Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E-mount lens review by MarkoB
|MarkoB#44420 date: Nov-10-2019|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 24-105/3.5-4.5 (A-mount, film camera)|
Sony DT 16-50 F2.8 SSM (A-mount APS-C)
Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 (A-mount APS-C)
Tamron AF 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 (E-mount)
Sony AF 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM (A-mount APS-C + E/FE with an adapter)
Minolta 70-210/3.5-4.5 (A-mount, APS-C)
Sigma 50-150/2.8 (A-mount, APS-C)
|price paid:||800 € (used)|
|positive:||This is a fairly good, althought "slow" 24-70 mm zoom lens which comes with a built in 70-240 mm "tourist zoom".|
|negative:||Size and weight.|
Lack of zoom lock. Lens extends when it's pointing downwards.
Works well in bright light (as a "tourist zoom"), but not so well indoors (tried to shoot speakers in a conference... primes do this much better).
|comment:||Near the wide end it is quite good compared to any 24-XXX zoom I have ever used. E.g. Minolta 24-105/3.5-4.5 had worse distortion, 16-105/3.5-5.6 (APS-C) was less sharp. |
The only lens which was clearly better was Sony 16-50/2.8 Unfortunately, there's no comparable lens (equally small and affordable) available for FE -mount.
I got the full frame camera in the middle of a vacation season and lens selection was really poor. That's why I ended up with a used 24-240 (and had to pay almost full retail price of a new lens), but the optical quality of the lens was a pleasant surprise.
This really replaces two lenses, 24-70/3.5-5.6 and 70-210/4-5.6. OK, above 50 mm the 24-240 might be up to 1 stop slower than comparable (cheap) zooms, but sharpness is still OK. Much better than e.g. Minolta 70-210/3.5-4.5.