Sigma will announce new FF mirrorless lenses on July 11 at 9am London time!

Sigma will announce their first Full Frame mirrorless “designed” lenses on July 11 at 9am London time! Thos lenses are newly designed lenses for mirrorless only. They are not adaptations of current DSLR lenses. They will be first announced as Sony E and Leica L-mount version. The Nikon Z version will be announced in late 2019.

This is the info posted by SonyAlphaRumors:

These three lenses will be announced:

35mm f/1.2
45mm f/2.8
14-24mm f/2.8

We know of a fourth lens which will be available in late 2019 but its’ unclear if it will be announced on July 11:

24-70mm f/2.8

What’s very new with these lenses:

They are exlusively designed for Full Frame mirrorless system (there will be no DSLR version of these)
Sony E-mount and L-mount version will be announced on July 11
Nikon Z and Canon EOS-R versions will be announced later

Some additional info:

14-24mm f/2.8 is smaller than the current DSLR version (here)
The new 35mm f/1.2 lens has:
– Premium construction
– Lot of HR elements in construction, record low aberrations
– Record MTF of any FF lens at F1.2
– Ultra fast and silent AF, made also for video

Here is the teaser image:

Nikon to launch a $900 Canon EOS-RP competitor in 2019!

The reliable news site Nikkei reports that Nikon is ready to launch a sub $1,000 mirrorless camera in 2019! This is the google translated text:

Nikon will introduce a new mid-price mirrorless camera product in fiscal 2019. The same interchangeable lens can be used in the product that corresponds to a sister model such as the high-end model “Z7” launched by the company in the autumn of 2006. It is expected that the price will be in the 100,000 yen range, which is easier for the general consumer to pick up than the leading 200,000 to 400,000 yen model. The aim is to develop the demand of users other than existing enthusiasts.

Seem like we will get an Canon RP competitor…

Sigma is working on developing Z-mount lenses!

This is an excerpt from a Sima Q&A posted by Imaging Resource:

William Brawley: I have another question: Have there been any plans to make lenses in Canon RF or the Nikon Z-mount?

Kazuto Yamaki: We are still checking their systems, and it’s a bit too early to make comment. But right now, we’re checking the compatibility between our lenses and their mount adapter. We already know that it works almost perfectly, but in some specific settings and [for some] operations, our lens does not work perfectly [with their adapter yet], like continuous burst mode…

Dave Etchells: …and some particular focus settings, or whatever.

Kazuto Yamaki: Yeah, yeah. So our software engineer is now checking all the details, and if he finds some minor issues, we’ll solve it.

Dave Etchells: Yeah, you solve it and you do a firmware update on the lens to fix that.

Kazuto Yamaki: Right. But at the same time, we are looking at their system.