Sigma CEO promises "several innovative products in 2021"

Sigma foveon camera and mirrorless lens
(Image credit: Sigma)

Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki has recently confirmed that the imaging company will be producing several innovative products in 2021. While we haven't seen any rumors about specific products, there are certainly plenty of avenues that Sigma could explore. 

Sigma currently produces some of the best lenses on the market, including the recently released Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens for Sony E-mount cameras. This innovative lens was a surprisingly lightweight and compact piece of glass – especially for a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4.

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If we take the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art as a potential indication of where Sigma could be focusing its energy, we may start to see more lightweight lenses with wide maximum apertures. Sigma are able to produce this kind of optical technology for mirrorless cameras because of the shorter flange distance. This tends to be more effective for wide angle lenses as opposed to longer telephoto lenses, so perhaps we'll be seeing some more wide angle glass this year. Personally, we'd like to see an update to the massive Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens. 

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We also wonder whether we might even be lucky enough to see a full-frame Sigma Foveon camera this year. The current flagship Foveon camera is the Sigma sd Quattro H, which uses an APS-H sized sensor. This has a crop factor of 1.3x, so a full frame version of this camera could be an exciting prospect, as users will be able to take advantage of Sigma's wide range of full frame glass.

No matter what products Sigma is planning for 2021, we're sure we won't be left disappointed by the imaging company's offerings. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!