Sony 24-105 F4 feels "meh"?

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JamminHyaku
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Sony 24-105 F4 feels "meh"?

I picked this lens up used at a decently good price I think, and it is quite good optically and everything. I mostly just wanted to talk about the build.

Compared to my 70-300 G lens, it just doesn't feel as good. I find the zoom lens very still, and not as smooth as the 70-300, and the focus ring is very very loose. This isn't really a bad thing, just preference, but the focus ring also has maybe a fraction of a millimeter of play when you press on it, which just doesn't feel premium.

The lens looks great, but its feel in the hand isn't quite what a lot of other lenses I've picked up recently have been. After googling these issues a bit it seems they are quite common with this lens!

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