The advent of the L-Mount Alliance has been particularly exciting for Leica users and the resulting expansion in the range of lenses adds a whole new dimension to owning, say, the SL2. Mike paid a visit to Sigma Imaging UK to check out the latest developments
Panasonic is bullish on the future of the L-Mount Alliance and broader depth of the product line brings confidence to consumers. The company claims to have captured ten percent of the high-end full-frame market since the introduction of the S1 and S1R but believes that full-frame and Micro Four-Thirds are fully complementary, each with its benefits and with relatively little overlap.
Leica enters the Twenties with optimism and a record of success. It is a far different company from the one that entered the past decade with just the M9 in its full-frame armoury.
The UK price of he Sigma fp and the kit (wth the 45mm f/2.8 prime) have now been announced. Stocks should reach dealers early in December.
Did you know that a physical aperture ring on a lens can be useful? Or that it comes as a surprise to photographers brought up with fully automatic controlless lenses?
The L-Mount Alliance has given the camera indusry something new. It's a cross-manufacturer standard similar in scope to the micro four-thirds co-operative ten years ago and it looks as though it is succeeding. Sigma in particular is making a lot of headway, expecially with its high-quality Art lenses and the new and unusual fp camera which is proving a best seller in Japan.
This week will be a bumper time for L-Mount Alliance announcements, with new products expected from all three participants. First out of the gate is Sigma with the new 24-70mm professional standard zoom.
To chimp or not to chimp? To view on the screen or to use exclusively your viewfinder? What should you do? Mike takes a look at the conflict...
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The Sigma fp is an unusual entrant into the full-frame mirrorless market. Small, light and focused, it offers a lot for the reasonable price tag.