Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS (SEL24105G) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
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Sample Images & Verdict

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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 26.0mm
Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure 1/250s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 105.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/200s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 320
Focal Length 105.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/125s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure 1/320s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure 1/200s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 87.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/400s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure 1/160s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 28.0mm
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure 1/160s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure 1/250s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 27.0mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure 1/250s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 105.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/320s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 27.0mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure 1/200s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 1250
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/60s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 60.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/1000s
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Model ILCE-7RM2
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure 1/125s

Competition

As already hinted in the introduction, the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS competes against its in-house mates - the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4 OSS. Spec-wise it should be worse than the Zeiss but it is really the better lens in this comparison. The Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM is the best of the three option but it is also the biggest and most expensive one by quite a margin. The Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS is really the salomonian choice in this context.

Visual comparison courtesy of camerasize.com.

Verdict

Overall the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS is an obvious choice in the Sony lineup. It may not be able to touch the center quality of the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM but the border quality is surprisingly high for such a lens - at least when stopping down to f/5.6. Lateral CAs are moderate. The quality of the bokeh is quite good for a lens within its scope. Image distortion and vignetting are usually taken care of during post-processing so from an end-user perspective there's little to complain about. That being said it is a bit unfortunate that the lens can't really live without auto-correction - after all Canon and Nikon can manage this as well in their offerings.

The build quality of the lens is very good thanks to high-quality materials and tight tolerances. Dust- and moisture protection are also provided so it should be good to go in most outdoor conditions. The AF may still not be as fast as on modern DSLR lenses but it's good enough for the majority of applications.

It is no news anymore but it's still worth pointing out that this lens, like many other Sony FE lenses, isn't small nor lightweight. Its dimensions are in line with DSLR offerings or in other words - compared to the Sony cameras, this is a big lens really.

The Sony lens isn't flawless but just to provide a framework for comparison - it is superior to both the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS II and Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G VR. So it's certainly a lens we can recommend to Sony FE users.


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