WHAT DOES SIGMA OFFER?
Sigma offers a full line of photographic equipment, including high-quality, unique DSLRs and compact cameras, and a vast line of high-performance lenses and flashes that suit all photographic skill levels and the most popular cameras systems. It’s all here, offered by one manufacturer that is focused solely on producing quality photographic equipment that captures exceptional photographs.
SIGMA’S GROUND BREAKING CAMERAS
Sigma’s SD1 Merrill combines all of the features that serious photographers want and need. It handles like a 35mm camera and produces brilliantly detailed images like those shot with a medium format camera, but in fact, it’s neither. What really makes this camera special is what’s inside. The SD1 is a 46-megapixel DSLR that contains Sigma’s exclusive Foveon APS-C X3 direct image sensor. Why’s this so impressive? This sensor is comprised of three layers of pixels (that’s two more layers than the “other guys” are using)! These layers of pixels are stacked vertically and embedded in silicon to ensure that color is captured at each and every pixel location. This means that the sensor inside the SD1 reproduces color more accurately, and offers sharper resolution, pixel for pixel, than most conventional images sensors. Three layers of pixels multiplied by 15.3 megapixels at each location means that, with the SD1, you’re shooting with 46 megapixels. With the SD1, you’re sure to capture every possible detail and color in your image, thereby creating images with a three-dimensional feel. Sigma’s compact versions of this camera are the DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill, both of which offer the same large sensor as the SD1 and deliver brilliant color, high resolution and finely detailed photos. Travel lightly and still take breathtaking photos.
SIGMA’S WIDE RANGE OF LENSES
Sigma is the largest third-party lens manufacturer in the world! That means there are more than 40 different kinds of lenses representing all photographic categories – including fisheye, macro, telephoto, prime, and wide angle lenses – at your disposal. Sigma’s lens variety and affordability is unparalleled by any of the other camera and lens manufacturers, and regardless of what kind of photographer you are, Sigma’s got the right lens to enhance your photography and give you a new perspective on the world. If you’re looking for a wide angle lens which allows you capture more of the scene into the photograph try Sigma’s 8-16mm 4.5-5.6 DC HSM the widest rectilinear lens for APS-C DSLRs on the market today. The 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM is Sigma’s newest and most versatile lens. This multipurpose zoom has been newly redesigned to be more compact covering everything from wide angle to telephoto and now, true macro capture. It may be the only lens you need while traveling. The 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG AP OS HSM covers normal to supertelephoto range with an impressive 10x zoom ratio. From portraits to distant wildlife, this is lens is ready for adventure. The 180mm F2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro is the world’s first and only large aperture telephoto macro with life size magnification– perfect for available light close-ups of the finest details.
SCULPT YOUR LIGHTING WITH SIGMA
Go beyond built-in flash to bring depth and dimension to your images. The Sigma EF-610 DG Super Flash offers pro features – TTL metering, swivel and tilt head, FP (high-speed) sync, wireless operation and a powerful 61 Guide Number. This is a pro tool at a great price. In fact, Popular Photography noted it as a Best Buy of 2011!