Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS E-mount lens review by Frangie2127

reviewer#42980 date: Jan-12-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 lens : f3.5 - f4.5
price paid:£1200
positive:Build quality
Focal length / constant F4
38cm minimum focus distance
Custom function for lens button
negative:Better balance with battery grip accessory.
comment:Bought this lens immediately upon release because of the perfect focal length for travel.I have tested the lens for portrait, landscape and close ups. All these situations reveal that this is a highly versatile lens. It’s a solid feeling lens and whilst pretty well balanced on the A7II Body, it does benefit from using in conjunction with a battery grip, especially if using on day trips for prolonged shooting. What is a surprise is the minimal focus distance of 38cm which means great close ups that are super sharp. The contrast on this lens is at least as good as my two Zeiss Batis prime lenses (and they are great lenses too). At the time of writing this review this lens is considered the best around for this focal length.All I can do is confirm the pleasure of owning one irrespective of the high price tag of being an early adopter.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 13
  • sharpness: 4.69
  • color: 4.85
  • build: 4.69
  • distortion: 4.15
  • flare control: 4.62
  • overall: 4.60 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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