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

reviewer#44053 date: May-2-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:SEL2470GM, SEL24240, SEL2870
price paid:1330 euro new
positive:Good performance, very versatile
Sharp from f.4
OSS works great
Small and light vs 2470GM, SEL24240
negative:f.4 and price
Some distortions and CA at the long end
comment:Fast, superb colors and contrast, optical stabilization works impeccably.
Although it is only f4 has a decent bokeh (portraits between 70-90 mm are superb).
Compared to SEL2870 or SEL24240 is much better all around.
Compared to the 2470GM is a hard choice, I'm clearly giving up to GM during the day, its heavier, smaller zoom , at night the f2.8 is better but the lack of OSS makes me miss some shots at speeds lower then 1/50, wit 24105G I made clear pictures at speeds of 1/20-1/15.
In conclusion, if you buy your first lens and dont want to spend a lot of money this is the choice, also if you travel light this lens can be all you need.

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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