Sigma Corporation would like to announce that there are two types of new tele converters to be released on October 24th, 2014. Please note that the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports requires an update to the firmware to make it compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001.
For those who own the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports and considering using it with either the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001, please follow the steps below to update the firmware of the lens.
Please be advised that the updated version of firmware will make it compatible with the new tele converters, however it will also make it incompatible with conventional APO TELE CONVERTER 1.4x EX DG and APO TELE CONVERTER 2x EX DG. For further information, please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK
Please start up the SIGMA Optimization Pro software and update the firmware of the SIGMA USB DOCK. There will be the optimized firmware compatible with the new tele converters (Sigma: Ver. 1.01, Nikon: Ver. 1.02, Canon: Ver. 1.03), currently scheduled for release on October 24th.
For customers who do not own SIGMA USB DOCK
We are going to start the service for update on October 27th. Please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.
A Canon Rumors reader “JerseyShooter” has been working with Sigma to improve the performance with Canon’s APS-H flagship cameras, the EOS-1D Mark III & EOS-1D Mark IV.
Back in October of 2013, JerseyShooter started a blog documenting the issues he was having with the lens on a blog. He worked directly with Sigma and it looks like it has paid off with the firmware that was released yesterday to improve the performance with both of the mentioned cameras.
There have been other issues with the lens that he is documenting on the blog as well.
For the record, JerseyShooter is an employed professional photographer.
Read the blog about the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 OS Sport
We are pleased to inform you the SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM F/CANON Firmware Update is now available.
This firmware update allows you to use the SIGMA USB DOCK with the SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM F/CANON. If you have the products mentioned below, please start up SIGMA Optimization Pro and then operate lens firmware update.
Applicable products: SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S013 F/CANON
Benefits of this firmware update:
- It has improved the Auto Focus speed of “Standard” and “Speed-priority” modes.
- It has improved the focus accuracy when it is mounted on Canon EOS-1D Mark III or Canon EOS-1D Mark IV.
Please update to SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2 before operating firmware update of SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S013 F/CANON.
SIGMA Optimization Pro Download Page | Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM at B&H Photo
I have finally purchased the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 and will be putting it through paces on a two week trip to Namibia beginning on April 6. For filters, I’ll be using the Sigma 95mm DG Circular Polarizer, as well as large Singh-Ray grads when needed.
My immediate first impressions are quite good, amazing build quality, great zoom ring and the silly test shots looks terrific. I’ll be shooting exclusively with the EOS 6D on this trip.
Justin has received the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS for review and he’ll be putting it through the paces with the EOS-1D X. He’s already shocked at the size and weight of the lens. No, it’s not a “hand holding” lens for most people. The first 2 negatives you can give the lens is the heavy and unnecessary metal lens hood and the equally enormous tripod foot. Third party accessory makers could surely knock a pound off the lens replacing both parts with lighter weight materials.
Optically and AF wise the lens is very good with initial test shots, Justin has the USB dock and will also put that through its paces.
Both reviews should be online some time in April, though I’ll be posting images from the Zeiss 15mm as the trip progresses.
Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 | Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS
Bryan over at TDP has completed his review of the new Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens.
Bryan, just like a friend of mine that is sponsored by Sigma in Canada, was pleasantly surprised about how much they like the lens. I keep hearing the build quality, optical quality and focal range are very useful on a day-to-day basis.
“It is hard not to like a great looking lens with a 120-300mm focal length range in a non-extending, solidly built body that also feels great – and delivers image quality that leaves most other zoom lenses wanting even at this lens’ wide max f/2.8 aperture. I like the direction Sigma has been going with their recent lenses and I think they have another hit with the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens.”
Read the Full Review | Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM at B&H Photo