Photokina September 2018. The Leica Camera AG, Panasonic and Sigma announced a strategic partnership. The “L-Mount Alliance”.
All customers of all three partners will benefit from it.
Apart from Leica, Sigma and Panasonic will offer from now on both, cameras and lenses for the L-MOUNT. This lens mount is suited for fullframe and APS-C sized sensors.
(Status Quo: 02/2020)
There are currently 18 fixed focal lengths and 8 zooms for fullframe L-Mount cameras available. On top of that additional 7 APS-C lenses for the APS-C cameras..
That makes an impressive lens line up of 33 lenses, which are already available now.
All these lenses are newly developed for digital photography.
There are rumors that Sigma filed already patents for another 7 FFL (16/2.0, 18/1.8, 18/2.8, 20/1.8, 24/1.8, 28/1.8, 35/1.8).
Other lenses are also on top of that on the roadmap.
A. Cameras with L-Mount
- Leica T (701, 2014)
- Leica CL
- Leica TL2
- Leica SL (24 MP, 2015)
- Leica SL2 (47MP, 2019)
- Panasonic Lumix S1 (24MP, 2019)
- Panasonic Lumix S1R (48MP, 2019)
- Panasonic Lumix S1H (24MP, 2019)
- Sigma fp (24MP Bayer Sensor, 2019)
The Sigma fullframe Foveon sensor camera was postponed to 2021.
According to an interview in dpreview (02/2020), Panasonic is planning to release even more cameras in different price classes.
B. Lenses with L-Mount
The L-Mount exists in two variations for APS-C cameras and fullframe cameras. All L-Mount lenses are compatible with L-Mount bodies. Electronically and mechanical.
Leica-T/TL-lenses cover the APS-C sized sensor only.
18/2.8 Asph. Elmarit-TL (Leica)
23/2.0 Asph. Summicron-TL (Leica)
35//1.4 Asph. Summilux-TL (Leica)
60/2.8 Asph. APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL (Leica)
11-23/3.5-4.5 Asph. Super-Vario-Elmar-TL (Leica)
18-56/3.5-5.6 Asph. Vario-Elmar-TL (Leica)
55-135/3.5-4.5 Asph. APO-Vario-Elmar-TL (Leica)
Leica-SL-lenses, Lumix and Sigma lenses cover the whole fullframe sensor.
14/ 1.8 DG HSM Art (Sigma)
20/1.4 DG HSM Art (Sigma)
24/1.4 DG HSM Art (Sigma)
28/1.4 DG HSM Art (Sigma)
35/2.0 Asph. APO-Summicron-SL (Leica)
35/1.4 DG HSM Art (Sigma)
40/1.4 DG HSM Art (Sigma)
45/2.8 DG DN Contemporary (Sigma)
50/2.0 Asph. APO-Summicron-SL (Leica)
50/1.4 Asph. Summilux-SL (Leica)
50/1.4 DG HSM Art (Sigma)
50/1.4 Lumix S Pro (Panasonic)
70/2.8 DG Macro Art (Sigma)
75/2.0 Asph. APO-Summicron-SL (Leica)
85/1.4 DG HSM Art (Sigma)
90/2.0 Asph. APO-Summicron-SL (Leica)
105/1.4 DG HSM Art (Sigma)
135/1.8 DG HSM Art (Sigma)
16-35/3.5-4.5 Asph. Super-Vario-Elmar-SL (Leica)
24-70/2.8 Lumix S Pro (Panasonic)
24-70/2.8 DG DN Art (Sigma)
24-90/2.8-4 Asph. Vario-Elmarit-SL (Leica)
24-105/4.0 O.I.S. Lumix S (Panasonic)
70-200/4.0 O.I.S. Lumix S Pro (Panasonic)
70-200/2.8 FE (für 2020 angekündigt, Sigma)
90-280/2.8-4.0 APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL (Leica)
3. Lens Adapter
There are adapters available for Leica M-, S- and R-Mount lenses. Additionally there are adapters from Sigma for Canon EF and for Sigma SA lenses and other adapters from companies like Novoflex etc. avialable.
This is only a very basic overview for the first impression about this new L-Mount alliance. If you have more questions or if you want to meet other L-Mount users, feel free to join our L-Mount Forum.