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Sigma24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Strong construction (19)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (17)
  • Durable (16)
  • Consistent output (15)
  • Nice bokeh (14)

Cons

  • Heavy (15)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (14)
  • Weddings (13)
  • Video (11)
  • Low light (5)
  • Wildlife photos (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (7)
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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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

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

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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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

    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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

    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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

    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

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    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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

    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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

    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

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    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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

    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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

    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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

    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

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    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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

      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

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      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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

        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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

          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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

          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

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          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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

          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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

          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 Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

          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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          4.0

          Pretty good but..

          By Derek

          from New York

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

              As sharp as the Canon 24-105. Does not flair like the Canon. Constant aperture all the way through the focal range, unlike the Canon which is more like an F5.6 at the long end. I just wish it was par focal like the Canon.

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              5.0

              What's the Difference, Sharp or Soft?

              By Cardo the Photog

              from Oklahoma City

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Street photography
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

              I've had this lens for a couple of weeks, now. Because of customer reviews, I selected it over the Canon L lens of the same focal length. I have it coupled with my Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

              The build quality is top-notch, as are the other Sigma lenses I own (180mm macro, 12-24 mm wide zoom). I own one Canon L lens (100-400 mm) which is a superb lens. But, the Sigma's seem to offer greater value for the money.

              I've had a Canon 24-135 mm zoom for years. It has been a wonderful work horse for me and will always be dear to my heart. But, it has some deficiencies. Images on it tend to be soft. The f-stops increase when you zoom in. The build quality is rickety.

              This Sigma lens is everything I've wanted in a "walk around" lens. Constant aperature throughout the focal length, rock solid costruction, and tack sharp focus. In fact, the sharpness of the lens reveals some of my own sloppiness as a photographer. When you're wide open, you had better make sure everything you want in focus is on the same focal plane or it will be obvious when it's not.

              Nothing against Canon lenses. They make very impressive lenses and they are rightfully proud. However, this Sigma lens will please you.

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              5.0

              Excellent Optics for the Price

              By AdamSis

              from Boston, MA.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                I've so far used this lens mostly for portraiture, events, and still life of larger objects. So far I'm very pleased, the AF is silent-no sound whatsoever. The focusing is also very quick both in good and low light. With Canon's unparalleled High ISO capabilities I shoot 3200 with marginal IQ loss, so the F4 aperture to me is no issue. Sigma has truly revamped their line with the 'art' lenses, I was considering the Canon version and saw this as an alternative and have no regrets. The zoom mechanism is CANON OPPOSITE, counter clockwise- the way that makes sense but if you like the canon way it'll throw you. If you want to use it for tight macro you'll need an extension tube because its focusing range is 1.4 feet. I can't think of a better go-to medium range lens. It's heavy but there's quality, the focusing ring is excellent-buttery and good for video. Might have to buy new filters for the 82mm thread, but thats the only downside. Highly recommend it.

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                4.0

                Good optical quality

                By Manuel

                from Puerto RIco

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Price
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • No weather sealing

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras:

                Sharpness in this lens is amazing, especially at the center. The used materials feel really superb and it's hard to spot any weaknesses in the construction. However, the lack of weather sealing is a minus.

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