macro os hsm | contemporary canon18-200mm f3.5-6.3 dc macro os hsm | contemporary canon18-300mm f3.5-6.3 dc macro os hsm | contemporary canon24-105mm f4 dg os hsm | art canonaccording to sigma, the new firmware improves the af accuracy of the lenses when used with the sigma mount converter mc-11, as well as decreasing the lens diaphragm blades noise when using the aforementioned converter.the same af accuracy improvement and decreased noise also apply to the lenses when they are used with canon eos dslrs while shooting video or while in live mode. finally, sigma says these lenses are now compatible with the canon digital cinema camera eos c300 mark ii. sigma lens owners with the sigma usb dock






sigma releases full-res sample photos captured with 16mm f1.4 dc dn lens: digita


the new sigma 16mm f1.4 dc dn | contemporary lens made for aps-c e-mount and m43 cameras has a lot of crop-sensor shooters very intrigued. sigma says this lens boasts quality on par with its art lens lineup, and our own hands-on at ppe 2017 was very positive. but before you order the lens—which ships at the end of this month and costs a very tempting $450—you'll want to check out the gallery below.sigma global has published official, full-resolution sample photos captured with the new lens. despite the lens being made primarily for aps-c e-mount, sigma shooter wataru nakamura used a sony a7rii to capture these samples in the camera's 3:2 crop mode (17.8mp resolution).check them out for yourself below, or head over to the sigma global website to download the samples yourself:






top 10 sample galleries of the year #6: the sigma 85mm f1.4 art: digital photogr


we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. our #6 gallery was looked through more than 1.3 million times. so what product attracted this number of eyeballs? why, the sigma 85mm f1.4 dh hsm art lens of course.oh the portraits you will take! this lens is capable of outstanding image quality – read our full review and find out why we gave it a gold award. not only that, it's one of the most affordable 85mm f1.4 lens available. so peak through our gallery and see just what all the hype is about.top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: olympus tough tg-5#6: sigma 85mm f1.4 #5: fujifilm x-t20#4: to be revealed on 11/21#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed on 11/23#1: to be revealed on 11/24we ar






sigma to reveal new lens at pdn photoplus expo 2017: digital photography review


lens maker sigma will showcase its full range of sigma global vision lenses, cine high-speed primes and zooms as well as the foveon sensor-based sd quattro and quattro h cameras at the upcoming pdn photoplus expo 2017 expo trade show in new york city later this month, but that's not all they're doing.the company has also announced it will reveal one completely new lens at the show, teasing us with this little detail without revealing anything else about the upcoming glass.additionally, a number of photographers and other imaging professionals will take the stage at the sigma booth and talk about how they use sigma products in the areas of aviation, editorial, glamour, landscape, travel and wedding photography.as if those weren't enough reasons to pay a visit, ppe 2017 attendees who visit s






sigma ceo confirms sony fe lens development underway


why it matters to you dslr converts have long been hoping for native sigma glass for their sony fe cameras.photographers jumping ship from traditional nikon and canon dslr systems have long been hoping that sigma would bring its popular art series of lenses to the sony full-frame e-mount (fe) system. that dream appears to be closer to reality, thanks to some recent remarks from sigma’s ceo kazuto yamaki.photgraphyin an interview with digital photography review, yamaki responded to a question regarding the possible development of sigma lenses for the sony fe mount. “yes, that’s our plan. our plan is to develop full-frame lenses for sony e-mount and in the future we will have more e-mount lenses. but it takes time. … normally it takes about two years to develop one lens, sometimes three. so






opinion: shooting dng on the sigma sd quattro h is a game changer: digital photo


introductionfifteen years.that's how long it's been since the release of the sd9, sigma's first digital camera, which was also the first camera to use the layered foveon sensor design. from then on, for better or for worse, sigma has continued to refine its unique layered sensors. while no one will argue that their cameras are capable of insanely sharp output, you still have to put up with an awful lot of shortcomings.early on, there was the low pixel density. and there's still poor battery life. and huge file sizes. long card write times. heat. lots of heat. (and there's plenty of other image quality concerns, as well).but significantly, fifteen years is also the length of time we've had to use sigma's photo pro software to get any sort of decent results from these cameras. in the early d






