Sigma Founder Michihiro Yamaki Dead at 78

February 2nd, 2012

Sigma-Founder.jpgMichihiro Yamaki may not be a household
name, but the company he made is well known to photographers all over
the world.

51 years ago, Yamaki founded the Sigma
corporation. Just 27 years old, the young entrepreneur introduced
the first attached lens converter to the market. Michihiro Yamaki
also served with other organizations throughout the years, and earned
impressive awards and accolades from the PMDA, IPC and others.

“We are deeply saddened by this
loss,” says Sigma company president Mark Amir-Hamzeh. “Mr.
Yamaki was an industry visionary, and his leadership and enthusiasm
has been the driving force behind our company’s innovation for more
than 50 years. We’re sending our deepest condolences to the Yamaki
family, and our entire Sigma family around the world, during this
very difficult time.”

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