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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Phil Bautista's picture

I own and use a Canon version and am interested to find out how this lens compares. The Canon is old and dated and I hope that this version is a big enough improvement that it sparks Canon to get off their asses and make a Mark II. Or a 2.8 version. Areas that need improvement are image stabilization, focus acquisition, corner sharpness and, of course, a lower price would be nice.

And for what it's worth, I own 4 Sigma lenses, including the 18-35, f/1.8, and I'm a fan of their products as an alternative to Canon's.

Canons 24-70 f4L IS was the 24-105 replacement I'd say. While you lose 35mm of reach, it just produces leaps and bounds better images and the macro mode is actually damn good.

Phil Bautista's picture

Canon also has a 24-70 f/2.8 so I'm wondering why you think this is the replacement of the 24-105 f/4L IS? Did Canon come out with a statement that they were no longer going to update this line? I wouldn't be surprised though given how many lenses they no longer produce like the 100-300, 80-200 to name a few but the 24-105 was a pretty popular lens so I think not updating/no longer supporting it would be a mistake.

What's so stunning about this lens. Just another 24 - 1xx f4 lens. Nikon (just to name one arbitrary brand) has such a lens in its lineup for quite a while ?
Sigma could stun the world if this lens had an optical image quality comparable to pro f2.8 lenses.

Looks like it's been taken off the site...

I was just about to place an order for Canon's 24-105 but I think I'll wait to see how this one performs.

Sigma has pull the link down - Forbidden URL, as of now.

link already dead - someone mis-scheduled the reveal post at Sigma, or something? ;)

Jaron Schneider's picture

It's back. There was just some miscommunication between Japan and USA, as far as I can tell.

thanks for the reply - browsing now! :)

Parampreet Dhatt's picture

At 885 grams, this seems quite heavy for a f/4 lens. In contrast, the Nikon 24-120 f/4 and Canon 24-105mm f/4 weigh 710 and 670 grams respectively.

It's good with a little weight. Then it feels like a piece of quality product.

Interesting! I grabbed the Sigma 35 recently and LOVE it.. I also grabbed their 70-200 OS and LOVE it! This is coming from the guy who never thought going aftermarket was a good idea... As a hybrid hdslr shooter, the 24-105 is by far the best workhorse lens because of its focal range and the IS! I do agree that Canon's is grossly overpriced... which is probably why they practically give it away in all their kits... So hopefully Sigma acknowledges that and matches their kit pricing at least. Im stoked for what Sigma is doing all around here, they are really raising the bar for Canon and Nikon to pull up their panties! I don't see it being too far in the future, where the respectively rumoured 24-70 F2, and 70-200 F2's will be being released :) Now those are two bad boys i'll be getting! Now... hopefully they have IS on them... an HDSLR's dream. Thanks Sigma!

Looks good, but would love to have seen this focal range with a 2.8 aperture.

tameron has one Nice zoom lens 24-70mm 2.8 and stabilisation vc and it is good as Nikons in test and way better than sigmas but that is not any suprise

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