Review Lens: Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS

Lens Overview - Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4

Complementing the lens itself, the Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens with UV Filter Kit from Our Networks bundles the versatile wide-to-tele zoom with a 72mm UV filter.

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens

Have all the essential focal lengths covered with this E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens from Sony. Designed for APS-C-format E-mount cameras, this lens offers an extremely versatile 27-157.5mm zoom range and has a constant f/4 aperture for consistency through all focal lengths. Making this lens a great choice for both stills and video is the implementation of a power zoom mechanism and Handycam technology that provides smooth, quiet zooming and focusing. Also, it uses two extra-low dispersion elements and three aspherical elements to combat aberrations for crisp, clean images.

On top of these features, the lens is equipped with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to help reduce the effects of camera shake, especially at longer focal lengths. The lens benefits from an internal focus design that ensures that the overall length of the lens does not change during focusing. Additionally, it offers a minimum focus distance of 1.5' and uses a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.

A versatile mid-range zoom for APS-C-format E-mount cameras, this 18-105mm lens provides a wide-angle to short telephoto 27-157.5mm equivalent focal length that works for anything from vast landscapes to tight portraits to distant subjects.
A constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also lends greater control over focus position for shallow depth of field techniques.
Two extra-low dispersion glass elements are featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
Three aspherical elements, including one Advanced Aspherical (AA), are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
Enjoy smooth zooms ideal for shooting movies with the power zoom mechanism which uses Handycam technology from Sony's well-regarded camcorders.
An internal focus design contributes to fast autofocus speeds and the minimum focus distance of 1.5' and easier handling as the lens maintains its overall length.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 002724287354

Chiaro 72mm 95-UVAT UV Filter

The 72mm 95-UVAT UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highly-rated protective UV filters with 95% light transmission. It’s useful for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for great image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 95% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

95% Light Transmission

Protect your lens while maintaining optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass, Chiaro offers a 95% transmission rate. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.

Polished Optical Glass

Highly-polished glass is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is polished for flatness that ensures great optical clarity.

Multi-Coating

Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.

UV Protection

The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.

Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction

The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.

Slim Design

Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.

Top Knurling

Top knurling is designed to offer a firm grip on the filter when you're attaching or removing it.

Secure Attachment

It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens.
This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.

Front Threads

The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593893

Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 Latest Price



Focal Length18 to 105mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 157.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View77° to 15°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.11x
Optical Design16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 4.33" / 78 x 110 mm
Weight15.06 oz / 427 g

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Lens Technical

PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSSPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Name Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSSPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 201320192019
Mount Type Sony ELeica LLeica L
Lens Type Lens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $600$1700$1300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 187024
Global 15.2006
Effective Mega Pixel 9.18499
Distorsion 2.26873
Vignetting -1.55767
Tstop 4.49219
Ac 10.7704
Vignetting Ranking 10363
Tstop Ranking 8438
Ac Ranking 8468
Pixel Depth 24.3
Price Sensor 799
Sensor Raw 24.24
Sensor Format Sensor Apsc
Type Hybrid
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Aug. 2013Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand SonyPanasonicPanasonic


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