After unveiling the 24mm F2 and 90mm F2.8 Contemporary I-series lenses, the company announced it will award $60,000 in a scholarship contest to mark its 60th anniversary.
Sigma America has announced two new I-series full-frame mirrorless prime lenses, as well as a scholarship contest that honors the company’s 60th anniversary.
The new lenses are the 24mm F2 DG DN|Contemporary and the 90mm F2.8 DG DN|Contemporary. Offered for L-mount and Sony E-mount cameras, they will be available for purchase in late September through authorized Sigma America retail partners. Each lens will list for $639.
Featuring machined-metal barrels and lens hoods, manual aperture rings and magnetic lens caps, the I series was introduced in December 2020. The latest lenses expand the line to six, joining the 24mm F3.5 DG DN|Contemporary, the 35mm F2 DG DN|Contemporary, the 45mm F2.8 DG DN|Contemporary and the 65mm F2 DG DN|Contemporary.
Sigma celebrated its 60th anniversary Sept. 9 by announcing a contest that will award a total of $60,000 to students enrolled in college-level filmmaking and photography programs in the United States and the District of Columbia.
Awards will be given in four categories: authenticity, precision, inspiration and honor. Entries must be captured with Sigma lenses and/or cameras for consideration.
The entry period will run from Oct. 1-31, and winners will be announced on or before Nov. 5.
“This contest is intended as a tribute to Sigma’s founder and chairman, Michihiro Yamaki, and all that he stood for, and the principles upon which the company was founded,” says Sigma America President Mark Amri-Hamzeh. “Kazuto Yamaki, the founder’s son and our current CEO, will also be honored for … adhering to the founding principles but also infusing creative innovation of the next generation.”
More information about the contest is available here.