Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG HSM Art A-mount lens review by Murman

reviewer#44502 date: Apr-24-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Min. 28-135mm f4-4.5
Min. 28-105mm f3.5-4.5
price paid:$644 US New
positive:Sharp edge to edge. Great depth of field. Colors are very well saturated but are "natural".
Focus is quick and silent.
negative:Zoom is opposite of the usual. Twist left to zoom out. Takes getting used to.
Just a tad heavy but it balances well.
comment:Sigma offered this lens to me at a discount because they could not repair a lens that I had sent in for repair. I wasn't planning to purchase a new lens but couldn't refuse the price. I have no regrets.
On a full frame camera (a99) it is almost the perfect walk around lens.
Shot my nieces' wedding with it. Out of 200+ shots, I missed focus on one and that was my fault, not the lens.
Normally, I would not rate a zoom at 5 for sharpness but this one is in a different class.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 6
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.83
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.97 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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