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.
Previously announced at Photokina 2018, the upcoming Full Frame Foveon L-Mount camera from Sigma has been delayed until 2020, according to reports coming out of CP+ 2019. Twitter user nuko009 has posted images from a presentation given by Sigma CEO, Kazuto Yamaki explaining that the camera’s development has been delayed.
Although he did also announce that it will have a 60.9-megapixel Foveon sensor. Sort of. Foveon sensors don’t tend to calculate megapixels in the same way as traditional Bayer sensors. And it’s actually a 20.3×3-megapixel sensor.
If you’ve been thinking about pre-ordering a Panasonic S1 or S1R mirrorless camera but were worried about lens options, then worry no more. Sigma has today announced that 11 of their Art series prime lenses are coming to L mount, along with a pair of new MC-21 adapters allowing you to mount your Canon EF and Sigma SA mount lenses onto Sigma, Panasonic and Leica L mount bodies.
Third party lens compatibility on the Nikon Z and Canon EOS R cameras has been a hot topic for many of those looking to switch. Neither Nikon nor Canon exactly have a wide range of lenses for their respective systems yet. And while Tamron has been scurrying to release firmware updates, Sigma has been ploughing through their entire catalogue to check compatibility.
Sigma has now announced and updated list for Canon EOS R compatibility with quite a few more of their EF mount lenses, adapted to fit on the EOS R. There are one or two caveats with some lenses, but I think that for the most part, those Canon/Sigma shooters looking to add an EOS R to their arsenal can probably rest easy.
Sigma has announced a new plugin which adds X3F import support into Adobe Photoshop CC. Sigma camera users have been mostly limited to using Sigma’s own Sigma Photo Pro software to process their camera’s X3F raw files. A few cameras are supported natively by Adobe Camera RAW, but their recent cameras are not.
Now, though, you can bypass the (rather sluggish) Sigma processing software and bring your X3F files straight into Photoshop.
After a leak back in September, and then the official announcement a week later, many people have been waiting for more information on the new Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens. Specifically, how much it’ll cost and when they can get their hands on one.
Well, Sigma has now announced pricing and availability for the new lens, and it’s practically a steal at only $1,499. Available in Nikon F, Canon EF and Sigma SA mounts, it comes it at $600 less than the new Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III and a whole $1,000 less than the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E VR.
The new Z and RF mounts on the Nikon Z6/7 and Canon EOS R have been a big deal for a lot of people contemplating making the switch. This is especially true for owners of F or EF mount Sigma Art, Contemporary and Sport Series lenses.
Sigma has now done some more testing and updated the compatibility lists for both cameras using the Nikon Z to F & Canon RF to EF lens mount adapters. There are also some notes when using specific older model lenses.
Sorry, completely skipped this one in the last Sigma press event post. I was distracted by full frame freaking Foveon! But that’s not all they’ve mentioned today. Sigma has now officially announced the five new “Global Vision” lenses (that’s the collective name for their Art, Sport & Contemporary lenses) that leaked last week.