Sigma’s SEIN Online, an original web magazine available in both English and Japanese, launched to share Sigma’s passion and respect for visual culture and the art of photography. It highlights the company’s unique approach to manufacturing, and sheds light on the challenges involved in its quest to create the world’s best optical gear.
Boasting a variety of creative and informative content – interviews, essays, special features and more – to explore the joy and depth of taking photographs. With this latest edition of the magazine Sigma seeks to push readers to engage in new ways of thinking about photography and give them insight into the company’s efforts to create high-quality, innovative optical products.
The made in Aizu, behind-the-scenes stories interest me the most because of the straight-up voice
Back in those days, the factory wasn’t as clean as it is now. To be blunt, it was quite dirty. (laughs) At the time, burning was part of the lens grinding process, and the factory was always dirty from the soot. Seeing this during a factory visit, the previous company president said, “Let’s do this differently.”
What I’ve learned about Sigma is shared in that post, “Sigma’s spirit to consider different viewpoints and to approach new ideas with an open mind. We’re not held back by fixed positions. You try out new ideas, and if it doesn’t work, just move on and try the next thing.”
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