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Some Sigma Lenses Have Issues on the Canon 1D X II, Firmware Fix Coming

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Sigma has received glowing marks for its Art series of lenses, but the fact that it’s a 3rd party lens maker still has its shortcomings. Case in point: Sigma has found that a few of its lenses don’t play nicely with the new Canon 1D X Mark II.

The company has announced that three lenses have been discovered to have the issue so far: the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, and the Sigma 85mm f/1.4.

Two Art lenses have been found to be affected with the flaw.
Two Art lenses have been found to be affected with the flaw.

“We have found that some Sigma interchangeable lenses for Canon are not fully compatible with Canon EOS-1DX Mark II, which was released on April 28th,” Sigma writes. “When certain lenses [those listed above] are attached to this camera, exposure of the image may not be accurate.”

The company found that when those 3 lenses are used on the 1D X II while shooting with Evaluative Metering or Center-Weighted Average Metering, resulting photos can be incorrectly underexposed.

If your camera and lens combo is affected by this issue, here’s the good news: if you have the Sigma USB Dock, you may not need to have any gear sent in for repair. Sigma says they’re currently working on a firmware update for the affected lenses, so a simple update may be all you’ll need.

You may soon be glad you bought this $59 accessory.
You may soon be glad you bought this $59 accessory.

The exact release date for the firmware update will be announced at a later date.

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