2014

Compatibility Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports lens with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and TC-2001

Sigma Imaging UK would like to announce the expected availability of the new tele converters starting the beginning of November 2014. The SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and TC-2001, announced during Photokina 2014, have been developed exclusively for Sigma’s new Global Vision lenses and offer the best glass materials to ensure the best image quality.  Please note that SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports requires an update to the firmware to make it compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001.

For those who own the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports lens and plan to use it with the new SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001, it will be necessary to update the firmware of the lens as outlined in the steps below. 

Please be advised that the updated version of firmware will make it compatible with the new tele converters, however it will also make it incompatible with conventional APO TELE CONVERTER 1.4x EX DG and APO TELE CONVERTER 2x EX DG. For further information, please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK
Please start up the SIGMA Optimization Pro software and update the firmware of the SIGMA USB DOCK.
There will be the optimized firmware compatible with the new tele converters (Sigma: Ver. 1.01, Nikon: Ver. 1.02, Canon: Ver. 1.03), currently scheduled for release on October 24th.

For customers who do not own SIGMA USB DOCK
We are going to start the service for update on October 27th.
Please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA for the further details.

 

Compatibility table for SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and TC-2001

SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 

 

Sigma

 879563  

Nikon

879556  

Canon

879549  

 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports

AF*1

AF*2

AF*3

 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports

AF*4

AF*4

AF*4

 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary  

AF*4

AF*4

AF*4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001 

 

Sigma

870560

Nikon

870553

Canon

870546

 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports

AF*1

AF*2

AF*3

 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports

MF

MF

MF

 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

MF

MF

MF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Apart from the lenses in the table, new tele converters are not compatible.
*1 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.01 or later.
*2 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.02 or later.
*3 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.03 or later.
*4 When SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 is attached to cameras that are compatible with AF at F8, it is possible to shoot with AF. In cases where contrast or brightness level of the shooting object is low, it may not focus properly.

For the details of the new tele converters;
http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/accessories/tele-converter/