It’s an L-Mount avalanche, with 11 new Sigma lenses at CP+

We knew they were coming, but it’s still a big moment to see Sigma’s 11 new L-mount lenses finally revealed at the CP+ exhibition in Yokohama (opens in new tab). They are all from Sigma’s existing series of Art prime lenses, and range in focal length from 14-135mm. 

This dramatically increases the number of lenses available for Panasonic’s new Lumix S1 (opens in new tab) and S1R (opens in new tab) full frame mirrorless camera, joining the three Panasonic lenses (opens in new tab) already available for this system and contributing to the list of 42 L-Mount lenses (opens in new tab) promised by Panasonic, Sigma and Leica by the end of 2020.

Here’s the full list:

  • Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art ($1,599.00)
  • Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($899.00)
  • Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($849.00)
  • Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($1,399.00)
  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($899.00)
  • Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($1,399.00)
  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($949.00)
  • Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art ($569.00)
  • Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($1,199.00)
  • Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($1,599.00)
  • Sigma 135mm F1.5 DG HSM Art ($1,399.00)

Panasonic Lumix S

The 11 new Sigma Art lenses will be a big boost to Panasonic's new Lumix S full-frame camera system.

L-Mount background

The L-Mount was first developed by Leica in 2014 for both full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras and has been refined end developed to offer a ‘future-proof, flexible, robust and precise’ alternative to rival full frame mirrorless systems from Sony, Canon and Nikon. It has a wide 51.6mm diameter and a short 20mm flange-sensor distance which Sigma says is key to the development of certain types of wide-angle lens in particular.

Panasonic S1 and S1R: everything you need to know about the new Lumix range (opens in new tab)

Leica already makes L-Mount lenses for its SL mirrorless camera (the Panasonic S1 and S1R are not the first L-Mount cameras) and the interchangeability of L-Mount lenses means Panasonic Lumix S owners can take advantage of premium Leica lenses, and Leica SL owners now have access to many of Sigma’s more affordable Art prime lenses.

Read more:

The best mirrorless cameras in 2019 (opens in new tab)
The 10 cheapest full-frame cameras in 2019 (opens in new tab)
Sigma full-frame mirrorless camera is coming (opens in new tab)

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Rod Lawton
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Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com (opens in new tab) but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com (opens in new tab)