- Sigma Corporation may soon come up with a new set of lenses for users.
- The upcoming Sigma lenses may support Canon RF and Nikon Z mount camera systems.
- Sigma CEO, Kazuto Yamaki, has hinted towards the new products that will be released by the company in 2021.
Sigma is well-known for manufacturing lenses for different camera systems. The Japanese company recently launched Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Now, Sigma CEO, Kazuto Yamaki, hinted towards a new set of lenses that will support Canon RF and Nikon Z mount camera systems. Yamaki recently jotted down an article in the ICAN Management Review which reveals that the company is looking at the opportunity of bringing Sigma lenses for Canon RF and Nikon Z cameras.
In an interview with DPReview in 2019, Yamaki said "I have a great interest in the Canon R and Nikon Z systems because eventually they will have more and more customers. So we are now investigating these systems. But still it's too early to make a statement about how we will respond."
But now Yamaki has, in a way, confirmed that the company is putting in efforts to expand its business. In the aforementioned article, Yamaki wrote, "Less cameras sold also means less potential customers interested in buying a lens, which is why our shortterm strategy indeed involves a possibility of introducing lenses with new mounts to such photography systems as Nikon Z or Canon EOS R. So far, however, the number of orders for our lenses is still above our manufacturing capacities, and especially the capabilities of our R&D department."
It is very well understood that it was hard for camera makers to sustain their business amid the pandemic. In fact companies such as Nikon and Canon are still facing manufacturing challenges. To which Yamaki said that even though the camera market is in decline and the company is figuring out ways to keep going forward, photography lies at the heart of Sigma. Yamaki noted, "We love photography I say it both on my own behalf and on behalf of all our employees, irrespective of whether they work in production, design or sales. This is why we will try to operate as long as possible in the image capturing market because it's simply where our passion is."
Yamaki further added, "The photography market is indeed getting smaller but it won't be getting smaller infinitely. According to our estimations, it will reach its minimal size next year, in 2021 and since then it will stay pretty stable. I would compare the ultimate size of this market to the level of camera sales in times of traditional photography, before the great digital revolution. The true number of passionate people, who want to make photos with highquality cameras and lenses is now and was then probably very similar."
While we are uncertain about the number of products, and what these products will actually look like, Sigma will not leave its users disappointed. The company will come up with promising imaging products in 2021 as well.