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Sigma Releases Firmware Updates And New Lens Accessory

By Wendell Weithers on September 10th 2017

If you were to look inside the camera bag of most photographers, you’d be staring at the tangible representation of their dreams and hard work. The investment in our gear is greater than the price we paid for it and our attachment to it isn’t always confined to the present product cycle.

Consumers appreciate it when they don’t have to wait for their gear’s successor or product refresh to correct a firmware bug or gain a performance boost in their kit. Companies who demonstrate an abiding commitment to provide updates and accessories for existing products honor their costumer’s purchase. With that in mind, let’s look at Sigma’s latest round of firmware updates.


Firmware Updates

Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens – $799.00

  • This firmware update corrects the phenomenon that the Manual Override (MO) function will be disabled after adjusting the settings of focus mode switch on SIGMA Optimization Pro (Macintosh ver.).

Read the full 100-400mm f/5-6.3 release here.

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens – $1,299.00

  • This firmware update corrects the phenomenon that the Manual Override (MO) function will be disabled after adjusting the settings of focus mode switch on SIGMA Optimization Pro (Macintosh ver.).

Read the full 24-70mm f/2.8  firmware update release here.

Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter/Lens Adapter – $249.00

  • This firmware update corrects the phenomenon that when using AF-S mode and shooting in telephoto range, it could occasionally display the shot as in focus, although it may not be correctly locked on the subject.
  • In addition, it makes it become compatible with the latest firmware of the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA (Firmware Ver.1.02), CANON (Firmware Ver.1.02), as well as the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for SIGMA (Firmware Ver.1.02) and CANON (Firmware Ver1.03).

Read the full MC-11 Adapter firmware update release here.

*For those who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro by connecting it to a computer using the supplied USB Cable.

*Before updating the MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh from the following download page.


New Lens Accessory

Note: The accessory for this lens is only available in the Canon EF mount. 

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens – $1,599.00

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce a chargeable service for installing the Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 on the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art for Canon.

From September onwards, the dedicated service staff for Sigma products will be able to install the Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 on SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art for Canon.

The Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 is an accessory exclusively designed for the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art for Canon, and it enables photographers to use a filter sheet with the lens. By attaching it to the rear of the lens, it will allow more freedom of expression.

You will have the option to install this on your own but any damage to your lens or accessory will not be covered under your warranty.

According to the Sigma’s press release, pricing and availability will be forthcoming soon.

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Wendell is based in Atlanta where he shoots events, portraits, and food photography. He also supports his wife Andrea as she runs their cake design business, Sweet Details.

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. adam sanford

    That 14mm rear-holder looks similar to the one in Canon’s 11-24L.  Great if you need an ND filter, but you’d either have to have planned ahead and put it on the lens before you went out shooting or you have to break down your lens in the field — which might be in a bad particulate / high spray area.

    And that rear filter does nothing for you if you need a CPL or ND grad.

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    • Wendell Weithers

      All fine points Adam, I suppose you can’t hit a homerun with every product. Sometimes a single will have to do.

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    • adam sanford

      Sorry to be picky.  That lens is great, but proper filtering options for grads, CPL, etc. will require a big outrigger and oversized filters — a slot in the back can only do so much.

      Unless you are shooting astro and could care less about all that.  :-)

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    • Wendell Weithers

      Are you sure you’re sorry to be picky?? ……. :-) haha

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