The Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS is the first ever G lens that has been created specifically for the Sony’s E-mount cameras and interchangeable-lens camcorders.
A constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and is especially beneficial when working with greater zoom magnifications in low-light conditions.
Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens Reviews
From ePhotozine review:
Clearly, as this lens is aimed at video shooters, some of the optical issues may not be a concern for people recording moving images with this lens on an NEX camera. In fact, it is very good for this job.
Those shooting stills may be wary of the poor performance towards the edges of the frame at the telephoto end of the zoom, and the wild distortion that is present, as well as the high levels of fringing present. These issues make the lens difficult to recommend to those who may shoot stills with this lens.
From Usinglight first impressions :
As a photog it was the constant aperture and zoom length which draw me to this lens. From what I have seen until now it could be a good travel lens or even used for portraits.
From PhotographyBlog review :
The main strength of the Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4G OSS lens lies in its 6x focal range, constant f/4 aperture, better-than-expected sharpness, and quiet operation. As a cheaper and almost as capable alternative to the excellent Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS, the Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4G OSS certainly fits the bill
The premium all-around lens covers a generous 5.8x zoom range from 18mm – 105mm (full frame equivalent 27mm – 157.5mm) and is an ideal choice for travel photography as well as every day, general purpose shooting. Especially an all around lens for Sony A5000 and A6000 mirrorless shooters.
Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens Price and Availability
Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS lens price is $598.00. The new Sony 18-105mm F4 G is available to buy from the camera stores below.
Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens Specs
|Lens Type||Mid-range Zoom|
|Aperture (max / min)||f4.0 – 22|
|Focal Length (35mm equivalent)||APS-C: 16-70mm (35mm equivalent: 24-105)|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1 ft. 6 in. (.45m) (W), 3 ft. 1-1/2 in. (0.95m) (T)|
|Dimensions||3.1 x 4.3″ (78 x 110mm)|
|Weight||1.1 lbs (482g)|