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Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« on: April 01, 2014, 12:59:08 PM »

Ronkonkoma, NY, April 1, 2014 – Today, Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Korean-based Samyang Optics Company Limited. Known for its high quality manual lenses, Samyang offers expertise in production efficiencies and brand management that will greatly benefit the world’s largest family-operated lens manufacturer.


“We are very proud to integrate Samyang into our organization. This is a symbiotic relationship that will pay excellent dividends to the photographic community,” says Machyzo Yamakiro, Excecutive Vice President of Sigma Corporation.


All of Samyang’s manual-only lenses will represent a new Global Vision line at Sigma – “Classic” – which will join the already popular and well-respected Art, Contemporary and Sports lines. Hallmarks of Sigma’s new Classic lenses will be simplicity, superb performance and affordability.


“While the Samyang/Rokinon/Bower/Walimex/Pro-Optic/Opteka names will not live on, their spirited defiance of modern technology will continue in our ‘Classic’ vision for budget-minded photographers,” says Yamakiro.


Distribution of Sigma’s Classic lenses will begin in May 2014.


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Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« on: April 01, 2014, 12:59:08 PM »

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Re: Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 01:01:33 PM »
April fool?

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Re: Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 01:19:24 PM »
April fool?

Probably, I cannot find that news on Sigma's website.

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Re: Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 01:24:33 PM »
I think you can find the source of this article here:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=9398

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Re: Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 01:27:25 PM »
April fool?

Probably, I cannot find that news on Sigma's website.

Not probably.  Definitely.  It came from TDP.  They are just having a laugh.

Did you see their other April Fool's joke?
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=9393

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Re: Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 01:30:57 PM »
stop it... it´s lame.

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Re: Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 01:35:35 PM »
Yeah it's an April fools, just hit the b&h link on the bottom and you'll see.

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Re: Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2014, 01:41:13 PM »
stop it... it´s lame.

I don't know which I find more unbelievable: 1) that someone thought this was funny in the first place; or 2) that someone else thought it was funny enough to re-post it on CR.
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Re: Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2014, 01:48:15 PM »
thankfully this b****y stupid day is at an end  ::)

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Re: Sigma Announces Acquisition of Samyang
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 07:43:57 PM »
The only half-way funny photographic April Fools I've seen is on the sigma-rumors.com site.
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