Sigma’s new zoom lens ships next month, priced at $899
Sigma Corporation has recently launched the official pricing and availability of the new Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Art lens. Surprisingly though, the new lens costs USD100 more than its Canon counterpart, but the third-party lens manufacturer claims that the added cost equates to better optical performance.
By breaking down its name, we’ll have a bird’s eye view of what this new lens has to offer. So let’s start with that shall we?
24-105mm – equivalent zoom range when used on a full-frame dSLR camera.
F4 – Maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range.
DG – made with full-frame dSLR camera in mind, but can also be used for cameras with cropped sensor.
OS – or Optical Stabilization, meaning it minimizes blurs often caused by hand-held shooting.
HSM – or HyperSonic Motor, meaning it locks in on a subject faster and with lesser noise compared to non-HSM lenses.
Art – Sigma’s lineup of lenses designed to offer high image quality.
Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Art lens specs:
Construction: 19 elements in 14 groups, including 2 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glasses, 2 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glasses, as well as single and double-sided Aspherical elements.
Inner focusing mechanism (non-rotating front element)
Filter thread: 82mm
Aperture blades: 9
Aperture range: f/4 – f/22
Min. Focus distance: 45cm
Dimensions: 88.6×109.4 mm
Sigma stated that the Nikon and Sony version of this lens will be available on December. However, the latter will not have the OS feature as Sony cameras already have an in-camera stabilization.