Leica has officially announced the new APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH. L-mount lens today. This is another L-mount lens for Panasonic S1 & S1R full frame mirrorless cameras. The US price for this lens is $4,595, release date on April 5th, 2019. You can pre-order this lens at B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Read More »
At CP+ 2019, Sigma announced that their first L-mount camera will use Foveon FF sensor, and will be delayed in 2020. This Sigma Foveon FF L-mount camera has Foveon X3 1:1:1 technology, a total of 60.9MP sensor.
Along with development announcement of 11 new Art prime L-mount lenses, Sigma today also announced mount converter MC-21 for EF/SA mount to L-mount. The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 allows SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA’s CANON EF mount interchangeable lens owners to use their lens investment on L-Mount camera bodies. The converter allows more freedom of choice for L-Mount cameras from SIGMA, Leica Camera and Panasonic, enhancing the extensibility of the L-Mount system.
Sigma today has officially announced 11 new Art series L-mount prime lenses. These L-Mount series lenses have achieved high-speed AF and are fully compatible with AF-C mode, in-camera image stabilization, and in-camera aberration correction. The lineup will consist of 11 prime lenses for full-frame cameras from SIGMA’s Art line covering from 14mm to 135mm currently available in other mounts, allowing the Art line, which pursues the highest performance, to be enjoyed on L-Mount cameras.
Panasonic has officially announced LUMIX S L-mount lens roadmap today. In addition to S Pro 50mm f/1.4, S 24-105mm f/4 Macro OIS, S Pro 70-200mm f/4 OIS that have already been announced today, Panasonic will launch 3 more new lenses in 2019 – a 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/4 – plus 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. There will be 10 lenses by the end of 2020.