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.
“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
GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1596 (Reg $1799), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2894 (Reg $3399) and the Canon EOS-1D X for $5679 (Reg $6799) via ebay.
For lenses, GetItDigital is selling the very good and versatile Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS for the great price of $899 (Reg $1399). If that’s not the mid range zoom you want, they’re also selling the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS for $682 (Reg $1099).
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Camera Canada is selling super telephoto lenses at a big discount over their US counterparts and ship to the USA. These items 100% qualify for USA warranty. I buy most of my gear in Canada from these guys. They’re great to deal with. The current currency difference between Canada and the USA should help offset the price of shipping. Camera Canada ships Canada Post/USPS to the USA and so far that has avoided any customs or duties for US customers.
B&H Photo has a weekend deal on the Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 kit. They’re selling it for $2199 + 2% rewards (Reg $2499). As always, you must begin the checkout process to see the sale price.
Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $2199 (Reg $2499)
Alternatively, if you want to go the mail-in rebate route, you can get a Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS kit with a Pixma Pro-100 for $2099 after a $400 mail-in rebate. The kit is $2499 at checkout.
Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS & Pixma Pro-100 $2099 (After $400 mail-in rebate)
B&H Photo is selling the refurbished Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 /4L IS kit for $2099 (Currently $2400 new).
Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS Kit $2099 at B&H Photo
*B&H Photo sells refurbished items through their used department, but these are brand new factory refurbished products from Canon
A few sellers on ebay have some great deals going on.
I have no experience with BestStopDeals, but I do know BeachCamera, which is also BuyDig.com is a great outfit and have no fear in purchasing from them.
The deal on the macro lens is after mail-in rebate, as BeachCamera is an authorized Canon reseller.
Neither deal will last long.
These 2 deals are now over.
BigValueInc (99.2% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1399 as well as the “white box” version of the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS lenses via ebay for $635.
Canon EOS 6D Body $1399 | Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $635
From Adorama, B&H Photo and Amazon
Adorama has a few great deals today that will not last long. Most notable the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body and kit with the EF 24-105 f/4L IS. You can see the deals once you proceed to checkout.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body via Adorama $2699 | Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kit via Adorama $3239
Amazon is now selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2699.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body via Amazon $2699
Adorama and B&H Photo also have a deal on the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, and this one won’t last long. The lens is $1699 after both an instant and mail-in rebate.
EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo | EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at Adorama