After we broke the rumors about the upcoming Sigma X mount autofocus lenses, there were some comments predicting for the Sigma X mount trinity the same faith of the Zeiss Touit X Mount Trinity (low sales).
Because the X mount Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN, the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN and the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN would be too close in terms of focal length and aperture to what Fujifilm is already offering, meaning the Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4, the Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.4 and the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2.
Well, I don’t agree.
I mean, maybe I’d also have hoped for Sigma to offer us lenses that close some gaps in the current Fujinon X line-up. However, I can also understand that for Sigma it just makes sense to start with something they already have and adapt it for the Fujifilm X mount.
But I’d not be so pessimistic about the upcoming Sigma X mount trinity.
Look, the Zeiss Touit lenses had a price tag that was higher than the one of the competing XF Fujinon lenses (the XF14mmF2.8 and the XF35mmF1.4) but at the same did not offer necessarily a better image quality.
However, if Sigma keeps the same price tag they currently have for other mounts also for their X mount versions, then they’d come in at a more affordable price than the Fujinon lenses and still offer a very nice image quality.
This changes things quite a bit in favor of Sigma compared to Zeiss.
So, for now I’d not be so pessimistic.
It’s nice to see Sigma joining the X mount with whatever lenses they want. And then let’s hope that down the road they will offer more lenses, maybe also some that close gaps in the current X mount line-up.