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Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« on: October 13, 2013, 08:57:49 AM »

Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS

We have received an image possibly showing a Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS lens. As with any image from an unknown source, there’s always a possibility it’s a fake, although those are becoming more and more rare.


We had previously written that such a lens was on the horizon.


Below is what we’re told is a soon-to-be-announced Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS. We’re told an announcement should come some time in the next 6 weeks.


This lens is apparently going to be bigger and heavier than the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS. It will have an 82mm filter, weigh 885 grams (the Canon is 670g). The lens will have 19 elements in 14 groups.


I will leave you guys to debate how legit the photograph is below. To my eyes, it looks pretty good. We’ll try to confirm this with a couple of our Sigma sources.


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Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« on: October 13, 2013, 08:57:49 AM »

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 09:01:45 AM »
I wouldn't be surprised if it is real.
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 09:07:46 AM »
sounds a bit unnecessary the canon is not even that expensive..

i think sigma should aim for an ultra wide zoom or prime, i think they will see big bucks if the come out with a good 14mm 2.8

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 09:18:19 AM »
The Sigma has the same focal length range & max aperture, and it extends just like Canon's. So what would make one choose it over Canon kit?

If the lens is real, the filter size could be a clue to Sigma trying to beat Canon in kit lens IQ, e.g. less vignetting & barrel distortion at the wide end & wide open.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 09:24:09 AM »
This is highly interesting! Simply because Sigma's version will be waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy sharper than the L.

I think the difference will be even greater than the difference between S35 and 35L.. And that's a big difference.  :-X

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 09:27:29 AM »
I am sure it will be superior to the canon offering, however....do you guys think it would sell enough seeing as how the canon offering is so "cheap"?
Could they have the quality to blow it away and still keep the same "low" price?
That would be interesting to me.
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 09:28:18 AM »
The Sigma has the same focal length range & max aperture, and it extends just like Canon's. So what would make one choose it over Canon kit?

If the lens is real, the filter size could be a clue to Sigma trying to beat Canon in kit lens IQ, e.g. less vignetting & barrel distortion at the wide end & wide open.

That the filter size is larger and the lens being heavier is a big clue that Sigma are aiming to beat the Canon lens for IQ in many areas and this should not be too hard.

The only question this brings to mind is if it becomes to heavy, does it become less "ok" to walk around with it?

If it also becomes available in Nikon and Sony mounts then it will become a "must have" lens for the D800 crowd as it would likely trump the current Nikon 24-120/f4 in terms of IQ and a worthwhile addition to the gallery of available lenses for Sony owners.

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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 09:28:18 AM »

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2013, 09:31:29 AM »
I am sure it will be superior to the canon offering, however....do you guys think it would sell enough seeing as how the canon offering is so "cheap"?
Could they have the quality to blow it away and still keep the same "low" price?
That would be interesting to me.

Depends on how committed Canon is to the current 24-105. If Canon stop doing 24-105 kits and start doing 24-70/f4 kits (as has been suggested and rumored for a while) then that could mean Canon will eventually discontinue the lens or at the very least, the cheap 24-105 lenses that are coming from kits will dry up.

Additionally, if the IQ is there then people may just want it anyway as an upgrade from their existing 24-105 as that focal length works really well as a walk around lens.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2013, 09:31:55 AM »
I am sure it will be superior to the canon offering, however....do you guys think it would sell enough seeing as how the canon offering is so "cheap"?
Could they have the quality to blow it away and still keep the same "low" price?
That would be interesting to me.
They kinda did with the Sigma 35. That lens is a bargain and it blew away the 35L completely.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Sigma is not the company they used to be. They have earned my respect with their latest offerings, and now I'm hoping for more!  :P

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2013, 09:34:15 AM »
NOTE: there is a shiny silver "A" on the side of the lens in the picture, meaning this is their "Art" line of lenses - the same breed as the 35/1.4 that has blown away many many people.

The IQ could be quite impressive...

If it also gets USB connectivity and can be "converted" from Canon to Nikon to Sony, it becomes a no brainer...

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2013, 10:06:01 AM »
19 elements in 14 groups is a lot of potential to correct image imperfections and is likely to mean that the lens will be sharp corner to corner at F4.  if so, then I'll sell my Canon 24-105 and buy this lens if it is as reasonably priced as the 2 previous Sigma Art offerings - 35 F1.4 and 18-35 F1.8 APS-C.  I would probably also sell my 50 F1.4 and 35 F/2 IS.  This lens will replace them all.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2013, 10:22:48 AM »
What's that sound I hear?  It's the sound of Canon 24-70/4 IS sales imploding

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2013, 10:33:25 AM »
NOTE: there is a shiny silver "A" on the side of the lens in the picture, meaning this is their "Art" line of lenses - the same breed as the 35/1.4 that has blown away many many people.



Yea, there's a silver A on the side, but this lens doesn't really fit into Sigma's own definition of what an 'Art' lens is going to be. At least not at the time they announced this:

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/article/sigma-corporation-announces-reorganization-of-lens-lineup-new-products-and-quality-control

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2013, 10:33:25 AM »

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2013, 10:39:25 AM »
Rumours don't excite me as much as announcements.  This one is a little tantalizing though as I'm sure anyone who has used or is still using the Canon is happy with it but wouldn't mind a little less wide end distortion, along with a little more sharpness in the corners as well as better performance in the long end.  I've so far resisted using any non-Canon gear (I'm sure I'm the type of customer Canon just loves because of this) but if this lens can significantly improve upon the Canon version, it may prove tempting.   

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2013, 11:07:49 AM »
NOTE: there is a shiny silver "A" on the side of the lens in the picture, meaning this is their "Art" line of lenses - the same breed as the 35/1.4 that has blown away many many people.



Yea, there's a silver A on the side, but this lens doesn't really fit into Sigma's own definition of what an 'Art' lens is going to be. At least not at the time they announced this:

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/article/sigma-corporation-announces-reorganization-of-lens-lineup-new-products-and-quality-control


+1

Standard zooms should fall in the Contemporary category. Hint that it's a fake? Or maybe Sigma is rearranging their classification according to people perception? As in: "it's Art like the 35mm, must be good!"

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2013, 11:07:49 AM »