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An interview from the 2017 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Rick Booth of Sigma. Since 1961, Sigma has been devoted the pursuit of advancing photographic technology. Unique to the industry, the family-owned business produces its high-quality, award-winning camera lenses, Cinema lenses, DSLR cameras, flashes, filters and accessories from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan. In 2016, Sigma entered into the world of Cinematography lens production. Embodying the core optical DNA that has defined the Sigma benchmark of excellence, the Cine lenses meet needs of advanced 6k and 8k cinema production.

In this interview we talk with Rick about the high-performance Sigma Cine S35 & Full-Frame Lens lines. FF Zoom Line is compatible with a full frame image circle, and the optical performance is ready for high resolution shooting such as 6K - 8K. It provides a rare option for cinematographers since very few lens can cater for the requirements of the latest digital cinema cameras' image sensor, which is larger than Super 35, and expand the range of shooting devices. This is the cinema zoom lens offering the highest image quality and compact design.

The Sigma High Speed Zoom Line offers a 24-35mm lens with a constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range, and the optical performance is ready for high resolution shooting such as 6K - 8K. Furthermore, while offering the highest image quality in its class, the zoom lens is of a compact construction and offers amazing value.

The 7 Lens FF High Speed Prime Line which now includes the all-new focal lengths and apertures – 14mm T2 and 135mm T2, is compatible with the latest full-frame camera sensor technology. Compact in design, the Cine Prime line offers outstanding optical performance and is ready for higher resolution shooting (up to 6K-8K). The 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm all feature a T1.5 aperture.

The high-speed zoom line offers 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm with the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range with superior optical performance that is capable of high-resolution 6K-8K shooting. Delivering the highest image quality in its class, the High-Speed Zoom Line is ergonomically compact and designed for E, EF and PL camera system mounts.

For more information please visit: www.Sigma-Global.com

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