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Sigma Offers Lens Mount Conversion Service
by Laura Hicks -  7/31/2013

Own a Pentax camera, but absolutely love the new 18-35mm f/1.8 lens from Sigma and wish you could own it? Now you are in luck! Starting September 2nd, anyone that owns (or wants to own) a Sport, Contemporary or Art lens from Sigma can have it converted to fit any of the following mounts: Sony, Sigma, Pentax, Canon or Nikon. Also, if you have a Sigma lens for a mirrorless camera it can also be updated to a Micro Four Thirds or Sony E-mount.

The Mount Conversion Service is limited to all of Sigma's newest lenses including: the 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS Sport, 35mm F1.4 DG Art, 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art, 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS Macro Contemporary and 18-35mm F1.8 DC Art. MILC lenses include the 19mm F2.8 DN Art, 30mm F2.8 DN Art and 60mm F2.8 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. 

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 US subsidiary in New York to be updated, calibrated and optimized for the new camera system at Sigma's factory in Aizu, Japan. All lenses that undergo the Mount Conversion Service will be covered under warranty for six months following the update. Teleconverters, USB Docks and other accessories are not eligible for the service. 

Sigma is also announcing that they are extending the warranty on all of their products including lenses, cameras and flashes (purchased after July 1st) to four years.

I am very excited about the direction Sigma is headed in regards to its lens quality and desire to provide the highest quality of service towards its customers. They are quickly becoming the first choice in lenses for enthusiasts and professionals alike. Plus, extending their warranty to four years proves that the company stands behind their products and expects them to last for quite a while. Through our recent reviews of Sigma's lenses and cameras, we can testify that image quality and build quality is of highest importance to Sigma.