L-Mount Alliance

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Kazuto Yamaki (Sigma), Andreas Kaufmann (Leica Camera) and Junichiro Kitagawa (Panasonic) during the announcement of the alliance on 25 September 2018 at photokina in Cologne

The L-Mount Alliance is an alliance between Leica Camera AG, Panasonic and Sigma, launched on 25 September 2018, whereby Panasonic and Sigma will make use of the L-Mount standard initially developed by Leica and will offer cameras and lenses utilising this lens mount with improved firmware and full compatibility among these Alliance products.[1][2]

On the same day, Panasonic announced its S1R and S1 full-frame L-mount cameras[3], and Sigma announced a full-frame L-mount camera using the company's unique Foveon sensor technology.[4][5] Panasonic's cameras will launch with three new lenses, and Sigma will initially release the same L-mount variants of existing lenses as they are producing for the Sony E-mount.[2][6]

Six cameras and 39 native lenses have been announced for the L-Mount by 2020.

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  1. ^ Bracaglia, Dan (25 September 2018). "Leica, Panasonic and Sigma will work together, announce L-mount alliance". DPReview. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b Etchells, Dave (2 October 2018). "Sigma interview at Photokina 2018: CEO Kazuto Yamaki gives us a peek inside the L-mount alliance". Imaging Resource. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ Goldstein, Mark. "Panasonic S1R and Panasonic S1 35mm Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras". Photography Blog. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  4. ^ Butler, Richard. "Sigma to take Foveon full frame and adopt L mount". DPReview. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  5. ^ Goldstein, Mark. "Sigma to Develop L-Mount Camera with Foveon Sensor, Release Canon EF to L-mount Adapter". Photography Blog. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Sigma Photokina 2018 Press Event (live streaming) by pttl.gr" on YouTube

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