My Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens Review – Lab and Real World

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In this review I will be covering the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 OSS G Lens via the Sony A7R IV camera body.

I’ve gotten more requests to review this lens than probably any other lens in Sony’s line-up. Thank you for your patience and I must tell you this lens did not disappoint.

The Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens is a high quality all-in-one zoom lens option that is particularly good if you want to just use one lens. So, for travel and/ or family outings all your bases will be covered. You can get excellent landscapes, portraits, architecture, food, pets, video footage, and anything else you want to try and capture.

This lens features a constant f/4 aperture throughout the range and offers optical stabilization to help with slower shutter speed situations which you will inevitably have due to the slower f/4 max aperture when compared to faster f/2.8 lenses or even faster prime lens for example.

Key Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • APS-C Effective Focal Length = 36-157.5mm
  • 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
  • Minimum Focus Distance = 1.25′ / 38 cm
  • Filter Thread = 77mm
  • Weight = 1.5 lb / 663 g
  • Price = $1398 US @ BHPhoto

My Sony Fe 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens Review – Lab and Real World

Please enjoy the video and all the links and real world sample photos are below…

VIDEO NAVIGATION LINKS:

  • Intro: 0:00
  • Hands-On: 1:27
  • Lab Testing: 4:01
  • Real World Photos: 10:11
  • Conclusions: 27:03

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Sample Photos

For the Lab Testing Photos I have a dedicated article Click Here >>

I took a ton of real world sample photos with this lens to try an illustrate the amazing image quality and versatility the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens offers when combined with the ultra high resolution Sony A7R IV. Please be sure to click on the images for a larger gallery style view.

HDR Sample Photos

After I recorded the youtube video for this review I actually went out to this creepy location and took a ton of HDR Photos with the Sony A7R IV and the FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens. The lens performed awesome and the versatile zoom range worked out great for this venture!

Closing Remarks

So at the end of the day I really enjoyed using the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens on the Sony A7R IV. The lens holds up to the high resolution demands of the A7R IV, and other than the distortion I mentioned in the video at the 24mm when lab testing, I would say this lens is near perfect for an all-in-one do everything option. It does not have crazy telephoto reach, but 105mm is pretty darn good and 24mm on a full frame camera is wide angle enough for almost anything. I highly recommend this lens for those looking for a very high quality all-in-one solution which is particularly good for travel and family outings for consisting of site seeing landscapes, portraits, video, and more.

Now, if you are in the market for a lens like this you must also consider the newer Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens which offer a variable yet faster max aperture on the wide end and significantly more reach. All this and it costs only $729 US currently. Now, I have not reviewed this new Tamron yet, but I heard from several people it’s really good and on par with the FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens. Honestly I find this hard to believe, but I will get this lens for review ASAP and if you are looking for more overall range for less money it’s worth considering.

My Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens Review – Lab and Real World
Excellent Do Everything Lens
So at the end of the day I really enjoyed using the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens on the Sony A7R IV. The lens holds up to the high resolution demands of the A7R IV, and other than the distortion I mentioned in the video at the 24mm when lab testing, I would say this lens is near perfect for an all-in-one do everything option. It does not have crazy telephoto reach, but 105mm is pretty darn good and 24mm on a full frame camera is wide angle enough for almost anything. I highly recommend this lens for those looking for a very high quality all-in-one solution which is particularly good for travel and family outings for consisting of site seeing landscapes, portraits, video, and more.
Bang For The Buck
92
Feature Set
96
Build Quality and Design
94
Ergonomics
98
Auto Focus System
97
Real World Usability
100
Video Quality
90
Real World Image quality
95
Lab Testing Optical Quality
92
Lens Distortion Control
75
Low Light Performance
75
Fun Factor
96
Pros
Fantastic range for travel and pretty much anything
Killer real world optical quality throughout the range
Excellent build quality and feature set including optical stabilization and super fast quiet focus
Cons
Has a slower f/4 aperture which is not the greatest for low light
The lens has some significant distortion particularly at the wider 24mm end which can be seen in the lab testing
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