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Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki confirmed that the agency has been engaged on new mount choices for its well-regarded third get together lens choices, and indicated that he’d wish to launch no less than one among them on this calendar 12 months. The remarks got here in an on-line question-answer video (Japanese).
“From the standpoint of a lens producer, I at all times need to help as many mounts as attainable,” answered Yamaki. “I can’t say which mount, however I feel I may add no less than one [mount] this 12 months.”
Whereas it might sound apparent that the Canon RF mount can be the very best logical selection, Sigma has been promising Fuji X-mount customers lenses for greater than a 12 months. That smaller market might show a extra intensely-rich vein of demand provided that there aren’t many X-mount choices except for Fuji’s personal costly OEM lineup. This will make most sense in an surroundings the place Sigma beforehand indicated it could’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 typically well-liked amongst Canon EF mount customers, have been by no means totally tailored to mirrorless, as an alternative gaining inner adapters for the RF variations. The corporate’s newer designs have been true mirrorless lenses, however obtainable just for Sigma’s L-mount and Sony E-mount.