DPReview: Sigma CP+ 2017 Interview

DPReview has a brief interview with the CEO of Sigma Kazuto Yamaki that covers a variety of topics including native Sigma E-mount glass and the Sigma MC-11 adapter. Below are some key excerpts.

  • Our plan is to develop full-frame lenses for Sony E mount, and in the future we will have more E mount lenses. But it takes time. Normally it takes about two years to develop one lens, sometimes three. So even if I start the process now, the lens might come out in two years time.
  • Weather sealing isn’t a lot of work.
  • Custom machinery had to be designed to make the glass for the 12-24mm, which allowed them to make a 14mm f/1.8 later.
  • The perception of Sigma is changing. Now the brand gets more respect for quality glass.
  • They don’t want to grow too quickly.
  • Data on the Cine lens market isn’t good, so entering it is a gamble, but their lenses are designed for 8k.
  • Sigma must release lenses that add to the photographic community.

You can read the full interview at DPReview

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