Sigma CEO Says Canon RF Mount Lenses Are A Possibility (but for the time being too much demand)

Sigma 14-24mm F/2.8 DG HSM Art Kazuto Yamaki

Sigma’s CEO Kazuto Yamaki revealed somewhat what his company’s plans are in regard to the Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts.

In an article he wrote for ICAN Management Review, Kazuto Yamaki talks about Sigma and how the company evolved over the years. He also reveals some bits about future Sigma lenses for the Canon RF mount and the Nikon Z mount. In a paragraph titled “The future lies in passion“, he writes:

It’s true that the photography market has been systematically shrinking for years – in keeping with more and more people simply using smartphones to make photos and videos. Less cameras sold also means less potential customers interested in buying a lens, which is why our short‑term strategy indeed involves a possibility of introducing lenses with new mounts – to such photography systems as Nikon Z or Canon EOS R. So far, however, the number of orders for our lenses is still above our manufacturing capacities, and especially the capabilities of our R&D department.

To me the statement above means “we will make RF mount lenses for sure but we can’t barely hold up with demand for our other lenses”. Hopefully they can start soon because Sigma lenses are a lot of bang for the bucks.

About the photography market:

Photography market is indeed getting smaller – but it won’t be getting smaller infinitely. According to our estimations, it will reach its minimal size next year, in 2021 – and since then it will stay pretty stable. I would compare the ultimate size of this market to the level of camera sales in times of traditional photography, before the great digital revolution. The true number of passionate people, who want to make photos with high‑quality cameras and lenses is now – and was then – probably very similar.

Mr. Kazuto Yamaki is a remarkable personality, and we recommend you read his thoughts in the article at ICAN Management Review.

[via DPReview]

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens – $1099 (reg. $1499, today only)

Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens

Only today (12/31/20) B&H Photo has a 27% discount on the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens.

Get the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens on sale at $1,099. Compare at $1,499

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Nine FLD Elements, One SLD Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Intelligent OS Image Stabilization
  • Removable Arca-Type Tripod Foot
  • Dust- and Moisture-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma Teleconverters

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Hot: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM IF ART – $879 (reg. $1299, expires tomorrow)

Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8

Adorama has a great deal on a great lens: the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM IF ART with a 32% discount.

Get the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM IF ART on sale at $879. Compare at $1,299.

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM IF ART at a glance:

  • Mount with dust- and splash-proof design
  • Fast AF with full-time manual focus
  • Compatible with Mount Converter MC-11
  • Available SIGMA USB DOCK
  • Available Mount Conversion Service
  • Rounded diaphragm
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system “A1”
  • Made in Japan
  • The lens barrel is engraved with the year of release

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Deal: Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary – $729 (reg. $1089, today only)

Sigma 150-600mm

Only for today (12/14/20) B&H Photo DealZone has a 33% discount on the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens.

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to f/22
  • One FLD Element, Three SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • OS Image Stabilization
  • Removable, Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Get the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary on sale at $829. Compare at $1,089.


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Deal: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens – $899 (reg. $1299, today only)

Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8

Only for today (12/7/20) B&H Photo has a 31% discount on the excellent Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens.

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • OS Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Get the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art on sale at $899. Compare at $1,299. The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 is a remarkable lens, see here for curated list of reviews.


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The Best And Worst Cameras And Lenses Of 2020, According To DPReview TV

Eos R5 Vs Eos R6

As every year, DPReview TV discusses what they think has been the best and worst photographic gear of 2020.

Jordan and Chris reveal their picks for the best and worst cameras and lenses of 2020. The candidates are: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Sigma, and Tamron.

Best lenses:

  1. Sony 12-24mm GM
  2. Sigma 85mm f/1.4
  3. Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

Best hybrid cameras:

  1. Sony A7s III
  2. Panasonic S5
  3. Fuji X-T4

Best stills cameras:

  1. Canon EOS R5
  2. Fuji X-S10
  3. Nikon Z 5

Worst lens:

  1. Fuji 50mm f/1.0

Worst camera:

  1. Panasonic G100

[via Mirrorless Rumors]