If camera-gear announcements were done like post-game sports interviews, Sigma executives would be teary-eyed saying “we proved the naysayers wrong, they said it couldn’t be done, but we did it! I would like to thank my team mates and coaches…”…
The f2.8 party continues with the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical IF EX DG HSM dropping to $699 with free shipping and $28~ promotional rewards at Adorama in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Sigma SA. Click on the mount tabs below “More Product Options”.
If you are a frequent Adorama shopper, or you do not object to make more future purchases there, and you are interested in the Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens in the Canon mount, they have a nice Lens Gift Card bundle, you get the lens and a $25 Adorama Gift Certificate for $149 with free shipping and $6~ promotional rewards… This too is featured in their latest 48 hour sale.
Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports with $180 Rewards and USB Dock and 105mm WR UV filter for $1800 (C/N/Si)
Expiring tonight (11:59pm ET on 3/31/16), the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens is bundled with the Sigma 105mm WR UV filter and the Sigma USB Dock along with 10% promotional rewards ($180 to be used on future purchases) for $1800 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Shiguma SLR mounts at B&H Photo.
Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary with $20 Rewards and Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens and the Sigma USB Dock for $499 (C/N/A/P/Si)
The name “Contemporary” sounds reasonable now in Sigma’s line-up since it was only recently launched, but twenty years from now, all these lenses will still be called “Contemporary” even though they won’t be so 🙂 Regardless…
… the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary lens is available bundled with the Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens and the Sigma USB Dock and $20 promotional rewards, all together for $499 with free shipping at Adorama in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax, and Sigma SLR mounts.
Alternately, you can opt for the bundles that include the Sigma AML72-01 close-up lens, but trade the Sigma USB Dock and 4% rewards for a bundle of lens accessories (72mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, lens pouch, tether, and cleaning kit).
Page down on the Adorama search results until you find the mount and combo of interest.
If you have Canon EF lenses or Sigma SA lenses and you would like to use them on your Sony E-mount camera bodies, Sigma has a new mount converter adapter, the MC-11 available for pre-order for $249 each at B&H Photo with a mid-April release estimate.
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports and Sigma WR UV Filter and Sigma USB Dock and $180 Rewards for $1800 [C/N/Si]
The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens comes bearing gifts at B&H Photo. You pay $1800 with free shipping and for that you receive the lens (obviously) along with 10% rewards (= $180 to be used in future B&H purchases) along with the Sigma 105mm WR UV Filter and the Sigma USB Dock. This is available in the Canon, Nikon and Shiguma SLR mounts.
PS: “Shiguma” harkens back to the computer-translated digitalcamera.jp days, when Sigma was computer-translated to Shiguma.
It is nice to see some creative product bundling. If you happen to want both the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC and the Sigma 50-100mm DC HSM ART lenses, along with the Sigma USB Dock, you can get all three bundled together for $1800 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts.
Zoom-zoom iLC-style! The Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens is bundled with a handful of accessories (72mm Essentials Filter Kit, Slinger Lens Pouch, Lens Cap Tether, and Cleaning kit), along with the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens for Contemporary 18-300mm DC Macro HSM Lens, all together for $500 with free shipping at Adorama.
This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Pentax and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. The Pentax and Sony are not OS. You can switch between the different mount options at Adorama using the “More Buying Options” box below the green “Add to Cart” button. Annotated screenshot of that below:
If of all the accessories you only need the Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and you instead prefer promotional rewards to use on future purchases, you can get it for $500 with 4% promotional rewards (around $20) at B&H Photo.
B&H Photo is having a Big Sigma Lens Sale for WPPI. These offers are activated when you use promo code BHWPPI16 in the B&H shopping cart and they expire 3/10/16. You won’t see the sale price until after you enter the promo code. Some of these lenses also earn 4% promotional rewards. The sale features 14 Sigma ART Lenses (C/N/A/P/Si) and 186 Sigma Lenses of various DSLR and Mirrorless mounts. Remember you must use coupon code BHWPPI16 for this sale which ends 3/10/16.
