Sony AF 24-105mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by TheEmrys

reviewer#22451 date: Dec-12-2015
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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:Minolta 24-105 D
Minolta 28-75/2.8
Tamron 28-75/2.8
Minolta 28-135
Sony CZ24-70/4 FE
price paid:137
positive:Great range
Standard Sony color
Wide open sharpness
comment:What a refreshing lens. I have had two copies of the Minolta 24-105 D and didn't care for either of them. The Minolta D coatings just did nothing for me. In fact, I hated them. Which is why I have sold that lens twice. But the Sony is a bit of a revelation. Much better performance in the area that matters to me: color. This lens has the ncely contrasty look of the Sony coatings rather than the more washed out -D lenses.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 19
  • sharpness: 4.34
  • color: 4.47
  • build: 4.26
  • distortion: 4.05
  • flare control: 4.16
  • overall: 4.26 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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