Sigma “Show Your Colors” News, and Additional Contest for Sigma Lens & DSLRs

Sigma Corporation of America wishes to clarify that submissions to the “Show Your Colors” photo contest must be made with the Sigma DP1 compact digital camera.  Images made with other cameras cannot be accepted.  Due to earlier misunderstanding about the contest rules, we are pleased to announce the extension of the entry period to September 30, 2008.

The prizes for this contest are:

First Prize:  Sigma SD14 14MP digital SLR camera with Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro zoom lens.  The only digital SLR featuring the 14MP Foveon direct image sensor, capable of producing high resolution digital images, with uncommon color, clarity and detail, supported by a full compliment of high quality optics and accessories.

Second Prize: Epson  Stylus Pro 3800 printer  A pro printer capable of making beautiful  full color prints up to  17“ wide.  Utilizing Eight-Color Pigment Based Epson Ultra Chrome K3 inks (including 3 levels of black), it is an ideal tool to convert the high quality, high resolution DP1 image files into beautiful prints.

Third Prize: 2 - Lexar 8 GB  SDHC memory cards and  a Lexar Pro Dual-Slot card reader, featuring high capacity and high read and write speeds.  The perfect way to quickly record and download the large high-quality files (raw or JPEG) produced by the DP1 camera.

In addition, due to the overall interest in the photo contest, we are pleased to announce an additional photo contest, open to all users of Sigma lenses or SLR cameras.   The theme for this contest will be “What America Means to Me”.   The entry period will be from September 1 through December 31, 2008.  The standard rules for Sigma photo contests will apply.  The prizes for best images are: 

First Prize: Sigma SD14 14MP digital SLR camera with 50mm F1.4 EX DG lens, featuring the 14MP Foveon direct image sensor and simple versatile features and controls, plus the new top performing Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG lens.

Second Prize: Sigma’s new 150-500mm F5-6.3 EX DG OS* zoom lens.  This ultra-telephoto zoom features  Sigma Optical Stabilization mechanism, plus full Apochromatic design, Special Low Dispersion glass and Aspherical elements for high optical performance, plus HSM AF drive for quiet fast AF function and full-time manual focus.  It is compatible with Sigma EX DG teleconverters.

Third Prize:  Sigma’s new 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS* zoom lens, featuring full Apochromatic design, Special Low Dispersion glass, Aspherical elements and Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilization system, to help assure optimum image quality.  It also features HSM AF drive and Sigma EX DG teleconverter compatibility.

We invite all Sigma lens or camera users to enter one or both of these contests.  Show us your best work, and possibly win one if these prizes.