Sigma patented thee new L-mount primes: 12mm f/2.8, 14mm f/2.0 and 14mm f/2.8

Hi Lows Note spotted a new Sigma patent describing three new Full Frame lenses designed for mirrorless system cameras (designed for L-mount and Sony E-mount):

Design 1
Focal length: 12.40 mm
F number: 2.93
Angle of view: 122.09
Image height: 21.63 mm
Lens length: 138.00 mm
Back focus: 20.6500 mm
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Design 2
Focal length: 14.48 mm
F number: 2.07
Angle of view: 114.25
Image height: 21.63 mm
Lens length: 136.00 mm
Back focus: 20.5832 mm
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Design 3
Focal length: 14.48 mm
F number: 2.91
Angle of view: 114.26
Image height: 21.63 mm
Lens length: 120.00 mm
Back focus: 20.4000 mm
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The Best Three Cinematic Mirrorless Crossover Cameras (Canon EOS R5, Sony A7S III and Panasonic Lumix S1H)

The Slanted Lens:

In this camera comparison we review the Canon EOS R5, Sony A7S III and Panasonic Lumix S1H crossover mirrorless cameras. These are definitely the top three contenders in terms of video capabilities for mirrorless cameras. We compare image quality, auto focusing, ergonomics, dynamic range, ISO and overheating. Take a look and let us know which you think is the best.

Nikkei doesn’t see a bright future for the camera industry: “Olympus exit foreshadows a Japan camera sector shake-up”

Nikkei is picturing a dark future for the camera makers:

With the market shrinking at such speed, companies are at great risk of falling into a fixed-costs crisis. Some analysts believe the entire industry will collapse unless companies undertake major reforms, like splitting design and development from manufacturing, and consolidating production.
The impact of Olympus’ decision to quit the camera business and discard 84 years’ worth of experience, may spread.

Interesting they do NOT mention Sony or Fuji being at risk: The brand names they make are Nikon, Canon, Pentax…

New Sigma patent discloses the design of a new L-mount 300mm f/2.8 telephoto lenses

Optical design of the 300mm f/2.8 L

A new Sigma patent published today unveils the specs of this Sigma 300mm f/2.8 for L and Sony E

Here are the lens specs (Note: CL means with 1.4x teleconverter attached):

Now usually patents are no guarantee that it will make it into final production. But knowing Sigma’s history I am confident we are going to get this lens for real.

via Asobinet. Thanks Lu!