Fujifilm X Talk with Sigma: X Mount Sigma Lenses Demand Surprisingly High

In the latest Fujifilm X Talk episode, Fujifilm manager Ueno talks to Mr. Ozone, general manager of Sigma product planning department.

The automatic YouTube translation is very bad, but luckily the Japanese guys at dclife made a summary, which Google Translate makes a good job to translate.

  • Fujifilm first contacted Sigma 9 years ago
  • Sigma wants to increase mount supports and is grateful Fujifilm opened the X mount protocols
  • Fuji users are used to aperture rings. But changing the current design to implement an aperture ring would have raised the costs of the lenses
  • Sigma released lenses that are already covered by Fujinon XF lenses, so they thought demand would be low. But turns out the demand was surprisingly higher than expected
  • In addition, the lens configuration of “XF35mmF1.4 R” and MTF curve lens design discussions are exciting, and it is the first part that makes you two really like lenses or have passion.”

Many were skeptical, when Sigma released lenses that are similar to existing Fujinon lenses, and predicted the same debacle of the Zeiss Touit lenses. However, here on FujiRumors we always told you that that won’t be the case for the reasons we explained here.

Next up, the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8, which will come in December and I expect to become Sigma’s best selling X mount lens by a large margin.

Sigma and Samyang Fujifilm X Mount Autofocus Lenses Reviews

Since Fujifilm opened its lens protocols to third party manufacturers, lots have happened rather quickly in terms of autofocus lenses for the X system.

So today I decided to dedicate a roundup to the latest X mount autofocus additions to the system, the Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF and the Sigma X mount trinity.

Overall I can say that none can match the very latest releases coming from Fujifilm (with the XF56mmF1.2 getting an overall performance boost in 2022, too).

But it is also true that price matters and the new third party AF lenses definitely offer a fine performance for the price.

X Mount AF Roundup

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DPRTV: Sigma X Mount Lenses, Better than Fujifilm Primes?

When Sigma launched their new Fujifilm X mount trinity, we had a huge live blog here on FujiRumors, where we could see that these are very fine lenses.

Down below a summary in case you are in a hurry and can’t watch the video right now (plus a few personal notes).

Video Summary

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Sigma 20mm f/1.4 and 23mm f/1.4 Mirrorless APS-C Patents Published

Sigma has patented the following two lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras

Sigma 20mm f/1.4

  • Focal length: 20.00
  • F value: 1.46
  • Angle of view: 74.82
  • Statue height: 14.20
  • Total length: 94.00

Sigma 23mm f/1.4

  • Focal length: 23.00
  • F value: 1.46
  • Angle of view: 65.76
  • Statue height: 14.20
  • Total length: 94.00
  • Back focus:

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Sigma Mount Conversion Service turns Your Sony E Mount DC DN into Fujifilm X Mount Lens

Sigma is creating quite some buzz right now with the official announcement of their first X mount lenses and the teaser of more goodness to come in future.

What some might not know, is that Sigma also offers a “mount conversion service”.So, if you already own any of these lenses for other mounts and now would like them for your new Fuji X system, you can get them converted directly by Sigma.

Available Mount Conversion Service

This service converts the mount of SIGMA lenses to that of a different camera body, allowing photographers to continue using their favorite lenses over the long term regardless of camera system.

Note 1: The Mount Conversion Service is different from a normal repair. In order to apply for the service, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary or distributor. https://www.sigma-global.com/en/world-network/
Note 2: This service is performed exclusively by SIGMA.