Showcase Sony FE 24–105mm f/4 G OSS (SEL24105G)

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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.


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


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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.


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


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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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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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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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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?

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

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I dare to suggest the renaming of this thread to Sony 24-105 f4 G OSS (SEL24105G)

I am looking for this lens. I mean buying it... :) My suggested rename is a better link for the lens.
Clicking on the image bellow guides you to Sony site.
Thank you ! :)
 

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After seeing examples on this site, and reading lots of reviews, I finally picked up a 24-105/4. I found the reviews to be mixed. "Expert" pixel-peepers found flaws; real-world users couldn't sing their praises loud enough. I always go with the real folks. Today's weather was a bit iffy, but I had to get out to try the new lens. I'm pleased.

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Some (most?) of my favorite lenses would not pass the "pixel peeper" test, yet I love the images I get from them.
 

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I shoot mostly with primes on my APSC A6400 and A6500 cameras although I have the little 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens. I use the it lens mostly for family activities and to document the adoptions of our Maltese Rescue California dogs. The I.Q. for those uses is O.K.. However, I used the kit lens for a model photo shoot and found the I.Q. to be fairly acceptable at best.
I would like a zoom lens that can produce I.Q., for stills, that is significantly better than the kit lens.
Would you judge the I.Q. of the FE 24-105 f/4 G to be noticeably better than that of the 28-70mm OSS kit lens when shooting stills?
 

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The 24-105/4 is an excellent lens for a full frame camera. I have used the 18-105/4 for my ASP-c cameras and have gotten excellent results. I have never used the 28-70.
 

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I shoot mostly with primes on my APSC A6400 and A6500 cameras although I have the little 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens. I use the it lens mostly for family activities and to document the adoptions of our Maltese Rescue California dogs. The I.Q. for those uses is O.K.. However, I used the kit lens for a model photo shoot and found the I.Q. to be fairly acceptable at best.
I would like a zoom lens that can produce I.Q., for stills, that is significantly better than the kit lens.
Would you judge the I.Q. of the FE 24-105 f/4 G to be noticeably better than that of the 28-70mm OSS kit lens when shooting stills?
All of the online reviews that I have seen indicate that the FE 24-105 is a better lens than the kit lens. But not having made a side by side comparison, I can't speak from personal experience. The 24-105 is a pleasure to use and produces really nice images. The constant aperture is a plus and f4 seems not to impede it producing very nice out of focus effects. I have been very impressed with it in the short time that I have owned it. Having said that, the kit lens is lighter and on an APS-C camera might well do an excellent job.
 

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