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Sony Alpha A1
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Examples: Glacier Canyon, Mt Dana (A1)

re: Mt Dana

It is tempting to think that a “do it all” lens can be used with only a modest sacrifice of image quality. But it’s just not realistic to think that a 10X zoom from 24mm to 240mm is a 'thing' when image quality is a priority.

These examples show you all you need to know about the performance of the Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS for field use.

Split Waterfall @ 24mm

Part way up the trail, near the boundary of the Ansel Adams wilderness sign. The season had just begun turning, with icicles forming in the underhang areas.

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View up canyon
f11 @ 0.3 sec electronic shutter, ISO 100; 2021-09-30 08:43:20
Sony A1 + Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS @ 24mm
ENV: Dana Creek, altitude 10400 ft / 3170 m, 35°F / 1°C
RAW: LACA corrected, distortion corrected, vignetting corrected

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