Outstanding interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

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Outstanding interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

Postposted on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:35 pm

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/20 ... unt-lenses

We believe it's our mission to support as many systems as possible, as a lens manufacturer. Especially if they are photo enthusiasts; our main customers are photo enthusiasts, so we try to support as many systems as possible. There are limitations, of course -- especially the engineering resources are limited -- so we have to carefully choose which system to support. Basically, we'd like to support as many as we can.
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Re: Outstanding interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

Postposted on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:41 pm

Which is sad, given that Pentax has so very much potential in 35mm AND medium-format systems, and could really use some great lenses...
Canon 6D|24-105/4L IS USM|70-300/4-5.6 IS USM|40/2.8 STM|50/1.4 USM|85/1.8 USM|Samyang/Bower 14/2.8 Full-Manual Rectilinear Wide-angle|24/2.8 IS USM|
Canon EOS-M|11-22/4-5.6 IS STM|22/2 STM|EF-M 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS STM|
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Re: Outstanding interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

Postposted on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:59 am

That's what happens when your lens mount falls behind the times. /shrug Pentax users should be happy that there's a 3rd party lens maker interested in producing AF lenses at all.

Kinda like with Fuji, a potential Pentax user must look carefully at the Pentax lens selection and decide if they are suitable. They don't even really need more than a couple new APS-C lenses, but the paucity of new lenses for the 645-system hamstrings the product.

Anyhoo, I'm happy for Sigma that they have some neat, highly-regarded products, some which are different than anything else . A family company with a history of hit-and-miss lenses, it's nice to see them come into their own a bit. And Mr. Yamaki seems a bit chattier than the stereotypical Japanese CEO.
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