Sigma warns of issues with some Art and other lenses on newer Canon bodies

Aug 15, 2017

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Sigma warns of issues with some Art and other lenses on newer Canon bodies

Aug 15, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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There’s two things you can be fairly sure of whenever Nikon or Canon release a new DSLR. The first is that you’ll need to wait for Adobe to update ACR/Lightroom to be able to read the raw files. The other is that some Sigma lenses will have compatibility issues, and need a firmware update.

And so, Sigma have released an advisory for certain Art and other lenses when being used with some of the newer Canon bodies. Those bodies include the 6D Mark II, EOS 77D, Rebel T7i (EOS 800D) and Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D). Fortunately, the cause of the issue is fairly specific, so the temporary workaround is quite simple.

We have found that some SIGMA interchangeable lenses for CANON are not fully compatible with EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 77D, EOS Rebel T7i, EOS Rebel SL2.

When certain lenses are attached to these cameras and the “Lens aberration correction” function on these cameras is set to “Enable” for Live View shooting, an error would occur.

Please set the “Lens aberration correction” function of the cameras to “Disable” when using SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON.

So, essentially you just don’t get access to the Lens aberration correction function with live view in these newer bodies. Fortunately, this option still seems to be available in Canon’s raw software, for those who choose to use it. And then there are other correction tools within Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom to deal with such things.

For video shooters, though, this might cause some potential issues. Or at least a lot more work in post.

The advisory goes on to state…

When the lenses listed below are used on EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 77D, EOS Rebel T7i, EOS Rebel SL2 and the “Lens aberration correction” function on the camera is set to “Enable” for Live View shooting, an error would occur.

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Sigma have not yet specified when an update will be available for these lenses, if at all. They simply advise disabling the Lens aberration correction.

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5 responses to “Sigma warns of issues with some Art and other lenses on newer Canon bodies”

  1. thatmanphil Avatar
    thatmanphil

    I had a lot of trouble with Sigma 18-35 f1.8 and my Canon 80d. Neither firmfirm updates nor the Sigma USB adjustments helped at all. Auto focus was terribly innaccurate at all apertures and focal lengths. A pity because that was a nice lens!

  2. Lynzi Wildheart Avatar
    Lynzi Wildheart

    I purchased a mint condition Sigma 105mm EX lens for my new Canon 6D Mark ii and it crashed my camera. Took it to dealer, they replaced my camera, and upon trying the Sigma lens again, it crashed the second camera. The 3rd brand new Canon 6D Mark ii gave me error 70 immediately upon using the Sigma. I was able to remove battery and lens. Then when I powered up the camera it was fine and has been working great for about a week since I got it. Staying away from Sigma lenses from now on, which is a shame because I heard they are nice lenses.

    1. i_felonious Avatar
      i_felonious

      surprised you kept trying

  3. Kevin Avatar
    Kevin

    Are there any issues using a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM – Art Series on a CANON 80D ?

  4. Finlay Blackwood Avatar
    Finlay Blackwood

    great, but i dont see any lense abberation function option on EOS200D. live view crashes with 50mm 1.4 Sigma. works fine with live view turned off.