Sigma reveals 11 new prime L-Mount lenses

Fulfilling their promise to supply a lot of lenses for L-Mount, SIGMA has announced 11 ART Prime L-Mount lenses. Plus, the MC-21 converter has also been announced.

The new L-Mount lenses aren’t technically new, however. Their EF and SA mount versions exist on the market as we write. However, they are new to cameras that use the L-Mount.

These are the lenses that are being released:

  • 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 F1.8 DG MACRO Art
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art

What the Prime L-Mount lenses will have to offer

These lenses are fully compatible with in-camera aberration correction. According to reports, the native lens mount provides L-mount camera users with a more rigid and stable feeling to the lens. The lenses will come with a case and a retractable lens hood. That, however, excludes the 14mm and 20mm. The 105mm lens is equipped with a tripod socket and a protective cover.

There’s no information about exact release dates or prices for the Prime L-Mount Lenses. It’s possible they’ll range from $570 to $1,600; their EF mount counterparts are priced within that range.

Also, SIGMA is releasing a mount converter, the MC-21

The MC-21 mount converter will let the SIGMA SA mount and Canon EF mount users use those lenses with L-Mount camera bodies. This will increase the number of interchangeable lenses from SIGMA that can be used with the L-Mount to 29 lenses.

Mount Converter MC-21
Mount Converter MC-21

It’s promised that the MC-21 will allow fast and accurate autofocus in AF-S mode. A AF-C mode will not be supported though. The converter is equipped with a socket for attaching to a tripod. Also, the inside surface of the barrel has flocking to prevent a reduction in lens performance due to internal reflections.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
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