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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2013, 06:32:44 AM »
Heck my Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 blows away what I see here center frame across the board and edges when stopped down if maybe not when wide open in that case. And that lens weighs like a third of an ounce and cost me like $325.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
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« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2013, 06:33:14 AM »

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« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2013, 06:38:50 AM »
Although to be fair, maybe lentip is just clueless when it comes to taking shots. I do have to say that many first samples even from great Canon lenses and bodies have looked like trash. I'm always amazed who they so often end up putting their stuff in the hands of to produce show off first samples, since it seems to be people who can't get a sharp shot out of a 135 f/2 at f/5.6 even center frame and who somehow end up making ISO100 shots appear as if they needed and had applied NR suitable for ISO25,600. And then as soon as the equipments gets in the hands of any old random joe blow in the forums and suddenly the quality looks 10x better. I don't get it.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2013, 06:51:30 AM »
hmmm really soft image quality  :-\ ... and some CA's...  :-X ... I thought it would better  :-[

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2013, 07:31:43 AM »
Although to be fair, maybe lentip is just clueless when it comes to taking shots. I do have to say that many first samples even from great Canon lenses and bodies have looked like trash. I'm always amazed who they so often end up putting their stuff in the hands of to produce show off first samples, since it seems to be people who can't get a sharp shot out of a 135 f/2 at f/5.6 even center frame and who somehow end up making ISO100 shots appear as if they needed and had applied NR suitable for ISO25,600. And then as soon as the equipments gets in the hands of any old random joe blow in the forums and suddenly the quality looks 10x better. I don't get it.

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I like their tests, but often it seems to me that they are too "clinical". In their effort at being scientific, they often neglect how the lenses are going to be used and the samples end up being a poor indication of real-world performance. As in this case: no one shoots JPEG only with sharpening turned off.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2013, 09:59:19 AM »
I'm interested in this lens for video. How do you think Sigma's OS (Optical Stabilizer) performs against Canon's IS (Image Stabilizer)?

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« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2013, 10:48:48 AM »
Is it just me or do the images look blurry? I'm viewing them on my iPad and they look kinda garbage. The shots themselves are not very interesting, maybe that doesn't help. I was expecting more. I'll have a proper look on my monitor at home.

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+1.

I wonder if AFMA is required for this lens/body pairing and has not been used.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2013, 10:48:48 AM »

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2013, 11:11:29 AM »
I'm interested in this lens for video. How do you think Sigma's OS (Optical Stabilizer) performs against Canon's IS (Image Stabilizer)?

The Canon one is definitely better than the Sigma you can find on their EX lenses. Really smoother and quieter.
Moreover, stabilisation is a fragile part of the lens. I'm not talking about the reliability of the "new Sigma" but on my EX  (which was quite their top of the line), the stab broke down one year and a month after the purchase (intensive daily use)... And on their EX 120-300, it was the noisiest i've ever heard.

I've been a proud and very satisfied Sigma user for a year and a month (I find that their last 70-200 is optically a bit better than my Canon 70-200 2.8 IS I). Thinking that issues only happen on other people's gear. I'll never buy one of their product anymore.
When your 1000€ and more Canon gear needs to be fixed, you can get a replacement one until you get back yours (usually a few days or a week later). Sigma needs 2 or 3 weeks and about 250/300$ to fix it and you're on your own during this time.
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2013, 12:08:17 PM »
Although to be fair, maybe lentip is just clueless when it comes to taking shots. I do have to say that many first samples even from great Canon lenses and bodies have looked like trash. I'm always amazed who they so often end up putting their stuff in the hands of to produce show off first samples, since it seems to be people who can't get a sharp shot out of a 135 f/2 at f/5.6 even center frame and who somehow end up making ISO100 shots appear as if they needed and had applied NR suitable for ISO25,600. And then as soon as the equipments gets in the hands of any old random joe blow in the forums and suddenly the quality looks 10x better. I don't get it.


OK...I appologize....my previous quotes were from looking at the images on my iPad with Retina display...(sorry...I won't do that again....it is a non-scientific experience when it comes to viewing a photo file!!!!!)...I am on my desktop computer right now....I agree with you...EVERYTHING looks SOFT...like REALLY soft....I think something is amiss here.... I think we all REALLY need to wait for another review....Roger...(at Lens Rental...can you help us out here!!!!! LOL!).  I am going to throw these samples out as an error...and keep an open mind about the lens. Something is just not right here.
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2013, 12:14:06 PM »
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Something must be wrong. They look awful to me. Very surprising.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2013, 12:31:38 PM »
Is it just me or do the images look blurry? I'm viewing them on my iPad and they look kinda garbage. The shots themselves are not very interesting, maybe that doesn't help. I was expecting more. I'll have a proper look on my monitor at home.

 :(

+1.

I wonder if AFMA is required for this lens/body pairing and has not been used.

At these apertures and focal lengths and distances SOMETHING ought to be sharp, right?? AFMA or not.
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2013, 01:57:16 PM »
Had a look over some of these images and it just confirms my thoughts that this lens is aimed at bringing the success of the 24-105 zoom range to Nikon and Sony, 'cos it doesn't look like it will replace the Canon version.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2013, 07:02:46 PM »
I like what Sigma has done and I absolutely love my 35mm 1.4 Art lens, but I just don't understand the rationale of making this particular lens.

Sure, the "list" price of this lens is lower, but with the amount of white boxed Canon 24-105's floating out on the market, this is a case where the street price of the OEM's product is going to be lower than that of the 3rd party manufacturer.

Put another way, most everyone is going to ALREADY have the OEM version of this lens. Sigma's version would have to be noticeably better for people to want to buy it when they already have the Canon. And the early returns suggest it isn't better at all.

I'd rather them put their energy into making a premium, Art version of the 50mm.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
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« Reply #43 on: November 01, 2013, 08:17:57 PM »
Is it just me or i feel that my 35L is sharper at 1.4...?
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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2013, 10:53:40 PM »
Is it just me or do the images look blurry? I'm viewing them on my iPad and they look kinda garbage. The shots themselves are not very interesting, maybe that doesn't help. I was expecting more. I'll have a proper look on my monitor at home.

 :(

+1.

I wonder if AFMA is required for this lens/body pairing and has not been used.

At these apertures and focal lengths and distances SOMETHING ought to be sharp, right?? AFMA or not.

Depends on the depth of field ... but even the image of the roses does not have the roses in focus, so the lens is probably front focusing relative to the camera.

I'm not sure if this is more damning of lenstip.com or the lens, but the images just shouldn't look like this.

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Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2013, 10:53:40 PM »