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First Photo of the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 Lens Finds Its Way Online

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Another leak sprung over the weekend — if, that is, you believe it’s a leak and not a strategic move by the company. This one, however, doesn’t have to do with an upcoming camera, but rather some new glass. It’s the first official-looking photo of the rumored Sigma 24-105mm f/4 lens.

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The photo was sent to Canon Rumors by a new anonymous tipster, so there is a higher-than-usual likelihood that it’s a fake, but everybody that has taken a look seems to agree it looks legit.

The lens’ full name will be the 24-105mm f/4 DG OS, and according to the tip it’ll be a slightly larger alternative to the Canon 24-105. Rumor has it the lens will sport an 82mm filter thread and weigh 885 grams (to Canon’s 670) thanks to the lens’ 19 elements arranged into 14 groups.

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Given a high-enough-quality build (and there’s no reason to think otherwise) Canon Rumors expects this puppy to give Canon’s 24-70mm f/4L IS and 24-105mm f/4L IS a serious run for their money.

We’ll let you debate whether or not the photo is real, but if it is, what do you Canon shooters think? Would you sooner buy the Canon lens, or the new Sigma version?

(via Canon Rumors)


Update: It seems the lens officially made landfall shortly after this post went up. No word on pricing or availability just yet, but you can check out the specs and more photos of the lens — which is available in Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma mounts — on Sigma’s website here.


 
  • cheap primes

    until someone makes a FF 24-105 f/2 that is sharp enough wide open, i dont care about zoom lenses.

  • Jonathan Maniago

    Why stop there? I’m looking forward to a 10-1400mm f/0.95 IS that’s sharp even with the lens cap on.

  • Bryan

    Make it a pancake and I’ll buy one for 200$!

  • David

    I’ll wait for BnH’s sale price

  • Rob S

    Come on Sigma give us a Pentax version!!!

  • Rob S

    Come on Sigma give us a Pentax version!!!

  • http://radiancedeluxe.com/ radiancedeluxe

    a 24-105 f/2 is within the (admittedly remote) realm of possibility. 25 years ago a 24-70 f2.8 was just a dream as well. so a 24-105 f/2 is not completely impossible

  • Genkakuzai

    I’d settle for a 24-70mm f/2. And for some reason I think Sigma might actually deliver that eventually.

  • Jeff

    The canon 24-104mm has plenty of room for improvement, so they could pull this off.. However the 24-104 is pretty cheap these days, so it’s going to have to be crystal sharp or much cheaper to have any hope.

  • Daniel Walldorf

    Might be really interesting to get a proper alternative to Canons 24-105!

  • sam

    c’mon sigma ~ make something that similar to your 18-35 f/1.8
    but for full frame ..

  • Alex

    I just bought the Canon version. :(

  • http://www.sebastiandahl.com/ S├ębastian Dahl

    After the launch of the amazing 35mm f1.4 I had been expecting more from Sigma than this.
    f1.4 is just too slow, and If I’m to get a zoom lens, I’ll go for the new Tamron 24-70 f2.8 because image quality seems good and it has IS.

  • tedtedsen

    no internal zoom and it has an narrow focus ring and it exstends extreamley on zooming to 105 no thanks this is a Nice kittlens but not for my d4 or d800 no way

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