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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens

BH #SO247028GM2 • MFR #SEL2470GM2
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 22% Lighter, 18% Smaller than Previous
  • XA and Super ED Elements
A refined take on the fast standard zoom, the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II is not only smaller and lighter than the previous generation, it also features a variety of optical, focusing, and handling upgrades, catering to both photo and video applications, that make this the most well-rounded G Master zoom to date.
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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Small Size, Huge Versatility
  • 3G Master Image Quality
  • 4Faster AF and Floating Focus Mechanism
  • 5Improved Control and Video Capabilities
  • 6Compact, Lightweight, and Robust Design
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Small Size, Huge Versatility

A refined take on the fast standard zoom, the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II is not only smaller and lighter than the previous generation, it also features a variety of optical, focusing, and handling upgrades, catering to both photo and video applications, that make this the most well-rounded G Master zoom to date.

G Master Image Quality

Designed to rival the primes, this zoom's optics have been revamped to provide even greater resolution, clarity, and bokeh quality.
  • Bright f/2.8 constant aperture allows users to capture images in dim lighting conditions and with a shallow depth of field.
  • Two ED (extra-low dispersion) and two Super ED elements effectively suppress chromatic aberrations and color fringing for greater clarity and color fidelity.
  • Five aspherical elements, including two extreme aspherical elements (XA), minimize spherical aberrations, distortion, and also reduce 'onion ring' bokeh.
  • Nano AR Coating II controls flare and ghosting with support from a new optical design that reduces internal reflections.
  • An 11-blade aperture diaphragm helps create smooth, circular bokeh at all aperture settings.

Faster AF and Floating Focus Mechanism

Faster focusing performance, improved close-up shooting, and enhanced control are all benefits of the redesigned focusing system.
  • Four XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors contribute to greatly improved focusing performance, compared to the DDSSM system of the predecessor, including faster, quieter, and more precise AF that's ideal for both photo and stills.
  • Faster AF means improved focusing when working with fast-moving subjects; support is available for shooting at up to 30 fps, full AF is maintained even when shooting stopped down, and focus tracking is possible even when changing the zoom position.
  • Floating focusing mechanism helps maintain image quality throughout the focusing range, which is especially important considering the impressive close-up performance of this lens: minimum focusing distance of 8.3" at the 24mm position or 11.8" at the 70mm position and a maximum magnification of 0.32x at the 70mm position.
  • Internal focusing design promotes snappier, more responsive focusing performance and also maintains the overall lens length during operation.

Improved Control and Video Capabilities

Just as camera design has grown to appeal to both photo and video shooters, this lens has also been updated with a series and attributes that specifically appeal to video shooters' needs.
  • Focus breathing, focus shift, and axial shift during zooming have all been minimized to prevent unwanted movements and angle of view variations for greater compositional accuracy during recording.
  • Supports the Breathing Compensation function in select cine-line and Alpha cameras.
  • The XD Linear Motors are also especially quiet to better enable the use of AF during video recording.
  • Linear Response MF provides natural, intuitive manual focus control.
  • Manual aperture ring can be de-clicked for silent operation and the zoom smoothness can be adjusted depending on the desired torque.

Compact, Lightweight, and Robust Design

Among the smallest and lightest f/2.8 standard zooms available, this lens doesn't lose sight of its professional attributes and also remains a weather-sealed, durable lens for use in trying working conditions.
  • Approximately 22% lighter and 18% smaller than its predecessor, this zoom is a highly portable and versatile option for a huge variety of shooting applications.
  • Now fit with a manual aperture ring, tactile exposure control is possible. This ring can be de-clicked for smooth and silent iris pulls or it can be locked in the 'A' position for camera-based aperture switching.
  • Two programmable focus hold buttons and a focus mode switch for intuitive focus control.
  • Zoom smoothness switch for changing between Smooth and Tight zoom ring torque.
  • Hybrid construction uses both metal and plastic components to maximize both durability and a low weight design.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design includes rubber gaskets at each seam and a rubber ring sealing the lens mount for ensured use when working in inclement weather conditions.
  • Front lens element has a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants and makes the lens easier to clean.
  • Included lens hood features a locking button and a filter window for easier adjustment of rotating filters (e.g. polarizers, variable NDs).