This is the year of miracles and wonders. Not only do we finally get the Pentax Unicorn but now we have a Foveon sensor that is breaking the APS-C glass ceiling. Sigma has two new SD-series interchangeable-lens cameras, the Sigma SD Quattro H with an APS-H sensor, and the Sigma SD Quattro with an APS-C sensor. These are mirrorless cameras that take Sigma SA Lenses that are part of the Sigma Global Vision. No prices and no pre-order options as of the time of writing, but having product pages is a step in the right direction.
Sigma has also revealed a brand new hot shoe flash, the EF-630, to be available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts. It is not available for pre-order as of the time of writing, but it already has a product page at B&H Photo which is a step in the right direction.
I forgot to include this one in the Sigma block below, so here it comes on its own. If you have Sony E-mount cameras, and also Canon or Sigma SLR lenses, this new Sigma MC-11 E-mount converter allows you to mount Sigma Global Vision lenses (Canon EF or Sigma SA) to Sony E-mount camera bodies. This critter is available for pre-order for $249 for either Sigma Canon EF Mount Lenses or Sigma SA Mount Lenses.
They said (some of the experts in the forums) many years ago that it couldn’t be done, but f1.8 constant aperture zooms are raining left and right these days 🙂 Adding to the rain count is Shiguma [that’s the computer-translated name for Sigma] with their brand new 50-100mm f1.8 DC HSM ART lens (75-150mm eq), available for price-order for the constant wallet-open price of $1100 as follows:
It’s not just Mobile World Congress in Barcelona [Travel Tip: do not wear Real Madrid t-shirts while in Barcelona!], there’s also the Japanese CP Plus happening at this time of the year [see Trade Show Calendar] and with it it brings lots of new camera gear.
We start with Shiguma, they have a new “mirrorless” DN prime lens, it is part of the Contemporary series, it is the 30mm f1.4 DC DN with a pre-order price of $339 and available in the following options:
The Sigma DP3 Quattro Big Foveon Sensor Prime is down to $699 at authorized Sigma dealers, but you can get a little more, Adorama is offering 4% promotional rewards (around $28) to be used on future purchases. The rewards happen automatically when you place the order, there’s no coupon to enter.
There’s Sporty Spice, and then there’s Sporty Sigma. Part of their relatively recent Sports lens line-up, the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens goes for $1800 with 10% in promotional rewards ($1800~) to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo. This offer is available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts.
Also good for some weightlifting exercises, the Sigma 300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM goes for $3400 but for a limited time B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards with it, which comes out to $340~ to be used in future purchases at B&H. This offer is available in the Canon SLR mount and the Nikon SLR mount.
The Sigma EF-610 DG Super Flash is on sale for $225 with free shipping along with 2% promotional rewards (about $4.50~) in the Canon, Nikon, Sony-Alpha-Maxxum, Pentax K, and Sigma SLR mounts at B&H Photo.
The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 OS DG HSM Sporty Spice SLR lens for the Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts is going for $1800 but it is also earning 10% promotional rewards (around $180) to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo. This promotion ends 1/7/16.
Sigma must be big fans of Art Bell, because they named a big line-up of lenses “ART” 🙂 Their new 50mm f1.4 DG ART HSM lens is going for $850 with free Next Day Delivery (cutoff Wedn 4pm ET) and 4% promotional rewards (~$34~) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Shiguma SLR mounts… If you don’t need Next Day delivery, you have two options at Adorama: either 4% rewards and the Sigma USB Lens Dock included, or the usual lens-accessories and Corel software bundle…
Pro zoom action now, the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM lens is on sale for $1200 with 4% promotional rewards (~$48) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts… NOTE: the Canon and Nikon mounts get free NEXT DAY delivery (cut-off is Wedn 4pm ET), while the other two get free Expedited shipping…
If you prefer free lens-y accessories included instead of 4% promotional rewards, you can also get it for $1200 at Adorama…
Adorama has a limited time promotion, good until 12/31/15, you receive 10% promotional rewards on a handful of Lenses from Zeiss, Tamron, Rokinon, and Sigma lenses. The lenses are shown in this brand-name order. This includes pre-orders for the new Tamron 35mm and 45mm f1.8 Di VC lenses, along with Rokinon Cine T1.5 primes, some big Sigma lenses (500/4.5, 300/2.8, 150-600, etc). Zeiss has the most eligible lenses, including CP.2s, Ikons, Distagons, and more. The highest priced lens is $23,900 which gets you $2,390 in promotional rewards (!).
