Schneider-Kreuznach, the German lens manufacturer, announced it is about to launch a new range of lenses for mirrorless cameras and shows an image of the first Schneider-Kreuznach lens for M43 cameras : the Super Angulon 2.0/14mm, a wide-nagle lens that will give an equivalent to a 28mm once mounted on an Olympus Pen and OM-D or a Panasonic Lumix G. The addition of mirrorless system camera lenses to the existing activity of the lens manufacturer is at the center of the company’s consumer business development strategy. And to achieve that, they have made massive investment in their Bad Kreuznach factory, located 50miles away from Frankfurt, germany. I am pretty glad to see such a valuable lens manufacturer diving into this market which lens offer seriously lacks of diversity. The mirrorless market does not seem very attractive to the eyes of Sigma and Tamron.. which said they will launch lenses for hyrbid compact cameras, but so far, we have not seen a lot of interesting stuff coming out.
Schneider-Kreuznach will officially launch its new lens range after the summer. Probably during the Photokina 2012, the main photography event which takes place only every other year. No information was disclosed wether Schneider Kreuzenach will also launch Sony E mount (for NEX cameras) and Samsung NX mount lenses.