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Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

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Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
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Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS vs Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

Why is Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS better than Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*?

  • Can focus to infinity
  • 6mm shorter minimum focal length
    18mmvs24mm
  • Is a telephoto lens
  • 18.3° narrower minimum angle of view
    16°vs34.3°

Why is Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* better than Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS?

  • 0.05m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.4mvs0.45m
  • Weather sealed
  • 1g lighter
    426gvs427g
  • 0.09x Better magnification factor
    0.2xvs0.11x
  • 7.1° wider maximum angle of view
    84.1°vs77°
  • Is a normal lens

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General info

1.Front element doesn't rotate
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

2.Weather sealed
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.minimum focal length

18mm

24mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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0.24mm

4.Has a metal mount
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

5.weight

427g

426g

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2.1g

6.Is a telephoto lens
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

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Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

2.optical zoom

5.8x

2.9x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

3.magnification

0.11x

0.2x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

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Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

4.maximum angle of view

77°

84.1°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

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Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

5.minimum angle of view

16°

34.3°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

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Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length

4f

4f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

2.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

3.widest aperture

f/4

f/4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.2

4.aperture blades

7

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

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Lensbaby Velvet 85

12

5.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

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Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
Sony FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

2.minimum focus distance

0.45m

0.4m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF

0.02m

3.Has focus motor
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
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Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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