8
May
2014

RUMOR: Sigma to announce X-mount lenses at photokina? (anonymous source)

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The Sigma 50mm f/1.4: almost the IQ of the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 for ¼ of the price!

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anonymous source = take it with a grain of salt

Zeiss did it, Samyang did it… and Sigma could do it in the next months, according to an anonymous source: at photokina 2014 Sigma could announce the first lenses for Fuji X-mount.

Did the success of the X-E2 and the X-T1 convince Sigma to jump on the X-boat? Let’s hope so!

Imagine how well a lens like the Sigma 50 f/1.4 could perform in combination with Fuji’s unique X-Trans sensor! I’m sure you’ve read of the unbelievable test results of the Sigma 50 f/1.4 that almost matches the Zeiss Otus 55 1.4 performance for ¼ of the price!!!

My radar is finely tuned on this rumor. Will update you as soon as I hear something more reliable about it. In the meantime, take it with a grain of salt and let’s cross fingers.

If the rumor is correct, could the cooperation Sigma/Fuji be more successful than the Zeiss/Fuji one? In fact the Zeiss Touit 12mm 2.8 and 32mm 1.8 didn’t sell well at all (available now for a much cheaper price than at their launch), as photographers prefer the Fujinon XF 14mm and XF 35mm.

HamburgCam said via twitter, that, in order to be successfull Sigma lenses would have to be cheaper to have a chance! Fuji’s XF lenses have such high IQ already!”

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