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Sigma firmware update compatibility on Canon EOS R

 

Sigma & Canon EOS R

Sigma has made updated its lens compatibility for Sigma lenses when used on Canon's EOS R mirrorless camera.

Sigma has announced both autofocus and optical image stabilisation (for applicable lenses) work on the following lenses when used with Canon EOS R mirrorless cameras via the EF-EOS R mount adaptor or Control Ring EF-EOS R mount adaptor:

DG Lens

  • Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
  • Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
  • Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
  • Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8/400-1000mm5.6 EX DG
  • Sigma APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
  • Sigma 8mm F3.5 EX DG CIRCULAR FISHEYE
  • Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 15mm F2.8 EX DG DIAGONAL FISHEYE
  • Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports
  • Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art
  • Sigma 105mm F2.8 Macro EX DG OS HSM *
  • Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM *
  • Sigma 180mm F2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM *

DC Lens

  • Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM *
  • Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM *
  • Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM *
  • Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art *
  • Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM *
  • Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary *
  • Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art *
  • Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM *
  • Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM *
  • Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art *

*Camera’s “Scene Intelligent Auto mode” cannot be used.

NB: when Digital Lens Optimiser, located within the EOS R settings menu, is switched to 'OFF' but peripheral illumination correction, chromatic aberration correction and distortion correction are turned on, those corrections will be made for each lens, specific to their optical characteristics. 'This is applicable to DG and DC lenses from Contemporary, Art and Sports line listed below which were released after March, 2018, or those of which firmware has been updated to Ver.2.0 or later,' says Sigma in the press release.

Sigma also clarifies that any DC lenses where the image circle is made to match APS-C sensors is used, the EOS R won't automatically switch to its built-in 1.6x crop shooting mode, meaning it will have to be set manually. A future firmware update, expected to be 'announced at a later date,' will make this switch automatic and add support for the EOS R's Scene Intelligent Auto mode.

Testing also confirmed three lenses had the potential to show 'some phenomena' that required special handling. The Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM, 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM and 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM all experienced a problem wherein on particular occasions the camera battery needed to be taken out and put back in place if the lens was removed while the optical stabilization is running.

Likewise, the 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM and 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM experienced an issue where autofocus would stop working from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video.

Upcoming firmware updates to address these issues for these three lenses are expected 'at a later date.'

 

 

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