opinion: shooting dng on the sigma sd quattro h is a game changer: digital photo


introductionfifteen years.that's how long it's been since the release of the sd9, sigma's first digital camera, which was also the first camera to use the layered foveon sensor design. from then on, for better or for worse, sigma has continued to refine its unique layered sensors. while no one will argue that their cameras are capable of insanely sharp output, you still have to put up with an awful lot of shortcomings.early on, there was the low pixel density. and there's still poor battery life. and huge file sizes. long card write times. heat. lots of heat. (and there's plenty of other image quality concerns, as well).but significantly, fifteen years is also the length of time we've had to use sigma's photo pro software to get any sort of decent results from these cameras. in the early d






opinion: shooting dng on the sigma sd quattro h is a game changer: digital photo


introductionfifteen years.that's how long it's been since the release of the sd9, sigma's first digital camera, which was also the first camera to use the layered foveon sensor design. from then on, for better or for worse, sigma has continued to refine its unique layered sensors. while no one will argue that their cameras are capable of insanely sharp output, you still have to put up with an awful lot of shortcomings.early on, there was the low pixel density. and there's still poor battery life. and huge file sizes. long card write times. heat. lots of heat. (and there's plenty of other image quality concerns, as well).but significantly, fifteen years is also the length of time we've had to use sigma's photo pro software to get any sort of decent results from these cameras. in the early d






sigma to reveal new lens at pdn photoplus expo 2017: digital photography review


lens maker sigma will showcase its full range of sigma global vision lenses, cine high-speed primes and zooms as well as the foveon sensor-based sd quattro and quattro h cameras at the upcoming pdn photoplus expo 2017 expo trade show which will be held at the jacob javits convention center in new york city from 26-28 october 2017.the company has also announced it will reveal one completely new lens at the show but unfortunately has not yet provided and further information.in addition a number of photographers and other imaging professionals will take the stage at the sigma booth and talk about how they use sigma products in the areas of aviation, editorial, glamour, landscape, travel and wedding photography. as if those weren't enough reasons to pay a visit ppe 2017 attendees who visit the






sigma can install a rear-mounted filter holder on your canon 14mm f1.8 art lens:


lens manufacturer sigma has announced an interesting new service: users of the company's canon mount 14mm f1.8 dg hsm art lens can now pay the company to fit a rear mount filter holder onto their lens. the fhr-11 filter holder is designed to allow gel filters to be held over the rear element of the lens so photographers can enjoy "more freedom of expression."those who want to fit the holder themselves can buy it without the installation service, but keep in mind that damage caused by erroneous fitting will not be covered by the lens' warranty. sigma says the time the fitting will take depends on local services, but in japan users are being told to expect the lens to be away for a week.in the uk, the fhr-11 on its own costs £35 (~$45 usd), while the filter+install service costs £60 (~$80 us






sigma expands product warranty to cover hurricane damage from harvey, irma and m


in a move that's being praised by the photo community at large, sigma has temporarily extended its product warranty to cover repairs for damage caused by the hurricanes harvey, irma and maria. the only catch being that sigma must receive your damaged product before december 31st of this year.this information comes from a statement sigma provided to fstoppers, which is reporting that any products that can't be repaired will be replaced at a special discounted price that is determined on a case-by-case basis. repairs and return shipment of the products are provided for free, but customers must provide their sales receipt as proof-of-purchase.sigma says that customers who no longer have the receipt should contact the company.you can read the full statement on fstoppers.






sigma releases updated firmware for 30mm f1.4 aps-c lens for sony e-mount: digit


sigma has released an updated firmware version for its 30mm f1.4 aps-c lens for the sony e-mount. firmware version 0.2 brings the following improvements:improved peripheral brightness correction when an aperture value of f1.7 is selected on the sony a6300 camera.fixed the af operation when using focus points in peripheral areas of the frame with the sony a6300 camerafixed freezing and not properly operating touch focus feature on the sony a5100 camera firmware version 0.2 for the sigma 30mm f1.4 aps-c lens for sony e-mount can now be downloaded from the sigma support website. 






sigma releases updated firmware for 30mm f/1.4 aps-c lens for sony e-mount: digi


sigma has released an updated firmware version for its 30mm f/1.4 aps-c lens for the sony e-mount. firmware version 0.2 brings the following improvements:improved peripheral brightness correction when an aperture value of f1.7 is selected on the sony a6300 camera.fixed the af operation when using focus points in peripheral areas of the frame with the sony a6300 camerafixed freezing and not properly operating touch focus feature on the sony a5100 camera firmware version 0.2 for the sigma 30mm f/1.4 aps-c lens for sony e-mount can now be downloaded from the sigma support website.