120-300mm Sports on SD1 Merrill

The excellent Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports (all mounts) gets a firmware update that enhances its compatibility with the new teleconverters.

From Sigma:

It has optimized the lens firmware for SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and TC-2001.
Note: Before upgrading the firmware of 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S013, please first update your SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver1.2.0.

See the update information page

[Via The Digital Picture]

Sigma dp1Q (28mm equiv. lens)

Today is the release day of several Sigma products (at least in Japan), including the dp1 Quattro. Fifteen photos (not full size) from the camera can be viewed over at Mapcamera.

The performance of the lens and sensor combination will be compared to the DP1 Merrill’s as soon as I receive an evaluation unit, courtesy of B&H Photo.

dp2Q firmware update and SPP 6.0.6 now available

Get the Sigma dp2 Quattro: Adorama | B&H Photo | More options

Users of Sigma cameras— you have important download work ahead.

Sigma Photo Pro 6.1

For Windows

  • It is now compatible with the RAW data (X3F files) of all SIGMA digital cameras including the SIGMA dp1 Quattro.
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that folders do not appear properly in the ‘Computer’ section of the Main Window.
  • It has improved the processing speed when RAW data (X3F files) of the SIGMA dp Quattro is displayed in “Display Quality Priority Mode”.

→ Read more and download: Sigma Photo Pro 6.1

Sigma dp2 Quattro firmware 1.03

  • It has added the function to develop RAW data (X3F files) on the camera internally.
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that file numbers occasionally reset when they are set to be consecutive numbers.
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that the camera freezes when playing JPEG files developed by SIGMA Photo Pro.
  • It has added the function to display RAW data (X3F files) photographed by other SIGMA digital cameras.
    * It excludes RAW data (X3F files) of SIGMA SD9 and SD10.

Note: If the firmware has been updated, it is not possible to develop RAW files in other than SIGMA Photo Pro 6.1. Please be sure to update it to the latest version.

Sigma dp2 Quattro firmware ver. 1.03

Sigma Rebates (Updated)

October 22, 2014 Posted in Deals Leave a comment

Savings on lenses, cameras and accessories

Sigma’s instant rebate program has changed a bit since last time, so be sure to check out the updated list & prices below.

Of course more buying options can be found in the price guide.

Prime lenses

Zoom lenses

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Sigma Tidbits

October 20, 2014 Posted in News Leave a comment

Sigma 18-300mm C

• Sigma has confirmed the upcoming release of the 18-300 f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Contemporary for Canon, Nikon and Sigma cameras (read the statement). Unlike the 150-600mm Sports, this lens should not suffer from any shortage…


Sigma macro lens for 18-300mm Contemporary

• The AML 72-01 close-up lens, that enables to reach 1:2 magnification ratio with the above lens, can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo.

This lens features an apochromatic design and maintains the original lens’ quality throughout the zoom range from 80mm to 300mm focal length positions. When in use, the minimum focusing distance of 15.4″, and 5.5″ working distance, is retained.

Judging by the expected magnification ratio of 1:2 magnification in combination with the 18-300mm C, this magnifying glass seems to be relatively weak (1 diopter?), which also means that it should affect image quality only very mildly.

Of course, it can be used with any lens that sports a 72mm filter thread, but as any close-up filter, it is better matched to telephoto lenses. For instance, a maximum reproduction ratio of around 1.3:1 can be obtained by pairing it to the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 DG (OS) HSM Macro (1:1 natively).

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Delivery delays expected for the Sigma 150-600mm telephoto zoom lens

Pre-order the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon US | More options

Sigma has posted a notice (English translation) regarding the availability of the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports.

While the lens will start shipping on October 24th, initial supply will be too low to satisfy the higher-than-expected demand. The first batches will serve to fulfill pre-orders until production catches up, so we may not see it in stock for a while.

Sigma 150-600mm S

Interest in the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is significant enough to open a dedicated post.

If you’re on the fence about buying the lens, I advise you to bookmark this page, as it will be updated regularly!

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