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Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 08, 2013, 03:09:24 PM »

More from Sigma?

We’ve been told to expect an announcement some time in 2013 for a 24-105mm f/4 OS lens from Sigma.


Such a lens could be a big winner if it performs better than the Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS and the EF 24-105 f/4L IS.


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Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 08, 2013, 03:09:24 PM »

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 03:13:56 PM »
I'm glad sigma going that way. Looks on a quality of ther latest lenses they gonna kick canon's ass.  This makes me happy when I look on latest canon lens prices.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 03:14:54 PM »
The kit lens price of the current EF 24-105mm f/4L IS will be hard to beat.  It's been as low as $500 recently.
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 03:16:32 PM »
After seeing the awesome optical performance of Sigma's latest lenses (especialy the 35mm and 18-35mm), it would not surprise me if this new 24-105 is on par with the 24-70L II.

I don't know what has happend to Sigma, but they are not the company they used to be.
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 03:33:57 PM »
Noooo!!! I love my 24-105 and don't want to be tempted to replace it....  :-[ :-[ :-[

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 03:39:09 PM »
Have to agree with Neuro.
The current prices of the Canon and its real excellence will be a hard act to follow.

My copy needs a CLA buts is still a go-to lens for 80% of my shooting. What I really need is another for backup.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 03:54:43 PM »
Have to agree with Neuro.
The current prices of the Canon and its real excellence will be a hard act to follow.

My copy needs a CLA buts is still a go-to lens for 80% of my shooting. What I really need is another for backup.
It is a decent lens, but not really an "excellent" one. It could use way more sharpness across the frame, especially in the corners. I wouldn't use the 24-105L for landscapes.

Sharpness is probably one of the things that Sigma is going to bring to the table.. And lots of it.

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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 03:54:43 PM »

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 04:07:23 PM »
Have to agree with Neuro.
The current prices of the Canon and its real excellence will be a hard act to follow.

My copy needs a CLA buts is still a go-to lens for 80% of my shooting. What I really need is another for backup.
It is a decent lens, but not really an "excellent" one. It could use way more sharpness across the frame, especially in the corners. I wouldn't use the 24-105L for landscapes.

Sharpness is probably one of the things that Sigma is going to bring to the table.. And lots of it.

$500 for a Canon 24-105?? not for all of us!

If sigma bring more sharpness (and for a walk around I think the Canon 24-105 is fantastic as it is) to the table then it will be a real winner.

I'm wondering why Sigma would go head to head with that lens though? wouldn't the 50 1.4/2 be more obvious? unless they maybe they see it as a near future gap in the market.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2013, 04:16:23 PM »
Don't believe this. The market is awash with 24-105Ls, as others have pointed out they are pretty cheap, and the second hand values have plummeted due to units available.

If they have suddenly decided to get into the 24-105 market they are rather late to the party.

Actually just thinking on this further; of course Sigma lenses can be made to fit any of the major cameras. Maybe they hope to make the 24-105 as ubiquitous with the other major brands as it is with Canon.
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2013, 04:21:03 PM »
I've been thinking about picking up a Canon 24-105 (seen prices as low as ~650) but perhaps I'll have to wait now. I'm definitely a fast prime guy, so what attracts me is the IS. Right now I don't have an IS option at ANY focal length, and having one, go-to IS lens covering the majority of the focal lengths I use would be handy.
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2013, 04:31:02 PM »
I would love to see the 24-105 improve it's sharpness especially on the long end.  A little increase in the wide corners would be great too.   Right now all my lenses are made by Canon and if you really want to tempt me Sigma, how about 24-120?  Or how about 24-105 F2.8?  Is it even possible to make that lens and keep it sharp with a reasonable amount of distortion?  It would probably be a heavy unwieldy beast but a little longer and faster sure would be nice.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2013, 05:06:07 PM »
I'm a little puzzled at this one.  It's not that I doubt that Sigma can improve on the optical quality of the 24-105L, but that lens is praised for being competent and, as has already been pointed out, it represents a strong value at this stage in its development.  It could be sharper, it could have less distortion, it could have less vignetting, but it's not terrible in any of those areas either.  It also has a very robust build quality and weather sealing (both of which I have had occasion to test in the two copies I've owned in the past).  Sigma could probably improve in all of those areas (save build quality, perhaps), but I struggle to see where they could turn any of those things into a killer reason for the myriad 24-105L owners to change lenses.

Sigma has been filling a lot of unfilled niches recently, but this is anything but that.  Curious.
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2013, 05:16:46 PM »
Actually just thinking on this further; of course Sigma lenses can be made to fit any of the major cameras. Maybe they hope to make the 24-105 as ubiquitous with the other major brands as it is with Canon.

Good point - Nikon's 24-120/4 VR isn't that impressive, might be a market for that mount.
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2013, 05:16:46 PM »

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2013, 05:43:22 PM »
It is a decent lens, but not really an "excellent" one. It could use way more sharpness across the frame, especially in the corners. I wouldn't use the 24-105L for landscapes.

I shoot landscapes with it very often when I travel. I have comparison shots between it and the 35L. Hard to tell a difference, even in the corners. It is f/11 - f/16 after all. The biggest problem in the corners is not softness but that the objects there tend to be too close.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2013, 06:00:15 PM »
It is a decent lens, but not really an "excellent" one. It could use way more sharpness across the frame, especially in the corners. I wouldn't use the 24-105L for landscapes.

I shoot landscapes with it very often when I travel. I have comparison shots between it and the 35L. Hard to tell a difference, even in the corners. It is f/11 - f/16 after all. The biggest problem in the corners is not softness but that the objects there tend to be too close.

The resolution potential of all these lenses merge from about f11 onwards. With careful judging of the hyperfocal distance I find f8 is more than adequate on a 35mm, even 5.6 on a 24mm. Makes a huge difference for critical sharpness. The 35L is out of the 24-105's league when used in this way.
 

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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2013, 06:00:15 PM »