L-Mount alliance announced between Leica, Panasonic and Sigma

Today the official announcement of the “L-Mount” alliance took place during the pre-photokina press conferences in Cologne. The alliance is about a lens/camera interface called „L-Mount“ which keeps lenses and cameras from all three companies compatible and exchangeable.

Leica was able to get two big global players from Japan to join their L-mount (lens mount). The little company from Wetzlar sets an industry standard in the international camera industry. Two major players follow their standard – how cool is that?

For me that is impressive and I see a great chance for the alliance to stand together against the giants of that industry. Knowing all of the three teams personally – I wish everyone great success with their businesses.

From a pure customer perspective I personally find the L-mount the best opportunity to choose from products of an excellent mix of expertise to full fill every need for photo, video and cine applications.


Personally for me, it was a great journey being part of the L-mount team and it makes me proud to see the announcement of today.


Originally published 25th September 2018

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