Sigma Corporation of America announces launch of Sigma University
New program to offer discounts on photo gear to students, educators

Ronkonkoma, NY, Sept. 12, 2012 — Sigma Corporation of America (, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, announced the launch of Sigma University (, a program that celebrates photography education by offering discounts on Sigma gear to students and educators.

By working with dealers across the country, students enrolled in college level photography courses, along with their educators, receive special offers on lenses, cameras, and accessories. Institutions are also eligible to receive special offers on orders of a certain quantity.

"Sigma University was created to support students interested in pursuing a career in photography," says Mark Amir-Hamzeh, Sigma President, "We believe the future of photography is in the hands of students and educators. By working together with local camera dealers, educational institutions, and students, we can inspire new talent and encourage the growth and creativity of photography."

Sigma University has partnered with several photographic equipment dealers across the country and will offer participants not only special savings on Sigma lenses, cameras, and accessories, but also seminars, training, and special events on Sigma products hosted at participating dealers. Students and educators must present proof of enrollment in an accredited university or photography intensive institution, as well as a photography course to qualify.

For information about Sigma University including rules, regulations, participating dealers, and educational institutions, please visit About Sigma Corporation For more than 50 years, Sigma Corporation’s expertise and innovation has driven the company’s core philosophy of “knowledge, plus experience, plus imagination,” with an emphasis on producing high-quality, high-performance photographic technology at moderate prices. This family-owned organization is the largest, independent SLR lens manufacturer in the world, producing more than 40 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. For information, please visit