Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

   

Workhorse, flagship, standard, premiere—whatever you want to call it, the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens is a popular lens for good reason. Covering the useful wide-angle to portrait-length range with a bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, this lens is also a G Master lens, meaning it features an advanced optical design that prioritizes sharpness, color accuracy, and even bokeh quality. It’s also got Sony’s Direct Drive Super Sonic wave motor for quick and quiet autofocus performance and dedicated physical controls for changing focus mode or holding the focus position. In addition, as a top-of-the-line lens, it’s dust and moisture sealed for working in trying conditions.

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

Applications: Sports, events, weddings, landscape, portraiture—the 24-70mm f/2.8 is one of those lenses that is so popular because of how versatile it is. It’s suitable for almost any genre, has the focal length flexibility to give you more dynamic images, and has the bright, constant f/2.8 design for working in low light and for controlling depth of field.

Perks

Drawbacks

+ Versatile focal length range
+ Bright f/2.8
+ G Master lens, advanced optics
+ Fast and quiet DDSSM AF motor
+ Weather sealed

- Shorter long end than a comparable 24-105 mm zoom
- Not the most lightweight or compact lens

Specs

Focal Length 24-70mm
Aperture Range f/2.8 to f/22
Optical Layout 18 elements, 13 groups (1 XA element, 2 aspherical elements, 1 ED element, 1 Super ED element)
Coating Nano AR
Minimum Focusing Distance 1.25' / 38 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.24x
Diaphragm Blades 9
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 82mm
Dimensions 3.5 x 5.4" / 87.6 x 136mm
Weight 2 lb / 886 g