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Sigma24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Strong construction (22)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (19)
  • Consistent output (18)
  • Durable (18)
  • Nice bokeh (16)

Cons

  • Heavy (17)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (17)
  • Weddings (15)
  • Video (12)
  • Low light (5)
  • Wildlife photos (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

plusses and minuses butstill better than my Canon 24-105

By .ExhalePhotoJournalism.

from New York, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

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        Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

        My Canon 24-104 f4 broke the week before I had a wedding to shoot on the island of Jamaica leaving from NYC...the zoom got stuck and would only work 24-50mm. I did use my Canon 24-105 a lot but I also used the Canon 24-70 2.8 just as often before I bought the 24-105 and it never broke. The Canon's soon would also slide when my camera was faced towards the ground.

        The Canon does focus faster than the Sigma with my 5D3 and it is weather sealed but the Sigma is not.

        The Sigma is Sharper, manual focus adjustments are smooth and a pleasure, The zoom does not slip. The image stabilization is better.

        The only issue with the sigma for me is that it isn't sealed, slightly slower auto focusing and if you're shooting video and try to pull focus it does zoom a bit.

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        5.0

        Sigma is sharper than Canon 24-105 & Nikon 24-120

        By SkipperJack

        from Elk Grove, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

          This is an amazingly sharp, well color corrected lens. It performs better than either the Canon 24-105 on my Canon 1Dx or the 24-120 Nikon on my Nikon Df. In fact, this lens produces images that are better than many single focal length lenses. The independent lens tests I read before purchase all stated that this is an exceptional zoom lens. The lens is extremely well constructed and balances very well on the 1Dx or 5DIII. To achieve this type of performance from a zoom lens at the $1K level is truly remarkable.

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          5.0

          Well worth the wait.

          By Photodude75

          from Sunnyvale,Tx

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Studio
          • Video

          Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

          I love this lens. It has a great feel to it and is built like a tank. My only frustration with it was the wait time on receiving it from Sigma. It was back-ordered and took 2 months. But that disappeared quickly when I got the lens on my camera. I am more than pleased with the results. I am looking forward to many images that will be produced with this lens.

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          5.0

          Excellent lens

          By Ben

          from Urbana, Il

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

          I like this lens a lot, which is super sharp and has fast autofocus. The build quality is awesome. The only draw back is heavy and no weather proof.

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          4.0

          Exceptional lens with one defect

          By mrbillj

          from Fullerton California

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          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Not Compatible 6d Gps

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

          After reading the exceptional reviews for this lens, I traded in my Canon 24-105 L lens for the Sigma. Yes, this lens is a bit heavy, but the photographer is compensated with extraordinarily sharp pictures. The auto focus is fast and accurate with my Canon 6D. I used this lens as my walk around lens on a trip to Europe last summer. I wanted to take advantage of the Canon 6D GPS photo tag feature but in use discovered a fault or incompatibility issue that causes the 6D completely lock up & no camera functions work at all! The remedy I found is to remove the battery which reset the camera. After that, all functions except for GPS tagging work fine. I really love this lens and hope that Sigma releases a fix for the GPS issue.

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          5.0

          Magical Lens

          By Nisar

          from Karachi Pakistan

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Walk around lens
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

            It is lightening fast. Very well Build. Excellent IQ. Good contrast and colors. I am very satisfied with it. I also have sigma 18-35mm F1.8 a real gem.

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            5.0

            Awesome lens!

            By Eddie

            from West Coast

            Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

            I have had the Canon and is a great lens, but this one feels so much better! Excellent build quality!

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            4.0

            Sharp as a razorblade.

            By 2ParrotMom

            from Ga

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • No lens lock

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

            Pros: lens is sharp, beautiful colors, quick AF, sturdy construction, no lens creep.

            Cons, a bit heavy and no lens lock.

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            5.0

            Sigma 24-105 is Awesome~

            By Mickey

            from New York

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

            This lens is seriously a monster. A bit heavy but a beast in performance!

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            5.0

            Better than the Canon Lens

            By JDAlaska

            from Anchorage, Alaska

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Clean Image
            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Optical stabilization
            • Rugged
            • Sharp
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • 82mm filters
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • All Purpose Lens
            • Single Lens Shoots

            Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

            I use this lens when I can only bring 1 lens with me. I originally had the Canon version of this lens but I never liked it. It was always soft, the picture quality just OK, and it felt loose and cheap. Not what I expected out of an L series lens. I purchased the sigma 35mm art lens and it is AMAZING! So, I quickly sold my canon on [@] and put the order in for the sigma 24-105mm Art lens.As soon as I pulled it out of the box I knew I was going to be happy with it. Other than being a bit on the heavy side it just feels nice. Smooth turning of the rings and the zoom feels tight. Definitely a solid, well built product.I went outside and snapped a few shots. The photos were clear, sharp, had great color and contrast, very little color aberration, and the optical stabilization system works great. Other than it being a slower lens at f4 and a bit heavy this lens is fantastic. And at the price point it's totally worth the money and a better overall lens than the more expensive Canon.Buy this lens!

