Sigma interview at Dpreview: “expect a few lenses this year designed for L-mount”

Sigma CEO Yamaki talked with the Dpreview team. A couple of info:

– He found the response to the new L-mount “is better than I thought”
– Sigma plans to launch “a few lenses this year” that are designed specifically for L-mount.
– Sigma is not sure they can implement Panasonic DFDtechnology with their L-mount lenses
– Sigma is considering to launch smaller and more compact f/2.0 primes
– The Nikon Z mount is in theory good for designing lenses but Sigma is concerned about reflection problems (ghosting) because “the mount is too close to the sensor”
– Sigma would like to be a “unique camera manufacturer” in the future.

I am really excited to see that new FF Foveon camera!!!

Sigma announces the new FF Foveon L-mount camera is delayed to 2020 and it will have 60,9 Megapixels!

Big news folks! Today Sigma CEO Yamaki announced the new Full Frame L-mount Foveon camera will be launched in 2020 and not in 2019. And he also added the camera will have a 60,9 Megapixel Foveon sensor!

This is actually a 20MP FF sensor but because it has three layers Sigma says the total Megapixels will be 60,9. Here is an image of the new sensor:

They also announced a partnership with TSI for the development and production of the new FF Foveon sensor:

Sigma CEO Hirai said the development of the lens is almost done and final testing started.

via Nuko009