We recently reported about this (google translated) tweet, that seemed to indicate a possibility that Sigma will make Fujifilm APS-C X Mount lenses.
However, I was skeptical, and told you that this is nothing that I can confirm.
In fact, I also reminded you what Sigma officially said:
- Fujifilm Customers Would be Our Ideal Customer, but Fujifilm Does Not Disclose Their Protocols
- Sigma CEO: “I Would Really Like to Make Fujifilm X Mount Lenses, but Resources are Limited and Other Projects have Priority”
This is in line with what Fujifilm said, since they declared that they do not want to disclose their protocols with other lens manufacturers:
- Fujifilm does need to share X mount protocols with third-parties, since we offer already lots of glass. But if third-parties reverse-engineer AF lenses for X mount, that’s good from a customers’ point of view
The update today:
It seems like the (machine translated) tweet we reported about was inaccurate, since in reality what he said is (thanks Mistral):
Tanaka-san is simply noting that Sigma are proposing their APS-C mirrorless lenses in Canon EF-M (very soon), Leica L (next year), µ4/3 and Sony E mount, therefore the only APS-C mirrorless mount let aside by Sigma is the Fujifilm X mount.
What Tanaka says, is that due to various circumstances it’s hard for Sigma to make X mount glass.
There is a lot I love about Fujifilm, but not this kind of protectionism.
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