The Sigma 200-500mm f2.8 / 400-1000mm f5.6 eats pancake lenses for breakfast when it’s on a diet. Its regular lunch are professional SLR f2.8 zoom lenses. And for dinner, it eats the whole Tokina line-up ;-). The lens goes for $26,000 in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts. At the moment, this lens earns 4% promotional rewards at Adorama (all three mounts) and B&H Photo (Canon gets 4%, other two get 2%)… 4% of $26,000 is $1040 in promotional rewards…
The Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is currently on sale for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha Minolta, Pentax K, and Sigma DSLR mounts. Some of the options also earn 4% promotional rewards… Four of the five also go for $400 at Amazon (no rewards, the Sigma mount is not on sale)…
Adorama is having a select on a few Sigma SLR Lenses, with the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART going for $850, the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM “Contemporary” going for $990, and the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport for $1800. Each lens gets 4% promotional rewards along with a variety of accessories depending on the lens and mount. The lenses are available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts, while the 50mm f1.4 is also available in the Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxxum Maxxum.
The Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM ART lens is currently bundled with a 3-Year NewLeaf Spills and Drops warranty, a 77mm Pro Optic Essentials Filter kit (UV, CPL, ND2X), lens wrap, lens cap tether, and cleaning kit at Adorama (Canon, Nikon and Sigma)… If you don’t need the extra warranty and accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards (about $36~) at B&H Photo (C/N/A/Sigma)…
As of late 12/1/15 recheck, this offer ended…
Free USB Dock with Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lenses: $1090 for Contemporary, $2000 for Sports [C/N]
There is a double promotion for the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM lenses at B&H Photo: you get a free USB Sigma Lens Dock automatically along with 4% promotional rewards. The lens is available in two versions, the Contemporary (no, you are not reading a furniture and style blog!) goes for $1100 (= ~$44 rewards), while the Sports version goes for $2000 (= ~$80). It is available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed as usual… For many more new specials, check their latest Black Friday specials…
PS: those letters in brackets at the end of post titles for lenses are shortcut codes for their lens mounts: C for Canon, N for Nikon, A for Sony Alpha Minolta Maxxum Dyxum Pixxum, P for Pentax, S for Sigma, NX for Samsung NX, E for Sony E-mount, X for Fuji X, M43 for Micro Four Thirds, FT for Four Thirds, etc.
Prime time now, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM ART is going for $850 with some extras in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR mounts. At B&H Photo you get 4% promotional rewards (= $34~), while at Adorama you get a handful of free accessories and a 3-year NewLeaf spills-n-drops warranty. No freebies at the moment at Amazon.
If you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear and at the same time you like the convenience of Prime shipping and Amazon Customer Support, Amazon seller “AKIBA JAPAN” is offering the Sigma SD1 Merrill DSLR with the 17-50 mm F2.8 EX DC OS lens for $1241 with free shipping. This is fulfilled by Amazon, so it ships from an Amazon USA warehouse. In other words, they shipped a box of cameras from Japan to Amazon USA storage facilities. If you are a Prime member, you get free 2-day shipping.
NOTE: this is a Japanese model. There are two reviews with three comments on them over there with a few details on this particular option. If any of the above make you uncomfortable, do not buy!
If you are fond of older lenses for their potential bang for the buck benefits, the Canon version of the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM is on sale for $250 with free shipping at B&H Photo, as one of the 58 items featured in their Deal Zone Anniversary Sale ending at the end of day on Tuesday 11/10/15.
PS: they only have the Canon mount and the Sigma mount available, so if you have other DSLR systems, don’t feel left out.
It’s Shiguma time once again at the featured eBay Deals, where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the new condition Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 OS DC HSM Macro lens for $240 with free shipping, in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR mounts. Limit five per customer. The Canon and Nikon versions are OS (optical image stabilization), while the Sony and Pentax are not (presumably [I can’t really speak on behalf of Shiguma, so I can only presume/assume]) because of the sensor-shift image stabilization in those cameras.