Sony 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 SAL-24105
(From Sony lens literature) Perfect for traveling, the compact and easy-to-carry SAL-24105 zoom lens is just right for the most common focal lengths and general-purpose photography.
A high-performance standard zoom for wide-angle to midrange telephoto shots. This compact, easy-to-carry lens carries you from 24mm wide-angle to 105mm telephoto -- the range of focal lengths you'll use most often for general-purpose photography, giving you a single lens to use on vacation or take on location. Mounted on the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this lens provides 36mm wide-angle to 157.7mm telephoto imaging (35mm equivalent).
Glass-Molded Aspherical Lens Elements: Two glass-molded aspherical lens elements correct visual aberrations and improve picture quality across the entire zoom range.
Circular Aperture: Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.
Auto Clutch: In auto-focus mode, the manual focus ring does not rotate -- and in manual focusing, a wider focus ring provides a solid, hands-on feel.
Sony 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 SAL-24105 User Reviews
9 out of 10 points and recommended by MartinM (31 reviews)Small, Light, Good focal lenght, pricesome vignetting
I had this lense on my A100/200/300/700 days. I was always happy. It is a very suitable lens when you don't want to take too much equipment with you. It is certainly not a AL lens. You'll still need some addition to cover that need.reviewed May 28th, 2010 (purchased for $250)
It gives really sharp pictures on my A850. The color rendition is good. The A850 is not good if set to AWB. I strongly recommend to do it yourself. Bad WB = bad color rendition ;-)
Yes, i admidt, on wide angle it has some light vignetting. I would say, that nor more than my Sony 18-250 used to have.
The A850 Kit in Switzerland comes with a DxO 6.2 Elite Version (Full Release), which does effectively remove the vignetting.
Compared to my 28-75SAM, this is a good carry on lens.
Overall, for me as an amateur fotographer, this lens, give nice pictures, good enough to print on an 10x15cm format.
Pro's my go for the CZ.