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Sigma's CEO, Kazuto Yamaki

Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

After the CP+ show, DPReview’s usual Q&A with the CEO of Sigma was awaited with interest.

Sigma FE-mount lenses

Sigma will make lenses for the Sony FE system, but DSLRs are still the top priority.

The strategy is to complement the existing offering, rather than overlapping it. Maybe a ~50mm f/1.4 (well, such a lens would certainly encroach on the Sony 55mm f/1.8), or “something different”.

From the sound of things, some important initial decisions have not been taken yet, so we must be one or two announcements away from seeing a Sigma FE-mount lens.

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Sigma dp Quattro cameras

While the oddball design of the Sigma dp Quattro series is not unanimously acclaimed, it has just been awarded with the 2015 iF Gold Design prize by a group of international experts.

From Sigma:

The 2015 awards received over 5000 entries from 53 countries and only 75 made it to the top of the list. These top products receive the iF Gold Design award which is recognized as the “best of the best” and awarded to those products that are viewed as outstanding within their category.

Visit iF Awards website.

[Via Sigma UK]


Sigma's new products for March 2015

As expected, the Nikon versions of the two lenses should be released later in the spring.

  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art for Canon (pre-order): mid March (March 19 in Japan).
  • Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary for Canon (pre-order): mid to end March (March 19 in Japan).
  • Sigma dp3 Quattro: March (March 12 in Japan).
  • Sigma FT-1201 1.2× Conversion Lens for dp3 Quattro: March. The price will be ¥23,000 (around $193).

[Source: 24mm A | 150-600mm C | dp3 Quattro | FT-1201 Lens]


SPP Foveon RAW converter

Update

Further to the annoucement yesterday, there is one more improvement in the function that the latest firmware of SIGMA dp1 Quattro and SIGMA dp2 Quattro can offer.

  • It has improved the focusing speed and its precision in AF mode in low light conditions.

Before installing the new version, be sure to have a raw file converted with SPP 6.2 for comparison…

Sigma Photo Pro 6.2.1

For Windows

  • It has improved resolution by reconsidering developing process of the RAW data (X3F files) of the SIGMA dp Quattro series.
  • It has added the function to set image aspect ratio 7:6 in the RAW data (X3F files) of the SIGMA dp Quattro series.
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that some color appears in peripheral part of the images when developing the RAW data (X3F files) of image size MED taken with SIGMA Merrill series.
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that it is not possible to print when ‘Fit to paper size’ is selected in the size preference in print setting.
  • It has improved the phenomenon that the RAW data (X3F files) taken by bulb shooting with SD9, SD10 and SD14 is not displayed in the review window.
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that the RAW data (X3F files) taken with cameras other than SD1, Merrill series and Quattro series is not saved in JPEG or TIFF formats when selecting ‘Auto’ in the review window.
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that images saved in 8bit TIFF are not displayed properly in some viewers available from other companies.

Read more and download → Sigma Photo Pro 6.2.1

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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

Update

The production of this lens is currently under consideration.  We hope to have more information about this lens shortly. However at this time we cannot say with 100% certainty that the lens will be made or won’t be made.

Source: Sigma America Sales Operations Supervisor


I received a couple of emails regarding the exact status of this lens. At this stage, I’m still trying to know what’s going on exactly.

Here are the facts:

So either Sigma won’t release a Sony-mount 150-600mm Contemporary lens, or it will be released much later than the other versions (similarly to some other Sigma lenses in the past), and we’ll see a separate announcement for it. I do believe in that second scenario.

Stay tuned.

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