|[July 01, 2014]
Sigma Corporation of America announces new "Test Shoot: Try Before You Buy" Consumer Loaner Program
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer,
manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive
today announced the launch of the new "Try Before You Buy" loaner
program that offers consumers the opportunity to test a dp2 Quattro
camera - before it's available to purchase in stores.
"The 'Test Shoot: Try Before You Buy' program is a bold and unique
initiative from Sigma and for the photo industry," said Christine
Moossmann, director of marketing for Sigma Corporation of America. "It
gives consumers an opportunity to shoot with the dp2 Quattro camera and
experience, first hand, the amazing images the camera and the new
Quattro sensor produce. There are so many camera options out there and
we'd like to make the buying process more personal. There's no better
way to understand the capabilities of the dp2 Quattro than to spend time
shooting with it."
Sigma announced the dp
Quattro series in February of this year, with each of the three
cameras in the series feturing a redesigned camera body and Foveon
"Quattro" Direct Image sensor, which is equivalent to a Bayer 39 MP
conventional sensor in resolution testing. The dp2
Quattro camera, priced at $999 and the first camera in the series,
utilizes a fixed 30mm 2.8 standard lens that is specifically designed
and optimized to pair with the Quattro sensor and create images of
exceptional sharpness and detail.
Details of the program include:
Eligibility and Selection: Sigma is encouraging all U.S.-based,
experienced photographers who are interested in and/or considering
purchasing the dp2 Quattro camera to apply for the loaner program.
Since quantities are limited, participants will be selected on a
first-come, first-served basis.
Entry Procedures: The program will begin on July 1, 2014 and
will run until July 31, 2014. To register for this loaner program,
please click here.
Registrants will be asked to sign up by providing their name, billing
and shipping address, and credit card information. Their credit card
will then be charged in the amount of $999. Upon Sigma's timely
receipt of the camera and accessories back in its possession, Sigma
will issue a credit back onto the same credit card.
Loan Procedure: Sigma will ship the camera to the participant
via two-day shipping. Each box will include a prepaid return shipping
label for return of the camera. In addition to the camera, each box
will include a lens hood, flash, battery charger, memory card and two
batteries. Participants will be directed to a landing page with
product information and tutorial videos.
Loan Period: The loan period for each participant will be for a
period of five days, including a weekend. The camera will be expected
to arrive back at Sigma's Long Island, NY, headquarters on the seventh
day, which will be the date outlined in the letter included in the
Sigma encourages all consumers participating in the loaner program to
share their feedback and photos using the hashtag #SigmaQuattro.
Want to join the Quattro conversation? Check out our live feed here.
For a full list of terms and conditions for the "Test Shoot: Try Before
You Buy" program, please visit http://www.sigmaphoto.com/sigma-dp2-test-shoot.
For additional information about Sigma Corporation of America and the
Quattro line of cameras, visit www.sigmaphoto.com.
About Sigma Corporation
Since 1961, Sigma has worked toward a single, simple goal: To imagine
and develop photographic technologies that push the envelope, empower
photographers and produce unparalleled imagery. We've honored this
commitment by maintaining control of our design, research and
development, and manufacturing processes in our own Aizu Factory. Our
products are built with premium materials and are known worldwide for
quality and performance. Our family-owned organization is the largest,
independent SLR lens manufacturer in the world, producing more than 45
lenses that are compatible with most manufacturers, including Sigma,
Canon (News - Alert), Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax. Sigma Corporation
also produces digital SLR cameras and high-definition digital compact
cameras. The company is headquartered in Japan, with offices
strategically located throughout Europe, Asia and North America.
Photography is all we do, and it's all we've ever done.
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