Sigma Mount Conversion Service: switch cameras but keep using your old lenses!

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8: first-ever zoom lens with wide constant aperture unveiled

Sigma has introduced a new Mount Conversion Service that will allow photographers to swap their lenses over to a new camera system should they decide to switch brands – whether you shoot with DSLR or a CSC.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8: first-ever zoom lens with wide constant aperture unveiled

The third-party lens manufacturer has unveiled a solution that will shatter photographers’ long-held allegiance to their lens mount by enabling them to convert the mount of their current lenses by changing the relevant parts for a different mount and internal core system.

To use Sigma’s new Mount Conversion Service, your lenses will need to be a part of the company’s three new Art, Contemporary and Sports product lines – which currently include two full-frame DSLR lenses, three crop-sensor DSLR lenses and three mirrorless lenses.

DSLR photographers will be able to switch their lenses to Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax or Sigma mounts, while mirrorless camera owners will be able to switch from Micro Four Thirds to Sony NEX.

The lenses for DSLR cameras include 35mm F1.4 DG HSM, 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, 30mm F1.4 DC HSM, 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM. 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM.

Eligible lenses for mirrorless cameras include 19mm F2.8 DN, 30mm F2.8 DN, 60mm F2.8 DN.

What’s more, the lens you want to have converted must also be available for purchase in your chosen mount.

US prices for Sigma’s Mount Conversion Service range from $80-$250 depending on your focal length. UK prices were not available at the time of writing.

What’s more, Sigma has announced it is also extending the warranties of all its products purchased after 1 July 2013 to four years.

The Sigma Mount Conversion Service is due to start from September 2013.


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