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

reviewer#44073 date: Jun-2-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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:Sony E 10-18mm. Voigtlander FE 15mm. Batis 18mm. Batis 25mm. Zeiss 16-35mm f4. 16-35mm GM. Sony FE 28mm. Zeiss FE 35mm. Batis 40mm. Samyang FE AF 45mm. Sony FE 50mm. Sony FE 50mm macro. Zeiss FE 55. Sony FE 85. Sigma A FE 135mm. Sony 70-200 GM. Sony 100-400mm GM.
price paid:£1168.00
positive:Amazingly consistent throughout the entire zoom range.
Amazingly consistent across the photographic frame.
Great colours. Really silent focusing. Form factor.
as Sharp as many primes including "G glass" & Zeiss even at f4
negative:Remembering what this lens is and what it is intended to do I cannot find a fault. Even the lens hood is good.
comment:This lens can be left on f4 at all focal lengths. It's sharp everywhere, it's colourful, it's silent and it's really fast to focus.
Yes I know it isn't an f2.8 lens.... But I really don't care.
I have the Gm 16-35 f2.8 at the wide end and the GM 70-200 f2.8 at the moderate-tele end. If I need fast glass in between I throw on the Zeiss 55mm f1.8.
I bought this lens as a walk around gunning lens and to use when travelling along with the 15mm Voigtlander for the really wide shots. A two lens travel system, happy days.
This is the best all rounder lens that I have ever owned on any camera system.

rating summary

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  • 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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