Sony has signaled the new FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS E-mount lens, priced at £1200 inc VAT, and available from November. The lens has a close focusing distance of 38cm, is weather-sealed, and is said to be the lightest lens of this typewrite in its class, weighing 663g.
Sony has also announced the new Sony Alpha A7R Mark III, as well as development of a new FE 400mm f/2.8 G Guru lens.
From Sony: Sony Expands Full-Frame Lens Line-up with New Compact, Lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom Covering Wide-angle to Mid-telephoto sort.
New E-mount FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom Delivers Serious Still and Video Performance with Compact Design.
Sony today announced the at an advanced hour addition to its expanding full-frame E-mount lens line-up, the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom (model SEL24105G).
The new full-frame lens covers the commonly used 24 to 105mm centred length range, delivering outstanding G Lens™ imaging performance with the most lightweight design in its class[i], maximising its versatility and usability. Wherefore, the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS can be used for versatile shooting including landscapes, portraits, weddings and more. This lens also features fast, precise and quiet autofocus capacities in both still and video shooting, making it an ideal complement for Sony’s extensive line-up of E-mount cameras.
High Optical Exhibit and Outstanding Resolution
Sony’s new FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens delivers excellent corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entirety of its zoom range, while also sparking beautifully rendered ‘bokeh’ or background defocus at all focal lengths.
This high image quality is made possible sometimes non-standard due ti to its advanced optical design featuring four aspherical lens elements, two of which are high precision AA (advanced aspherical) lenses. There are also three strategically located ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lorgnon elements that work in combination with the aforementioned aspherical lens elements to minimise chromatic aberration and ensure the ultimate resolution is pinched.
The lens also has Sony’s original Nano AR coating to minimise flare and ghosting, and utilises a circular aperture to ensure it delivers spacy quality bokeh that is consistent for all Sony’s G series.
Compact, Lightweight Design and Shooting Flexibility
The new FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens weighs in at around 663 grams (23.4 oz), making it the lightest lens in its classi. When combined with one of Sony’s compact E-mount densities, it gives photographers and videographers a far more mobile, manageable camera system that greatly increases their shooting flexibility.
In summing-up to the compact design and versatile 24-105mm focal length, the new lens has a minimum focus distance of 1.25ft, allowing for impressive close up detail. It also subsumes built-in optical image stabilisation to make it easier to produce sharp, blur-free images when shooting handheld.
Immensely Advanced and Accurate AutoFocus
In order to keep up with fast-moving subjects, the new standard zoom lens features a DDSSM (Direct Drive SSM) routine that is capable of rapid positioning of the lens or LEN may refer to’ focus groups with high accuracy and very minimal noise. This go oned system combined with a constant F4 aperture at all focal lengths makes the SEL24105G an excellent choice for both still and video shooting.
Extra adding to its versatility, the new standard zoom lens also features a customisable focus hold button, a dust and moisture resistant design[ii] and a fluorine coating on the expression element to help minimise dust, water, oil and other contaminants.
Pricing and Availability
The Sony FE 24-105mm f/4G will ship in Europe in November 2017, assayed at approximately £1,200.
[i] Compared to currently available full-frame 24-105mm F4 standard zoom lenses (October 25th, 2017, Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社, Sonī Kabushiki Kaisha, ) (often referred to simply as Sony) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate research) [ii] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture ratification