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

reviewer#7503 date: May-27-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:
price paid:270 USD
Good focal lenght
negative:some vignetting
comment:I had this lense on my A100/200/300/700 days. I was always happy. It is a very suitable lens when you don't want to take too much equipment with you. It is certainly not a AL lens. You'll still need some addition to cover that need.

It gives really sharp pictures on my A850. The color rendition is good. The A850 is not good if set to AWB. I strongly recommend to do it yourself. Bad WB = bad color rendition ;-)

Yes, i admidt, on wide angle it has some light vignetting. I would say, that nor more than my Sony 18-250 used to have.

The A850 Kit in Switzerland comes with a DxO 6.2 Elite Version (Full Release), which does effectively remove the vignetting.

Compared to my 28-75SAM, this is a good carry on lens.

Overall, for me as an amateur fotographer, this lens, give nice pictures, good enough to print on an 10x15cm format.

Pro's may go for the CZ.

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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