Do we think this is better than the Nikon 24-120mm, a lens which I hated? (Heavy and not very sharp).
If so, I might get it but I get the feeling it's probably no better!
04-11-2014, 06:53 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-11-2014, 06:54 PM by Rainer.)
I have not had the Sigma 24-105 in my hands ... but just from the data
shown in the reviews here, I wouldn't expect much of a difference when
comparing it to the Nikon 24-120/4 (or to the Canon 24-105/4) ... if
you already found the Nikon 24-120 too heavy ... the Sigma is nearly 200gr
Just my 2cts ... Rainer
The Sigma 24-105mm is now my most used lens on Nikon D750. (I usually shoot lightweight f/1.8 native primes.)
I get great results wide open. Sharp and beautiful.
What swayed me to try it was a particular DXO measurement that I find extremely helpful: sharpness, "field" which shows you the sharpness across the entire frame at a given FL and aperture. The Sigma is sharp (green) across the board wide open. By contrast the Nikon 24-120mm was NOT, and in particular, it was very weak around 85mm wide open, which is an important FL for me. (DXO measured the Sigma on Canon bodies but the sharpness measurement turned out yo be a good indicator for my Nikon.)
It is worth the weight IMHO.