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Sigma Lenses For Sony A Mount

By | 09/11/2022

Just a few weeks agone Sigma fabricated a huge announcement. They would be making lenses natively compatible with Sony Atomic number 26-mountain in the very near hereafter. At start it will be the Fine art prime line and afterwards all the zoom Art and Sport lenses volition be available besides. This raised a lot of eyebrows, mine included.

It’s no cloak-and-dagger that mirrorless cameras are growing in popularity and performance! Companies like Sony, Olympus and Panasonic have been putting out highly refined mirrorless cameras for some time now and Sigma has been offer prime number DN lenses for either the APS-C or micro-four thirds image circle for several years at present. But the introduction of the full-frame Sony E-mount arrangement has been a major game-changer.

© Liam Doran 2018 | Arch and granary. Sigma 24-70 f2.eight A lens and MC-eleven converter. 3 shot HDR merged in LR 6.

Wanting to larn more about why some are switching systems, I decided I’d attempt one myself. I reached out to Sony Pro Services and they were kind plenty to allow me infringe a A7RIII camera for a few days. My master concern being, “How well volition my Sigma lenses (Canon mountain) work on the Sony camera using a Sigma MC-xi converter?”, I had to effort a test-drive for myself to meet.

© Liam Doran 2018 | Postal service sunset light, looking west to the Henry Mountains. Sigma 100-400 C lens with MC-xi converter. 1/60 sec. f/8 ISO 400.

I decided on a quick landscape shoot in Moab, UT to exam out the system.

© Liam Doran 2018 | Backlit expressionless Pinyon pino. Sigma 50 f1.4 A lens and MC-11. 1/40 sec. f/viii ISO 400.

For lenses I brought:

12-24mm F4 DG HSM Fine art

24-70mm F2.8 DG Os HSM Art

100-400mm F5-6.three DG OS HSM Contemporary

24mm F1.iv DG HSM Art

50mm F1.iv DG HSM Fine art

What were the results? Fantabulous!

© Liam Doran 2018 | No loss of sharpness when shooting with the MC-eleven. Sigma 24-70 f2.8 A. one/500 sec. f/8 ISO 320.

The Sigma MC-xi and lenses paired very well with the Sony A7RIII. Focus was achieved speedily and spot on for nearly every situation. The ultra high optical quality of the Sigma lenses had no problem resolving Sony’s high megapixel camera. Images were incredibly sharp and detailed.

© Liam Doran 2018 | Morning time light on Canyon lands NP. Sigma 24-seventy f2.viii A lens with MC-eleven converter. one/3 sec. f/14 ISO 64.

With the MC-11 adapter attached, yous still take in-photographic camera stabilization, which is an advantage over some other adapters. As I was shooting on a tripod most of the fourth dimension information technology did not affect me, but this volition be a welcome boosted characteristic when the Sigma native E-mount lenses hit stores.

© Liam Doran 2018 | Prickly Pear and Pinyon pine. Sigma 24 f1.4 lens with MC-11 converter. one/500 sec. f/ii.8 ISO 250.

Here’due south the final takeaway for those thinking of making a move to Sony mirrorless. If y’all are like me and have lots of Sigma lenses that you beloved and just could non part with, worry not. Grab an MC-eleven and go forth confidently.

© Liam Doran 2018 | Wild desert light. Sigma 24-seventy f2.8 A lens and MC-11 converter. 1/80 sec. f.8 ISO 400.

Equally Sigma releases more E-mount lenses there volition exist two more than options. First, buy the E-mount lenses equally they are released and second, have advantage of the Mount Conversion option. Yes you heard me right. Once available, you can ship in your Canon mountain Sigma lens and Sigma volition convert information technology into a E-mount lens (and then long as the lens has been released in FE-mount)!

© Liam Doran 2018 | Long lens hazy landscape. Sigma 100-400 C lens with MC-11 converter. 1/125 sec. f/viii ISO 400.

Become your Sigma lenses on your favorite East-mountain camera this spring! Happy mirrorless shooting!

© Liam Doran 2018 | Yours truly (aka the photographer) having a well-earned cup of coffee later on an early morning of photography. Sigma 24 f1.four A lens and MC-xi converter. ane/40 sec. f/9 ISO 64

All images taken on Sony a7RIII.

Source: https://blog.sigmaphoto.com/2018/shooting-sigma-lenses-sony-a7riii-mc-11-adapter/