Ver­sa­tile Sony full-frame zoom

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SONY has an­nounced the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS, a weather-sealed stan­dard zoom that it claims is the light­est in its class. Weigh­ing 663g, the new lens prom­ises high im­age qual­ity due to the in­clu­sion of four as­pher­i­cal lens el­e­ments, two of which are high pre­ci­sion ad­vanced as­pher­i­cal (AA) lenses. Three Ex­tra-low Dis­per­sion (ED) glass el­e­ments are also used to help min­imise chro­matic aber­ra­tion. Its Nano AR coat­ing min­imises flare, while a cir­cu­lar aper­ture gives at­trac­tive bokeh. Aut­o­fo­cus is driven by Sony’s Di­rect Drive SSM sys­tem, and in com­mon with other G-se­ries lenses, Sony has in­cluded a focus-hold but­ton on the side of the bar­rel. Op­ti­cal im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion is also built in, promis­ing sharper hand­held shots.

As a mem­ber of Sony’s G line, the 24-105mm lens is de­signed to de­liver ex­cel­lent sharp­ness while also pro­duc­ing beau­ti­fully ren­dered ‘bokeh’ or back­ground blur. This should make it a ver­sa­tile op­tion for land­scapes, por­traits or wed­dings. The new Sony lens is due to go on sale this month, priced around £1,200.

This was shot with the new FE 24-105mm at 105mm and f/4

Sony has in­cluded focus and sta­bil­i­sa­tion mode switches

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