Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Review

January 14, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 Joe Prete

I think we also have to consider the competition, or in this case,
the lack of competition, especially for Nikon shooters. It’s starting to look better already! ... Joe Prete

6:28 am - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

#2 Mc Haddad

This lens had my attention, i was about to get Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 is usm , but now i am very hesitant between these two lenses!!

5:08 pm - Thursday, June 5, 2014

#3 Hartley

Nice review, but I’m really perplexed regarding the elephant in the room - the Canon 24-105 f4L—the most obvious “rival” out there!  Any thoughts on the comparison between the two?

4:51 pm - Thursday, November 20, 2014

#4 Dave Perkes

I owned the Canon 25-105 for 3 years; but never had much enthusiasm for it. Distortion ans vignetting at the wide end was disappointing and bokeh not very pleasing. Its sharp enogh but I never considered it worthy of the L series tag.
I sold the Canon to buy the Sigma Art series 24-105 as I have 2 other of the new generation of lenses inc the 18-35 F1.8 and the 120-300 F2.8.
The Sigma 24-105 is bigger and heavier and a class above its Canon equivalent in build quality. IQ is similar except bokeh is much nicer and distortion and vignetting is noticeably less. there is some wide angle barreling but I dont find it as objectionable as the Canon.
I use it with my Canon 6D and it makes a useful mid range lens to use with my 70D

7:05 am - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

#5 Terah

When using this lens on an APS-C camera, it doesn’t give you ‘an effective increase in focal length’, and it is misleading to phrase it like this.

The only thing that changes when you use this lens on an APS-C camera is the field of view, which decreases because the sensor is 1.5(Nikon) to 1.6(Canon) times smaller than that of a full frame camera.

Smaller sensor = less of the scene your camera can capture, but 105mm will stay 105mm and the lens won’t magically get longer to produce a 168mm focal lenght picture - it will however give you a field of view (in degrees) equivalent to that of a 168mm focal lenght)

A photography blog should know better than to confuse focal length with field of view when it comes to full frame vs. crop sensors.

12:14 pm - Sunday, October 25, 2015

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