umphotography wrote in post #18281647
Man I hope its a home run. The Sigma 24-105 F/4 is as good as Canons 24-105L. But I had the L so no need to make a change.
But a 24-70 F/2.8 with OS....man if its close or on par Canon and Nikon are not going to sell many
wondering where its gonna come in ?
This could be a very interesting art for the market
I am very, very seriously considering this lens.
My copy of the Sigma 24-105 F4, on both my 5DSRs, was every bit as sharp as my Canon 24-70 2.8 II (especially in the central 2/3rds of the frame which is what I care about for weddings) - and the OS is fantastic on the Sigma 24-105 F4. If this new Sigma is as good as the Canon in the middle 80% of the lens (I think it will be slightly better), and is now OS and weather sealed, it will fly off the shelves. I would also note that the new Sigma 135 1.8 is weather sealed (unlike the new Sigma 85 1.4) so while I won't be buying it because of the lack of IS, I think that lens will be killer on a 1DXii for portraits (only 20 megapixels) and at 1 1/3rd stops faster could very well substitute for the 70-200 F2.8 IS at weddings because I find 135 as the most common FL I shoot at with the 70-200.
In terms of pricing, I think Sigma may price it $100-$200 higher than you think because if it is as good as I think it will be, Canon and Nikon are in lots of trouble, especially Nikon, because their new IS version is ridiculously priced.
Knowing what I have read about your previous posts, I think this lens has your name written all over it.
And a comment about the Tamron 24-70 with IS for those who have mentioned it. It is an ok lens but it suffers massive, massive focus creep. The 70mm FL is basically only 45mm as you approach minimum focus distance at 70mm - so while many may not notice this, it is a deal killer for me. This is the one issue that I want to know about the new Sigma because I suspect it will check all the other boxes. The reason I suspect the Sigma may have focus creep is that their new 85 isn't really an 85 at MFD so I think Sigma engineering, at this moment, is able to give you sharp but is trading off focus creep.
Hockey and wedding photographer. Favourite camera / lens combos: a 1DX II with a Tamron 45 1.8 VC, an A7Rii with a Canon 24-70F2.8L II, and a 5DSR with a Tamron 85 1.8 VC. Every lens I own I strongly recommend [Canon (35Lii, 100L Macro, 24-70F2.8ii, 70-200F2.8ii, 100-400Lii), Tamron (45 1.8, 85 1.8), Sigma 24-105]. If there are better lenses out there let me know because I haven't found them.