Sony 18-105mm F4 G PZ OSS E-mount lens review by Lucas

reviewer#11867 date: Jun-12-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS, Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM, Sony 50mm/1.4, Minolta 135/2.8, Sigma 24-70/2.8 EX HSM ( all A lenses with Sony adapter )
price paid:598.00
positive:Solidly built, light, great colors and fine details, fast and silent AF, constant f4 max. aperture. Lens size doesn't change at zooming or focusing. Good bang for the buck!
negative:Some geometrical distortions at wide angles, although automatically corrected by the A6000 I use it on ( jpeg only - shooting RAW, not an issue to correct in Silkypix, PS or LR )
comment:I did a lot of research before buying this lens and am very happy I bought it. I have it for one month now and it's on my A6000 90% for the time. It's a real "G" lens!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 12
  • sharpness: 4.42
  • color: 4.92
  • build: 4.83
  • distortion: 3.83
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.50 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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