Third Party Lenses

Sigma updates compatibility notice for the Canon EOS R

We would like to share the results of our further investigations regarding the operating conditions of the Canon “EOS R” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Canon mount.

When SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses in the current product lineup, listed below, are used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R” or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, both AF and AE operate without any issues. Furthermore, lenses which incorporate Optical Stabilizer (OS) will work with the OS function properly in effect.

In addition, when the Digital Lens Optimizer is switched [OFF], but “Peripheral illumination correction”, “Chromatic aberration correction” and “Distortion correction”, located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is switched [ON], the appropriate corrections can be achieved in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens. This is applicable to DG and DC lenses from Contemporary, Art and Sports line listed below which were released after March 2018, or those of which firmware has been updated to Ver.2.0 or later. For other lenses, the Digital Lens Optimizer, as well as the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, cannot be used. Therefore, please set all to [OFF] before shooting.

Applicable products

DG Lens

  • SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA APO 200-500mm F2.8/400-1000mm5.6 EX DG
  • SIGMA APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
  • SIGMA 8mm F3.5 EX DG CIRCULAR FISHEYE
  • SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 15mm F2.8 EX DG DIAGONAL FISHEYE
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art
  • SIGMA MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM *
  • SIGMA APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM *
  • SIGMA APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM *

DC Lens

  • SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM *
  • SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM *
  • SIGMA 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM *
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM *
  • SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art *
  • SIGMA 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM *
  • SIGMA 10mm F2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM *
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art *

* Camera’s “Scene Intelligent Auto mode” cannot be used.

Precautions for when DC lenses are used When SIGMA’s DC lenses where the image circle is designed to match APS-C sized sensors are used, “1.6x (Crop)” will not be set automatically. Please select “1.6x (Crop)” manually. There are future plans for a firmware update to be announced at a later date that will make the DC lenses from Contemporary and Art line compatible with the “1.6x (Crop)”, to be set automatically, as well as Camera’s “Scene Intelligent Auto mode”.

Phenomena particular to 3 lenses was confirmed

After careful investigation, we confirmed some phenomena particular to 3 products listed below. Regarding firmware updates for these lenses, we are going to announce them at a later date.

SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art

  • It may require the battery to be taken out once if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
  • It may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.

SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports

  • It may require the battery to be taken out once if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.

SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

  • It may require the battery to be taken out once if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
  • It may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.

Other precautions

  • AF can be used within the area of approximately 80% of the height and width of the sensor surface.
  • For interchangeable lenses which are not from Contemporary, Art or Sports line, please focus using MF, since it may be difficult to achieve sufficient focusing speed and accuracy.
  • Tele Converters cannot be used together.
  • Having the focus mode switch set to MF does not let the lens stored automatically when the camera is turned off.
  • Discontinued products have different operating conditions depending on each product and their shipping period. For details, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary/distributor.

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary/distributor.
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Mt Spokane Photography

I post too Much on Here!!
Mar 25, 2011
15,161
473
So, Sigma strikes again!! Older lenses will not autofocus among other things. How many times has this happened?

Every Canon EF lens works on the "R", but you need a Sigma Art or Sport lens to autofocus. Eventually, the Art and Sport lenses will fall into the same category if the past history is any indicator. Sigma stops updates once a lens is out of production.

"For interchangeable lenses which are not from Contemporary, Art or Sports line, please focus using MF, since it may be difficult to achieve sufficient focusing speed and accuracy. "
 

Chaitanya

EOS 6D MK II
Jun 27, 2013
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92
33
Pune
Seems like the apo macro 180mm is ok, but a little confusing. Not Art, Sports, or Contemporary, but on the good list?
Generally speaking Macro lenses from 3rd party makers do seem to work well on future bodies, I have used old 50mm Macro Sigma(one that had focus window and not the recently discontinued one) on 80D and it works fine but some of their old zooms tend to be hit or miss from same time frame.
 

YuengLinger

EOR R
Dec 20, 2012
2,234
252
Southeastern USA
The 180mm seems to be a victim of poor timing, it launched about 3 months before Sigma announced the global vision line.
Yes, but it works GREAT on the 5DIII and 5DIV. From the Sigma announcement, a little bit of mixed messaging, or I'm just not reading properly.

Also, based on the performance, IQ, and design of the lens, I suspect some of the Sports tech went into the APO 180mm f/2.8. Just a hunch, but it's such a rarely discussed lens, I doubt I'll ever know for sure...Unless there has been a teardown?
 
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maves

24mm TS-e ii is life!
Sep 21, 2017
12
6
Tasmania
I think as I move to R mount I'll end up with all Canon lenses. I think my only Sigma lens now is my 50 Art
 

Jethro

EOS R
Jul 14, 2018
148
65
So, Sigma strikes again!! Older lenses will not autofocus among other things. How many times has this happened?

Every Canon EF lens works on the "R", but you need a Sigma Art or Sport lens to autofocus. Eventually, the Art and Sport lenses will fall into the same category if the past history is any indicator. Sigma stops updates once a lens is out of production.

"For interchangeable lenses which are not from Contemporary, Art or Sports line, please focus using MF, since it may be difficult to achieve sufficient focusing speed and accuracy. "
Yet at the front they say "both AF and AE operate without any issues" - apparently 'speed and accuracy' are not issues! Truly bizarre.
 

snappy604

EOS RP
Jan 25, 2017
222
91
older 3rd party lenses were kind of hit n miss anyway. I am thinking of the R and am not worried even though I have a fair # of sigma lenses. The new sigma and tamrons can be updated via firmware so no big deal. I think I have a 10-22 I might worry about, but meh, quality was so so.. just an incentive to get a better one :)
 
Jan 17, 2019
1
0
Seattle
I've been using the Sigma 35mm Art since I purchased the R back in late November. The lens did require a firmware update to eliminate the round circle issue, but after the update, it's been a great lens.

Took the R to Disneyland over Christmas with the 24-105r lens and the 35mm F1.4 Art. Was quite pleased with the results of both daytime and nighttime shooting.

Thought strongly about buying the Z 7 at the time, but ultimately, with the wife's encouragement, stuck with Canon and got the R.
I've been quite pleased with it and haven't run into any issues. I'm not a videographer and if I were, I would purchase a dedicated video camera for that, so the fact that the R crops 4k, meh, don't care, since I bought this to shoot pictures, not video ;)

With that said, I'm very interested in what new features/functionality the major FW update will bring to this camera.
:)
 

degos

EOS 80D
Mar 20, 2015
133
66
So, Sigma strikes again!!
Yeah, those brutes! How dare they try to make good lenses despite Canon's refusal to license the mount protocols. Sigma should just shut-down and let Canon dictate what lenses you need.

1993 Canon 50mm f/1.4 should be enough for anyone. Hand over your $400! Sigma 105mm f/1.4? Pffff! I have my $500 1991-era 100mm f/2. Think you need IS on that 400mm f/5.6? Nonense, just give us the $1200 and shutup.

That's the World you'd live in without third-party lenses. So, Canon strikes again.
 
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Pape

EOS 80D
Dec 31, 2018
142
44
they can keep their is ,but would love new design 400mm f5,6 with new all lens making developements.
Its not fair zoom lenses doing better image quality.
If nikon can do 200-500mm f5,6 with price 1300E ,how about same price 600mm 5,6 what weights 2kg ??
 
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