“Great mid range zoom lens . I have had mid range zooms in the past being an ex Nikon user, but this Sony lens is a quality piece of glass, and at 24-105 covers a useful range of focal lengths all at f4. When I go on holiday, I like to travel as light as possible,and this is the lens I shall be travelling with.
It may not be a G Master, but it is tack sharp all the way out and corner to corner. Well done Sony. I do not regret my recent switch to the Sony system having also bought the new A7 III which I shall be using in combination with this lens. All in all, I can say, I am a happy teddy bear.”
Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Overview
- E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format.
- Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22.
- 4 Aspherical Elements, 3 ED Elements.
- Nano AR and Fluorine Coatings.
- Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave AF Motor.
- Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization.
- Internal Focus Design.
- Focus Hold Button; AF/MF Switch.
- Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction.
- Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm.
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The Sony FE 24-105mm f4 G OSS Lens is a wide-angle to short-telephoto zoom designed for Sony’s full-frame E-mount CSCs. The lens offers a versatile 24-105mm focal range with constant f4.0 aperture, making it ideal for a host of applications including landscapes, portraits and travel. Perfect for videos and stills, the Direct Drive SSM motor ensures fast, quiet and precise autofocusing.
- G standard zoom lens with E-mount full-frame format.
- Constant F4 maximum aperture for beautiful, smooth bokeh and more control.
- A one-lens solution perfect for a wide range of subjects for both stills and video.
- Compact and lightweight (663g) with dust and moisture resistant design.
- ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimise chromatic aberration.
- Two AA (advanced aspherical) elements for outstanding resolution.
- Sony Nano AR Coating to eliminate flare and ghosting.
- Direct Drive SSM for quiet, highly precise AF lens control.
- Professional fingertip operation – focus hold button, manual focus ring, AF/MF switch
0.38m minimum focusing distance.
Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Reviews
I’ve been anticipating a lens in this range since I got my A7R2! It is smaller and lighter than the Canon 24-105L lens I used to use when I shot with Canon gear and easily as sharp. Unfortunately, at 24mm the vignetting at all 4 corners is extreme, hence 4 stars instead of 5.
This phenomenon goes away around 26mm and lessens when you stop down, say from f4 to f16, but it is disappointing. B and H says it will do an exchange with me when more lenses are available, but another user on a Sony blog has found the same issue, so I’m guessing it is a design flaw. Bottom line, even if this is not a correctable flaw, I will still likely keep the lens, because it is quite good in every other respect.
Great starter lens – but big
If you are just getting into photography then I think this lens would be a good starter lens. It is sharp, has a quality build, and covers majority of the focal lengths. However – I started out using small prime lenses, so this lens was a little big for my liking. It is almost equivalent to the GM 24-70mm except it has a smaller filter size which probably makes it slightly less front heavy.
Outstanding travel lens
If you are going to travel with only one lens this is it! When I travel i walk around gorilla gripping my camera along with a wrist strap. I dont find this lens to be too heavy or awkward for a day of shooting. Images are superb, focus is fast and build quality is top notch. Paired with my A7iii, I havent felt at a disadvantage in lowlight conditions. Your camera wasnt cheap so why put cheap glass on it…..get this lens.
Very good everyday lens
It is pretty sharp for a zoom lens. The autofocus is pretty good in that its fast, accurate and quiet. The build quality is good and its not super heavy to carry around.
The raw uncorrected images have quite a bit of vignetting @24mm f/4, in post-processing I had to drag the vignetting correction slider all the way up after I apply the default lightroom lens profile.
The theory I heard is that the wide end of the lens is actually @~21mm and its designed in a way that you should ALWAYS correct it. I guess thats common for modern lenses anyway.