SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art receive TIPA Awards 2017
Every year, TIPA editors vote for the best photo & imaging products introduced to the market during the previous 12 months. TIPA editors take into account innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease-of-use, as well as price/performance ratio. Since TIPA member magazines range in content and goals, the award voting process benefits from a wide range of expertise. As a result, the TIPA Awards are bestowed through a majority of votes by very experienced editors. The Sigma Corporation is pleased to receive the following two TIPA Awards 2017.
1. BEST DSLR WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS awarded to the SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
Aimed at portrait photographers and those who want to create dramatic shallow depth of field effects, this full-frame 85mm lens in Sigma’s Art series employs two FLD (fluorite equivalent) elements and one anomalous-dispersion (AD) high-refractive index element to achieve extremely low levels of chromatic aberration. The lens contains a 9-bladed electronically controlled diaphragm, a hypersonic (HSM) motor for rapid and silent AF, and an AF system with 1.3X torque boost. Quality build features include a durable brass mount and a composite TSC barrel, a material known to provide consistent performance at extreme temperatures and is considerable lighter than other materials that would yield similar benefits.
2. BEST DSLR PRIME LENS awarded to the SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
Constructed with 16 elements in 11 groups, with FLD glass elements, an updated Hyper Sonic Motor with 1.3X torque for fast AF, and use of “the largest aspherical element in the industry”, this constant aperture wide angle zoom is designed for full-frame DSLRs but can also be used with APS-C sensor cameras to deliver a still impressive 18-36mm field of view (approximate, depending on camera model). With a minimum aperture of f/22 and close-focusing capability of 9.4 inches (24cm) at the 24mm focal length range, photographers can create unique images with startling depth of field, while the constant f/4 aperture and 9-bladed rounded diaphragm allows for outstanding bokeh effects.
TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) is comprised of 28 publications from Europe, South Africa, Canada and the USA. The knowledgeable chief editors and technical editors from these publications form the judging panel for the awards. Photo Imaging has been a prominent part of the TIPA awards since 1991.