At the time Sony announced their new camera Sony α7R III, they also announced the latest addition to their expanding full-frame E-mount lens lineup, the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom (model SEL24105G).
Specifications and Features of the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
- G Lens standard zoom lens
- Two AA (advanced aspherical) elements for outstanding resolution
- Sony Nano AR Coating to eliminate flare and ghosting
- Direct Drive SSM for quiet, highly precise focus lens control
- Dust and moisture-resistant design2
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.25 ft (0.38 m)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x): 0.31
Filter Diameter (mm): 77
Weight: 23.4 oz (663 g)
Sony Expands Full-Frame Lens Lineup with New Compact, Lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom Covering Wide-angle to Mid-telephoto range
New E-mount FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom Delivers Serious Still and Video Performance with Compact Design
NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2017 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced the latest addition to their expanding full-frame E-mount lens lineup, the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom (model SEL24105G).
The new full-frame lens covers the commonly used 24 to 105mm focal length range, delivering outstanding G Lens™ imaging performance with the most lightweight design in its class1, maximizing its versatility and usability. Therefore, the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS can be used for versatile shooting such as landscape, portrait, wedding and so on. This lens also features fast, precise and quiet autofocus capabilities in both still and video shooting, making it an ideal complement for Sony’s extensive lineup of E-mount cameras.
High Optical Performance 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 producing beautifully rendered ‘bokeh’ or background defocus at all focal lengths.
This high image quality is made possible thanks 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) glass elements that work in combination with the aforementioned aspherical lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration and ensure the ultimate resolution is captured.
The lens also has Sony’s original Nano AR coating to minimize flare and ghosting, and utilizes a circular aperture to ensure it delivers high 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 approximately 663 grams (23.4 oz), making it the lightest lens in its class1. When combined with one of Sony’s compact E-mount bodies, it gives photographers and videographers a far more mobile, manageable camera system that greatly increases their shooting flexibility.
In addition 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 includes built-in optical image stabilization to make it easier to produce sharp, blur-free images when shooting handheld.
Highly Advanced and Accurate AutoFocus
In order to keep up with fast-moving subjects, the new standard zoom lens features a DDSSM (Direct Drive SSM) system that is capable of rapid positioning of the lens’ focus groups with high accuracy and very minimal noise. This advanced system combined with a constant F4 aperture at all focal lengths makes the SEL24105G an excellent choice for both still and video shooting.
Further adding to its versatility, the new standard zoom lens also features a customizable focus hold button, a dust and moisture resistant design2 and a fluorine coating on the front element to help minimize dust, water, oil and other contaminants.
Pricing and Availability
The new FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom Lens will ship this November for about $1,300 US and $1,700 CA.
A variety of exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the new lenses and other Sony α™ products can be found at www.alphauniverse.com, Sony’s community site built to educate, inspire and showcase all fans and customers of the Sony α brand.
Content is also available at the global Sony Photo Gallery, and detailed information pages within Sony.com for the new products can be found at:
The following video presents First Look | Sony Alpha A7R III and FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens:
- The FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens appears in the video at the 4min:02sec mark.
“Announcing the new Sony A7R III mirrorless camera and FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens.
Building on the success of the A7 series, the A7R III combines the ultra high resolution of the camera’s second iteration, along with the improved processing speeds of its sibling the A9. The new model brings 10fps burst rates with the mechanical shutter, improved AF speeds, 4K HLG modes, and 1080p video up to 120fps.
Sony’s new FE 24-105mm F/4 lens fills the all-purpose role, which is critical to photographers and run-and-gun videographers, who need a versatile zoom range with high quality optics.“
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