The Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM, part of Sigma’s ‘Art’ line-up, is due out in a Canon-mount version from next month, priced £849.99.

The lens will also be available in Nikon, Sony and Sigma AF mounts, at dates yet to be confirmed.

The newcomer incorporates a Super Multi-Layer Coating, designed to cut lens flare and ghosting, and produce ‘sharp and high-contrast images even in backlit conditions’.

Features include a minimum focusing distance of 45cm and a nine-blade diaphragm.

The Japan-made lens will accept 82mm filters.