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Specs

Focal Length24 to 70mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84° to 34°
Minimum Focus Distance8.3" / 21 cm
Maximum Magnification0.32x
Optical Design20 Elements in 15 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 4.7" / 87.8 x 119.9 mm
Length at Maximum Extension6" / 152 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 695 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.61 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.4 x 5.4 x 5"

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Reviews

A beauty!

By Alejandro
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

I absolutely love this lens. Its considerably smaller, lighter and better balanced than the previous version. This will stay with me for years to come.

As close to perfection as you can get (right now)

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-04

Optically speaking, the image quality for this lens is consistently sharp, even on higher-resolving bodies like the A7R IV and A1. You will not be disappointed by image quality at any focal length. As for video - it's great, but could be improved in future iterations. It has some focus breathing on the wide end, but virtually none on the telephoto side. Focusing is snappy and responsive, which makes it reliable for run-and-gun shoots. However, the one drawback for this lens is that it is NOT par-focal, so you will have to rely on the AF for those zoom shots. Build quality is great, and has all the bells and whistles you could ask for. An acceptable weight for a lens of this class (the lightest 24-70mm f2.8 for the Sony E-mount! Yes there is the Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 that is smaller and even lighter, but optically it isn't as strong and starts at 28mm. After a full day of shooting, my wrists and back don't hurt since this is light for this class of lens. All in all, I love this lens, and will use it for all my professional (and maybe even casual) shoots.

Excellent Lens

By Ralph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-03

While I cannot say if it is really necessary to buy this lens as an upgrade to the GMI version it is a great lens. Love the manual aperture ring. Great pics. One of the supported lenses for the new A74 focus breathing fix. All in all, a good purchase.

G MASTER

By Karekin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-28

I have a dozen lenses for my Sony A1. And, I use them regularly for their specific genre. This is an extremely sharp lens. I would recommend this to anyone who is willing to commit to the full frame camera. If you want professional quality shots

An Excellent Lens - Give it an A+++!

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-22

I expect this lens to be the one I use the most. The G Master Quality is quite noticeable. Fast and responsive, it creates super sharp images. I am so glad I invested in this lens. It is super!

Great Upgrade

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-21

This is a great update from version 1 of this lens. Noticeably lighter and faster focus and overall better image quality.

Versatile, excellent rendering/sharpness

By Jiaqi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-05

Replaced 24-105G, 35/2.8, 55/1.8 and 85/1.8 as part of simplification of my kit. Outstanding sharpness and rendering (better than my copy of 70-200GM2). Would definitely recommend

Sharp and Light

By Kifleyesus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-05

Light compared to other 24-70 2.8 zoom lenses. It's very sharp as well. Barely any focus breathing for video. Not par focal but close to it. It's a great zoom lens when you want some versatility.

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Date published: 2022-07-03

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Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-04-28

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Does the GM II extend while zooming externally like the Mark I or is it an internal zoom like the 70-200 GM II?
Asked by: Ethan
From the Overview: Internal focusing design promotes snappier, more responsive focusing performance and also maintains the overall lens length during operation. I am sure it a typo but it is still there.
Answered by: George
Date published: 2022-06-26

Will this lens be supported by focus breathing ...

Will this lens be supported by focus breathing compensation in video on the current lineup of Sony cameras?
Asked by: Sky
Yes, the new Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens have an updated optical design which minimize the focus breathing for videos.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2022-05-26

Zoom lock? Original had it

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Asked by: Matthew
There is now a zoom ring torque that goes from smooth to tight. I watched Gerald Undone's Video on the lens and at tight the zoom doesn't move without force.
Answered by: Andrew
Date published: 2022-04-27

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Is the new FE 24-70 2.8 Mark ii lens have steadyshot?
Asked by: Taylor
Nor is it necessary for this focal length zoom.
Answered by: Scott
Date published: 2022-05-13

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Date published: 2022-06-09

Is this lens parfocal and does it have a linear ...

Is this lens parfocal and does it have a linear manual focus response?
Asked by: Glen
Hi Glen, Sony's commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. The lens is near parfocal and it does have Linear Response MF that can provide natural, intuitive manual focus control. Thank you so much for your question. And thank you for choosing Sony. - Pakorn (Sony Social Support)
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Date published: 2022-07-15
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