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Sigma announces fee-based Mount Conversion Service
Change your mind?
Change you mount.


RONKONKOMA, N.Y., – Aug. 1, 2013 - 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, today announced a revolutionary new, fee-based service that will enable the company’s Global Vision lens owners to change their lens mounts for use on different camera systems.

Starting Sept. 2, Global Vision lens owners can request the Mount Conversion Service to convert their current Sport, Contemporary or Art DSLR lenses to their choice of a Sigma, Sony, Pentax, Nikon or Canon mount. Global Vision category lenses for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) can be updated to either a micro four thirds (MFT) or Sony E- mount.

In addition to the announcement of the industry’s first Mount Conversion Service, Sigma is also extending the warranty on all of its products – including cameras, lenses and flashes purchased on or after July 1, 2013 – to four years. Previously, warranties varied by product. This enhanced product protection provides Sigma’s customers with more consistency and improved service.

“Professionals and amateurs alike are taking advantage of the many affordable camera options in today’s market; they’re updating their camera bags and exploring new systems and brands,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “When photographers purchase a lens, it’s often a significant, financial and artistic commitment – and we believe that investment should last a lifetime. Our new Mount Conversion Service and extended warranty are intended to help Sigma users get more enjoyment from our products, regardless of how their approach to photography changes overtime.”

The Mount Conversion Service is limited to all of Sigma’s Global Vision lenses. Current, applicable full-frame lenses include the 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS Sport and 35mm F1.4 DG Art; APS-C crop sensor lenses include the 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art, 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS Macro Contemporary and 18-35mm F1.8 DC Art; and MILC lenses include the 19mm F2.8 DN Art, 30mm F2.8 DN Art and 60mm F2.8 DN Art. Lenses can be converted to any mount of a photographer’s choosing, as long as Sigma has released that product in the requested mount.

Cost of the conversion will range between $80 to $250, plus shipping costs, depending on the focal length of the lens. All lenses will be shipped to Sigma’s US subsidiary in New York, and updated, calibrated and optimized for the new camera system at Sigma’s factory in Aizu, Japan. All lenses that undergo the Mount Conversion Service will be covered under warranty for six months following the update. Teleconverters, USB Docks and other accessories are not eligible for the service.

To request the Mount Conversion Service, please visit your local Sigma subsidiary. Customers in the United States should visit www.sigmaphoto.com.







Aug 01, 2013 at 04:18 PM
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Awesome. Sigma is just rocking it lately.


Aug 01, 2013 at 04:44 PM
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Nice!! Way to go!! Really good for people changing system! I really like the usb dock too! You can really customize your lense the way you need it to for each events!! I really want to try the 120-300 sports!


Aug 01, 2013 at 05:16 PM
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That has the potential of a total game changer. Buy Sigma and you are no longer locked in to a camera system. Customers should rejoice! Go, Sigma, go!
And a very bad day for Canikony...



Aug 01, 2013 at 05:35 PM
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No why wouldnt someone just sell their lens and buy a used one in the mount they wanted? Seems to me like you should get close to equal value, so essentially it would be a trade of sorts. But I suppose for $80 you can keep it without worrying about buying someone's used lens...

Interesting indeed though. Makes you wonder whats next.. Sensor switching anyone (not likely)



Aug 01, 2013 at 05:55 PM
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Wow, this is nice...they will made Canon Nikon Sony lenses running for their money. I am sure other parties will come up some virus in their firmware to fight back


Aug 01, 2013 at 05:57 PM
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Curtiss Bryant wrote:
No why wouldnt someone just sell their lens and buy a used one in the mount they wanted? Seems to me like you should get close to equal value, so essentially it would be a trade of sorts. But I suppose for $80 you can keep it without worrying about buying someone's used lens...

Interesting indeed though. Makes you wonder whats next.. Sensor switching anyone (not likely)


If I had a lens I was fond of, I'd rather pay sigma to retrofit it instead of taking a chance with another copy. Besides, by the time you counts all the fees involved with selling a lens and buying another, this is a pretty good deal with a 6mo warranty as icing.



Aug 01, 2013 at 06:15 PM
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If they convert from Nikon to Canon or vice versa, do they reverse the focus and zoom ring rotation, too? I assume not...but that would make it interesting.


Aug 01, 2013 at 06:19 PM
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It is just bad luck that all my sigma gear was already sold long ago.

I guess Tamron could start doing that too.



Aug 01, 2013 at 06:29 PM
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I applaud Sigma for thinking outside the box lately. This one's good. Tamron and Tokina should take note too.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Sigma announces fee-based Mount Conversion Service


They had to plan ahead for this - so there will be a wait if the other 3rd parties want to do it. The newer SIgma lenses are much more modular in the mount end, which will make this conversion fairly straightforward.


Aug 01, 2013 at 07:07 PM
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It's nice to see some actual innovation and clever engineering!


Aug 01, 2013 at 07:26 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Sigma announces fee-based Mount Conversion Service


There were rumors that this service would be free. The official announcement clarified that the mount conversion is restricted to the new Sport, Contemporary or Art DSLR lenses and the service costs from $80 to $250 plus shipping depending on the focal length.


Aug 01, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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Great idea and kudos for offering the service. However at the cost of this service, it makes almost as much sense just to sell your lens and buy another in a different mount.


Aug 02, 2013 at 02:38 AM
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If you already have a perfect working lense that tu know you took care of, why not!


Aug 02, 2013 at 04:30 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Sigma announces fee-based Mount Conversion Service


Nice one Sigma.




Aug 02, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Sigma announces fee-based Mount Conversion Service


WTT Sigma lens Canon mount for Sigma lens Nikon mount.
Isn't this easier and the cost of shipping?
Would be nice, for less a popular mount switch.



Aug 02, 2013 at 09:35 PM
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Tom Dix wrote:
WTT Sigma lens Canon mount for Sigma lens Nikon mount.
Isn't this easier and the cost of shipping?
Would be nice, for less a popular mount switch.


I would imagine that there is some electrical calibration work that has to take place for the lens to focus properly.



Aug 02, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Sigma announces fee-based Mount Conversion Service


Agreed Jamie.


Aug 03, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Sigma announces fee-based Mount Conversion Service


I was just thinking about this the other day. I have some Olympus lenses that are easy to focus and would work great on my Canon DSLR cameras. I also have some very high quality Mamiya. I think if a private company went into this business and converted most of the brand names, they could make a fortune doing it!


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