Sigma lens and mount converter join the buyers’ guide showcasing the year’s best and most noteworthy technology products for professional photographers

Ronkonkoma, New York — July 28, 2016 Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, DSLR lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and Mount Converter MC-11 have been honored by Professional Photographer with  2016 Hot One Awards. The annual Hot One Awards are given to the year’s best and most noteworthy technology products for professional photographers. Winners will appear in the August issue of Professional Photographer and also in a featured gallery beginning August 1st on the Professional Photographer website.

Professional Photographer is the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, the largest international non-profit association for professional photographers. It works to help readers advance their businesses and careers through editorial content that addresses the artistic, technological and business aspects of their work. This year marks the 17th Hot One Awards, and award recipients are more innovative and game changing than ever before.

“Professional Photographer’s Hot One Awards are among the most prestigious in our industry, and it’s an incredible honor to be selected to receive one,” says Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Both the 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and the MC-11 are true representations of Sigma’s commitment to creating professional, progressive camera tools. We’re proud to appear on the list of honorees next to some of the year’s most well-received products.”

To see the full list of Hot One Award winners, please visit

About the 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens

The Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens is a mid-range APS-C zoom lens that covers three popular short tele prime focal lengths: 85mm, 105mm and 135mm. Modeled after the popular Sigma Global Vision 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens, the 50-100mm Art maintains a constant F1.8 aperture with exceptional brightness and resolution through the zoom. Outstanding features include three FLD (performance equal to fluorite) glass elements and one high-refractive index, high-dispersion glass element to minimize aberrations; a redesigned, enhanced Hyper Sonic Motor; a durable polycarbonate diaphragm; a versatile inner focusing and zoom design, and more. It is ideal for photographers and videographers, and available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts.

About the Mount Converter MC-11

The high-performance Sigma Global Vision lens converter, the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 is engineered for Sony E-mount, full frame and APS-C sensor cameras. It allows users to access 15 high-performance Sigma Canon Mount (EF) and Sigma Mount (SA) Global Vision lenses. It features an internal control data system that ensures perfect optimization of AF drive, aperture control and additional supported functions including continuous autofocus and eye detection. Utilizing the latest technology, the MC-11 supports fast and accurate autofocus and will work in conjunction with in-camera stabilization and in-lens stabilization. With added integrated flocking, lens performance is assured to have no internal reflections and reduction. As new compatible lenses are released, the MC-11 can be updated via a personal computer using the Sigma Optimization Pro software and Sigma USB Dock (sold separately).

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.

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