The new Sigma USB dock is now shipping for Nikon mount lenses. As you may recall, the USB dock allows you to update firmware for all of the lenses whenever Sigma releases upgrades. On the ‘A’ and ‘C’ series lenses, the USB dock gives you additional functionality of modifying the focus speed of the lenses. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sigma is launching a new mount conversion service for its line of Sport, Contemporary and Art lenses. The service will allow customers to have lens mounts converted to/from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma mounts. Current eligible lenses include the 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS Sport (shown above), the 35mm f/1.4 DG Art and the 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS Macro Contemporary, among others. Additionally, Sigma lenses for mirrorless cameras can be converted between Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount options.
The mount conversion service will launch on September 2, and will range in cost from $80 to $250, plus shipping. Mount conversion requests will be taken at your local Sigma subsidiary. US customers should visit Sigma’s US website for conversion requests.
In addition to the new mount conversion service, Sigma is also extending the warranty of all cameras, lenses and flashes purchased after July 1, 2013 – to 4 years.
Sigma’s new 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens (yes, a constant f/1.8 zoom) just got an official price point of $799 and it will start shipping next month. It is available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma DSLR mounts. You can pre-order the new lens with free shipping here at B&H Photo.
My thoughts are that this is perfect pricing for this lens, and I think Sigma is going to sell a ton at this price with the overly positive early reviews we’ve seen. Sigma is knocking it out of the park lately, and this is yet another home run.
The new lens was announced along with the 19mm f/2.8 DN and 30mm f/2.8 DN lenses back at CES 2013. The wider lenses carry a slightly lower price tag at $199 and have been shipping for a few weeks now.
The 60mm offers an equivalent focal length of 120mm on Micro Four Thirds cameras and 90mm on Sony NEX cameras. Minimum focus distance is at 19.7-inches and it contains Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass to reduce chromatic aberration.