Sigma fp and fp L Firmware Updates for Cinematographers

Sigma fp and fp L Firmware Updates for Cinematographers

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Ronkonkoma, NY—Sigma Corporation of America announced major firmware updates for the Sigma fp and fp L mirrorless cameras. The company is the U.S. subsidiary of Sigma Corporation, based in Kanagawa, Japan.

Sigma released firmware update version 5.0 for the 24-megapixel Sigma fp. It also announced version 3.0 for the 61-megapixel fp L.

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Appealing to cinematographers, key updates include the addition of the “warm gold” color mode; support for 4TB SSDs; as well as Atomos Cloud support.

Furthermore, the new warm gold color mode creates a mellow atmosphere with subdued tones and warm colors. Another update is that “focus frame only” was added to the information display menu in the || (display) mode setting.

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In addition, photographers can now switch the cameras off even during long exposures. They are also now compatible with a 4TB (terabyte) external SSD.

What’s more, with these firmware updates, the two cameras are also the first mirrorless still/cine cameras to incorporate the EL ZONE metering system. The system was created by cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC.

Moreover, EL ZONE is a false-color exposure tool where standard exposure (18% reflectivity) is displayed in gray. It achieves up to six steps of both highlights and shadows displayed in an intuitive, standardized, color-coded format. As a result, creators can utilize the dynamic range of the cameras to its fullest.

In addition, Sigma added Open Gate with Anamorphic Desqueeze for the ARRI ALEXA LF and ALEXA Mini LF to the cameras and settings registered in director’s viewfinder mode. This upgrade will benefit high-end filmmakers using the popular ARRI line of cine products. Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary SIgma-Logo-Black covid-19-Sigma fp and fp L

“The introduction of the EL ZONE metering system, along with the full roster of additional features and functions provided in the latest firmware, demonstrates Sigma’s commitment to the fp camera series,” commented Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma America. “With each major firmware update, the fp cameras become ever more important tools catering to the needs of the creative community.” 

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