Blackmagic Design has joined the L-Mount Alliance, a standard for mirrorless cameras developed by Leica Camera AG. This is the 8th company to join since the announcement of the L-mount standard at Photokina in 2018. The alliance consists of founding members Leica Camera, Sigma, and Panasonic, as well as Leitz, DJI, Astrodesign, and Samyang.
The purpose of this partnership is to utilize the L mount standard developed by Leica Camera for cameras and lenses in future product development. Through this partnership, Blackmagic Design will be able to develop products featuring the L-Mount, which will greatly benefit a wide range of photo and video applications.
Stefan Schulz, Head of Product Management for Professional Camera Systems, Leica Camera AG, commented:
Blackmagic Design is undoubtedly a creative pioneer in innovative video technology. Their decision to use the L mount in future products is a great testament to the universal relevance of this lens mount.
Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design commented:
It is very exciting to be invited to partner with the L-Mount Alliance. What Blackmagic Design customers can create with this amazing L-Mount compatible lens: extremely fast, perfect for full-frame cinematography, and offering stunning image quality. I can’t wait for it now. As a camera manufacturer, I’m also excited about the design possibilities offered by the L-Mount’s wide inner diameter and shallow depth of field. Filmmakers using amazing lenses from Leica, Sigma, Panasonic, and more continue to impress me with their creativity.