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Sony 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 SAL-24105

 
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(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.

Product Description

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).

Feature List

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

9.0/10 average of 1 reviews Build Quality 8.0/10 Image Quality 9.0/10
  • 9 out of 10 points and recommended by (31 reviews)
    Small, Light, Good focal lenght, price
    some 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.

    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.

    reviewed May 28th, 2010 (purchased for $250)