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    Posted: 07 October 2013 at 02:20
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Is the Sony F/3,5-4,5 24-105mm a sub-par lens?? Well, it is certainly not on par with the CZ lenses (and some other high quality lenses as well). When my Tamron F/3,5-5,6 24-135mm broke on a trip through New England, Shay (rovhazman) lent me his copy of the Sony lens and I have used it now extensively. It is sharp, vignetting is by far not as bad as I expected (the Tamron is worse), it is not prone to flare, it is a small lightweight lens and I particularly like the Sony finish. I miss the last 30mm in focal range but 105mm at the long end is still very good.
A modern constant F/4 24-105mm or a 24-120mm lens by Sony/Zeiss would be my dream.
The following images underwent only a minimum of PP (repairing the tilted horizon etc.) - with the exception of #10-12.

The images have been taken during two days on Deer Isle, Maine. All images: Sony SLT-A99V and Sony F/3,5-4,5 24-105mm.

#1 Stonington harbor



#2 Lobster boats, Stonington harbor



#3



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#6



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#8



#9 View from the causeway to Moose Island



#10 Unloading the lobster (ISO6400, PP)



#11 Night scene



#12 Stonington harbor front (HDR from one exposure)



C&C welcome, thank you for viewing!

Edit - links repaired!

Edited by waldo_posth - 06 March 2023 at 13:47
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheEmrys Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 October 2013 at 02:45
I really like #8 and #12. They remind me a lot of the Pacific Northwest.

on this theme, I would love to see what you would do with the 35-80 shuttercap. :)
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Lovely shots with a relaxed atmosphere. I like #6 and 9 most. TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 October 2013 at 14:41
It is great to see some good use of this lens! I hope you didn't have to spend too much time to clean the dust out of it...

You can see the vignetting in the photos, but the photos are still very nice and show the relaxed atmosphere.
I also feel that the photos are missing a little extra contrast to bring them up, like you did with #12. With deep blue sky and strong colors, the photos will have extra punch to them.

Thanks for sharing and see you tomorrow!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 October 2013 at 15:17
No dust problems!
I just wanted to show that even if you do not tweak the image files the IQ of the lens is quite acceptable. Of course you could give the photos more (color) contrast (the punch is in the RAW!).

Let me just say: I am glad I could work with the lens! Thank you, Shay!
See you!

@TheEmrys: I am not sure which of the three 35-80mm Minolta lenses the "shuttercap" is (the oldest?), one of these three gets quite a good rating in the lens database (the newest - BTW: your are not suggesting a DPC with "crap" lenses?). As long as you know the weaknesses of your lens you can try to avoid them (e.g. nasty bokeh) and still create some good images. Since my Tamron has to be sent off to get repaired I will be probably using a very, very old other Tamron lens (28-300mm) - I know that it starts to show acceptable sharpness only at F/8 - so I will have to live with that!

Thank you for commenting!
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This is the shuttercap. It has a built in lens cap that operates like a shutter. It is thought of as one of the worst lenses made by Minolta.

And actually, a DPC with poor quality lenses would be interesting.
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