In an interview with PhotoTrend at CP+, Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki says that the company doesn’t plan to develop any new Micro Four Thirds lenses. He claims that “demand for this format is decreasing very sharply”. This is the first manufacturer to publicly come out and abandon the Micro Four Thirds format that Panasonic and OM System both appear to be pushing with vigour.
The statement confirming the decision not to develop any new MFT lenses doesn’t come as much of a surprise – given that Sigma hasn’t actually developed any before. Sure, they have three MFT lenses in the lineup, but they’re not really MFT lenses. They’re APS-C lenses with MFT mounts on the end of them in a set set of focal lengths that’s pretty awkward for the 2x crop of Micro Four Thirds.
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