Every APSC mount gets the new Sigma 1.8 zoom except us?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ralf B
Ralf B Veteran Member • Posts: 7,968
Wrong question

dpyy wrote:

Every APSC mount (canon, nikon, sigma) gets the new Sigma 1.8 zoom except us? Why? Is the E mount the least popular? We could really benefit from a 18-35/1.8?

This new Sigma zoom is designed for DSLRs with a mirror, not for any mirrorless system (E, 4/3, M4/3, Nikon V, ...), hence it has the corresponding flange distance design. Complaining that a lens designed for cameras with mirrors in the lightpath is not offered for a specific mirrorless mount appears as wrong from the start.

So the correct question could have been:

Every APS-C DSLR mount (canon, nikon, sigma) gets the new Sigma 1.8 zoom except the A Mount? (disclaimer: No offence to Pentax K users meant...)

Why is the A Mount the least popular   not supported? (no clue where the clue of "least popular" came from in the OP question - but that would be off topic)

Of course asking the question this way would mean to have to post it in the Sony Alpha forum.

So, in order to address the matter for E mounters:

With this lens not offered in A mount, PDAF with using the AF enabled Sony A-to-E Mount adapter is no option. And as the lens has no aperture ring in Canon or Nikon mount, using it via a Canon or Nikon to Nex adapter is not really an option either.


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