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Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G

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Product Overview

Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G is a mid-range, ultra-compact prime lens for Sony's E-mount mirrorless cameras. It joins the FE 24mm F1.4 GM in this popular focal length while providing a more inconspicuous package.
While its maximum aperture at f/2.8 can be found in Sony's GM zoom lenses such as the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM and FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM, the FE 24mm F2.8 G is significantly more portable, while delivering an easy edge in image quality.
Unlike previous ultra-compact lenses released by Sony, the new 40mm is constructed of a full metal body with full sealing against dust and moisture. Like other recent Sony G series of prime lenses, the 40mm F2.5 G features a customizable focus hold button, an aperture ring that can be de-clicked, and an AF/MF switch.
The SEL24F28G joins the FE 50mm F2.5 G and FE 40mm F2.5 G introduced at the same time as a trio of ultra-compact lenses with a premium build.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 88%
Pros
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Weather-sealed
  • Click/clickless aperture ring
  • Fast autofocus
  • Good build quality
Cons
  • Flimsy corners
  • Focus breathing

What external reviewers found

External score 80%
Pros
  • Good color rendering
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent image quality
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Compact and light
  • Incredibly bright f2.8 focal ratio
Cons
  • Mediocre focus breathing
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Bulky build
  • Some distortion at f/2.8
  • No function button
  • Barely any peripheral shading

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Specifications

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External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Reviewer score 89%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found:
Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 GM is the largest, heaviest, and by far most expensive of the three lenses in this comparison. Focus accuracy and repeatability is critical to consistently produce sharp shots. The zoom ring turns through 60 degrees and has a 17mm wide rubber surface with a good grip. The lens focuses in around 0.6 sec from infinity to 0.35m (1:10 magnification)
Pros
  • Incredibly bright f2.8 focal ratio
  • Sharpness at 24mm focal length
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • Mediocre focus breathing

digitalpicture[2]

Reviewer score 84%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found:
Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens has 9 aperture blades vs. 7 in the G lens. The GM lens has a Quad XD Linear AF motor vs. SSM, though it comes with a padded case. If you can afford and carry the Sony lens, take that option as it is a substantial upgrade.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent build quality
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • 1-stop difference in max aperture

pcmag[3]

Reviewer score 90%
Reviewers from pcmag have found:
The Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM is the best wide zoom we've tested for any system. For landscape use, the lens shines at f/5.6 and f/8, and the corners are just shy of tack sharp. This is an especially appealing lens for landscape photographers who love the sunstar effect.
Pros
  • Extremely wide angle of view
  • High-resolution sensors
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • Some distortion at f/2.8

sonyalpha[4]

Reviewer score 66%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found:
The Samyang and the Viltrox are ahead of the others thanks to their better aperture Distorsion / CA / Vignetting / Flare The Sony 24mm F2.8 and the are the ones with the worst distorsion. The Samyang has the best bokeh rendering and color rendition followed by the Sony.
Pros
  • Very light, compact and discrete
  • Very good resistance to flare
  • Low level of CA
  • Good color rendering
Cons
  • Distorsion / CA / Vignetting / Flare AF

References

  1. ^ Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 GM review. [cameralabs].
  2. ^ Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM Lens Review. [digitalpicture].
  3. ^ Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM Review. [pcmag].
  4. ^ Sony 24mm F2.8 G. [sonyalpha].

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