UPDATED: Sigma 24-105mm F/4 OS Art Lens Confirmed

UPDATED: Sigma 24-105mm F/4 OS Art Lens Confirmed

UPDATED: Estimated arrival date released. In a stunning development, Sigma has placed the rumored 24-105mm on their website. I say stunning, because the whole of the Sigma USA team is on holiday today and we were never briefed on this lens officially (which is HIGHLY unusual, eg. this is the first time it's happened). This story is still developing, but the page is live and you can look at it yourself.

UPDATED: Sigma expects the lens to be available by November.

"True to its categorization as a Sigma Art lens, the new 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM is designed for artistic expression and top-notch image quality. This versatile lens covers the basic shooting range from wide to medium tele with an inner focusing system that eliminates front lens rotation, enhancing the lens stability and allowing the use of circular polarizing filters. It also boasts a constant aperture of F4, and contains Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology to compensate for camera shake. Moreover, it was designed to surpass the required quality inspection of every Global Vision lens with Sigma’s own modulation transfer function (MTF) “A1” measuring system to create new optical standard to align with the high-spec cameras on today’s market."

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

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I grabbed some great product photos of the lens for you to gander at as well:

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No price has yet been listed, and all my sources have not been able to get me one. I'll update as soon as I hear.

View the full product description, MTF charts, and all other info at Sigma-global.com.

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I'm hoping that Zach Sutton gets one to try out...

Zach Sutton's picture

Eh, meh.

Everyone knows I'm a Sigma skeptic

Jaron Schneider's picture

Nothing wrong with that. I was too, before the 35mm. But Zach loves his Canon 35L ;)

Zach Sutton's picture

When Sarah Williams and I met up in Texas, we mentioned having a 35 Shoot off...since she had the Sigma and I had the Canon.

Never materialized though. I think she was scared of losing.

Spy Black's picture

I doubt that lens would lose to the Canon.

Jaron Schneider's picture

At best it ties.

Spy Black's picture

Not from what I've seen, but if it did so optically, it wins anyway at being $500-$600 cheaper.

The Sigma 50 f/1.4 is reputedly better than the offerings of Canon and Nikon but that, of course, is always subject to debate. For what it's worth, Sigma churns out a lot of good stuff that I wouldn't necessarily dismiss it without first seeing its output.

But this way I can check out that lens. I want that or the Canon version.

2.8 would have been better.

Of course it would have been better. 1.8 would have been better.

1.79 would have been even better.

1.2 would been the best like kanons 50 and 85 1.2l series

I'm holding out for a 1.19 and won't take any pictures or earn any money until they make one.

ha ha then you must wait very long its not going to happend in Your life

yes, for double the size and 1,5kg weight and $3000.

still waiting for the redesigned 24-70 :(

yeah the current one is runny turds imo

Looks like they took these photos with a better lens. lol

Blatant Canon rip off.

Spy Black's picture

Not if it's a superior lens. The Canon lens is not that great, and obnoxiously overpriced.

Tony Carter's picture

Was hoping they'd offer something different than what's already out there...seems like now, they're just picking a fight ;)

personally, i hate lenses that don't zoom internally....too "kit lens" like....i know the nikon 24-70, 28-70, and 17-55 move in and out at the end, but at least the hood is huge, and stays put....Even the new Canon 24-70 2.8 version II is like this sigma...the whole hood and everything moves....looks stupid and introduces all kinds of spots for dirt/moisture to enter....

PLUS, Nikon zoom rings turn opposite of Canon...but when you buy a Sigma lens for a Nikon, the zoom ring turns like a Canon, and not a Nikon....for that reason alone, i'd never buy one....

Jon Woodbury's picture

Don't they alternate? Some Sigma lenses zoom the Canon direction, some the Nikon direction?

Nope, the 18-50, new 18-35, and 70-200 all turn the "wrong" way for nikon.... assuming all the other zooms are the same way.....

That is not true. I have a sigma 70-200 and a nikon 24-70 and the zoom rings turn the same direction on both lenses. Did you ever stop to think that the one pictured could be the canon or sigma mount?

Ok, so why does the nikon mount 18-50, 24-70, and 120-300 all turn the "wrong" way for nikon?? Sigma cant make up their mind on how to make lenses...one more reason not to buy one...

yep, don't buy one because the zoom ring turns the 'wrong way'. Only really relevant for videographers, who no doubt wouldn't be fussed themselves.

Jon Woodbury's picture

Canon's version isn't that expensive. It's the perfect range so at 2.8 I would have bought two. Almost, Sigma....almost.

Look at everyone whinging about sigma offering their take on the 24-105. The canon version is getting old and poo now (replaced with my tack sharp beloved 24-70 f4L IS), and with sigmas current track record of recent lenses this may be a brilliant bang for buck lens. Ignoring all others whinging, thank you Sigma for at least bringing some new gear out for us equipment hoarders to play with. For people who want the extra reach (I do) that are bored of canons L-acklustre 24-105's super soft edges, this may be a winner.

P.S if it was 2.8, or 1.8 for that matter, on FF it would be stupid expensive. Then people would say 'I'm not paying that much for sigma blah blah'

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