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Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Lens (Sony E)

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Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Lens (Sony E)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/2.8
  • Fast, Lightweight Mid-Range Zoom
  • Aperture De-Click and Lock Switches
  • Aspherical and ED Elements
Bringing a bright, wide maximum aperture to an easy-to-carry form factor, the Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Lens is a versatile mid-range zoom lens built for everyday mobility. The lens's outstanding image quality benefits both stills and video shooters, yielding high resolution and smooth bokeh.
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Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Overview

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A Portable, High-Quality Mid-Range Zoom Lens
Bringing a bright, wide maximum aperture to an easy-to-carry form factor, the Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Lens is a versatile mid-range zoom lens built for everyday mobility. The lens's outstanding image quality benefits both stills and video shooters, yielding high resolution and smooth bokeh.
Image Quality and Optical Design
Featuring 16 elements in 13 groups, this zoom's optics have been optimized to provide 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. Combined with its 11-blade circular aperture, the lens yields a large and smooth bokeh.
  • Four aspherical elements help minimize spherical aberrations, distortion, and also reduce 'onion ring' bokeh, while two extra-low dispersion elements effectively suppress chromatic aberrations and color fringing for greater clarity and color fidelity.
  • The lens boasts strong close-up performance thanks to a minimum focusing distance of 7.1" and a maximum magnification of 0.33x.
  • Autofocus
    Faster focusing performance, improved close-up shooting, and enhanced control are all benefits of the redesigned focusing system.
    • The autofocus system's linear motors contribute to improved focusing performance, resulting in a faster, quieter, and more precise AF ideal for both video and stills.
    • Faster AF means improved focusing when working with fast-moving subjects; support is available for shooting at up to 120 fps with the Sony a9 III, full AF is maintained even when shooting stopped down, and focus tracking is possible even when in shooting slow motion 4K 120p and Full HD 240p.
    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 attributes that specifically appeal to the needs of video shooters.
    • The lens supports Dynamic/Active Mode image stabilization in compatible cameras.
    • Supports the Breathing Compensation function in select cine-line and Alpha cameras.
    • 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
    Bringing a bright, f/2.8 maximum aperture to a compact and lightweight optic, the lens is primed for a broad spectrum of use cases and remains a weather-sealed, durable lens for use in trying working conditions.
    • 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.
    • One programmable focus hold button and a focus mode switch for intuitive focus control.
    • Dust- and moisture-resistant design for use when working in inclement weather conditions. The front lens element has a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants and makes the lens easier to clean.
    • Included lens hood has been redesigned to complement the lens's sleek design by reducing both its diameter and length.

    Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Specs

    Key Specs
    Focal Length
    24 to 50mm
    Maximum Aperture
    f/2.8
    Lens Mount
    Sony E
    Lens Format Coverage
    Full-Frame
    Focus Type
    Autofocus
    Image Stabilization
    No
    Filter Size
    67 mm (Front)
    Maximum Aperture
    f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture
    f/22
    Lens Mount
    Sony E
    Lens Format Coverage
    Full-Frame
    Angle of View
    84° to 47°
    Minimum Focus Distance
    7.1" / 18 cm
    Maximum Magnification
    0.33x
    Optical Design
    16 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades
    11
    Focus Type
    Autofocus
    Image Stabilization
    No
    Filter Size
    67 mm (Front)
    Dimensions (ø x L)
    2.9 x 3.6" / 74.8 x 92.3 mm
    Weight
    1 lb / 440 g

    Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Reviews

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    In terms of sharpness, should we expect the 24-50 ...

    In terms of sharpness, should we expect the 24-50 G to resemble how much of that for 24-70 GM, like 90% or 80%?
    Asked by: Zhenpeng
    The Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Lens (Sony E) is about 90% as sharp in the center of the frame as the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens (Sony E). However, the 24-50mm lens is not as sharp on the edges at f/2.8 as the 24-70mm GM. If you stop down to f/5.6, the edge sharpness improves.
    Answered by: Lawrence
    Date published: 2024-03-21

    New to Sony. I don't understand the difference ...

    New to Sony. I don't understand the difference between G & G Master. What's the difference with this particular lens in mind?
    Asked by: Christopher
    In short, the G-master is Sony's top-of-the-line lens. In terms of sharpness, build, and features. While G lenses are high-end Sony lenses.
    Answered by: Davidb
    Date published: 2024-03-06

    Is this lens better or worse than the Sony 24mm G ...

    Is this lens better or worse than the Sony 24mm G compact lens and the 50mm G compact lens at 24mm and 50mm?
    Asked by: Gary
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