Category: Rumors

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Sigma News and Rumours: 400m f2.8 OS Patent, 24mm f1.4 Art DxOMark’d and other news

Do you still remember when in the summer of 2013 there were rumours about a series of super-telephoto lenses by Sigma? At that time, the grapevine had it that the team in Aizu was quietly working away at a total of four image-stabilised prime lenses between 300mm and 600mm. The two shorter ones, the 300mm ...

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Sigma News and Rumours: 24mm f1.4 Art, DP0 Quattro and 150-600mm Contemporary Product Images and Samples

It is impossible not to love photography fairs, especially the CP+, which is one of the most important ones of its kind worldwide. Not three days after the 24/1.4 Art, the DP0 Quattro and some other DP accessories were announced, there are already more product pictures and more information. The 24mm f/1.4 Art looks a ...

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Sigma News and Rumors: 17-55mm f2.8 OS patent and interesting interviews with the Sigma CEO (full frame Foveon)

After the long break since the last wave of rumors in the lead-up to the Photokina the grapevine is finally buzzing again. 🙂 The Japanese blog Egami published the specs of a 17-55mm f/2.8 OS standard zoom patented by Sigma. With its 17 lenses (I could not make out the number of the groups) the ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: functioning DP3 Quattro displayed on Photokina, but not officially announced

A week ago, Sigma officially presented its DP1 Quattro, the screen viewfinder LVF-01 and three lenses. Even though the 1 is the only one of the DP Quattros series to have gotten a newly designed lens, it will sooner be available than the DP3Q (presumably mid October). The latter hasn’t been officially announced yet. As ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: Sigma Introduces DP1Q, 150-600mm Sports and Contemporary, Two Teleconverters and Four Filters

After launching the DP2Q, it was forseeable for Sigma to soon announce the remaining DP/SD1 Quattros. Today was the day – this morning, Sigma presented the most wide-angled one of the three DP compacts, namely the DP1Q. The only surprise is the optional CRT finder “LCD Viewfinder LVF-01“ that you can see below. The DP1Q ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 OS HSM Sports and 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 OS HSM Contemporary are coming!

As Sigma-Rumors has reported today, in a few day Sigma is going to announce the weather sealed 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS HSM Sports super-telephoto and the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 OS HSM Contemporary super-zoom. Whether the 14-24mm f/4 OS, 24/1.4 Art und 85/1.4 Art will also be announced during the Photokina show is yet unknown. As you can imagine ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: discontinued lenses and possible replacements

A few days ago Sigma-Rumors posted a list of recently discontinued lenses and their possible replacements. Unlike the list posted at the beginning of July, this one doesn’t seem to be based on rumors and insider information, but rather on speculation by the SR admin. Some of the mentioned lenses (50-150/2.8 Sports, 70-200/2.8 Sports, 70-300/4-5.6 ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: Announcement of the 14-24mm f/4 OS at Photokina, Price of 24mm f1 4 Art leaked

As reported a little more than a month ago, Sigma currently works on over ten lenses and on the Quattro successors for the SD1 Merrill and DP Merrills. Of all these lenses, the 24mm f/1.4 Art and the 85mm f/1.4 Art are said to be furthest along in the development process, according to rumors. An ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: List of all upcoming Lenses and Cameras

New DP2 Quattro sample images and reviews are published on a daily basis, but we mustn’t forget that Sigma is, above all, a lens manufacturer, and that many new lenses are currently being worked on in Aizu. 😉 Several days ago, Sigma-Rumors posted a list of all lenses and cameras that are rumored to be in ...

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Sigma News & Rumors: first DP2Q RAWs/X3Fs, comparisons with the Merrill, additional samples and more

Less than a week since the last post about the DP2 Quattro and already the first RAWs/X3Fs, comparisons with the Merrill and additional JPG samples have been published. You can download the X3Fs on the Japanese blog shin3.asablo.jp (red links), on ephotozine.com and on the Blog of one of the Fotogenerell regular readers (Jean Pierre). ...