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

reviewer#46960 date: Oct-28-2023
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 16-50mm, Sony Zeiss 16-80mm, Sigma 17-70mm.
price paid:€ 385,-
positive:The range, the constant f/4, the internal focussing and zooming. The motorzoom for video. Centre sharpness ansmd overall IQ stopped down.
negative:Quite a lot distortion, some purple/green fringing in wide-angle.
comment:Very nice lens for video. Used many occasions on my NEX-VG camera. The motorzoom is perfect. Internal focus and zoom ideal for video. But also for photography I am very pleased with this walk-around lens for general use. Good range and constant f/4 is nice.

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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