Sigma CEO confirms focus is now on development of lenses for mirrorless (no more lenses for DSLR?)

Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki unveiled the companies future lens strategy. He stated that their priority now is the release of new DC DN lenses:

Most new products in the future will be the DN series designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras. The DG DN series for full-size mirrorless, which is frequently

Additional note: I expect Sigma to soon announce the new 70-200mm f/2.8 L-mount lens.

Leica SL2: First Shooting Impressions

Big Head writes:

This is my first shooting impressions of the new Leica SL2. I did not have enough time to do a thorough review, including going through the ergonomics, features, functions, etc. as I usually do with my reviews. I will take it out on loan again and complete my review in the near future. Overall I was pleased with the improvements to the camera, although there are many things about the original SL I really like. For high ISO + low light situations, the older 24MP sensor performs better, although the SL2 has IBIS to help with slower shutter speeds. I also liked the previous programable buttons on the back, but I think most will prefer the more common rear button layout of the SL2. The EVF and LCD are beautiful, and so is the user interface. The IQ is where I expected it to be, but be warned the file sizes are huge. I did not get a chance to test video, but I’ll do so on my second testing. Thanks for watching, please help support me by liking and commenting if you have anything to say. Likes and comments do really help the channel, which helps me create more content for your viewing pleasure. Take care and happy shooting!!

L-mount news roundup…

10 Secret Settings the Panasonic S1H has other cameras DON’T (Plus Bonus Secrets)

Plenty of L-rumors readers images on our L-mount Facebook Group.
Brittany Nicole Boudoir Promo / Shot on the Panasonic S1H in V-LOG – 4k
Panasonic Lumix S1 – Hybride plein format (Panasonic France).
Panasonic S1H vs Sigma FP (Spenser Sakurai).

Links:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1H at Amazon, BHphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. Park UK.
Panasonic 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens at Amazon, BHphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. Park UK.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.

 

First images of the new TTArtisan 11mm f/2.8 Fisheye L-mount lens on the Sigma FP

You can get this lens now on Amazon US.

 

Kazuto Yamaki talks about the state of the L-mount alliance: satisfied with the products but not satisfied with the market share as it is now

The french magazine Phototrend interviewed Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki. Here are the key points:
* Sigma fp is the basis for the future of camera at Sigma
* Sigma doesn’t want to impose his view on how to use the Sigma fp
* In the future, Sigma thinks that all cameras will no longer use a mechanical shutter
* The most important characteristics of the Sigma fp is compactness and high quality images
* Sigma Foveon FF camera is late because of issues with the sensor design and manufacturing delay from vendors
* Sigma wants to differentiate itself from other competitors with Foveon sensor.
* They are building a new building at Aizu factory to improve the manufacturing process, not increasing the production capabilities
* Yamaki-san thinks there needs to be more lenses for the L-mount system
* In terms of market share, Sigma is not satisfied by the L-Mount Alliance. But according to Kazuto Yamaki it is still too early to draw conclusions. There needs to be 3 to 4 years after the launch to assess the results L-rumors
* Kazuto Yamaki is satisfied by the diversity of lenses and cameras offered by the members of the L-Mount Alliance.