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

MEREDITH COLOMA

COLOMA GUITARS

Vancouver guitar maker Meredith Coloma is recognized as one of the youngest professional guitar builders internationally. She currently runs a successful business handcrafting custom guitars and teaching guitar building workshops.

ANDREW DUNKERTON

NORTHWEST COAST CARVER

Andrew Dunkerton is a former carpenter who now spends his days carving Northwestern BC-style First Nations art pieces with driftwood using tools given to him over 30 years ago.

SARAH SEARS

JEWELRY DESIGNER

Sarah is a young jewelry designer & metalsmith in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work spans the full spectrum of jewelry, however, she is starting to become better known for recycling ‘old gold’.

1377

minutes of footage

2487

gigabytes of stories

40

ART lenses used

11

stories told so far

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