Sigma is releasing 11 L mount lenses, but the MC-21 EF to L Mount adapter is coming first

Apr 10, 2019

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Sigma is releasing 11 L mount lenses, but the MC-21 EF to L Mount adapter is coming first

Apr 10, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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The Sigma/Leica/Panasonic alliance has been big news since it was officially announced at Photokina 2018. We’ve already seen two new full frame L mount cameras from Panasonic, and now Sigma’s Art series prime lenses are going L mount. Sigma brought some of the new L Mount prototype lenses to NAB 2019 so we had a quick look. Yyou’ll also be able to use your Canon EF & Sigma SA lenses with the new Panasonic S1 and S1R using the MC-21 mount adapter.

The lenses themselves are not new. They’re the same Art series primes that many of us have come to know and love for a while now. However, the new native L mount versions will offer the best possible compatibility and performance with the Panasonic S1 and S1R cameras over adapted lenses.

The Sigma MC-21 mount adapter will be arriving first, in both Canon EF and Sigma SA to L Mount flavours. The Canon EF to L Mount version will be around $250 and is expected to start shipping within the next month. The Sigma SA to L mount version will be a little less expensive.

New L mount lenses are expected to arrive sometime around autumn.

There’s still no new updates on the full frame Foveon camera that Sigma was originally slated to launch this year, and has since been delayed. We’ll keep you posted on that as we hear more.

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3 responses to “Sigma is releasing 11 L mount lenses, but the MC-21 EF to L Mount adapter is coming first”

  1. Paul Monaghan Avatar
    Paul Monaghan

    Since I have a few SA lens I’ll be getting the adaptor, it as also means I can use the lens on Sony too via the mc-11.

    I’ll possibly move over to full L mount at some stage.

  2. Bokehmon22 Avatar
    Bokehmon22

    I will get MC-21 for sigma EF glass

  3. BlueBomberTurbo Avatar
    BlueBomberTurbo

    No AF-C is a pretty big flaw in the MC-21. If only Panasonic went with OSPDAF…