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

reviewer#7153 date: Mar-25-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.3
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 18-70 F3.5-5.6
Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4.5
Sony 50mm f1.4
price paid:Ł400 GBP
positive:Compact walk around lens
Suitable for APS-C or Full Frame
Solid build
negative:Would be nice if it went wider for APS-C
comment:A great little walk around lens for APS-C or Full Frame. It is well built but reasonable light and very easy to carry around all day for a lens that will go to 105mm. I have used it in the studio and outdoors and it has always produced good results. Of course it would be nice if it were f2.8 but then it would be twice the size and cost twice as much if not more. A great upgrade from a kit lens but not all that wide. Makes up for it with a the telephoto end.

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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