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Sigma 24-105mm F4 lens price announced ($899)
Sigma announced pricing and availability for their full-frame Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM "Art", which will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sigma, and Sony mounts. The lens features optical stabilization and is compatible with Sigma's USB dock. You may pre-order it today for $899.
Expected availability November 4th.

Pre-order: Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM Lens ($899)
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Here are the main features and specifications:
  • Lens Construction: 19 elements in 14 groups
  • Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 3.5in x 4.3in
  • Weight: 885g / 31.2oz
  • Minimum focusing distance: 45cm /17.7in
  • OS (Optical Stabilizer) functionality
  • Filter size: 82mm
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4.6
  • Angle of view (35mm equivalent): 84.1-23.3
  • HSM delivers high AF speed and quiet performance
  • Offers F/4 brightness throughout the zoom range
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Rounded 9-blade diaphragm
  • Mount conversion service available
  • Sigma USB Dock compatible



Oct 25, 2013 at 04:11 PM
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If it performs good, I think we have a winner.


Oct 25, 2013 at 04:24 PM
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I really, really hope this is an improvement on Nikon's 24-120. Particularly... corner/edge performance. (which is rather mediocre on the d800) If so, I'm sold.




Oct 25, 2013 at 04:35 PM
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I guarantee it will. It's designed specifically to one-up Canons 24-105/F4, which is I believe better than Nikon's 24-120.


Oct 25, 2013 at 04:56 PM
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mightaswell wrote:
I guarantee it will. It's designed specifically to one-up Canons 24-105/F4, which is I believe better than Nikon's 24-120.


This would make sense. . .

(of course just as soon as I grab this they'll drop the rumored 24-70 f2)



Oct 25, 2013 at 05:00 PM
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mightaswell wrote:
I guarantee it will. It's designed specifically to one-up Canons 24-105/F4, which is I believe better than Nikon's 24-120.


Having used both, I actually like Nikon's 24-120 a lot better than the 24-105L. I do hope this is an upgrade to either though.



Oct 25, 2013 at 06:48 PM
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JustinPoe wrote:
Having used both, I actually like Nikon's 24-120 a lot better than the 24-105L. I do hope this is an upgrade to either though.


+1
My experience as well,

The Sigma needs 82mm filters and that's not option for me.



Oct 25, 2013 at 07:51 PM
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im gonna buy it monday when i get paid. sooooooooo looking forward to it. if it sucks ill just return it and go nikon


Oct 25, 2013 at 08:24 PM
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Well, if you go by the MTFs published by Sigma and Nikon it's not clear that the Sigma will be better:

Here are the MTFs from the Sigma at the wide:







and tele end







And here are the MTFs from the Nikon 24-120/4 at the wide:







and the tele end







I know there is more to lens IQ than MTF charts, but they are a good start . . .

I don't think the Sigma is going to be the better lens by any substantial margin, except perhaps for light falloff due to the larger elements. Light falloff I can handle in post, fuzzy borders/corners are not so easy for what I'd use it for.



Oct 25, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Sigma 24-105mm F4 lens price announced ($899)


Wow. Sigma is really getting with the program!

Of course, their timing is impeccable. I finally broke down and bought the Nikon 24-120 about 3 months ago.

Oh well, if the new Sigma isn't a huge improvement, I'll keep the Nikon. If it is, I'll have to consider selling it and getting the Sigma. I like this focal range a lot, for a walking around lens and even for some events, so long as it is sharp wide open.

I have the old Nikon and I think it might have gotten sharp around f/8....

Good on ya, Sigma. Keep them coming.

Kerry



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Sigma 24-105mm F4 lens price announced ($899)


I don't like that this is not an internal focusing lens, unlike the Nikon 24-120.


Oct 25, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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I wonder if it will be better than my Nikon 28-105mm f3.5 - 4.5D AF. It doesn't have any fancy features, but the D lens is very sharp, small, light and cost next to nothing.


Oct 26, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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It's just as heavy as the Nikon 24-70/2.8 at 2 lbs.


Oct 26, 2013 at 01:44 AM
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It's heavier than all the current Nikon and Canon similar range zoom lenses and even heavier than the Tamron f/2.8 VC. Crazy.

EBH



Oct 26, 2013 at 02:05 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Sigma 24-105mm F4 lens price announced ($899)


Looks like a killer lens, but the 82mm filter ring and the "opposite" zoom direction kinda turns me off.


Oct 26, 2013 at 02:07 AM
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82 is the new 77.

EBH



Oct 26, 2013 at 02:15 AM
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OccAeon wrote:
I don't like that this is not an internal focusing lens, unlike the Nikon 24-120.


It is internal focusing.



Oct 26, 2013 at 05:48 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Sigma 24-105mm F4 lens price announced ($899)


I used Canon 24-105 before I switched to Nikon and I like the 24-120 better, There is very little difference in IQ and the extra reach is very handy for me.


Oct 27, 2013 at 04:04 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Sigma 24-105mm F4 lens price announced ($899)


Nikon 24-120 f/4 will be hard to beat. My copy is extremely sharp, at least for a zoom
Light weight, respectably wide zoom range. Pretty much the perfect walk around lens.
The Sigma is $400 cheaper, and I do only have a D7000 and D7100 so maybe the full frame guys have a beef with the edge sharpness.



Oct 29, 2013 at 07:12 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Sigma 24-105mm F4 lens price announced ($899)


+1 on the stalwart Nikon 28-105 for FX! For a good DX equivalent, try the Sigma 17-70 "C" unless you like to hike with extra weight
Ron



Oct 30, 2013 at 02:45 PM
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