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Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki confirmed that the agency has been engaged on new mount choices for its well-regarded third celebration lens choices, and indicated that he’d wish to launch a minimum of certainly one of them on this calendar yr. The remarks got here in an on-line question-answer video (Japanese).
“From the standpoint of a lens producer, I at all times wish to assist as many mounts as potential,” answered Yamaki. “I can’t say which mount, however I feel I may add a minimum of one [mount] this yr.”
Whereas it might sound apparent that the Canon RF mount could be one of the best logical alternative, Sigma has been promising Fuji X-mount customers lenses for greater than a yr. That smaller market could show a extra intensely-rich vein of demand on condition that there aren’t many X-mount choices apart from Fuji’s personal costly OEM lineup. This will likely make most sense in an atmosphere the place Sigma beforehand indicated it may well’t sustain with manufacturing, even because it has added one other main manufacturing constructing to its campus.
Earlier interviews with the CEO, who can also be the first proprietor of the privately-held Sigma, revealed that the agency was experimenting with RF and Nikon Z mount choices.
The remarks reported this morning don’t preclude the agency launching multiple new mount in 2022.
Sigma’s older Artwork lenses, whereas usually well-liked amongst Canon EF mount customers, have been by no means absolutely tailored to mirrorless, as a substitute gaining inner adapters for the RF variations. The corporate’s newer designs have been true mirrorless lenses, however out there just for Sigma’s L-mount and Sony E-mount.