Sigma Plans 11 L-Mount Art Series Lenses
Lens maker Sigma has begun fleshing out its participation in the L-Mount Alliance, of which it is a member along with Leica and Panasonic. The latter, of course, has just released its first L-Mount full-frame mirrorless camera bodies, the Lumix S1 and S1R.
Sigma is giving the L-Mount a further boost by announcing that 11 of its much-awarded Art series lenses will be available in the L-Mount over the rest of the year. Also coming is the MC-21 mount adapter which will allow the fitting of selected Sigma lenses – in either the Sigma SA or Canon EF mounts – to L-Mount camera bodies, and these include Art, Contemporary and Sports series primes and zooms.
The Sigma L-Mount lenses fully utilise the functions of the L-Mount so support continuous autofocusing, in-body image stabilisation (optimising correction to the focal length), and incamera lens corrections (for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations and distortion). As on all the Art lenses, the mount itself is machined from a solid billet of brass for added precision, durability and stability. The mount location is sealed to prevent the intrusion of dust or moisture.
Sigma says it will also be offering the L-Mount in its Mount Conversion Service which, for a fee, enables owners to change the mounts on favourite – or recently purchased – lenses so they can continued to be used despite changing camera systems.
Exact launch dates and local pricing for Sigma’s L-Mount Art lenses have yet to be announced, but the 11 models scheduled for launch comprise the 14mm f1.8 DG HSM, 20mm f1.4 DG HSM, 24mm f1.4 DG HSM, 28mm f1.4 DG HSM, 35mm f1.4 DG HSM, 40mm f1.4 DG HSM, 50mm f1.4 DG HSM, 70mm f2.8 DG Macro, 85mm f1.4 DG HSM, 105mm f1.4 DFG HSM and 135mm f1.8 DG HSM.
Sigma lenses are distributed in Australia by C.R. Kennedy & Company.
For more information visit www.sigmaphoto.com.au