Sigma has introduced the WR filters to protect its Art, Contemporary and Sport lenses from water. The surface of the filters repels water drops and provides reistance to oil from fingerprints and smudges. The filters are also capable of preventing microscopic dust from clinging to the surface.
Filter styles include the Sigma WR Protector, to protect from dirt, dust and scratches and the Sigma WR Circular Polarizer, which removes reflection from water surfaces and glass windows. The Sigma WR Protector is completely colourless leaving no affect in colour reproduction of images. The Simga WR Circular Polarizer increases the contrast in landscape photography, darkening blue skies.
The filters will be available in multiple standard thread-sizes and in ‘WR Protector’ and ‘WR Circular Polarizer” versions. Pricing and availability for the Sigma WR Protector and the Sigma WR Circular Polarizer will be announced soon.
September 15, 2014
Sigma releases professional-grade water repellant filters to compliment new lens lineup
Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Sigma lenses, announces a new series of water repellent (WR) filters to compliment the latest Art, Contemporary and Sport lenses. These new Sigma WR filters enable easier handling while shooting and feature excellent water and oil repellent properties, also found in the new Sigma 150-600mm F55-6.3 DG HSM OS Sport and Contemporary lenses. The filters will be available in multiple standard thread-sizes and in ‘WR Protector’ or ‘WR Circular Polarizer’ versions.
Pricing and availability for the new Sigma WR Protector and WR Circular Polarizer have not yet been announced.