Sigma and Tamron may stop releasing Sony A-mounts lenses in the future

A reader recently talked to a Sigma rep who unofficially confirmed that Sigma will not produce any Sony A-mounts lenses in the future.Β B&H currently lists 21 Sigma lenses for Sony A-mount.

I was also told that Tamron may also stop releasing A-mount lenses unless that segment picks up (so far there is no A-mount version for the latest Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens). The SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD G2 could very well be the last Tamron lens for Sony A-mount. B&H currently lists 24 Tamron lenses for Sony A-mount.

Sony announced their last A-mount camera (the 42MP Alpha a99 II) in September 2016.

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  • sickheadache

    This is truly sad news for the 5 customers who bought a99ll …sad news indeed.

    • And yet some are so envious of those “5 customers” to make dimwitted comments. That’s indeed sad. πŸ™‚

      • sickheadache

        I can say without a doubt…I would never go from a D810 to that Sony a99ll even if Sony gave me one. IT is useless without ….hummmm lenses.

        • magnum

          DSLR are dying anyway and for that reason I choose the better camera A99ii 4K over the D810 for using maybee four years than move to the mirrorless . ( my backup A6000 )

          • Kunzite

            That is an interesting choice, buying into a dead system because “DSLR are dying anyway”.

          • vriesk

            … and the a99ii being the worst of both worlds.

          • magnum

            Yes DSLR system dying slowly , one can still enjoy dslr glass for a couple of years , by than mirrorless will be at its peak

          • Kunzite

            DSLRs are made and sold in higher quantities than MILCs (current rate, about 1.75:1), and they’re actively developed. In “a couple of years” they might reach parity. From there to their disappearance there’s a loooong way.
            OTOH, who knows which mirrorless systems will survive? Samsung’s didn’t.

        • abortabort

          Yeah Nikon are thriving.

    • raziel28

      actually, there are more user reviews of Ξ±99 II than 5ds ones for example….

      • sickheadache

        Well I know this is going to be really hard to understand…it is the Same Five Guys…over and over…doing reviews. lol

  • harvey

    not too surprising. Pentax has more dslr bodies and those two manufacturers really don’t show them a lot of love either.

  • good, its a waste of production money

  • TinusVerdino

    They don’t want to make lenses with mechanical aperture control any more. Electronic control is not supported by the A-mount.

    • Zos Xavius


  • TinusVerdino
    • TinusVerdino

      now both post are gone

      • Lol, I wonder why πŸ™‚ If I were you, I would stop visiting those sites. There is nothing to see. If I see any reliable rumors, I will post them here.

        • abortabort

          Like the A99 II ones πŸ˜‰ Sorry Peter, just had to.

          And yes, tamron and Sigma have ALREADY stopped releasing A-Mount lenses. One of the main reasons I’ve not kept the A99 II.

          • You were right about the a99 II, I will not argue here. I must have missed the news that both companies are no longer making A-mount lenses. At least Tamron used to release the A-mount version a few months later.

          • abortabort

            I think the last one was the 150-600 G2, pretty much not after that. Sigma haven’t since they cancelled the 24mm Art.

          • Hold on, are you saying that you got rid of your a99 II? So A-mount is dead after all πŸ™‚ So I basically predicted what will happen years in advance… πŸ™‚

          • abortabort

            I’ve got rid of pretty much everything except Leica. A-Mount is dead because people like you and DPR said it was and for no other reason.

          • TinusVerdino

            Sony had nothing to do with it then they are still betting on two horses then and not just keeping a donkey in de stable for people who can’t say goodbye to Minolta’s legacy.

          • abortabort

            Was that English or retard? Is that you in the picture?

          • TinusVerdino

            Don’t change the subject

          • abortabort

            Retard. As I expected.

          • TinusVerdino

            Everything looks retarded from the perspective of one..

          • abortabort

            What are you yammering about now? Did your nurse let you on the internets again?

          • TinusVerdino

            You just can’t leave it be can you? Abort abortabort!

          • abortabort

            Why should I?

          • Maybe it’s the other way around – people say that A-mount is dead because it is. Do you think Sony will change their strategy based on my post?

          • abortabort

            No of course not. But the things you say (right or wrong) affect people’s buying. Same with DPR. You people keep calling it dead, it dies. I hope you’re happy.

            PS this is what will kill Nikon as well. Good luck with that πŸ˜‰

          • I have the strange feeling that the A-mount will die way before Nikon does πŸ™‚ If and when the A-mount dies, it will not be because of me – this is an insane conclusion, it just means that I predicted it correctly.

          • Leon Mah

            Why are u getting 3rd party lens when u can use Sony lens to fully utilizing it 399 phase focusing

  • magnum

    Sony transfering the best of mirrorless technology into the A mount and making money but on a lesser scale , Sony dslr on par with canon and nikon . lets wait and see if the A77iii will come soon .

  • Mr Majestyk

    A7R3 will probably be a mirrorless version of the A99II in many respects anyway and it at FE mount is getting lenses at least. Sony waited too long to try and breathe some life into A mount. Nice camera but wouldn’t buy one at any price.

  • john doe

    Rest in PEACE A mount you WONT BE MISSED

  • Licheus

    Poor, poor Minolta.

  • Now, that Sony rumor is true πŸ™‚

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