I also managed to take a few sample photos with the 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens and so far I am very impressed with the image quality and sharpness when shooting raw. Some distortion at 24mm, but not horrible and the zoom versatility is really powerful as you will see below.
Please feel free to ask questions and or comment below guys 😉
UnBoxing The New Sony Lenses
A Few Sample Photos
I took a few sample photos with the FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens using my Sony A7r all hand held. The results so far look pretty good, but I have not had time to do any critical analysis just yet.
I used raw quality and exported from Lightroom 5 as jpegs 80% Quality, standard sharpening for web. In Lightroom I added a medium contrast tone curve, because the raw file are pretty flat with no contrast added at all. My Lightroom does not have the lens profile, so no lens correction was applied either. Some distortion is noticeable, but nothing that can’t be corrected easily. Sony Jpegs straight off the camera have much more contrast, sharpening, and saturation compared to raw files encase you were not aware.
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First a quick separation test and a car happen to drive by offering up a circular ball.
A quick focal range test.
Here is a few shots of a container with the soft evening glow raining down on it.
We got some flowers from a fund-raiser and what a perfect test subject conveniently hanging on the deck 😉
So far I’m impressed with the versatility of the FE 24-240mm lens on the full frame format. It is a bit heavy, but I got used to that pretty quick. The quarter turn zoom range is also a bit harder than ideal, but it is nice to do a full range jump in one turn. I think this is what Sony had in mind with this design, but I could be wrong.
Several of the 240mm shots have been just slightly softer than ideal with my A7r. I’m not sure if this is the shutter slap issue, my hand-holding, or the lens just yet. Usually I can hand hold pretty effectively, but this lens has some serious zoom which amplifies vibrations. I will do much more testing with a tri-pod and higher shutter speeds to find out the deal with this lens. All this being said, the lens results are still impressing me all around based on the few snapshots I took so far with it.