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Sigma DP1

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new, groundbreaking Sigma DP1 compact digital camera featuring a 14 Megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor (2652×1768×3 layers) as used in the Sigma SD14 digital SLR camera. Using three silicon embedded layers of photo sensors stacked to take advantage of silicon’s ability to absorb red, green and blue light at different respective depths. A 16.6mm F4 lens, with a wide angle field of view equivalent to 28mm on a 35mm film camera, has been developed to maximize the image quality in conjunction with the full color capture image sensor. The Sigma DP1 advanced 14 Megapixel digital compact camera features Sigma’s new, unique “True” image processing engine.

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Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC Macro lens

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

Sigma launched today a new Four-Thirds system compatible, large aperture zoom lens; Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro. This lens has a large aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. A minimum focusing distance of 20cm (7.9”) and a maximum magnification of 1:3, makes it ideal for close-up photography. Specially designed to suit the characteristics of digital SLR cameras, this lens provides a high level of optical performance. Its design incorporates both glass-mould and hybrid aspherical lens technology which offers extremely high image quality as well as a compact and lightweight construction. Minimal vignetting and superior peripheral brightness is ensured.

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Sigma 24mm Aspherical Macro lens

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

Sigma launched a new Four-Thirds system compatible, large aperture wide-angle lens; Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro. This F1.8 wide-angle lens has a minimum focusing distance of 18cm (7.1”) and a maximum magnification of 1:2.7. Two aspherical lenses ensure the utmost correction of distortion and aberrations. The floating focus system provides high optical performance from 18cm to infinity. The Dual Focus (DF) system makes the lens easy to hold and eliminates focus ring rotation during auto-focusing, making the lens particularly suitable for accepting the petal-type lens hood. The introduction of this new lens increases Sigma's lens line-up for Four Thirds mount to a total of eleven models. With Four Thirds cameras, the focal length will be equivalent to 48mm.

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Sigma APO 135-400mm F4.5-5.6 lens

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

Sigma launched today a new Four-Thirds system compatible, compact telephoto zoom lens; Sigma APO 135-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG. This telephoto zoom lens gives the equivalent field of view to our popular 800mm when used on Four-Thirds cameras. The very latest lens coating technology and lens design reduce flare and ghosting, a common problem with digital cameras. This lens uses one aspherical lens and three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements for excellent correction of various aberrations. The rear focusing system ensures fast focusing speed as well as preventing the front of the lens rotating, making it particularly suitable for use with circular polarizing filters.

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Sigma APO 300-800mm HSM lens

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

Sigma launched a new Four-Thirds system compatible, large aperture ultra-telephoto zoom lens; Sigma APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM. This Sigma lens covers the equivalent field of view to 600mm to 1600mm when used on Four-Thirds cameras. By continuously varying the angle of view, the lens takes a lot of the footwork out of picture composition. The very latest lens coating technology and lens design reduce flare and ghosting, a common problem with digital cameras. Two ELD glass elements in the front lens group reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum and also ensure high optimum image quality. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing and zooming, ensuring convenient handling.

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Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS lens

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

The Sigma Corporation is please to announce the new 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS lens. This high zoom ratio lens is exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras and is capable of covering a wide range of focal lengths from wide angle to telephoto. It is equipped with Sigma’s own unique technology OS (Optical Stabilizer) function. This function uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera and works by moving an optical image stabilizing lens group, to effectively compensate for camera shake. It automatically detects movement of the camera and compensates for camera shake when shooting moving subject such as motor sports.

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Sigma SD14

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 29th, August 2006

Sigma launched a new website with some very interesting information about their upcoming digital SLR camera; the Sigma SD14. The teaser website of Sigma is not giving very in-depth information, but enough to make us think and scratch our head again. It is always thrilling to wait for that promising product, the one that could bring something special in today's digital imaging world. The Sigma SD14 digital SLR camera will officially be introduced on September 26, 2006 at the Photokina event in Germany. It seems that the upcoming Photokina show will become the biggest Photokina ever! Visitors and our readers become part of the new standard of digital imaging with the latest news.

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Sigma APO 50-150mm HSM lens

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 11th, August 2006

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM lens. Specially designed for digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor, this large aperture F2.8 lens has a compact and lightweight construction of 76.3mm (3.0”) in diameter, 132.6mm (5.2”) in length and weighing just 780g (27.5oz) (Nikon Mount). The incorporation of the very latest optical technology gives optimum lens performance providing excellent correction for flare, ghosting and all types of aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range. Four SLD Special Low Dispersion glass elements are used for utmost correction of chromatic aberrations.

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