SIGMA History 2013

During this year the nation mourned the death of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister and South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela. The SIGMA Corporation announces two major advantages to the SIGMA Global Vision Campaign; the SIGMA USB Dock and SIGMA Mount Conversion Service.

Month

Company Development

Product Launches

January

SIGMA USB DOCK

SIGMA Photo Pro Monochrome Mode

SIGMA DP3 Merrill

SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art

SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM | Contemporary

SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports

SIGMA 19mm F2.8 DN

SIGMA 30mm F2.8 DN

SIGMA 60mm F2.8 DN

The SIGMA USB DOCK, the accessory dedicated for Contemporary, Art, and Sports product lines that enables you to operate lens firmware update as well as customization including the focus setting. 2013.01.07

SIGMA Photo Pro opens up an exciting new world of photographic expression by developing a specialized mode to process the RAW data of the SIGMA Merrill series for the creation of monochrome photography. 2013.01.08

SIGMA DP3 Merrill featuring a 50mm F2.8 lens, joins the lineup of the “SIGMA DP Merrill” series. 2013.01.08

SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art is a the large-aperture standard lens with an angle of view equivalent to 45mm on a 35mm camera, is a superb go-to lens for artistic photography on an APS-C format digital SLR

The SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM| Contemporary  is large-aperture APS-C standard zoom lens with a focal range that covers all your everyday needs along with macro functionality. 2013-01.16

New SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports, the telephoto zoom lens that achieves superior performance redesigned to meet photographers’ needs. 2013.01.16

The new SIGMA 19mm F2.8 DN, high-performance wide-angle lens for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras is announced. 2013.01.29

The new SIGMA 30mm F2.8 DN, high-performance standard lens for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras is announced. 2013.01.29

The new SIGMA 60mm F2.8 DN, high-performance standard lens for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

April

SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art lens

World’s first* lens offering an aperture of F1.8 throughout the zoom range, the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art lens, is announced. 2013.04.18

May

SIGMA wins two TIPA 2013 Awards

SIGMA wins two GRANDPRIX JAPAN 2013 awards

SIGMA wins two TIPA 2013 awards!  The Best Expert DSLR Lens has been award to the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM and the Best Entry Level DSLR Lens has been awarded to the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM. 2013.05.06

SIGMA wins two GRANDPRIX JAPAN 2013 Awards. The SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM has won the “Camera GP 2013 Lens of The Year”, and SIGMA DP Merrill series has won the “Camera GP2013 Editors Award”. 2013.05.17

Augest

SIGMA introduces the revolutionary Mount Conversion Service for the SIGMA Global Vision Range of lenses.

Lenses are the key tools to creating photographic expression; yet there is no single system that sets the standard making lenses compatible with all systems and allowing photographers to continue to enjoy the functions and qualities of the interchangeable lenses on which they have come to depend.

SIGMA’s top priorities include creating lenses that ensure photographers get the shots they desire and that can be used for many years; we’ve has always understood that the lens is the tool that leads to true and personal photographic expression.

All lenses from SIGMA’s new three product lines (Art, Contemporary, Sports) will qualify for this chargeable Mount Conversion Service”. It enables customers to convert the mount of their current lenses, and we will change the relevant parts for a different mount and its internal core system accordingly. 2013.08.01

October

NEW SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art lens

Announcing the new SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art lens, a standard zoom lens under the Art Classification of the Global Vision product line.