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.
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
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.