Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens Review by Tony Northrup


Tony Northrup has posted his review of new Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens (Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama). The Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens is Sony’s first f/2.8 zoom full frame e-mount lens announced several weeks ago.

Here is conclusions from Tony Northrup:

  • Image quality is similar to that of the latest pro DSLR bodies & lenses: the Canon 5DS-R with the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II and the Nikon D810 with the Nikon 24-70 f/2.8.
  • Auto-focusing, even in low light, is comparable to the DSLRs.
  • The electronic viewfinder previews your exposure, so you never again have to chimp. You can see a histogram while you shoot and see overexposed parts of the picture highlighted.
  • 4k video, either full-frame or with a 1.5X crop.
  • The a7R II’s sensor stabilization means you can handhold this lens with longer shutter speeds. Canon doesn’t offer a stabilized 24-70 f/2.8, and Nikon’s 24-70 f/2.8 VR is known to be a bit less sharp.
  • The tilt screen is critical for shooting low to the ground or over crowds.

Read full reivew at Tony Northrup Photo