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Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G Full-Frame Lens (2021)

MSRP 599 USDNeoscore 88%NEX score 80%

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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.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 88% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Weather-sealed
  • Click/clickless aperture ring
  • Fast autofocus
  • Good build quality
Cons
  • Flimsy corners
  • Focus breathing

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
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

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
Form Factor
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Material
Aluminum alloy
Motor
Linear Motor
Optical Formula | Elements
8 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
7 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 ED + 3 aspherical elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
49 mm / 1.93 in
Size | Diameter
68 mm / 2.68 in
Size | Length
45 mm / 1.77 in
Weight
162 g / 5.72 oz

Function

Angle Of View
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
24 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.19x
Min Focus Distance
180 mm / 7.09 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2021-03-23
Model Name
SEL35F28G

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very light, compact and discrete
  • Very good resistance to flare
  • Low level of CA
  • Good color rendering
Cons
  • Distorsion / CA / Vignetting / Flare AF

cameralabs[2]

Sentiment Score 89%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
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)
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Incredibly bright f2.8 focal ratio
  • Sharpness at 24mm focal length
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • Mediocre focus breathing

cameralabs[3]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Sony FE 24mm f2.8 G is an attractive mid-priced prime lens for anyone who enjoys wide-angle photography. The quality is sharp across the frame even at large apertures, the focusing quick and quiet and the lens well-featured with weather-sealing, a focus hold button and de-clickable aperture ring. Like the 40 and 50 versions, I’m satisfied by the 24’s performance wide-open.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Wide field-of-view
  • Fast autofocus
  • Compact and light
Cons
  • Vignetting at f2.8

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score 90%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Extremely wide angle of view
  • High-resolution sensors
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • Some distortion at f/2.8

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The FE 24mm F2.8 G is one of the lightest full-frame lenses available for Sony cameras. It focuses fairly close, to 9.5 inches with autofocus and up to 7.1 inches when working manually. Autofocus is quick and quiet, and you'll enjoy a linear response when focusing manually.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Quick autofocus
  • Autofocus is quiet
Cons
  • Bulky build
  • No function button

digitalpicture[6]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent build quality
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • 1-stop difference in max aperture

digitalpicture[7]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
Sony has a trio of same-sized compact prime lenses, covering 20mm, 24mm, and 35mm. The Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD Lens is the relevant model to this review. The Sony lens has a slight center of the frame advantage at f/4.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sharpness at f/2.8
  • Wide aperture
  • Compact construction
Cons
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Barely any peripheral shading

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony 24mm F2.8 G. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2021/05/23/sony-24mm-f2-8-g/. 2021-05-23. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
2. ^ Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 GM review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-fe-12-24mm-f2-8-gm-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
3. ^ Sony FE 24mm f2.8 G review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-fe-24mm-f2-8-g-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
4. ^ Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sony-fe-12-24mm-f28-gm. 2021-04-30. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
5. ^ Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sony-fe-24mm-f28-g. 2021-03-24. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
6. ^ Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sony-FE-12-24mm-f-2.8-GM-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
7. ^ Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sony-FE-24mm-f-2.8-G-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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