WHAT IS THE ARTISAN SERIES?

The ARTisan series isn’t just a witty pun. Our idea was simple. Give Canadian filmmakers the opportunity to tell a story about a local Artisan in their part of the country, shot entirely with our SIGMA lenses. At SIGMA, we appreciate and celebrate the passion and dedication involved with creation, just like the handmade Art series lenses we produce in our Aizu, Japan factory.

HEAR AN ARTISAN STORY

DENNIS LIN

LARGE-SCALE ART

Dennis creates large-scale art installations for private collectors and public installations through the manipulation of various materials out of his workshop in Kimberley, Ontario.

HIDEKAZU TOJO

SUSHI CHEF

Hidekazu Tojo is a sushi chef and owner of Tojo’s Restaurant, based in Vancouver, B.C. Tojo’s is internationally recognized for creating exquisite food served as an art form and is credited as the creator of the California Roll.

Al Eagleton

INSTINCT SKIS

Al Eagleton is the founder and owner of Instinct Skis in Rossland, B.C. Al didn’t set out to build a ski company. He started teaching woodworking in a local school, but he tends to get carried away.

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THE SIGMA GLOBAL VISION

Our endless passion for photography spurs us on to the kind of technical innovation that raises picture quality and performance, and it keeps us looking for new ways to facilitate artistic expression.

HANDMADE IN JAPAN

SIGMA lenses are still made by hand in the Aizu, Japan factory by a dedicated team of craftsmen and women. This includes grinding lenses, molding plastic, painting, assembly, manufacturing screws and other parts.

7 YEAR WARRANTY

All SIGMA lenses sold in Canada through Authorized SIGMA Retailers feature a 7 Year Warranty, the longest in the industry. All work is performed locally by trained technicians for expedited turnaround times.

FUTURE PROOF

The latest SIGMA Art, Contemporary and Sport lenses are compatible with the SIGMA USB Dock for future firmware upgradability and advanced customization from the comfort of your own home.

PASSION TO CREATE

At SIGMA, we have the passion to develop top quality, innovative optics and put them in the hands of photographers and filmmakers, amateur and expert.

WHAT OUR FILMMAKERS SAID