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            5.0

            Excellent Lens, Beats Canon version

            By John

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

            Excellent build quality, very sharp throughout the range, very nice color and rendering, very quiet AF and OS. I find 24-70 range too limiting, especially for studio portraits, but I wasn't a big fan of the Canon version of the 24-105 L. I also have the excellent Sigma 35, and I'm beginning to think that Art is the new L.

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            4.0

            Good choice!

            By Court

            from Wyoming

            About Me Casual Photographer

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

            This is a great addition to your camera equiptment. Although a bit on the heavy side, it produces a beautiful crisp image.

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            5.0

            Sharp, well built, better than the canon

            By Griffon

            from New York

            Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

            This lens is truly spectacular, it is sharp, well built and much better than the canon 24-105. The autofocus is super fast, even on my t3i. I can't imagine how fast it would be on a 1d! I would totally recommend this lens to anyone who wants a super sharp lens with fast autofocus and a wide zoom range under $ bucks.I do, however dislike the focus shift you get when you zoom. Still 5 stars though

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            5.0

            Excellent

            By Thank You to our Troops!

            from Milwaukie, OR

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Built Like A Rolls Royce
            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Walking around
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

              Beautiful photos. Super fast AF that's almost silent. World class build and finish quality and very comfortable to use. I have not used Canon's version but have other L lenses and this sigma gives up nothing to them. For a 35mm / full frame sensor camera this may be the best walk around lens. Very happy

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              5.0

              Really nice lens...

              By JaySilverDP

              from Brooklyn, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

                So, I bought this lens for my RED Epic Dragon camera because I needed something to cover the 6K sensor. This lens does a great job. It's super sharp and built extremely well. Much more robust than the sloppy Canon 24-105.
                If you're looking for a fairly inexpensive zoom, this could be the ticket.

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                5.0

                Great Lens, on par with L glass

                By Paul

                from Connecticut

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

                  I have been lusting after the Canon 24-105 L lens for some time. After much internal deliberation, I decided to purchase this lens, and I'm glad I did. My last two outings have been almost exclusively with this lens. I've shot waterfalls, and other landscapes with this lens. The images are sharp through out the full range of f stops. I've ranged the f-stops from 4 all the way to 22, and everything looks fine.

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                  5.0

                  Great lens

                  By woody

                  from santa rosa ca

                  Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

                  Built like a tank focus is fast quiet acurate os works well manual focus ring is a little narrow. Very solid lens.

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic

                  By John T.

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

                  This is one of the best lens I've used in a long time. The build seems like it's weather sealed, even though it's not. The image quality is overall consistently sharp and nice.

                  Best 24-105mm as of right now for sure.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome, like the Other Art lenses

                  By Thales Souto

                  from Braganza Paulista, Brazil

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Sharp
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

                  I already have the Sigma 35 1.4 Art since june of 2013 (which is the best lens I've ever used).I was a Canon 24-105 owner but I decided to change from Canon to Sigma.The AF is so fast and accuracy like the Canon. The construction is great but not like de Canon L. Between Canon and Sigma, I prefer the ergonomic of the Canon because of the weight and the focus and focal distance ring.About the vigneting and distance, is very similar of the Canon L.The bokeh is a better (not so much but is noticeable).When we talk about the sharpness, is here where the Sigma wins! Like the other Art series lenses, this is awesome and here is the great advantage when compare with Canon. It's incredible how this Sigma zoom lenses can keep high sharpness even above of 80 mm. The constrast and colors of the Sigma are better and have its personality... for Canon users, the difference is not so huge, in terms of money, when you buy the Canon L together with 5D or 6D but, for Nikon users, it's almost a must have lens.

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                  5.0

                  GOOD ALL - AROUND LENS

                  By DALE

                  from DAYTON. OHIO

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon:

                  THE AUTO FOCUS WAS SMOOTH, FAST, ACCURATE AND VERY
                  QUIET. COLOR WAS TRUE. PHOTOS CAME OUT GREAT. MANUAL
                  FOCUS AND ZOOM RINGS OPERATE VERY SMOOTHLY. WAS ABLE
                  TO DO VERY NICE CLOSE UPS WITH SUBJECT SHARP AND CLEAR
                  AND THE BACK ROUND OUT OF FOCUS AT F4. NO LIGHT DROP
                  OFF AT CORNERS (PLEASE NOTE - USING CANON 7D WHICH IS
                  NOTE A FULL FRAME DSLR)

                  DOWN SIDE 1. 82 MM FILTER SIZE, 2. WEIGHT

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