Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens Review (by Photographyblog)
The Photography Blog has published the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens review (tested on the 42MP Sony A7RIII): “well-balanced and well-executed standard zoom lens that will satisfy a lot of people’s needs at a price that isn’t too eye-watering. Overall, highly recommended! ” The Sony FE 24-105 f/4 G OSS is a wide-angle to short-telephoto zoom lens for the Sony full-frame E-mount compact system camera range.
Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens Key Features:
- 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
Conclusion from Photography Blog:
Despite only being a “G” designated lens, rather than a more expensive “GM”, the new Sony FE 24-105 f/4 G OSS is certainly one sharp optic, both through the focal and aperture range. Compared to the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, you lose an aperture stop, but gain some very useful extra reach, save some weight, benefit from built-in OIS, and pocket an awful lot of change – just over £1000 / $1000 to be precise – whilst offering very comparable image quality, build and performance. Unless you really need f/2.8 rather than f/4, which admittedly is pretty compelling once you’ve tried it, then we’d definitely recommend the new Sony FE 24-105 f/4 G OSS for most photographers. Compared to the FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS, which is a little smaller and lighter, we’d again recommend the new Sony FE 24-105 f/4 G OSS because of the extra reach, although being a brand new product it is slightly more expensive than it’s older sibling. perhaps the elephant in the room from Sony Inc’s pint of view is the excellent Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM, which is substantially cheaper than the FE 24-105 f/4 G OSS, even when you factor in the cost of an MC-11 adapter to go with it, although it is as big and heavy as the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM.
Overall, we really like the new Sony FE 24-105 f/4 G OSS. It’s a well-thought out, well-balanced and well-executed standard zoom lens that will satisfy a lot of people’s needs at a price that isn’t too eye-watering. Overall, highly recommended!