Versatile, sharp, smooth, perfect – all adjectives many photographers have used to describe the faithful Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens. And honestly, regardless of what words are used…the proof is in the pictures. We’re amazed at what Sony shooters have been able to capture using this zoom. Just take a look below at some incredible imagery taken with the Sony 24-105mm f/4 G and read why photographers continue to reach for it the most.
Time and time again we hear Sony shooters say this lens is a must-have in their photography kit. Keep reading to see why it’s a consistent winner for so many.
See The Sony 24-105mm f/4 G At Work
Sony Artisan Don Smith has decades of experience photographing landscapes, and he still often reaches for the 24-105mm to get the shot he has in mind. He captured this beautiful long exposure landscape while on vacation using the lens and says, “I chose the Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens simply because it was the perfect lens for the composition I wanted. Though it is not a “G Master lens” it is incredibly sharp and I use it all the time for my landscape photography!” Read more in Behind The Shot: Foreground, Background & The Motion Of The Ocean.
Photo by Don Smith. Sony Alpha 1. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. 13-sec., f/22, ISO 200
Veteran sports photojournalist and Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey includes the 24-105mm in his sports photography kit, no matter which sport he's capturing. "The 24-105mm f/4 G lens is the Swiss Army knife of all lenses," he says. "It does the maximum for a minimum of weight, size. It is sharp wide open and this lens is used all the time by me for shooting basketball on strobes, virtually all my video assignments, and it is just a great lens to always have on hand no matter what sporting event you are covering." Read more in What’s In My Bag: Sports Pro's Double Alpha 1 Kit To Catch The Essence Of Competition.
Photo by Patrick Murphy-Racey. Sony Alpha 1. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. 1/400-sec., f/4, ISO 320
Sony Artisan Gary Hart also includes the lens in his photography kit, and he used it to capture this wide enough view to include much of El Capitan and all of Half Dome in a vertical frame. “Composing vertically enabled me to extend the frame far enough into the sky to include the rich pinks and blues of the advancing earth-shadow and the belt of Venus, while maintaining a focal length that made the moon large enough that lunar detail is clearly visible.” Read more in Behind The Shot: A Full Moon Rising In Yosemite.
Photo by Gary Hart. Sony Alpha 7R IV. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. 1/25-sec., f/8, ISO 100
Travel and landscape photographer Daniel Casson used the 24-105mm to capture this breathtaking image. “I used my Sony Alpha 7 III and my go-to lens, the Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. I pretty much use this all the time. I just love how sharp it is and even when the light starts to get lower, it still is capable of some amazing shots for landscapes!” Read more in Photo Of The Day: Being In The Right Place, Handheld With A Go-To Travel Zoom.
Photo by Daniel Casson. Sony Alpha 7 III. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. 1/250-sec., f/4, ISO 320
Fashion photographer Natascia Mercurio calls the Sony 24-105mm f/4 G an absolute must-have for her work. “The most versatile zoom lens ever,” she says. “I’ve found that you can’t really live without it. The image quality is absolutely stunning. I have rarely been in a situation where I wished I had something else. Sunrise, sunset, blue hour, night: with this lens you can’t go wrong. Fashion photography is always so hectic and with this lens I never have to worry to change lenses in-between shooting, it covers a variety of wide angle shots and also full on sharp closeups.” Read more in What’s In My Bag: A Complete Kit For Creative Fashion, Portrait & Street Photography.
Photo by Natascia Mercurio. Sony Alpha 7R III. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. 1/5000-sec., f/4, ISO 400
Landscape and wildlife photographer Soham Das always has this lens in his kit, and used it to capture this beautiful low-light landscape. “The 24-105mm f/4 G has been my go-to lens for most of my landscape photography these days. This lens is wide enough for most landscape shots and offers a great zoom range. F/4 is enough for landscape shots for me.” Read more in Behind The Shot: A Low-Light Landscape With The Sony 24-105mm f/4 G.
Photo by Soham Das. Sony Alpha 7 III. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G at 35mm. 1/80-sec., f/8, ISO 500
Husband and wife travel photography duo David and Tammie Maloney both include the Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens in their travel kits. Tammie says, “This is my go-to lens. The range works for most of the situations I find myself in and the photos are nice and sharp. It’s light enough that I can carry it all day without feeling tired. If I could only bring one lens, this would be it.”
David adds, “This lens is always on my camera so I can pick it up and go. It’s nice and sharp even on the edges and can work for both a landscape and close-ups when needed.” Read more in What’s In Our Bags: Double Fully-Loaded Sony Alpha Kits For A Travel Photography Duo.
Photo by Tammie Maloney. Sony Alpha 9. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. 1/125-sec., f/4, ISO 4000
Photo by David Maloney. Sony Alpha 9. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. 1/6400-sec., f/4.5, ISO 640
Colorado-based landscape and nature photographer David Erichsen also has the lens in his photography kit, and says it’s still the one he reaches for most often. “I absolutely love this lens. I started with the Zeiss 24-70 and am really grateful for the extra 35mm this variation gives me. This lens is unbelievably sharp and is my go to on hikes or whenever I can only take one with me. Even when I have my entire bag with me, I still find that this is often my go-to. I often use it on aerials, lightning and mountain scenes.” Read more in What’s In My Bag: 3 Zooms & 1 Prime For Landscape & Nature Photography.
Photo by David Erichsen. Sony Alpha 7R III. Sony 24-105 f/4 G. 1/5-sec. f/16, ISO 160
Photographer Albert Dros has to pack efficiently for his travels, and this lens is always one that makes the cut. He calls the 24-105mm, “One of the most versatile Sony lenses for the midrange, that I tend to use a lot.” Read more in What’s In My Bag: See How This Landscape & Astro Pro Packs For Travel To Parts Unknown.
Photo by Albert Dros. Sony Alpha 7R IV. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. 1/50-sec., f/14, ISO 200
When it comes to setting off on a hike or riding in the passenger seat on road trips, photographer Alexandra Paradis always has the Sony 24-105mm f/4 G mounted on her camera. It's her day-to-day, on–the-go lens that she says helps her attain a wide variety of photos; anything from open landscapes to the smallest of snakes slithering by in the rainforest. Read more in What's In My Bag: A Kit for Exploring Land & Sea.
Photo by Alexandra Paradis. Sony Alpha 7R III. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. 1/250-sec., f/4, ISO 100
Landscape and nature photographer packs the lens in his kit to tell stories of the natural work. He calls it a great landscape lens that's perfect for details at 105mm. "It has excellent sharpness, especially at f/8 and f/11. It’s a great all-around lens." Read more in What’s In My Bag: A 4-Zoom Kit For Capturing Sweeping Nature Scenes.
Photo by Claudio Bordin. Sony Alpha 7 III. Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. 1/50-sec., f/13, ISO 100