Sony and Sigma have been the hot brands as of late in the photography industry. Sony with their new A7 full frame mirrorless cameras, and Sigma with their new series of Art lens primes. If ever there was a pairing that would make a photographer drool, it would be an A7/A7r/A7s with a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 or Sigma 50mm f/1.4.
Unfortunately for Sony A7 users, it seems that Sigma has no plans to add FE mount to the list of lens mounts that they produce, at least until Sony starts to show they are committed to the FE mount.
According to the report out of SAR, a Sigma manager named Paul Pizzano is quoted as saying the following regarding Sigma adding FE mount lenses to their lineup, “Maybe one day, but it would take a much larger commitment on the part of Sony.” Pizzano continues,”At the moment it is a very limited line and we are unable to invest in it when the parent company Sony seems reluctant to do so.”
I feel bad for A7 users, because the latest Sigma glass would be a dream on those cameras. But I also see Sigma’s side here. It’s not as simple as just sticking a different mount on the back the the lens. It is a significant investment, and as the Sigma rep said, if Sony isn’t even fully committed to it, how can we expect Sigma to commit to it?
What are your thoughts on this? Does Sigma have a point about Sony’s commitment to the FE mount, or is that just an excuse not to produce FE mount lenses? Leave a comment below to discuss.