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Making ‘Art’: DPReview Goes Inside Sigma’s Aizu Lens Factory

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While at CP+ last month in Japan, DPReview had the privilege of touring a Sigma lens factory in Aizu, Japan. We’ve all seen lens factories before, but I never get bored of looking at them.

Mr Yamaki’s philosophy for Sigma is inherited from his father, Michihiro Yamaki, who died in 2012. It can be summed up in four words: ‘small office, big factory’. The great majority of Sigma’s employees in Japan are involved directly in creating its products, and the company maintains a relatively small administrative staff.

Sigma has their next Art series lens, the 24mm f/1.4 DG Art hitting stores by the end of March for the Canon mount.

See the tour at DPReview


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