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Sigma scooped up two accolades at this year's TIPA awards ceremony. The critically acclaimed Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (pictured), which was announced in November 2012, has been named 2013's Best Expert DSLR Lens; while the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC MACRO (OS) HSM has been granted the Best Entry-level DSLR Lens award.
Sigma Press Releases
SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM receives TIPA 2013 BEST EXPERT DSLR LENS Award.
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM has won the “TIPA 2013 BEST EXPERT DSLR LENS” award. This wide angle lens with a large aperture F1.4 can achieve the highest level of brightness with an attractive blur for wide angle images. This lens was announced in November 2012.
Name of Award TIPA Awards 2013 BEST EXPERT DSLR LENS
This fast lens covers full-frame sensors and includes a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), a floating internal focusing system, and SLD and FLD glass elements, which help correct both axial and chromatic aberration. In all, the lens is constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups and has a 9-bladed diaphragm. The HSM delivers quiet, high-speed autofocusing while the floating focusing system allows for superior optical performance with subjects at a closer shooting distance (minimum focus: 30cm, 11.8”) The large f/1.4 maximum aperture makes it ideal in low light and the lens is compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK and SIGMA Optimization Pro software to adjust and fine tune focusing parameters. Many avid photographers will definitely prefer this 35mm lens to the more conventional 50mm. Using a cutting-edge design and state-of-the-art production technology, we've honed its performance to the point where it can do full justice to the expressive power of the very latest digital cameras. This wide angle lens with a large aperture F1.4 can achieve the highest level of brightness with an attractive blur for wide angle images. The fast F1.4 aperture enables one to capture unique pictures in a variety of scenes, such as evening views and indoor handheld portraits.
*Currently, 28 publication from Europe, South Africa, Canada and USA are members of the TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) organization and chief editors and technical editors of these publications constitute this organization. Since 1991, TIPA has presented many awards in several sectors, including imaging.
SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM/ 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO HSM receives TIPA 2013 BEST ENTRY LEVEL DSLR LENS Award.
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that the SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM/ 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO HSM has won the “TIPA 2013 BEST ENTRY LEVEL DSLR LENS” award. This lens is surprisingly compact in size for a large-aperture lens that opens up to F2.8. This lens was announced in January 2013.
Name of Award ：TIPA Awards 2013 BEST ENTRY LEVEL DSLR LENS
Available in a wide variety of APS-C camera model mounts, the Sigma 17-70mm delivers a very useful zoom range of 25.5-105mm (equivalent), plus has close-focusing capability of 22cm. The incorporation of a smaller OS unit (in those lenses for cameras without built-in stabilization) makes for a more compact design (79 x 82mm, 3.1 x 3.2”.) The lens is constructed with 16 elements in 14 groups and contains 2 FLD, 1 SLD and 3 aspherical glass elements for enhanced image quality. A 7-blade diaphragm, Hyper-Sonic Motor, brass made bayonet mount, and SIGMA USB DOCK for firmware updates round out the impressive specifications.