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

reviewer#45706 date: May-16-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 A-Mount
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 A-Mount
Sony SEL FE 20mm f1.8
Various A-Mount primes
price paid:650 € (in bundle)
positive:Very sharp, good sharpness even in the corners
Light weight
Versatile zoom range
Affordable price
negative:Nothing when using lens profiles
comment:This is the lens I have been waiting for! Sold my A-Mount Zeiss 24-70mm, which was the best standard zoom I previously had (selected smple). When it comes to image borders and corners, sharpness of the 24-105 is visibly better (much better is the corners). I shoot mainly landscape and f4 is fast enough. The lens feels very well built and doesn't disappoint in any aspect. Damn close to a good prime. Of course, I apply the lens profile in the RAW converter if required. Hence, in practice there are not problems with distortion or vignetting, which in theory are on the stronger side. In bundle with cameras and other lenses and Sony cash back, this lens was a steal. My walk arunf lens that barely comes off of my A7rIII (have an A7rIV for Tele).
This lens and the Sony 200-600 are main reasons for me to be in E-Mount.

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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