Photokina has come and gone with Sigma announcing their new 120-600mm lenses, but a lot of you might be wondering “what’s next?”
According to a recent interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki, Sigma is now working on refreshes of their 24-70mm F/2.8 and 70-200mm F/2.8. This, I am sure you know, is HUGE news for professional photographers who have been falling in love with the quality of Sigma’s new Global Vision lenses.
In regards to their future camera plans, the Sigma CEO says that their next DSLR will feature a completely new design. He also added that Sigma has no plans on developing or releasing a mirrorless ILC (Interchangeable Lens Camera) of their own.
In addition to that, Yamaki says that the company is looking into developing lenses for the Sony and Fuji mirroless systems – though he specifically noted that does not include the Sony FE mount (fullframe mirrorless).
Overall, I am on board with these plans from Sigma. I think that wedding and portrait professionals will be thrilled to hear the news about an updated 24-70mm F/2.8 and 70-200mm F/2.8. Sony and Fuji users will likely be exited to see some of that quality global vision glass come to their systems. I am also very curious to see what Sigma comes up with for their next DSLR. I see no reason why it couldn’t be a hit if they got it right – unlike many camera systems, they don’t have the issue of not having a good lens selection.
What are your thoughts on this future for Sigma? What was not mentioned here that you would like to see? Leave a comment below!