• Sigma today released a firmware update v1.12 for their Sigma SD1 camera. This firmware offers the following fixes: It corrects the phenomenon that it occasionally has some noise around the blown out highlights in the image. Caution : Once you update the firmware of SD1 to Ver. 1.10, it is necessary to install Sigma Photo Pro 5.5 to develop the RAW images. The previous versions (Sigma Photo Pro 5.4.1 or earlier) cannot process it properly. This firmware update requ...More »
    SD1 Sample Photos from Flickr
  • 11/23/2013: Add review by DCR. 6/8/2012: Add review by PhotoZone. On February 8 2011, Sigma announced the 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens , which is an optically stabilized true macro lens with a reproduction ratio of 1:1. Featuring a Super Multi-layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, a HyperSonic Motor (HSM) for quiet auto focus and Sigma's own Optical Stabilizer to combat motion blur resulting from shaky hands. The lens is the successor to the Sigma Ma...More »
  • 10/29/2013: Add review by PCMag. On January 9 2012, Sigma announced the 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN  fixed-focal-length lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) and Sony NEX cameras. The 19mm lens is comprise of 8 elements in 6 groups, an angle of view of 59.3 degrees on Micro Four Thirds and 73.5 degrees on an E-mount camera. This 19mm lens benefits from a newly developed linear AF motor which moves the lens elements directly without the need for gears or the drive of other mechanical part...More »
  • 10/29/2013: Add review by PCMag. 3/2/2013: Add review by m43photo. 2/6/2013: Add review by PhotoZone. 7/31/2012: Add review by SLRgear. 4/27/2012: Add review by PB. On January 10 2012, Sigma announced the 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN  fixed-focal-length lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) and Sony NEX cameras. The 19mm lens is comprise of 8 elements in 6 groups, an angle of view of 59.3 degrees on Micro Four Thirds and 73.5 degrees on an E-mount camera. This 19mm lens benefi...More »
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    The Sigma USB dock works in conjunction with Sigma Optimization Pro software in order to connect a photographers lens to the PC/Mac to update firmware and other parameters such as focus, and for the Sports category: Autofocus speeds, focus limiters, and optical stabilization functionality. Updating the firmware can be done via the internet. According to Sigma, the new USB dock will be available early May for a street price of $60 and an MSRP of $80. The dock has the Sigma fans excited as...More »
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    On February 8 2012, Sigma announced the Sigma DP2 Merrill compact digital camera . The DP2 Merrill compact features a 46 Megapixels (4800 x 3200 x 3 layers), full color Foveon X3 Merrill sensor measuring 23.5 x 15.7mm. Designed to capture all primary RGB colors at each and every pixel location, color moire is not generated, thus the reason it does not feature a low-pass filter. Sigma claims the sensor design captures light and color with an effective three-dimensional feel.  The DP2...More »
    DP2 Merrill Sample Photos from Flickr
  • On March 8 2013, Sigma announced the new 30mm F/1.4 DC HSM standard prime for DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors. Comprising nine elements in eight groups and an iris diaphragm with nine rounded blades (and no "EX" designation in the name), this lens features a completely different design to the older Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM , which was introduced back in 2005. It also has a shorter close-focusing distance of 30cm and a higher maximum reproduction ratio of 1:6.8. The filter a...More »
  • 10/1/2013: Add review by pdn. 7/16/2013: Add review by Phoblographer. 7/9/2013: Add review by PB. 7/3/2013: Add review by PCMag. 6/15/2013: Add review by SLRgear. On April 17 2013, Sigma announced the  18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens which is the first zoom lens ever to achieve a maximum aperture of f1.8 throughout the zoom range. Offering a focal range equivalent to 27-52.5mm in the 35mm format, the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM is standard zoom-lens for DSLR cameras with APS...More »
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    On January 7 2013, Sigma announced the SIGMA DP3 Merrill .   It completes this series of compact cameras by satisfying the mid-telephoto and macro range shooting. The DP1 Merrill is designed for wide angle images, theDP2 Merrill is for standard range, while the DP3 Merrill rounds out the series for all shooting situations. It features a 50mm F2.8 lens (equivalent to 75mm), Foveon X3 image sensor, VGA (640x480) 30 fps movies capture, ISO sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, and a 3.0 i...More »
    DP3 Merrill Sample Photos from Flickr
  • 7/27/2013: Add review by Phoblographer. 5/2/2012: Add review by SLRgear. 4/2/2012: Add review by PR. On September 21 2010, Sigma announced the 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM large aperture medium telephoto macro lens . This lens is a successor to the 6-year old APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM  model. It features an OS design offering the latest optical technology and the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Three SLD (...More »
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    On January 7 2013, Sigma announced the SIGMA DP3 Merrill .   It completes this series of compact cameras by satisfying the mid-telephoto and macro range shooting. The DP1 Merrill is designed for wide angle images, theDP2 Merrill is for standard range, while the DP3 Merrill rounds out the series for all shooting situations. It features a 50mm F2.8 lens (equivalent to 75mm), Foveon X3 image sensor, VGA (640x480) 30 fps movies capture, ISO sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, and a 3.0 i...More »
    DP3 Merrill Sample Photos from Flickr
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    The Sigma USB dock works in conjunction with Sigma Optimization Pro software in order to connect a photographers lens to the PC/Mac to update firmware and other parameters such as focus, and for the Sports category: Autofocus speeds, focus limiters, and optical stabilization functionality. Updating the firmware can be done via the internet. According to Sigma, the new USB dock will be available early May for a street price of $60 and an MSRP of $80. The dock has the Sigma fans excited as...More »
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    On January 7 2013, Sigma announced the SIGMA DP3 Merrill .   It completes this series of compact cameras by satisfying the mid-telephoto and macro range shooting. The DP1 Merrill is designed for wide angle images, theDP2 Merrill is for standard range, while the DP3 Merrill rounds out the series for all shooting situations. It features a 50mm F2.8 lens (equivalent to 75mm), Foveon X3 image sensor, VGA (640x480) 30 fps movies capture, ISO sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, and a 3.0 i...More »
    DP3 Merrill Sample Photos from Flickr
  • 5/31/2013: Add review by PhotoZone . 9/16/2012: Add review by SLRgear. On July 14 2010, Sigma announced the release of its 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens. This large-aperture, standard-zoom lens, which was first introduced in February at PMA 2010, is designed for APS-C digital cameras and incorporates Sigma's Optical Stabilization (OS) functionality and new FLD glass. The 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM is an ultra compact lens with an overall length of just 3.6 inches. The OS...More »
  • Not Rated
    On January 7 2013, Sigma announced the SIGMA DP3 Merrill .   It completes this series of compact cameras by satisfying the mid-telephoto and macro range shooting. The DP1 Merrill is designed for wide angle images, theDP2 Merrill is for standard range, while the DP3 Merrill rounds out the series for all shooting situations. It features a 50mm F2.8 lens (equivalent to 75mm), Foveon X3 image sensor, VGA (640x480) 30 fps movies capture, ISO sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, and a 3.0 i...More »
    DP3 Merrill Sample Photos from Flickr