SIGMA | The Concept of SIGMA Cine Lenses
Beyond the technology, is Art.
Today, our lives are surrounded by countless video expressions. Images that please the eyes with overwhelming visual beauty. Novel expressions created by masterfully employing the latest cinematography techniques. Cinema, news, art or personal media, whatever the type of media, each has its own standard and requirements for ideal image quality and the beauty that the creators seek.
SIGMA strives to deliver products that can fully meet the requirements for realizing the visual image sought by the creators, no matter what kind of situation. Investing its leading-edge technological expertise into its products to provide equipment of the highest performance, SIGMA is devoted to supporting such creation. Freedom of creation is the goal of all the high-performance and state-of-the-art technologies infused into our cinematographic equipment. The finest equipment for every beautiful image, sincerely from SIGMA.
Revolutionary lenses for the era of high resolution digital cinematography
Performance born of SIGMA’s experience in ultra-high megapixel digital photography— now ready to take on every challenge in the world of cinematography
In the new era of high-resolution movie production, the arrival of reasonably priced, high-performance digital cinema cameras has changed the standard of what makes an excellent product in the industry and has expanded the freedom and potential of movie production. At the same time, when it comes to cine lenses, price and brand recognition are still often taken as proof of performance, which ends up being proportional to the production budget. In contrast to consumer products, professional cinema equipment is by its nature diffcult to manufacture in volume, in turn causing lens R&D and innovations in manufacturing technology to lag behind progress in cameras. But SIGMA is different. Responding to the demanding requirements for lenses in the era of ultra-high megapixel still photography, SIGMA has developed the technologies required to produce high-performance lenses in volume. They have what it takes to offer a new solution to the cine lens market.
A lineup offering an astonishing combination of specifcations and value— all thanks to our ultra-effcient vertically integrated production system
At SIGMA’s sole production site, the Aizu factory, they perform nearly all processes in-house, from parts and mold production to final lens assembly. This vertically integrated production system comprises both product development and manufacturing, making it a true one-stop resource. Their artisans bring expertise and skill together at the highest level in the pursuit of outstanding optical performance, while their suite of leading-edge manufacturing technologies make possible ultra-effcient, highly precise volume production. Offering a full lineup that delivers compact design and maximum optical performance at minimal cost. A lineup that satisfes every professional film making need while expanding the freedom and potential of cinematography. A lineup that leverages minimal equipment and investment to maximum results. With the goal of providing uniquely innovative lenses and unprecedented value, SIGMA has developed its new line of cine lenses.
Ultra-high-performance optical system
SIGMA has combined the highest level of optical performance with compact design while keeping the cost of development and production to a minimum. SIGMA has played the leading role in the current era of 50-megapixel-plus ultra-high resolution still photography. Now, in the realm of cine lenses, SIGMA is leveraging the outstanding optical performance of its Global Vision still lens lineup, which has been acclaimed by photographers around the world. Featuring the same high-quality optical components including lens cells and aperture mechanisms, these cine lenses deliver the highest level of optical performance and amazing value.
While retaining the same superb optical system, SIGMA’s Cine lenses feature a completely updated mechanical structure. Supported by this new design, the optimized specifcation includes all of the essential functions required for modern cinematography. Since its foundation, SIGMA has believed in achieving top performance via high-precision parts. This principle and SIGMA’s leadingedge manufacturing technologies have made possible ultra-high-effciency mass production of these new lens lines.