Ronkonkoma, NY—Sigma Corporation of America announced a 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 September 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 can be updated to either a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) or Sony E mount.
In addition to the announcement of the 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.
“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 applies to all of Sigma’s Global Vision lenses. Current, applicable full-frame lenses include the 120–300mm f/2.8 DG OS Sport and 35mm f/1.4 DG Art; APS-C crop sensor lenses include the 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art, 17–70mm f/2.8–4 DC OS Macro Contemporary and 18–35mm f/1.8 DC Art; and MILC lenses include the 19mm f/2.8 DN Art, 30mm f/2.8 DN Art and 60mm f/2.8 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.
The 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 U.S. 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 will be covered under warranty for six months following the update. Teleconverters, USB docks and other accessories are not eligible for the service. sigmaphoto.com