Possible new M4/3 lenses from Sigma.

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    43rumors picked this up from one of their sources:

    “Sigma guys are sending to our factories some micro 4/3s prototypes, (they have an actual “sigma” character logo = prototype) reworks of current 4/3rs. There are some issues with new panasonic autofocus compatibility but they do work fine on the olympus ep3. No release date (we just have seen the prototypes, i think release depends on sigma)“.

    Could mean great things for Micro Four Thirds?

    Source: 43 Rumors | Blog | (FT2) The first little Sigma lens rumor :)
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    Sigma make some nice macro lenses for 4/3 - all newcomers welcome as it builds the system viability
     
  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    Too right!! It's about time!! :thumbup:
     
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    The question mark over third party lens manufacturers for m4/3 is whether they'll have access to the distortion correction that the native lenses use, or whether they'll have to do it all optically. That's going to limit their compactness. Also, if Sigma go mirrorless they need to decide what sensor size to design for. The problem with the 4/3 Sigma lenses was that the focal lengths weren't necessarily optimal for the smaller sensor size.
     
  5. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2010
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    I hope this materializes. More options, more competition..the who gambit.