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Gentec Announces Availability of Sigma 1.4x (TC-1401) and 2x (TC-2001) Teleconverters in Canada

Sigma Teleconverter 1.4x (TC-1401)

Sigma Teleconverter 1.4x (TC-1401)

Finally, Sigma announces the addition of the updated Sigma 1.4x (TC-1401) and 2x (TC-2001) teleconverters. Both models incorporate special Low Dispersion glass elements and are built using durable construction for professional use. The teleconvertors incorporate high-quality dust and splash-proof design, allowing durability for shooting in adverse conditions like rain and snow.

The Sigma TC-1401 and TC-2001 will be available in November for Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts with a suggested retail price of $399.95 and $499.95.


September 15, 2014

Sigma renews 1.4x and 2x teleconverters for new lens lineup with focus on image quality

Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Sigma lenses, announces the addition of the updated Sigma 1.4x (TC-1401) and 2x (TC-2001) teleconverters to the Sigma lens lineup. Both models incorporate SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements that offer excellent aberration correction. The teleconverters are built for professional use, using durable construction with dust and splash-proof materials. Their compact and lightweight design makes it easy to keep with any lens for easy extension of the focal range.

The Sigma TC-1401 and TC-2001 will be available in November and have a suggested retail price of $399.95 and $499.95 respectively. The new teleconverters will be available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts.

Sigma Teleconverter 2x (TC-2001)

Sigma Teleconverter 2x (TC-2001)


Incorporation of SLD glass elements for improved image quality
Standing behind the desire to create the ultimate in image quality, Sigma has incorporated 1 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element in the 1.4x converter, and 2 SLD elements in the 2x converter. These minimize chromatic aberration and allow lenses to maintain their optical quality.

Durable dust and splash-proof construction for professional use
Both teleconverters incorporate the high quality dust and splash-proof designs for long-lasting durability, especially when shooting in adverse conditions, such as rain and snow.

Compatible with autofocus systems up to F8
When attached to camera bodies capable of autofocus at F8, the Sigma teleconverters are capable of shooting with autofocus.


Brass bayonet mount
A specially treated brass bayonet mount ensures maximum precision, greater strength, and superior durability for long-term use.

Evaluation with Sigma’s “A1” MTF measuring system
Replacing an MTF measuring system using conventional sensors, Sigma now employs a proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of Sigma’s quality control inspections.

Made in Japan
All Sigma’s manufacturing, including molds and parts, is carried out under an integrated production system entirely in Japan. Sigma is now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely “made in Japan”, with each product reflecting a combination of expertise, advanced technology, and genuine craftsmanship.

Canadian Warranty
Like all Sigma lenses, this lens is backed by a comprehensive seven-year Canadian warranty.

For more information, please contact Samantha Eng, Cohn & Wolfe, at 416-924-5700, extension 4031, or email

About Gentec international
Founded in 1990, Gentec International is Canada’s leading consumer accessory products company, supplying a complete range of photo, video, digital, sport optics, home theatre, electronics, wireless, and mobile audio products to the Canadian retail marketplace. Gentec offers a variety of prominent brands, including Optex, Sigma, SanDisk, Manfrotto, Gitzo, National Geographic, Kata, Avenger, Roots, Gary Fong, Black Rapid, iQ, Sunpak, Energizer, Bushnell, Tasco, and Zeiss. Gentec operates out of a high-cube, state-of-the-art, fully computerized 100,000-square- foot warehouse and distribution centre that offers efficient, seamless service to our customers. With over 90 employees, Gentec covers the needs of its retailers coast to coast using the latest technology systems, streamlined efficiencies, and customer service that is second to none.

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