An update on L-mount lens compatibility (Leica SL and Panasonic S1)

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Just like my forum users, I read a few days ago at DPReview that Sigma won’t be making the MC-21 Canon EF adapter compatible with any Leica mirrorless cameras including the Leica SL.

There is now quite some confusion over whether the adapter is going to work with a firmware update, or never? I am waiting for Leica, Panasonic and Sigma to clarify this. In my view the L-mount alliance shouldn’t be plagued by compatibility issues between cameras and lenses with the same mount, nor should there be political reasons for disabling certain products (or a ‘specification change’ as Sigma put it)!

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Did Leica just veto the Sigma MC-21 Canon EF adapter for L-mount? So much for an alliance!

Above: The Sigma MC-21 adapter was to give Canon EF lens owners the ability to use their lenses on all L-mount mirrorless cameras including the Panasonic S1

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What’s the point of having an alliance around a single lens mount if the adapters and lenses don’t work on every camera?

That’s the big question Panasonic, Leica and Sigma should be asking themselves today.

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Sony A7 III arrives – full frame 4K HDR video oversampled from 6K – $1999

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The gulf in capability between Canon and Sony continues to widen with the A7 III – the entry level full frame mirrorless model, which is practically an A9 with HDR and S-LOG for less than half the price. The new ergonomic refresh and larger Z battery with 710 shots per charge (longest of any mirrorless camera yet) are just as appealing as the headline specs.

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Sony A7R3 users – THROW AWAY YOUR CANON LENSES!

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It’s time to turn to Sigma if you are a Sony user.

With Sigma’s own Canon mount MC-11 adapter, PDAF in video mode is blazingly responsive.

But ONLY with Sigma’s own lenses.

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Sigma’s secret weapon – SD Quattro review, an incredible filmic 8K timelapse tool with infrared capabilities

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I’ve been shooting timelapses and infrared stills with the Sigma SD Quattro mirrorless camera.

Foveon is a future bayer slayer. Sigma could end up ruling the sensor market for high end cameras in 10 years.

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