Sigma Announces Instant Rebate and Special Bundle for Its Global Vision 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary Lens

Receive $80.00 USD instant rebate and a Free Sigma close-up lens, a $55.00 value
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RONKONKOMA, NY – March 8, 2016 –Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced a special $80.00 USD instant rebate on its Sigma Global Vision18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary Lens.  In addition to the rebate, Sigma is packaging in, at no additional cost, its Sigma AM72-01 close-up lens, a $55.00 USD value bringing the total savings to $135.00.

The $80.00 USD instant rebate and close-up lens bundle is available starting today through http://www.sigmaphoto.com/18-300mm-f35-63-dc-macro-os-hsm-c and the Sigma reseller network. Available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma and Sony camera mounts, the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 is ideal for a wide range of photography scenarios including family, travel, sports and wildlife.

About the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary Lens
Designed for APS-C cameras (equates to a 27-450mm), the Sigma 18-300mm 3.5-6.3 DC HSM OS Macro lens features a 16.6x zoom ratio covering focal lengths from wide to telephoto. It also boasts a 1:3 macro ratio. An enhanced optical stabilizer (OS) compensates for camera shake, while an optimized hyper-sonic motor (HSM) ensures quiet and fast autofocus. Four FLD (performance equal to fluorite) paired with one SLD glass element capture incredible sharp and contrasted images, all the way through the focal length. Top quality glass mitigates aberration to produce outstanding images.

About the Sigma Close-up Lens (AM72-01)
Designed exclusively for the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 lens, the Sigma close-up lens offers a maximum magnification ratio 1:2. Changeable angles of view enable zoom-macro photography.

Sigma Global Vision lenses including the new Sigma 18-300mm 3.5-6.3 DC HSM OS Macro lens can be updated with the latest lens software from a workstation or laptop using the Sigma Optimization Pro software and Sigma USB Dock (sold separately).

Tested for Optimum Performance
Sigma lenses are born of well-thought-out design concepts, exceptional Japanese craftsmanship and manufacturing, and advanced lens performance testing and evaluation. To this end, Sigma has developed its own A1 proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Even the most elusive high-frequency details are within the scope of Sigma’s quality control inspections. Every Global Vision lens is A1 tested, analyzed and approved before leaving the factory, ensuring maximum performance out of the box.

For more information on Sigma’s industry leading testing, please visit http://blog.sigmaphoto.com/2012/a1-mtf-testing-for-new-sigma-lenses/.

Specialized Mount Conversion Services
Ensuring continued ROI, Sigma will convert the current mount of your Sigma Global Vision lens to another of your choice. Sigma lenses currently from the Contemporary, Art or Sports line, in Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony or Pentax mounts can be converted to Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony or Pentax*.  Mirrorless lenses can be converted to Micro Four Thirds and Sony-E Mount. They cannot be converted to either an APS-C or a Full Frame format.

*For specific details, please visit http://www.sigmaphoto.com/service-support/mount-conversion-service.

About Sigma Corporation
Since 1961, Sigma has worked toward a single, simple goal: To imagine and develop photographic technologies that push the envelope, empower photographers and produce unparalleled imagery. We’ve honored this commitment by maintaining control of our design, research and development, and manufacturing processes in our own Aizu Factory. Our products are built with premium materials and are known worldwide for quality and performance. Our family-owned organization is the largest, independent SLR lens manufacturer in the world, producing more than 45 lenses that are compatible with most manufacturers, including Sigma, Canon, Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax. Sigma Corporation also produces digital SLR cameras and high-definition digital compact cameras. The company is headquartered in Japan, with offices strategically located throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Photography is all we do, and it’s all we’ve ever done.

For information about Sigma, please visit www.sigmaphoto.com or follow the company on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Press Contacts
Patrick Santucci
Sigma Corporation
631-227-2031
PSantucci@Sigmaphoto.com

Anya Nelson
Zazil Media Group for Sigma Corporation
617-817-6559
anya@zazilmediagroup.com

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