Before they can do this, they need to secure the technology from Nikon first before they can venture in to delving to the Nikon 1 lenses.
Sigma just recently started offering lenses for compact cameras. Their two latest lenses, the 30mm and 19mm for Sony E-mount cameras.
They were able to produce such lenses for the compact camera due to the fact that Sony released the information needed by Sigma to produce the lens.
Third party lenses are cheaper compared to those that are manufactured by the big named brands.
Graham Armitage of Sigma UK told TechRadar that,”We’d like to provide lenses for everybody, but they don’t [Nikon] haven’t released the tech yet. It will also depend on how successful the initial two lenses perform as well.”
Nikon currently has only three compatible lenses for their Nikon 1 line.
Other third party manufacturers like Tokina and Tamron are also intrigued by this venture. They have signified their intention to produce such lenses.
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