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Report: Sigma at PPE 2011

Barney Britton | Show Reports | Published Oct 29, 2011

Report: Sigma at PPE 2011

Sigma is at PPE, showing off its huge range of lenses and (smaller) range of cameras, including the innovative SD1 DSLR. We got our hands on some of the latest products and met up with Rudy Guttosch of Foveon, the company that creates the innovative X3 sensor in Sigma's SD-series cameras. 

Sigma is showing off its wide range of lenses and its SD range of compact and DSLR cameras at this year's PPE show. Sigma makes lenses in all different shapes and sizes, for many different lens mounts. 
This is the flagship SD camera, the 14.7MP SD1, which uses a unique Foveon sensor.  
The new 120-300mm f/2.8 zoom is a monster, but optical stabilization makes it potentially very useful for sports and wildlife shooters.  
Whereas the 85mm f/1.4 prime is ideal for portraiture and low light work.   
This is the updated 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 superzoom, and ideal 'carry everywhere' lens for APS-C DSLR photographers  
And this is Rudy Guttosch of Foveon - the Sigma-owned company that created the sensor inside the SD1. We spoke to Rudy, and other Foveon executives in 2010 about the SD1  And here's that sensor. An APS-C format, X3 sensor with an output resolution of 14.7 million pixels, although thanks to its innovative design, Sigma claims that actual resolution is significantly higher.

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