Pre-Production Sigma Lens Goes Missing at CES 2012 in Las Vegas

There’s some shady business going on at CES 2012 in Vegas. Sigma has announced that one of the lenses it unveiled at the trade show this year, the 180mm f/2.8 macro lens, disappeared after being unveiled on Tuesday. The lens is believed to be one of only two pre-production models that exist.

(via Amateur Photographer)

Image credit: Classic Bond with Gadget Briefcase by Dunechaser

  • Djpeanut

    PR stunt!

  • Maarten in ‘t Groen

    Or a case of corporate spionage…

  • Rsimpson45

    Nikon swiped it so they can reverse engineer it!

  • Seriesrover2

    Easy case to solve.  Just Google the EXIF data and see where it leads. :)

  • Rv

    Check Ebay.

  • Carlos

    EXIF to the rescue.

  • Anonymous

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  • ArcherFish

    Does anyone want to buy a nice lens. It’s a Sigma, 180mm F2.8 Macro.


  • Amgr

    It was Ken Rockwell!

  • Travis

    It was the same seagull that took off with the gopro camera.

  • Aus_Guy

    ehhh. they could just strip the exif from the file.

  • stanimir stoyanov

    Hi guys. I just picked up a pretty cool Sigma 180mm lens for 100 bucks. Any ideas for a photo project?

  • Martin Davies

    Why? It’s only a Sigma! 

  • Ray Sotkiewicz

    Someone probably left it in a coffee shop next to an iPhone v6

  • Mike

    Any updates on this?  Did the lens ever turn up?

  • Anonymous

    Why would Nikon ever need to reverse engineer a lens from Sigma?

  • Kim

    It’s with bin laden and elvis and my Canon 85MM….