It so happened that the vast majority of the leading manufacturers of photographic equipment are Japanese. is no exception and Sigma Corporation.
The company was founded in 1961, the company was originally only a small family business. Its founder was a certain Michihiro Yamaki (). At first it was called Institute of Sigma Co. Then, in 1970, the name was changed to the Sigma Corporation, which has survived to this day.
The name Sigma comes, according to the official version, from the name of the letter of the Greek alphabet. This symbol of mathematics denotes summation. Apparently Yamako only hoped to add. And I must say that his aspirations were justified. Now Sigma Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers. The company produces flashes, lenses and cameras. Both medium-level equipment and professional equipment are produced. One of the manufacturer's most famous cameras is the DP1 and its upgrade DP1s.
Sigma Corporation was the first to offer users the option to change lenses.
But in general, the history of the company did not know bright events, sharp ups and downs. This is a story of painstaking and hard work and tireless development.
Sigma Corporation has representative offices in the USA (Sigma America), France (Sigma France), Germany (Sigma Germany), Great Britain (Sigma UK), and the Netherlands (Sigma Netherlands). The headquarters is located in Kawasaki, Japan (Kawasaki, Japan). All products are assembled at a factory located in the Japanese city of Aizu (Aizu) - Aizu Integrated Factory. The design department is located in Tokyo.