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Sony E 18-105/4.0 G PZ OSS

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  • Very good
    5 months ago
    Super happy with the Lens,
    Bought it for a trip to Iceland and got many incredibly good pictures.

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    Quiet and fast

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    Big and heavy

    Had a "Sony E PZ 16-50 / 3.5-5.6 US" before and it's like night and day between them.
  • Good
    1 year ago
    Updated: 1 year ago
    Run this now a week. Get many great results with it, get really sharp pictures if you have the right light. Zooming in to 105mm gives you a nice boke. It's a bit big if compared to Zeiss 16-70mm but it does not matter much.

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    Good quality of the pictures
    Good range
    Light weight
    Power zoom to record video.
    Good in price
    All around (landscape, portrait, travel etc)
    Keep in mind that you can not zoom and adjust the focus at the same time.

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    If you have zoomed the lens when you turn off, you will fall asleep before the camera has started.
    Could have had a little more zoom.
    Do not zoom and focus at the same time, which I'm used to when driving a Sony 70-200mm f4 G.
  • Acceptable
    2 years ago
    Updated: 2 years ago
    The lens that checks all the boxes? Do not really and here are the reasons why.

    Good things:
    The lens has a good zoom range and a very effective OSS system, a bit better than 16-70 US Zeiss which actually impressed. Power zoom is very smooth which is good at video recording and you can set different speeds on the zoom on the camera body / lens which is useful. The sharpness is better than the 16-50 kit window so this is a good step up I can think. Should you only have an objective for the camera, it's a very good option that does everything okay. Have not used anything better for video, it's top notch with PZ and effective US!

    Bad things:
    If you are a photographer and want direct and accurate control, this slice can be frustrating. If you are a photographer who presses "yes you know better than me" button when you take a picture, you are not affected. This slider is a so-called "fly by wire" which makes it harder to find the exact manual focus, turning slowly for minimal changes nothing happens. It made me move instead and drop my composition. Zooming is also not quick, when it happens a lot at once it takes too long for a long time. My 16-70 manually is so much more rewarding to work with. Furthermore, I do not like the 72mm filter thread (I have 77mm on my Nikon full-format writer so WTF ??), the size of an APS-C lens type throws the whole concept into the lake, weighs 427g that drops the balance of an a6000, forget a regular jacket for you need a bag.

    So who is this lens for? You who just want an objective, maybe two and do not want to add masses of money to your Sony e-mount system, film when you travel or need a good FAQ for photos in poor lighting conditions this is it! Want more control and a compacter / easier slider look at 16-70mm f / 4 Zeiss!
  • Excellent
    2 years ago
    Updated: 2 years ago
    A good lens if you shoot jpeg. Take a moment to take the first card when you start the camera and the power zoom is a bit slow. However, works well if you are a bit prepared. Very good sharpness. This lens together with 50 F1.8 are my favorites. 55-210 is ok as a reserve if 105 is not enough. Zoo etc. Has an a6000 for these lenses.