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    New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    Just saw this announcement on NR:

    Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM lens leaked, already listed on Sigma's website | Nikon Rumors

    This could be a very interesting alternative to the Nikon 24-120mm, and perhaps even the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8.

    Looks like Sigma really want to push optical quality!

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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    Very interesting lens. I need a normal zoom for 35mm, so will absolutely try it out.

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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    If it's like there 35 1.4 than I want it.
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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    From CEO, Kasuto Yamaki :

    "Last evening (Japan time), Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art was was accidentally disclosed on Sigma Global website."

    "We originally planned to announce it several days later. The preliminary page was disclosed by accident. I apologize to our valued customers."

    "The page included some wrong info as to the products. We're now working to expedite the announcement for the correct information."

    "I would truly appreciate it if customers could understand the situation and wait for the official announcement. Thank you very much."
    Kind regards - Hulyss - hulyssbowman.com

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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    That's funny. Even the big guys do these kinds of mistakes

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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Swissblad View Post
    Just saw this announcement on NR:

    Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM lens leaked, already listed on Sigma's website | Nikon Rumors

    This could be a very interesting alternative to the Nikon 24-120mm, and perhaps even the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8.

    Looks like Sigma really want to push optical quality!

    Agree. It seems Nikon has to up their game. I was looking at the review of the new 200-400mm from Canon and it's superb. The Nikon is good but is just the "add Nano Crystal to the old design" method of designing new lenses. The performance is so good that it basically match the resolution of the 5D III. When the next generation high resolution Canon body comes it will be in a decisive advantage against Nikon if they don't do something with thier lenses.

    The price in the other hand ....

    Sigma has moderated prices so I hope this Sigma is good. I am waiting for the next generation 70-200mm from sigma. The Nikon is not really a 200mm at the range I normally use it (dance in little theaters) and is expensive. Tammy,is very good but a lot of vignetting. I will like to see the performance of the next generation Sigma before committing.

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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    If it's like there 35 1.4 than I want it.
    Agree. The 35 1.4 is incredible. Nikon/Canon watch out. With their new A series (and at those prices), Sigma is definitely making a statement.

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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    I was just looking at the MTF curves:



    vs those from the Nikon 24-70mm:


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    The Sigma actually looks quite OK.

    will have to see what real life examples look like.

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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Swissblad View Post
    I was just looking at the MTF curves:



    vs those from the Nikon 24-70mm:


    and



    The Sigma actually looks quite OK.

    will have to see what real life examples look like.

    "The page included some wrong info as to the products. We're now working to expedite the announcement for the correct information."
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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    We'll have to wait and see what was wrong - and what is correct.

    I'm using the current issue of their 150 mm Macro lens - and it is optically a stunner - so I'm curious to see what this lens will be like.

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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    Looks like 24mm is going to suffer more than the Nikon in the corners.

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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    It will be a pity if it is weak at 24mm....

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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    Here's the official skinny:

    24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art | Sigma

    I do wish they'd label their charts properly.
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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    Thanks Tashley!!

    Actually IMHO that doesn't look bad at all.

    I'm curious to see the 1st official reports....

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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    if this one ends up anywhere near the quality level of the 18-35 and 35, it will probably be on my short list for work when a zoom is needed.
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    Re: New Sigma 24-105mm lens

    Sigma states they designed this lens with their 46mp sensor in mind - so I'm very curious to see what the quality will be like.
    It could be a vary handy walk-around lens.

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