Tamron on making lenses for L-mount: "there is definitely a strong interest in these"


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Q: We now have two new full frame mounts, Canon R and Nikon Z, as well as the announcement of the Panasonic/Leica/Sigma L-mount alliance. Is there talk about making lenses for these mounts?

A: I think we need to get those cameras into our engineers’ hands and analyze them and see what they’re all about and make determinations from there. I think that we’re keenly looking at all these different mounts and I think it’s an important part of the market today. I’m not involved in the talks over in Japan, but I would assume there is definitely a strong interest in these.

I think we’ll see some changes worldwide for Tamron over the next few years

Q: Sigma, Panasonic and Leica announced their L-mount partnership at Photokina. Has Tamron considered making partnerships with other brands in similar fashion?

A: At this point in time, there’s none I’m aware of. That doesn’t mean there won’t be partnerships in the future.

Source: https://www.dpreview.com/interviews/6265998231/photokina-2018-tamron