Sigma and Tamron are beating Sony and Nikon in the lens market

interchangable lens market share podium
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There is some fierce competition in the interchangeable lens market right now, and some of the top players may come as shock. While it's hardly surprising that Canon is sitting at the top (although only just), the camera and lens giant is followed closely by third-party lens manufacturers Sigma and Tamron in Japan. 

For the longest time, Canon, Nikon and Sony were the kings of portrait lenses, telephoto lenses and wide-angle lenses. However, in the last few years, Sigma and Tamron have not only released some seriously shout-worthy lenses but they’re often a lot more affordable than first-party equivalents. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.