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Old Feb 9, 2011, 8:16 AM   #1
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Default Sigma joins the microfourthirds bandwagon

Apparently, Sigma doesn't want to be left out in the cold when it comes to the mirrorless camera market and has announced that they will design lenses for the micro fourthirds as well as the E-mount cameras by Sony.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1102/11...acsclenses.asp

Interesting movement afoot by a number of big names in the lens market in recent days.

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Old Feb 9, 2011, 9:02 AM   #2
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i was actually under the impression that sigma had been on board for m4/3 for a while now, maybe this revision was just to include nex as well.
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I would call Sigma's participation so far as lukewarm at the very best with regular 4/3rd's non-existant in the micro field and I'd be suprised to see much more of an effort than they gave in 4/3rd's. A passing interest is more in-line with their "contribution" to the system overall to date with limited models from the beginning, none of the newer models and some of the better designs, like the 100-300 f4 HSM that would have been huge additions, were never offered.

Possibly never would have mattered to me though. The 3+ years I was using a Canon outfit before buying my first Olympus DSLR, with access to every possible model Sigma offered, I never bought one. If I switched back to Canon or went with Nikon today, I'd just be buying OEM optics.

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i was actually under the impression that sigma had been on board for m4/3 for a while now, maybe this revision was just to include nex as well.
hi Dustin,

As Greg has already mentioned, Sigma, has to this date, not made any lenses for the micro fourthirds system. So, it was surprising for me to be reading Sigma's announcement today.

I'm not sure what their long term intentions are but I'd be surprised if they came out with anything exciting.

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well i meant more that they had expressed intentions of making m4/3 lenses before. at least i thought i had read that, maybe it was rumor before.

they have a prototype 30 2.8 for nex, i really hope they come up with something more interesting than that for m43, if you are going to make a prime, if its not going to be fast (1.4-1.7) then it had better be a macro. forgive me for not being excited for a 30 2.8.
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well i meant more that they had expressed intentions of making m4/3 lenses before. at least i thought i had read that, maybe it was rumor before.

they have a prototype 30 2.8 for nex, i really hope they come up with something more interesting than that for m43, if you are going to make a prime, if its not going to be fast (1.4-1.7) then it had better be a macro. forgive me for not being excited for a 30 2.8.
Yes, I agree, you would think that if they come out with a m43 lens that it would be a fast prime or something entirely new. If it's a 30mm 2.8, indeed that would really be a downer.

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The F2.8 prime for the the point and shoot users moving up. Like the sony Alpha mount 2.8 primes. So it is right in line with the sony consumer base electronic model
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It's about time...maybe they'll force the prices of m4/3 lenses down a notch.
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It's about time...maybe they'll force the prices of m4/3 lenses down a notch.
that would be nice for sure
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