Sigma has announced the 24-105mm f/4, the latest addition to their Global Vision line. With all the talk circulating around Sigma's 18-35mm f/1.8, with its high performance and price tag that'd make any low-budget filmmaker smile, it might be safe to say that their newest lens might generate a significant amount of attention, too. According to cinema5D, the lens will find itself amongst a lot of competitors, and without reviews or demos to gauge its performance, we have to rely on the specs given. Read on for more information on Sigma's new lens, including specs and price tag.
Sigma's 24-105mm f/4 is a wide-angle to medium telephoto zoom lens designed for both full frame and crop sensor Canon DSLR cameras. Designed to be a versatile, "everyday" lens, it utilizes Sigma's Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) for autofocusing, as well as their Optical Stabilizer (OS). However, the Sony mount will not have the OS. Cinema5D elaborates on the lens' classification:
The new 24-105 is branded "A" in Sigma’s attempt to categorize all of their new Global Vision lenses. This means the lens will be classified as an Art lens, however due to it’s versatility it could easily slot into either of Sigma’s other labels -- Sports and Contemporary.
- Lens construction: 19 Elements in 14 Groups
- Angle of View: 84.1º-23.3º
- Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
- Minimum Aperture: f22
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 45cm/17.7in
- Filter Size: 82mm
- Maximum Magnifications: 1:4.6
- Dimensions: 88.6x109.4mm/3.5x4.3in
- Weight: 885g/31.2oz
- OS (Optical Stabilizer) functionality
- HSM delivers high AF speed and quiet performance
- Offers F/4 brightness throughout the zoom range
- Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting
- Mount conversion service available
- Sigma USB Dock compatible
Available with Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Sigma mounts, Sigma's new lens is listed as $899 on B&H and is available to preorder. and the expected availability is November 4th.
Be sure to check out cinema5D's article for more information, as well as which lenses pose as competition to the new 24-105. And we'll keep you posted as reviews and tests start rolling in.