Also Known As: Sigma 24-105mm f/4 OS
Lens Type: Zoom Lens
Format: Full Frame / FX
Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
Release Date: 2013-10-16
MSRP Price: $899
Made in: Japan
Production Status: In Production
Lens Description: 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.
Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Specifications
|Lens Type||Zoom Lens|
|Mount Type||Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA|
|Format||Full Frame / FX|
|Compatible Format(s)||Full-Frame, APS-C|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:4.6|
|Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)||Yes|
|Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||84.1°|
|Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||23.3°|
|Low Dispersion Glass Elements||2|
|"F" Low Dispersion Glass Elemenets||2|
|Super Multi-Layer Coating||Yes|
|Built-in Focus Motor||Yes|
|Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||17.7|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||Yes|
|Dimensions||88.6 x 109.4mm|
|Available in Colors||Black|
I also use this lens on a Nikon D810.
While sharpness does not grab me as the defining feature of this lens, I’ve noticed that when I travel and can only bring one lens, this is the one I take.
That said, this lens is bulky and heavy. But size and weight seem to be parameters ignored by manufacturers of late. They are after performance, and this lens delivers.
I got a Tamron 18-30mm f/2.8 recently, and that lens is even bigger and heavier. Definitely not a solo traveller.
Chris I have this lens and shoot it on a Nikon D810. I have not done any formal testing with it, but I’m very pleased with the sharpness, even at 105mm. And I am fussy about sharpness, also shooting with Nikon’s 105 f2 DC, and 85mm f1.4 D. Not quite as sharp as those, but close. At 24mm it seems as sharp as my 24mm f3.5 PCE lens. I’m very pleased with it.
is there any chance for one of your excellent reviews for this lens on a D810? Especially since you’ve covered and compared almost all other options for a standard zoom on the Nikon 36MP sensors. :-) Cameralabs’ review suggests a slightly better corner performance than the Nikon 24-70 and Tamron 24-70 and since that is the main problem on the 36MP sensors, an imatest comparison to your earlier test would be highly useful! Best regards from Cologne, Germany, Chris