Sony - FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Full-Frame E-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens - Black

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Enjoy flexible shooting with this dust- and moisture-resistant Sony SEL24240 telephoto zoom lens, which works with most a7-series, 35mm full-frame cameras with a Sony E-mount and features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for sharp capture.

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Overview

What's Included


  • FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • ALC-SH136 hood, front and rear lens caps
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (122 out of 125)

Features


Compatible with most a7-series, 35mm full-frame cameras with a Sony E-mount

For use with your existing camera.

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization

Helps minimize the effects of camera shake and vibration for clear shooting.

Linear motor drive and inner focus mechanism

Enable rapid focusing.

Dust- and moisture-resistant design

Safeguards the lens against damage.

24-240mm focal length (35mm equivalent 36-360mm)

Offers flexibility for clear, focused shots in a wide variety of shooting situations.

61° - 6°50' angle of view (APS-C)

Plus an 84° - 10° angle of view (35mm) allows you to capture a wide area.

10x effective zoom range

Enables you to use the lens for landscapes, snapshots, portraits and travel photography.

0.27x maximum magnification

For versatile shooting.

f/22-40 minimum aperture and f/3.5-6.3 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear, detailed images.

17 elements in 12 groups

Including 5 aspherical elements for corner-to-corner sharpness and an ED glass element to minimize flare and ghosting. A circular aperture helps you create beautiful bokeh effects.


Customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Versatile Lens

    Posted
    jkay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I owned the Sony 18-200mm lens. I wanted a lens with a bit more range and the ability to use the lens on either a full-frame or crop-sensor Sony camera. The 24-240mm can do just that. The tradeoff is the lens is heavier, a bit bigger and cannot get as wide as the 18-200mm. As with most lenses with a very wide ranges (24-240mm), there is a bit more softness than Prime lenses or those with lesser range. But, overall, this lens is very sharp. It works great with anything under 150mm. In fact, I find those photos very sharp. I only find a slight bit of softness when the lens is used in the most zoomed range (220-240mm) and even that is not a problem. It's easy to zoom and feels sturdy. I use this lens with the Sony 6300 (a crop-sensor camera). This means that my camera uses mostly the center of the lens elements. This is usually the sharpest part of a lens. This seems to be very true of this lens. I find very few times I am unhappy with the clarity of a photo. It should also be noted that some people mention they have had trouble with soft images in at the maximum focal range. This would be its softest area. But remember, on a crop-sensor camera like the Sony 6000, 6300 or 6500, this lens will act like a 360mm lens. It is important to have the shutter speed around 1/400 of a second if you are not using a tripod or using the len's internal stabilization. Even with stabilization, dropping below 1/160 of a second may be unwise--especially for objects far in the distance. If you follow good photographic techniques, you will probably find this a very good quality lens that offer incredible range in a single package. The only complaint would be the lack of a wider angle when using it on a crop-sensor camera (it acts like 36mm on a full-frame camera). For wider shots, you would need to carry another lens. If you are tired of changing lenses and want a single lens that can work with most situations, this is a good choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi jkay, Sony takes into consideration all positive and constructive feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you for choosing Sony! Dave sony_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens for wide range utility shooting,

    Posted
    GearGunner
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Like any good consumer, you must know what you want and why. When purchasing a Lens these factors for "point of use" are key, plus value/cost. I enjoyed this lens greatly. I'll attach a low Res version of a photo I shot with this lens at a sunset. (I've shot varying subjects, I do like this set of shots with this lens) I zoomed in and out to find my focus and desired framing. I shot this from land. On my Sony A7 R II. No tripod. Just leaning on a railing for stabilization. This is the natural image, not enhanced Etc... I hope this is helpful. It has a great wide range, good focus & quality. However for me, my interests aim for a lower F & sharper images that come from higher quality glass. So this gets 4 stars. This is a good value lens, just not the top of the line, but better than most. I need a 5 star lens, which will come at an even higher "5 star" type price, but I'm prepared to make that jump, even though I may lose range to about 200. This 24-240 has great range. Honestly I'm the type of person who likes simplicity in one amazing package. So I'd love a 16-300mm Sony G Lens if they could make it. It's sadly doesn't exist. LOL. Therefore my summation is that I just want this range in a more expensive package, most likely Sony G Master lens... If not Zeis... This one is definitely nice for the price. However I need sharper shots & lower F capability for low light or night shooting. Sony is expensive. This isn't a cheap lens and became my "go to". So I certainly like it and chose it over many other options. It's just great to have that 24-240 range even though it's big & slightly heavy. There's not much choice in the Sony line for a all-in-one type lens for "running and gunning". Unfortunately, I just need higher quality for the type of work I will be shooting. So what I want is over twice the price! LOL budget is everything... This does the job nicely. I just need uncompromising excellence, so in my case I'm upgrading and holding out for a G Master Lens 20-200 and getting my pockets ready. Since that will be more than double the price just for the one lens, but you get what you pay for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this lens

