Overview: The Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
zoom lens is a full frame (35mm) wide range mid-telephoto lens that is ideal for portrait,
landscapes, and architecture photography, as well as everyday snapshots. With a
wide zoom range, this single lens can cover a wide range of subjects and
situations that normally require multiple lenses. The
SEL24105G has a 9-blade circular aperture to provide a smooth bokeh effect
(defocused background points of light) for more artistic compositions. The lens comes with front and rear lens caps, lens
hood, and a soft storage case with a drawstring closure.
Compatibility: The SEL24105G has a Sony E-mount, and is compatible with
α-series Interchangeable Lens Cameras with the E-mount. It works best with
cameras with full frame (35mm) image sensors, but can be used on APS-C sensor
equipped cameras in a crop mode.
Lens Construction: This Sony G lens design features 17 lens
elements in 14 groups. This includes 4 aspherical elements, two of them
advanced, to suppress spherical aberrations (slight misalignments of the light
rays projected on the image plane). Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass
elements control chromatic aberration to deliver edge-to-edge sharpness and
enhance the natural color reproduction.
Internal Focus: The FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS zoom lens has an
internal focusing system in which only the middle groups of the optical system
move when focusing. The overall length of the lens does not change while
Constant F4 Aperture: The lens maintains a constant F4
maximum aperture throughout the zoom range. The exposure and depth-of-field stay
the same, no matter how far in or out you zoom.
Nano AR Coating: Sony lenses feature Nano AR Coating which
reduces flare and ghosting that typically occurs in backlit situations. The
result is consistently high contrast and clarity in your photos in all lighting
Fluorine Coating: The front element of the SEL24105G
features a fluorine coating that prevents fingerprints on the lens and stops
dirt from sticking. This allows you to easily wipe away dirt and fingerprints
that may appear on the lens surface.
Direct Drive SSM: A Direct Drive Super Sonic Motor (DDSSM)
drives the focusing system, and provides fast, accurate, and quiet auto focus.
This lets you concentrate fully on framing and capturing your still images and
Optical SteadyShot (OSS): Sony's Optical SteadyShot Image
Stabilization gives you stable, blur-free images, even at slower shutter speeds
or when you're zoomed in all the way. At high zooms, even the slightest hand
movement can cause blurring and distortion. Optical SteadyShot can be turned on
or off as desired, using the switch on the lens barrel.
Lens Controls: In addition to the OSS switch, the lens has a
Focus Mode switch that lets you switch between AF (auto focus) and MF (manual
focus). When in Manual Focus, you can turn the focusing ring to adjust focus
while looking through the viewfinder. The Focus Hold button on the lens barrel
lets you cancel Auto Focusing and fix the focus. The focus remains fixed as long
as you hold in the Focus Hold button. To start Auto Focusing again, release the
button and press the shutter button halfway.
Lens Hood: The SEL24105G comes with the petal-shaped ALC-SH152 lens hood
to protect the lens, reduce lens flare, and ensure maximum image quality. The
hood attaches to the lens with a bayonet-type fit. When not in use, the lens
hood can be reverse-mounted on the lens. The lens hood adds
approximately 1-1/4" to the overall length of the lens.
- Focal Length: 24-105mm
- 35mm Equivalent for APS-C Cameras: 36-157.5mm
- Mount: Sony E-mount
- Maximum Aperture: f/4
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Angle of View: 84°-23° (35mm), 61°-15° (APS-C)
- Minimum Focus Distance: 15"
- Maximum Magnification: 0.31x
- Filter Diameter: 77mm
- Dimensions: Diameter 3.282", Length 4.69" (5.187" with