Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-mount lens review by Dopol

reviewer#15246 date: May-17-2015
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:SEL1635Z SEL2470Z SEL70200G
price paid:999€
positive:Super Versatile lens, starting at 24mm extending to 240mm
It is the travel lens I expected it to be.
Lens correction (in LR) functions very well.
At some focal lengths it is surprisingly good (round 70mm)
Price is a little high
negative:It misses focus often, hunts a bit finding focus, especially in low light(as could be expected).
it is slightly soft
The lens hood drops of easily. I secured with a piece of paper
Price is a little high
comment:I compared it to the three lenses mentioned above (fixed subject) at F/6.3 and F/8.0.
I bought it as a travel lens.It is heavy and build very well. I didn't notice any zoom creep carrying it. Because it's a heavy lens, I feel a bit uncertain carrying it around, hanging from the camera (A7), I find myself supporting the lens most of the time.
Given the versatility and (LR) correction I think it's a good travel lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 7
  • sharpness: 4.29
  • color: 4.43
  • build: 4.86
  • distortion: 4.14
  • flare control: 4.29
  • overall: 4.40 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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