Posts Tagged ‘sigma’

Sigma 50mm DG HSM Art Lens Tested, See How it Stacks Up Against the Otus

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Sigma made quite a splash at CES this year when the company not only announced that a 50mm f/1.4 lens would be added to its superb Art series, but claimed that this lens would be so good that its competition wouldn’t be Nikon or Canon, but the indisputably exceptional $4,000 ZEISS Otus.

Well, thanks to the website Xitek and their recently posted lens test results, we finally get to see if the 50mm’s bite measures up to its bark. Read more…

Sigma Gives Us Yet Another Beautiful Look Inside Its Lens Factory in Aizu, Japan

At Photokina 2012, Sigma released a beautiful video that offered an artsy behind the scenes look inside the company’s lens factory in Aizu, Japan. Since then, Sigma’s popularity has only increased, and so they’ve created a sequel to further draw you in to the wonderful world of Sigma. Read more…

Sigma Rethinks DP Series with the New DP Quattro Line of Powerful APS-C Compacts

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As of yesterday, Sigma has shaken up its point-and-shoot line with a major refresh of the powerful-yet-strange DP Series of cameras. Dubbed DP ‘Quattro’ (the old ones were Merrill) the new line of Foveon compacts from Sigma represents a significant visual redesign and some minor (but important) changes on the inside. Read more…

It’s a Great Time to Buy Glass! Both Nikon and Fuji are Offering Steep Lens Rebates

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If you’re in the market for some new glass, now is the time to act. Not only is this the time of year that Nikon offers its annual “lens only” rebates — where you can get steep discounts on lenses WITHOUT having to buy a DSLR — but other companies are following suit. Most notably Fuji, who is apparently slaughtering Nikon in this discount battle. Read more…

Australian Website Lists Price of Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 Otus Competitor at $1,350

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We know Sigma’s recently-announced 50mm f/1.4 Art Series lens is supposed to be good, great even. In fact, it’s supposed to be so good that it competes on the same level as the ZEISS Otus that we’ve heard so much about (and may or may not be reviewing as I type this).

The question on everybody’s mind, then, is “how much will this beast cost?” Thanks to an Australian website, we now have an idea. Read more…

Sigma Announces New 50mm f/1.4 Art and 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Contemporary Lenses

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It’s a good year for glass at CES in Vegas. First Samsung debuts its first premium ‘S’ lens, then Fuji comes out with the 56mm f/1.2R, and now Sigma is joining the fray by releasing two new lenses: an all-new 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens and a significantly updated 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro lens. Read more…

A Sigma Holiday Lens Comparison Chart Packed Full of Fun Facts About Its Lineup

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Here’s a cool holiday chart that only us photo types will appreciate. It was put together by Sigma Jack and Sigma’s in-house ‘design wiz’ Emi Erata, and shows the entire Sigma lens lineup arranged by size and placed next to some to-scale objects so you can visualize just how large some of these behemoths are. Read more…

Rumor: Sigma to Announce a 16-20mm f/2 DG Art Lens for Full-Frame DSLRs in 2014

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Sigma is on a tear when it comes to releasing amazing glass. From the groundbreaking 18-35mm f/1.8 for APS-C cameras to the 24-105mm f/4 that had people pretty excited, Sigma glass is quickly becoming synonymous with phenomenal quality and affordability.

And now, the newest murmurings to come down the rumor pipeline have another exciting Sigma lens in the works, this one a 16-20mm f/2. Read more…

Review: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 is One Sexy Beast

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When Sigma announced a new version of the much loved 120-300 f/2.8 I immediately kicked myself for buying a much pricier 300mm Nikon about 6 months earlier. The reasons why may not be readily apparent, but we’ll get to that. First let’s discuss the aesthetics and specs.
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First Photo of the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 Lens Finds Its Way Online

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Another leak sprung over the weekend — if, that is, you believe it’s a leak and not a strategic move by the company. This one, however, doesn’t have to do with an upcoming camera, but rather some new glass. It’s the first official-looking photo of the rumored Sigma 24-105mm f/4 lens. Read more…