Sigma CEO says: No lenses for X-mount, Nikon Z and Canon EOS-R lens development “undecided” and 70-200mm f/2.8 FE is coming!

The very friendly Sigma CEO shared his insights on future products! The key take aways in short:

  • Sigma is considering making anamorphic lenses
  • We can be certain there will be a new 70-200mm f/2.8 FE lens
  • No lenses for X-mount because Fuji doens’t share the mount protocols
  • Sigma has still not decided if they are going to make lenses for Nikon Z and Canon EOS-R

Tamron says they will launch three new lenses for mirrorless in 2020

Within their new financial report Tamron discloses the launch of additional three lenses for mirrorless camera in 2020. I have near ZERO doubt those lenses are for the Sony FE system. Tamron also disclosed some other interesting marketing info:

Market Situation:

  • Digital SLR cameras decreased by 20% from the previous year. Digital SLR down by 41% whereas, Mirrorless up by 4%from the previous year.
  • Interchangeable lenses decreased by 12% from the previous year:APS-C down by 23% from the previous year; Full-Size down by 6%from the previous year.
  • DSC decreased by 18% from the previous year.

Tamron Situation:

  • With the strong sales of mirrorless models, the total sales of own-brand models kept the same level, with only 3% decrease, compare to the previous year; whereas, the market shrank more.
  • The operating income sharply increased from the previous year due to the higher gross profit margin from the newly launched own-brand models, together with the lower SGA expenses.


  • Without the assumption of market growth,profitability improvement is the highest priority.(Higher gross profit margin of own-brand with lower business operation costs.)
  • The sales and profits are expected to decline due to the continued decline of the markets, Operating profits margin is expected to keep high level.
  • With newly launched mirrorless models, the sales of own-brand models is expected to increase the sales compare to the previous year.

Leaked images of the Galaxy S20 Ultra with 108 megapixel sensors!

I always thought mirrorless was the future but apparently it’s not the system cameras but the smartphones that better represent this new future! Here are the leaked images of the Galaxy S20 Ultra which is capable to take 108 Megapixel images. UPDATE: Now announced and you can preorder it now on Samsungs website.

Yeah I know it will not match the clean performance of the Fuji GFX100. But computational photography is getting better every year and at some point these smartphones will be good enough for 99,999% of your shootings.