Sigma’s MC-31 PL to L mount adapter starts shipping next week
Sigma has now officially announced the availability of the upcoming Sigma MC-31 mount converter. This adapter allows you to pop PL mount cinema lenses onto your L mount cameras. This should be very handy for those more video-oriented L mount cameras like the Panasonic S1H and the CinemaDNG-capable Sigma fp.
Development of the MC-31 adapter was first announced at IBC 2019, but at the time, there was no mention of when we’d actually see it be released. It’s designed for durability, featuring an aluminium alloy body, brass mount and a locking ring to ensure a strong hold between camera and lens.
The MC-31 features shim adjustments on two points of the mount and adjustments can be made in order to ensure the perfect flange distance between the lens and the sensor. It has a removable tripod socket underneath, allowing for better balance with bigger lenses or for easier attachment to a cage or handle.
The Sigma MC-31 PL to L mount converter will be available pre-order for $679 any day now and starts shipping on February 27th, 2020. It will be compatible with all cameras in the L mount alliance from Sigma, Panasonic and Leica.
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