Sigma’s full-frame Foveon L mount camera may be announced on February 27th

Feb 7, 2020

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Sigma’s full-frame Foveon L mount camera may be announced on February 27th

Feb 7, 2020

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 announcement that many people have been waiting for, ever since the L Mount Alliance was first made official back at Photokina 2018, may finally be upon us. Sigma noted at the time of the initial alliance announcement that a full-frame Foveon sensor camera was on the way, but it was expected in 2019. But instead, they released the Sigma fp, and pushed the Foveon camera back to 2020.

Now, though, Sigma Imaging UK has posted up a Sigma News from CP Plus 2020 event on their Facebook page, which suggests that a big announcement is on the way. Sure, we might hear about some lenses, but it also suggests that the full-frame Foveon L mount camera may be on its way before the end of the month.

CP+ 2020 Camera & Photo Imaging Show takes place at the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall, Japan from the 27th February to 1st March. Organised by the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA), CP+ is a leading comprehensive camera and imaging exhibition with a history of more than 50 years since the years of the Japan Camera Show.

It attracts a global attendance and the Sigma Corporation is pleased to support this important event and will be exhibiting. Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd. will be monitoring the reports from the event and will be sharing the latest information on our Facebook page.

Dates and times: Thursday, 27th February to Sunday, 1st March 2020
February 27 (Thu) 12:00–18:00 (Press Time traditionally held : 10:00–12:00 TBC)
February 28 (Fri), 29 (Sat) 10:00–18:00
March 01 (Sun) 10:00–17:00

While the event’s description doesn’t explicitly say that they are announcing a new camera, it’s the ideal time for them to do so. With CES already over and Photokina on life support, there aren’t really many other huge shows for them to present it at. NAB in April wouldn’t make sense, as Foveon tends not to do well for video.

Also, there appears to be a big gap in between the Sigma fp and the Sigma sd Quattro H in the event header photo, suggesting that their announcement might be about to fill it.

There do seem to be a lot of announcements expected for CP+ this year. But this is one I’m really looking forward to.

Update: Nope, never mind. Not happening just yet. Full-frame Foveon is on hold for now.

[via Photo Rumors]

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John Aldred

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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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