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.
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