BCN Lens Sales 2023

BCN posted a breakdown of lens sales and third-party manufacturers have really taken off lately with Sigma leading the way at 18.9% followed by Tamron at 17.8%, while Sony produced 14.5%. Tamron and Sigma make great lenses, but I think Tamron has been more consistent at releasing desirable lenses while Sigma can be hit or miss.

  • Interchangeable lenses are now on sale. According to data compiled by BCN, the only time in the past year that sales were lower than the same month last year was in December last year. The last time the sales amount was lower than the previous year was in October 2020. Furthermore, the average unit price is also on the rise. Sales have been steadily increasing for two years. Currently, both the number of books and the amount of sales continue to increase by almost double digits.
  • In particular, third-party lenses manufactured by manufacturers such as Sigma and Tamron are seeing an increase in their sales share. Currently, third-party manufacturers account for 30% to 40% of all interchangeable lenses sold, and their presence is growing. Even this October, they held first and second place in terms of sales share, beating out the genuine group.
  • Sigma ranks first, with an 18.9% share in sales. Tamron came in second with 17.8%. With a slight gap, the genuine Sony finally came in 3rd place with 14.5%. Nikon came in 4th place with 14.2%, followed by Canon in 5th place with 12.9%.
  • The best-selling lens by lens was Sigma’s 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary (FUJIFILM X).
  • Sony’s E-mount lenses for mirrorless cameras sell the most lenses by mount. As of October, it accounted for 36.6%. Next was Nikon’s Z mount lenses at 14.2%.
  • Sony actively releases mount information. Allows third party participation. Nikon has followed Sony’s lead and gradually begun disclosing mount information, and third parties are also increasingly entering the market. It can be said that the boom in the lens market is largely due to the contribution of these third parties.

via digicame-info, BCN

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