TIPA - 2015

Sigma have also won two TIPA awards for optics.

Here we go with the details:




SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary and SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art receive TIPA Awards 2015.

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that the 16.6x high ratio zoom lens “SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary” and the best-in-class optical performance lens “SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art” have won TIPA Awards 2015.

1. SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary


Aimed at DSLR photographers with an APS-C sensor that want one lens to handle a wide range of shooting situations, the SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary delivers an effective range (due to APS-C multiplication factor) of 27-450mm. The lens contains an improved optical stabilisation system, so important to image quality in such a long range zoom. Constructed with 17 elements in 13 groups, the lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 39cm, thus the Macro designation. Perhaps the most intriguing specs are the size and weight for such a lens: 101.5mm in length, unextended, and 585g in weight, making it an extremely portable lens for beginner DSLR photographers.




2. SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

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Combining a fast maximum aperture with a wide-angle lens that opens up intriguing photo opportunities, the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens is designed for full frame sensors and is constructed with 15 elements in 11 groups. It contains both “F” low dispersion (FLD) and Special Low Dispersion glass (SLD) to minimise chromatic aberration, especially at the edges of the image. Close focusing distance is 25cm. To enhance maximum aperture performance, aspherical elements are positioned at the rear of the lens, plus a new lens element design optimises peripheral brightness. The lens incorporates a new full-time manual focusing mechanism even with AF mode selected. To ensure “Art” line quality, every lens is subject to SIGMA’s own MFT measuring system prior to leaving the factory.

* Currently, 28 publications from Europe, South Africa, Canada and USA are members of the TIPA (Technical Image Press
Association) organization and chief editors and technical editors of these publications constitute this organization.  Since 1991, TIPA has presented many awards in several sectors, including imaging.

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