The SONY AF 24-105 f/3.5-4.5 has been discontinued from the line. This Minolta hold over is no longer available and that seems a shame, in a way. It was very compact for the telephoto images it could provide. I suspect the SONY (TAMRON) 28-75mm f/2.8 will be the obvious affordable alternative. Doing my own comparison ... the (TAMRON) 28-75 lens seemed much sharper, so there is that.