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Sony FE 24-240 mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Manufacturer Sony
Model FE 24-240 mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 24 - 240 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 6.3
Angle of view 84 - 10 o
Closest focusing distance 0.5 m
Maximum magnification 0.27
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF / MF
Lens Construction 17 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Sony E
Sony FE
Dimensions 81 x 119 mm
Weight 780 g
Additional information Announced: 4.03.2015
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  1. amx
    amx 26 June 2018, 20:09
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    IP 62.159.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 600€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Big and heavy! Relatively expensive. F6.3 on the long end. Crap AF on first generation A7 models (I tried it on the A7s and A7 two years ago), single AF was slow and focus tracking completely unusable. Better AF on second generation but still lacking.

    Pros: Good to average sharpness (3.5 out of 5) through the zoom range, usable wide open (24MP). In fact, better image quality than I would have expected for a superzoom. In most cases better than the 28-70 kit lens and only a little worse than the 24-70 Zeiss. Granted, both of these shorter lenses are nothing to write home about anyway, but hey - this is a superzoom. Convenience rules! Fast and reliable AF on the A7 III. Tracking works, eye AF works fine, even with AF-C.

    Summary: It has its uses (vacation, convenience...), but don\'t expect outstanding image quality. It\'s usually OK or good, in rare cases even very good. For an all-in-one lens an acceptable compromise - especially when travelling.

  2. travelphotographer
    travelphotographer 21 March 2015, 16:49
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    IP 74.192.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 899+tax
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: weighs heavy and well built but rings have a bit of play. zoom is not at all clear even when manually focused with tripod. Also, when at max zoom, it stutters too much for panning in video mode. It's as if you have cheap tripod without enough greasing. I'd guess it has to do with the fact that OSS is trying to work too hard until it has to give up and go to the new frame.

    Pros: wides are clear (compared to that of kit lens for a7ii). fast focus; auto mode is so convenient when taking random animals popping out into street.

    Summary: it's nice lens but i was too hyped up about it.

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