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Sigma UK has announced the price and availability of the SD15 digital SLR. Announced at the Photokina 2008 exhibition, this 14MP camera (4.7 million pixel images with three pieces of color data recorded at each location) with a large FOVEON X3 sensor will start shipping in the UK from July at a suggested retail price of £899.99. The company has also announced its 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is now available in Canon EF-S mount at a suggested retail price of £649.99. Sigma, Nikon, Sony and Pentax fit will follow shortly.
June 11, 2010: Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce that the suggested retail price of the new SD15 digital SLR is £899.99. This camera is the latest model in Sigma’s SD series and will be available at the beginning of July.
Powered by the 14 megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor it can capture all primary RGB colours at each and every pixel location arranged in three layers.
The new SD15 incorporates the “TRUE II” image processing engine which processes the large amount of data from the 14 megapixel direct image sensor. It also provides high resolution power and reproduces high definition images with impressive three-dimensional detail, rich in gradation.
The camera adopts the SD card and incorporates a highly visible 3.0 inch LCD monitor, 77-Segment AE sensor and AFE (Analogue Front End). It provides high image quality and user friendly design. In addition, the durable shutter mechanism, which has a life of over 100,000 actuations, is ideal for the demands of digital photography.
June 11, 2010: Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce that the suggested retail price of the new 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is £649.99. This new lens is available now in Canon fit and will be available shortly in Sigma, Nikon, Sony and Pentax fit.
This large aperture standard zoom lens is designed for digital SLR cameras and incorporates Sigma’s efficient OS function. This lens covers a focal length from 17mm wide angle and offers a large aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range, making it ideal for many types of photography such as portraiture and landscapes. The OS (Optical Stabiliser) function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible.
Two FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite glass, plus two glass mold and one hybrid aspherical lens, provide excellent correction for all type of aberrations. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghost.
Incorporating HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), the lens provides fast and quiet AF. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm (11”) throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5. The rounded 7 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus images. The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for use with the supplied petal-type lens hood and circular polarising filters.