    Posted
    IPLsux

    I bought this to use as an all-purpose lens for my Sony a7. I am totally pleased with my purchase. The lens delivers great quality images and is fully integrated with all the great electronic bells & whistles associated with the Sony menu options. I am a hobbyist, not a pro, but to my eye the images I've taken are sharp, clean, and the color rendition is spot-on. I was afraid the larger aperture range would be too limiting, but given the extraordinary capability of the a7 to get great shots at high (2400 - 3600) ISO levels I have been pleasantly surprised by the ability to get usable shots indoors without a flash. About the only test I have not put this lens through yet is with flash photography, but I have been blown away with how this lens has performed to date. The only real knock on the lens I had read in reviews was related to its weight, but I felt like my body/lens combo felt reasonably well balanced in my hand, and the weight seemed less than my old a350 body with a zoom lens attached to that. I think I will buy one more FE lens, the 55 mm, F1.8, and between that and this super-zoom, I will be pretty well covered for all my needs. This lens far exceeded my expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does its job and then some

    Posted
    aorobert
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Been holding out for the 70-200/2.8 G Master when I stumbled upon this lens. I have used it before for a few shots but nothing long term. I felt the viewfinder was dark indoors (f/6.3, duh) but assumed for a grand it must be an okay lens. I had switched from Nikon to Sony last January and only have wide lenses, and needed something longer. That is when I spotted this lens. I admit the price had a lot to do with it. It was open Box and $599, and I had $145 in Best Buy points. Plus I get $25 in points for buying it. How can that be bad? So, it does what it is supposed to do. Do not rate this lens as you would expect the 24-70GM or 70-200GM to grade. That's like grading a cat on how well it barks. Buy a dog if you want a bark. I need an all around lens for travel and to carry only one body and one lens outdoors. When outside a 200mm is a normal lens. This lens exceeds my expectations. Tomorrow I have my first shoot with it and as it will be a sunny day I see no issues. It is weather sealed too, so this is going to be fun. I had the Nikon 28-300 for all around shooting and it did not feel as nice as this lens. This lens is metal, although I do dislike the shininess of it. I'd rather have a dull color, but not a big deal. A 72mm filter size is easy to feed, and while the build in stabilization is overlkill for my A7rII, it is nice to have in case I get another body. It just shows how far Sony went to make this lens usable to all shooters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Affordable all in one solution

    Posted
    Chroyaytch
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The good - The price was right for an open box item. This lens has an impressive focal range. A nice all in one solution to fit most situations. The barrel extends but doesn't rotate the front element, which is a great design for use with a cpl filter. The bad - This lens has mediocre image quality beyond 100mm or so. I will say, 24-70 seems just as sharp as other lenses in this range. It's a heavy lens, and not very well balanced on the small a7ii. This forced me to utilize a camera strap. All in all, it's a decent lens for most situations, when used in the shorter focal ranges. Side note, Best Buy has a 15% restocking fee, even on items that were sold as open box. Makes me wonder how many times the same lens was bought, used, returned, then sold again. I was hesitant to keep this lens, but it wasn't feasible to forfeit 15% if I returned it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    After a month....still super impressed!

    Posted
    PhotoDude56
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As soon as I got the Sony A7Rii, I also got my first (and still only) Sony lens: 24-240. I've shot with it at Disney World, San Diego County Fair, and three model shoots so far. I'm still extremely impressed with the sharpness of this lens. Also from watching a video on YouTube I discovered that if you zoom all the way out (240mm) you can shoot semi-close ups! Yes, sort of a macro effect! I just shot some close ups of bees in action! You have to stand back about 3 feet but that's where I want to be! The bokeh is also very nice. No lens creep as the zoom is just stiff enough to stay in place. Truly worth every penny! Oh, and I shot at night in Disney World the fireworks show handheld at 1/50th a sec...(In a torrential downpour of rain) and the shots looked fantastic! This is truly the travel lens you need! (I've been using top of the line Nikon gear since 2005, but the A7Rii was too interesting to pass up!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around lens!

    Posted
    emzman
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I recently purchased this lens for my A7 which I've owned since it's release. I'm an amateur photographer and I like to travel when I can. Many airlines are starting to put weight restrictions on carry-ons so that's why I bought this lens. My last trip, I brought my A7, A6000, alpha 55-200mm w/ e-mount adapter, alpha 16-50mm, kit FE 24-70, NEX 16mm pancake with fish-eye converter, alpha 50mm. Next trip, I'm downsizing! I've taken some photos and I have to say they're pretty nice. Only downside is the auto-focus, but that was to be expected. I would highly recommend this lens to those that don't want to be bogged down with numerous lenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than my 70-200 F4

    Posted
    Primitivelamps
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I am not a professional but have just bought the 24-240 (did not care for the quality of the ziess 24-70 I had so was looking for kinda replacement) and have been shooting on the a7ii for a couple days. I already had bought the 70-200 F4. Honestly after doing many comparison shots at equal stops and distances I think my 24-240 is sharper over the same range than my 70-200. Because of that I have decided to return the 70-200 since I’m still with in my 45 day window. Not sure if I got a really good copy of the 24-240 or a bad copy of the 70-200 but between the sharpness, extra range, and almost macro ability of the 24-240 it is a no brainier for my needs. And 500 bucks cheaper as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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