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OFFICIAL: Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS Art

 
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Oct 14, 2013 12:14 |  #1

This lens surfaced as a rumor only a couple of days ago.. Well, It just got real!

My personal opinion is that this lens will be a real winner if it beats the 24-105L as much as the Sigma 35 beats the 35L.

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This new zoom fulfills Sigma’s uncompromising pursuit of high resolution.

The image sensors of digital SLR cameras continue to offer higher and higher resolution, and photographers are looking for high-performance lenses that leverage these sensors’ full power. In the case of zoom lenses as well, which are a dependable go-to in a wide variety of photographic conditions, photographers want convenience combined with exceptional optical performance. The new SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM zoom lens more than fulfills these requirements, offering exceptionally stable high resolution from wide-angle to medium telephoto photography.

While featuring a large-aperture 82mm filter size, this lens minimizes optical aberrations and avoids reduced peripheral brightness, an issue that tends to affect lenses with similar specifications. Each lens is checked with Sigma’s proprietary A1 MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system to ensure it offers exceptional quality for the high-megapixel era. Try this new high-performance zoom for yourself, and experience Sigma’s uncompromising pursuit of high resolution.

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Oct 14, 2013 12:20 |  #2

Good. I like my 24-105L; and it looks like Canon may be dropping the range in favor of the 24-70 f/4; which is a bit of a shame.

If I ever break mine beyond feasible repair; it looks like I'll have an upgrade option for replacement.. :)


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Oct 14, 2013 12:21 |  #3

What's that sound I hear? It's the sound of Canon 24-70/4 IS sales imploding.

If this lens walks in the footsteps of the Sigma 35 Art, and the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8, it's going to be razor sharp.


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Oct 14, 2013 12:26 |  #4

82mm filter size.. Expensive filters, but the size could be a clue to Sigma trying to beat Canon in less vignetting & barrel distortion, at the wide end & wide open.

I will enjoy walking around with this and the 14-24L.




  
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Oct 14, 2013 12:32 |  #5

Ginga wrote in post #16370235 (external link)
What's that sound I hear? It's the sound of Canon 24-70/4 IS sales imploding.

If this lens walks in the footsteps of the Sigma 35 Art, and the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8, it's going to be razor sharp.

24-70 still has the MFD and size advantage. But I agree, it's always seemed like a tough sell at current prices.


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Oct 14, 2013 12:36 |  #6

Canon will definitely want to kick themselves in the butt right now for not releasing a 24-105L II.


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Oct 14, 2013 12:37 |  #7

Pricing will play a big factor. Sigma could be at disadvantage position here for canon mount. Who buys 24-105/4LIS for full retail price (> $1100) ?? Considering brand new kit lens are at $700 or so. There are plenty of 24-105 in used market at $600 range.


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Oct 14, 2013 12:40 |  #8

mzondeki wrote in post #16370281 (external link)
Pricing will play a big factor. Sigma could be at disadvantage position here for canon mount. Who buys 24-105/4LIS for full retail price (> $1100) ?? Considering brand new kit lens are at $700 or so. There are plenty of 24-105 in used market at $600 range.

To me, it depends on performance. If it's $1000, but performs like Canon's 24-70 II, then it is still a bargain.

And also remember this will be available for several mounts. If they can sell a ton to Nikon and Sony users, then the less favorable Canon competition doesn't matter as much.


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Oct 14, 2013 12:42 |  #9

Looks like Sigma MTF charts measured at wide open. It looks better than 24-105L to me.


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Oct 14, 2013 12:47 |  #10

If size weight are a factor.

Sigma 82mm and 885 grams
24-105 77mm and 670g
24-70 F4IS is 77mm and 600g
24-70 2.8 IS II is 82mm and 805g


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Oct 14, 2013 12:50 |  #11

As part of Art series the lens should be dock compatible in the future, if not immediately. Sure has to be one impressive piece of glass with front element likely about 3 inches. The filter at 82 converts to roughly 3-1/4 inch.




  
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Oct 14, 2013 12:57 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #12

I'm sure its going to be great, but the current 24-105L being so cheap when purchased as part of kits or in white boxes, seems to me like they are going to have to go pretty cheap with this. I think it would have made more sence for them to come out with a 24-70/2.8 OS art first.


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Oct 14, 2013 13:01 |  #13

FEChariot wrote in post #16370336 (external link)
I'm sure its going to be great, but the current 24-105L being so cheap when purchased as part of kits or in white boxes, seems to me like they are going to have to go pretty cheap with this. I think it would have made more sence for them to come out with a 24-70/2.8 OS art first.

I'm guessing they saw a hole in this category when looking at all the mounts this lens will be made for. Maybe the competition is tighter for Canon mount, but Sony and Nikon don't have anything good in this category.


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Oct 14, 2013 13:19 |  #14

FEChariot wrote in post #16370336 (external link)
I'm sure its going to be great, but the current 24-105L being so cheap when purchased as part of kits or in white boxes, seems to me like they are going to have to go pretty cheap with this. I think it would have made more sence for them to come out with a 24-70/2.8 OS art first.

Agree. Unless this thing is like $400 or so.


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Oct 14, 2013 13:20 |  #15

tkbslc wrote in post #16370359 (external link)
I'm guessing they saw a whole in this category when looking at all the mounts this lens will be made for. Maybe the competition is tighter for Canon mount, but Sony and Nikon don't have anything good in this category.

I agree...I don't see this being a huge win for them in the Canon camp unless the IQ is a step above the 24-105L and it's cheap, but you have to consider Nikon etc.




  
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