Sigma has announced a new line of lenses called the Digital Neo, or DN for short. The new lenses mark the imaging company's entrance into the compact system camera market, bringing more lens choice to those with a Micro Four Thirds or Sony NEX E-mount snapper.
The first two lenses will be prime lenses, the 30mm F2.8 EX DN and 19mm F2.8 EX DN, and offer a little variety for those who don't want to use those lenses from Panasonic, Olympus or Sony.
"Sigma lenses empower photographers to be more creative with their photography, and we’re absolutely thrilled to be embarking on this new journey with products for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras for Micro Four Thirds and NEX mount systems", said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America.
Both lenses come with Sigma's Super Multi-Layer Coating and feature a new autofocus motor. This motor, Sigma tells us, doesn't use mechanical parts or gears, allowing near silent operation, ideal for video capture.
Of course these lenses will bring differing results on MFT or NEX cameras due to the different crop factors. As a result, the 30mm lens will be the 35mm equivalent of 60mm on MFT and 45mm on NEX. The 19mm lens will be 38mm on MFT, 28.5mm on NEX.
Prices and availability are yet to be announced, but this move does reflect the success that compact system cameras are enjoying and the impact they are having on the wider camera market.