Photokina - The Sigma Stand: SD1 SLR and new lenses


Photokina is the world's biggest photographic and imaging trade show. It is being held in the Cologne Exhibition Centre, the K├Âlnmesse, from September 21st to the 26th, and a team from Wex Photographic have travelled to Germany to see what new and exciting products are being announced and on display at Photokina.

For the benefit of any of you that are interested in the Photokina happenings, but didn't want to travel to Germany, weren't able to go to Germany, or, like some of us, had to stay behind and work while your colleagues went to Germany, we will be updating you with all the latest goings-on via the WEX blog and Twitter. What's more, in an exciting new venture for WEX, we will be bringing you a visitor's-eye view of some of the stands and products in the form of WEX TV video clips!

So, keep coming back to the WEX blog and we'll update you with the latest information, news and videos as they come in.

The Sigma SD1 Digital SLR plus new lenses

Sigma lenses are well respected for their combination of superb optical quality and budget friendly prices, and as a result they have found their way into the camera bags of pro and amateur photographers alike. As such the release of two new top-end lenses from Sigma is certainly worth sitting up and taking note of. Sigma's record with SLR cameras is perhaps a little less impressive, despite the technology used in their cameras impressing many and regularly receiving positive reviews. However, with the launch of their new flagship SLR, the SD1, Sigma are looking to prove that they can make great cameras as well as great lenses.

In this video The Wex Photographic team at Photokina in Cologne talk to Paul at Sigma about their two new pro lenses - the 150mm f2.8 optically stabilised macro lens and the 120-300mm f2.8 optically stabilised telephoto zoom. In addition, Paul shows off the new Sigma SD1 SLR camera with its 46 million pixel Foveon sensor.