Sigma Corporation’s150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Lens Named ‘European Macro Lens for 2012-2013’
EISA praises newly stabilized macro lens for sharpness, versatility and build
Ronkonkoma, NY, August 15, 2012 – Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com) is pleased to announce that its 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro lens has been named the “European Macro Lens 2012-2013” in this year’s European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards.
EISA selected Sigma’s large aperture medium telephoto macro lens because of its build and image quality. This upgraded lens features Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilization (OS) technology and provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 macro. It is sold by authorized Sigma dealers for the MSRP of $1,600.
According to a citation provided by EISA, “The Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro lens is one of the best performing macro lenses available on the market. The combination of a long focal length and thereby good working distance between lens and subject, high sharpness even at full aperture and optical image stabilization makes it perfect for catching dragonflies, butterflies and other elusive insects handheld. But the lens is also excellent for photographing plants or portraits when you want to achieve a really soft and pleasant blurry background. If you also consider how solidly this lens is made, its price makes it a real bargain!”
EISA is comprised of 50 special interest magazines from 19 European countries and it started in 1982 when the editors from five European photo magazines came together to select “The Camera of the Year.” Since then, EISA member magazine editors have broadened the scope of the annual awards and they convene each year to decide which products are worthy of EISA Awards.
This year, Sigma also took home two awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The company’s 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM and APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lenses won for the “Best Entry Level DSLR Lens” and “Best Expert DSLR Lens” awards, respectively.
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 www.sigmaphoto.com.