Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Lens Priced at $899; It’s Pretty Big

Sigma 24-105mm f4-2

Sigma has officially priced its 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM lens at $899, which is probably about the right price considering Canon’s EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM retails for $1149. Of course, refurbished Canon models can be had for less.

Sigma 24-105mm f4-3

I would wager that the quality of the new Sigma lens is probably quite a bit better than the Canon version if Sigma’s recent history is anything to measure by. Of course, Nikon and Sony shooters will also have a nice new all-purpose lens option that’s pretty affordable.

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Specifications

  • Lens Construction: 19 elements in 14 groups
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Filter size: ø82mm
  • Angle of view (35mm format): 84.1°-23.3°
  • Minimum focusing distance: 45cm/17.7in.
  • Dimensions (Diameter x Length): ø88.6mm x 109.4mm/3.5in. x 4.3in.
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4.6
  • Weight: 885g/31.2oz

Sigma 24-105mm f4

I got to handle a non-working prototype at PhotoPlus 2013. Obviously, I don’t have much to report except its size. It’s big and heavy. The 82mm filter size just feels massive on this focal range compared to Canon’s version. It weighs 885g, compared to 660g for the Canon version.

The build quality is also on par with recent Sigma lenses and it has every promise of being another solid lens in Sigma’s latest line. You’ll be able to pick one up in November for $899 in Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

 

Comments

  1. Dan says

    For Canon users, you might as well just pick up a white box, refurbished, or used Canon 24-105mm f/4. It’s a solid lens for the price and should come in cheaper than the Sigma. Since the Canon 24-105 is a kit lens with the 5D3 and 6D, there are tons of them out there. Nikon packages the 24-85mm lens with their cameras which is not as good of a lens so the Sigma may be a better fit if you want something better quality than the Nikon 24-85. Of course the Sigma will also be more than that Nikon lens. Also, the Sigma is much cheaper than the Nikon 24-120mm.

    I think THIS Sigma lens will be more difficult to purchase than other Sigma lenses just because the Canon & Nikon prices are low in this segment since they are kit lenses. If Sigma ever puts out a 24-70 f/2.8 or better, I’ll be all over it.

  2. EricB says

    Kogan are offering a Grey import brand new Canon 24-105 F4 at $709 including delivery (Australia) at the moment. That is a great lens, not sure I’d go for another brand unless there was a big price advantage or I’d had the opportunity to discover personally if optics were better again.