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

reviewer#46965 date: Nov-11-2023
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:A-mount CZ16-80 and 16-50/2.8 SSM
Zeiss Loxia 21mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm
Zeiss Batis 85mm, 135mm.
price paid:NZD 1800 new
positive:Useful range, good image quality.
Excellent option for events and travel.
negative:Some vignetting at 24mm.
comment:I haven't actually used it on a 61MP sensor, but that's the closest I could see to the ɑ1's 50MP sensor.

In overall terms, I like this as a walkabout lens and for events and travel. It's useful having the longer reach of 105mm. It works well in combination with my cameras to shoot events. I've not been really bothered by the f4 aperture as that suffices for the subjects I photograph with it.

The sharpness is very good, rather than say excellent. I can get sharper images from my Zeiss or GM lenses. This sharpness is however, very good over the entire range. It's not softer at say, one end of the range.

So it seems to work best as a general purpose lens, if you'd prefer more range to a wider aperture.

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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