Sigma updates firmware for multiple EF mount lenses, EF-E converter and one F mount lens

Sigma has released new firmware updates for a number of its Canon EF mount lenses as well as its Canon EF-E converter and a single Nikon F mount lens.

For the Canon EF mount lens included in the update, the firmware mainly addresses compatibility with Canon's in-camera Lens Aberration Correction feature to ensure corrections match the characteristics of each lens and errors don't appear when the feature is enabled.

The firmware updates also improve functionality with select EF lenses when used on an EOS R camera with Canon's EF-EOS R adapters. Below is a list of EF mount lenses that have firmware updates; a detailed list of the updated functionality of each lens can be found in the press release below:

  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount
  • SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF Mount
  • SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF Mount
  • SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF Mount
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount

Sigma has also updated the firmware for its MC-11 EF-E adapter to improve functionality and compatibility with the aforementioned Sigma EF lenses. Specifically, it improves the image stabilization functionality when used with the Sony a9 and a7 III when the in-camera image stabilization is set to 'AUTO.'

Lastly, Sigma has updated the firmware for its 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens for Nikon F mount, improving the stability of the image in the viewfinder for more accurate compositions.

All of lenses can be updated with Sigma's Optimization Pro tool alongside the Sigma USB Dock.

Press release:

Firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount

Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We would like to announce that a new firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount listed below is now available.

This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled. In addition, it improves the functionality. Furthermore, there is an improvement to the phenomena particular to some lenses when they are used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”. This was previously reported in our announcement of January 16th, 2019.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro. Before updating the firmware using the SIGMA USB DOCK, please ensure to update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver. 1.5.0. or later..

SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount Update

  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. *
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the lens is used with Live-View mode.
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has become compatible with EOS R’s “1.6x (Crop)” to be set automatically as well as with “Scene Intelligent Auto Mode”.

SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount Update

  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.
  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F8 while shooting.

SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF Mount Update

  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.

SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF Mount Update

  • It has ensured compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function, which enables correction matching the optical characteristics of the attached lens. *
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is enabled.
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the lens is used with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E.

SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF Mount Update

  • It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer.

SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF Mount Update

  • When the lens is used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it may occasionally show overexposure when narrowing down the aperture from F8 while shooting.

* Compatible Canon camera models:EOS R**, EOS-1DX mark II, EOS 5Ds,EOS 5DsR, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 6D mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D(EOS Rebel T6s, EOS 760D), EOS 9000D(EOS 77D), EOS Kiss x8i(EOS Rebel T6i, EOS 750D), EOS Kiss x9i(EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 800D), EOS Kiss x9(EOS Rebel SL2, EOS 200D)

** When the Digital Lens Optimizer is switched [OFF], but "Peripheral illumination correction", "Chromatic aberration correction" and "Distortion correction", located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function is switched [ON], the appropriate corrections can be achieved in accordance with the optical characteristics of each lens.



SIGMA Mount Converter MC-11 EF-E Update

  • It has optimized the peripheral illumination correction data when it is used in combination with the SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon EF mount.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.03.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.01.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.00.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.01.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for CANON EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.02.
  • It has improved the compensation effect when it is used in combination with the Sony a9, Sony a7III and specific lenses*, and their in-camera image stabilization adjustment is set to AUTO. It has been set to achieve the same effect as when it is adjusted manually.
  • It has improved the accuracy of exposure when it is used with dedicated flashes manufactured by SONY.


SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for NIKON F Mount Update

  • It has improved the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition, thanks to the updated control algorithm of the Optical Stabilizer.