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Roger at LensRentals.com has completed his comparison of the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS and the Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS.


Lots of people ask us which lens to buy and we usually say get the one for the best price, which for the last few months has been the Canon variant. While the Sigma is a very good lens, it’s not head and shoulders above the Canon by most accounts, if at all.


Says Roger

“Sigma has made a very nice zoom here at a very good price. It’s obviously not going to create the stir that occurred with their 35mm f/1.4 or 18-35 f/1.8 lenses, but it’s a nice addition to their lineup.


Canon shooters who have a 24-105 f/4 IS have no reason to change based on optics as long as the promotional pricing remains in effect. The Sigma and Canon 24-105s are nearly identical. Similarly the Nikon 24-120 has been available on discount lately, so I don’t see a big motivation for Nikon shooters to change, either.


Of course, if the pricing changes I wouldn’t hesitate to buy the Sigma instead of the name brands. If nothing else, I think the presence of the Sigma will keep Canon and Nikon prices reasonable.


I expect as this lens is released in other mounts it will be quite popular. There’s a reason Canon has sold about 3 gazillion 24-105s. It’s a very good lens with a very useful range. The Sigma will be available for Sony shooters next month and may be the best option in that mount.” Read the full review


Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $682 | Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS $899


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Re: Comparison: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS vs Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 12:05:32 PM »
So much for the type surrounding the Sigma 24-105 lens.

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Re: Comparison: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS vs Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 12:42:16 AM »
I just bought a pristine Canon 24-105L yesterday evening for $500, not had the chance to use it yet, but delighted to have it at last, my first L lens.
70D - 100-400L - 24-105L - 50 f1.8 II - Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 - Sigma 610 ST.
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Re: Comparison: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS vs Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 09:59:39 AM »
Hi all,

I just want to say that the Canon 24-105 f4L was my first L lens. I thought it was fantastic from day 1.
Can I ask why are some internet reviews giving it so many average reviews?
 Is the Canon one really that average?

Thanks

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Re: Comparison: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS vs Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 10:12:10 AM »
I just want to say that the Canon 24-105 f4L was my first L lens. I thought it was fantastic from day 1.
Can I ask why are some internet reviews giving it so many average reviews?
 Is the Canon one really that average?

It's a very good lens, but for an L-series lens calling it 'average' is reasonable.  It has pretty bad distortion at the wide end, and is decently but not exceptionally sharp wide open.
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Re: Comparison: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS vs Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 10:12:10 AM »