Category Archives: Sigma

Sigma to use the new Foveon X3 Quattro Direct sensor in a future DSLR camera

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In a recent interview, Sigma’s CEO Kazuto Yamaki mentioned that they are planning to use the new Foveon X3 Quattro Direct sensor from the DP2 Quattro compact camera in a future Sigma DSLR body: First, we started with the sensor development. We had already been discussing what kind of sensor we make with the Foveon, Inc. and […]

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Sigma TS-81 tripod socket and BG-11 base grip now shipping, dp0 Quattro camera to be released next month

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The Sigma TS-81 tripod socket is now shipping (check US pricing): We are pleased to announce the availability of TRIPOD SOCKET TS-81 that is the optional lens foot which can be attached to the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports. It is compatible with the Arca Swiss quick release plate and the clamp. […]

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What else is new: firmware updates, service advisories and more

Canon EOS 5D camera service advisory

→ Olympus will release firmware updated v3.1 for the OMD E-M1 camera on June 16. → Canon issued a service advisory: “the main mirror of some EOS 5D Digital SLR cameras may detach due to deterioration in the strength of the adhesive”. → Firmware update v1.0.4 for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera released. […]

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What else is new?

Sony mirrorless teaser rumor

→ Adorama now sells Kipon Adapters. → Jury orders Motorola to pay $10M for Fujifilm patent claims. → Metz: “future is assured” (the company filed for insolvency last year). → The new Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art lens is rumored to start shipping by the end of this month. → Leica now offers 12% off on […]

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New patents: Sigma 25mm f/1.2 for Micro Four Thirds and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 full frame mirrorless macro lenses

Sigma 25mm f:1.2 lens patent for Micro Four Thirds

Sigma filed a new patent in Japan for a 25mm f/1.2 lens for Micro Four Thirds sensors. In the past Sigma has filed patents for a 25mm f/1.4 and 75mm f/1.8 MFT lenses. In 2011 the company announced that it will start producing MFT lenses and currently has three different models: 19/2.8, 30/2.8 and 60/2.8.

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What else is new?

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→ Kipon released the world’s first Canon EF-MFT electronic adapter with autofocus. → Military aerial camera by Konica ancestor goes for sale on eBay (read more here). → The Canon EOS M3 mirrorless camera is now in stock at DigitalRev (they ship internationally). → New Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera registered in Korea. → The Canon T6i DSLR camera is now […]

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The latest patents from Sigma, Sony, Canon, Apple and Ricoh

Apple field a patent for a 3-sensors iPhone camera

→ Sigma filed a patent for a 400mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens. → Another Sigma patent: 24-105mm f/2.8-4 DG OS HSM Art lens.    → Sony patented a tiltable attachment for lens style cameras. → Another curved sensor patent from Sony. → Sony patented a curved surface (multi-layer sensor) that corrects the angle in which light falls […]

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