Sigma has announced that 11 of its Art lenses will soon be released in the new L-mount it has created as part of the L-Mount Alliance with Leica and Panasonic.
Sigma says the following Art prime lenses will soon be available for Panasonic Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R:
- Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 135mm F1.5 DG HSM Art
“The move will bring the L-mount’s focal range coverage to 14mm on up to 135mm. The lineup features high-speed AF and is fully compatible with AF-C mode, in-camera stabilization and in-camera aberration correction”, Sigma says.
Possibly more important than that, is that the company is releasing the MC-21 mount converter, which allows owners of select Sigma SA and EF-mount lenses to attach them to L-mount bodies. An LED on the adapter illuminates when a compatible lens is attached, and also notifies users when a firmware update is available. Data for the first set of lenses is built into the MC-21 and will be updated automatically when future lenses are released.
Note that the adapter does not support continuous autofocus.
Compatible full-frame lenses include:
- 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
- 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art
- 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art
- 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
- 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art
- 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
- 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
- 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
- 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
- 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
- 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
APS-C lenses can also be used via the auto-crop functions in L-mount bodies. Those lenses include:
- 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
- 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
- 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
- 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary
- 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
- 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art
At this time, Sigma have not yet announced any pricing or timescale as to when the new lenses and MC-21 will be available, but as soon as they do, we will let you know.