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

reviewer#43008 date: Feb-8-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Lots of different Sony, Sony Zeiss and Canon L lenses. I never specifically covered this focal length before with a zoom.
price paid:MRP in Thailand
positive:Incredibly versatile
Good throughout the range
Exceptional quality for such a lens
Sharp and contrasty
Performance wide open
negative:A little weaker at the long end
Distortion at wide end (but really it is very good)
comment:Initial distortion and vignetting at 24mm cleats up beautifully in Lightroom or similar but it might leave you with 25-26mm or something. Nevertheless it is a very nice landscape lens in a pinch. Likewise it's not exciting as a portrait lens at 105 (but nice enough around 70) but will do a good job when you need it. For everything else it really is great and 28-70mm or so I would only take primes on a trip for speed, weight or the challenge.
Not super light but light enough and balances nicely on A7R3. Fine for a long day out.

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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