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

reviewer#46966 date: Nov-11-2023
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:
Minolta AF 24-105
Sony CZ 24-70mm f2.8 G SSM
many other A mount zooms
price paid:600GBP
positive:Great multi-purpose lens.
negative:Difficult to find any negatives - could be a tad sharper and one could always do with another stop of light or more range.
comment:Reading the previous reviews I have to agree with Wetapunga that it could be that little bit sharper, but it's a very fine lens with a really useful focal range. Unlike Travelshots I cannot say it is better than the A-mount 24-70/2.8, my 24-70 is a little sharper and, of course, there are times when the extra stop comes in useful. However, the 24-105 is noticeably lighter than the 24-70 + LA-EA5 - much easier to carry around.
As an inveterate A-mount user I have to say that the really impressive thing about this lens is the flare control - impressively better than my older glass.

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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