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Showcase Sony 24–105mm (SEL24105G)

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by WoodWorks, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    This lens seemed a good replacement for my heavy Tamron SP 24-70 f/2.8/LA-EA3 combo, so I just couldn't resist getting one.

    Lavender Fog.jpg
    by David Wood, on Flickr

    Above the Fog.jpg
    by David Wood, on Flickr

    Pilot Rock.jpg
    by David Wood, on Flickr

    Yes, it's a f/4 lens, but its bokeh is delightful, I think.

    Bokeh of Flowers.jpg
    by David Wood, on Flickr

    by David Wood, on Flickr

    It's fairly resistant to flare (but the A7RII's sensor sure isn't resistant to reflections), and it gives a nice sun star at f/16.

    by David Wood, on Flickr

    I like shooting compressed landscapes, and the extra 35mm reach above a 24-70mm zoom is substantial.

    by David Wood, on Flickr

    by David Wood, on Flickr

    I shot a bunch of comparison test shots between this lens and the Tamron, and the Sony bested it handily, especially in the corners. When I get the time, I'll put up another thread comparing the two lenses.

    I think Sony's got a real winner here, at least for my purposes. And when spring comes, I bet this lens is going to be my "motorcycle tank bag" lens. :thumbsup:
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  2. Bill

    Bill TalkEmount Veteran

    Oct 22, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Lavender Fog, particularly, is just outstanding. Nice work.
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  3. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Nice shots.

    I'm normally partial to primes, but pics and reports with this lens have are giving me second thoughts.
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  4. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015
    Lavender fog :2thumbs:, or in your own word David, woof
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  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Wow David, (I know its not the gear but the photographer) but with photos like those, you’re gonna cause some serious GAS here :D 

    Excellent photos buddy! Congrats on the new lens - enjoy ;) 
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  6. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Glad you bought one, gives us the opportunity to see how you get on with it! Nice series too. Anxiously waiting for your test shots.
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  7. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    Woof Woof.
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  8. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Wow, epic!
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  9. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    Two weeks ago, I picked up a used 24-70GM. Earlier this week, I stopped in at the camera store just after another Sony and lenses were traded in. One of the lenses was a SEL24105G. The manager said the owner pretty much only had the lens for a month, and he felt like he had to give him a good price on it. He was asking $1200 for it used, which seemed like a lot. I decided to pass, although I considered returning the 24-70.

    I happened to be in the area again yesterday, and walked by the camera store. They still had the 24-105, and the person working that day looked up the info on the lens. "Oh! We really overpaid for this. There's no way we'll ever get $1200 when you can buy a new one for $98 more. Tell you what, if you want it, the boss may not like it, but I'll let you have it for $1000. We take care of customers that have bought a lot of stuff from us.

    How could I refuse?

    18-09-02 Wildcat Falls 0009.
    ILCE-7RM3    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    24mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 100
    18-09-02 Wildcat Falls 0026.
    ILCE-7RM3    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    105mm    f/8.0    30s    ISO 100
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  10. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl



    I joined the 24-105 club a couple of days ago.....
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