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Are cinema lenses the next big thing for Sigma? A new patent has hit the surface for a 30-300mm f/2.8-3.5 lens. With Super 35 sized sensors, this lens would become competition for the Canon Cinema EOS cameras. In my opinion, this is a smart move for Sigma because it will bring them more business with a more affordable, yet high quality cinema lens.

Patent details include:

Patent Publication No. 2016-9122

  • Published 2016.1.18
  • Filing date 2014.6.25
  • Zoom ratio 10.00
  • Wide-angle intermediate telephoto
  • Focal length 30.00 90.13 300.13
  • F-number 2.83 2.83 3.53
  • Total angle of view 2ω 56.98 18.72 5.71
  • The image height Y 15.55
  • Overall length of the lens 409.00

In the past, we have posted about the possibility of the Sigma Cinema lenses and now here we are with a Sigma Patent for a Cinema lens.

Click here to view our previous post about Sigma Producing Cinema Lenses.

New Sigma Patent

January 12, 2016 Posted in News 15 Comments

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sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 dg os hsm sport lens
Many big lens producing companies are starting to release their latest patents and Sigma is one of those companies. There is news going around that Sigma has filed a new patent for a new 120-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens. Designed for full frame DSLRs, what will this lens do for the current line of Sigma Sport lenses?

Some patent details include:

Patent Publication No. 2015-203827

Published 2015.11.16

Filing date 2014.4.16

Zoom ratio 4.66

Focal length 125.15 250.18 583.80

F number 4.86 5.84 6.50

Total angle of view 2ω 19.47 9.76 4.18

The image height Y 21.63

Overall length of the lens 314.20 371.31 424.96

To look at the full post, click here.


Buy the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens from B&H Photo.

Click here to see a previous post with extended details about the Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens.

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ceramic protector filter

Sigma just recently announced the World’s first protective lens that utilizes clear glass and ceramic. With a lighter weight and higher strength this protective lens is definitely a game changer. Information as to when it will be available and the cost is not yet known.  Some features of the new protective lens include:

  • Scratch resistant clear glass
  • Highly shock resistant
  • Up to 10 times stronger than other conventional protective filters
  • Water, oil and dust resistant coating that minimizes flare and ghosting

This protective lens can used with all Sigma lenses and any lens with a front filter thread 67-105mm in diameter.

COMING SOON: Information on availability and price

To learn more information, click here.

Sigma DP Quattro Series Awarded

October 26, 2015 Posted in News 5 Comments

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sigma dp quattro series
Thanks to the great performance, excellent proportions, and the efficiency of the DP Quattro cameras, the series have been awarded the German Design Award of 2016.

According to the German Design Council these cameras are everything that you could hope for.

Equipped with the performance – e.g. a direct image sensor – this series of high-quality digital cameras fulfills every wish.

The DP Quattro series winning this award, can fully reassure you of what a great buy it will be when you get your DP0, DP1, DP2, or DP3.

To learn more, click here.

You can buy any DP Quattro cameras from B&H Photo.

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Damon Coulter, a photographer and photo journalist based in Japan has put together some video tutorials on the Sigma USB Dock and software. Videos can help with things such as:

  • Installation and Connecting the Lens
  • Update of Firmware
  • Focus Adjustment
  • Focus Settings (Manual)
  • Focus Adjustment (Auto)
  • Focus Limiter Adjustment
  • OS Adjustment

This is a great source for beginners or even just for those who want to learn more.

You can check out the tutorials by clicking here.

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