Sony FE 24-70mm GM II Lens Reviews: Lighter, Smaller, Faster and Sharper!

Sony has just officially announced the new Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama). Here are several reviews of some bloggers who had the chance to test this enthusiastic lens.

It is “Lighter, Smaller, Faster and Sharper”

Verdict from Lenstips:

you will get the smallest and the lightest lens of this class in the market. As its optical system features many special glass elements, this model is able to fulfill contemporary standards and high demands set by professional photographers across the globe…To sum up our first impressions are very positive;  To be honest we can hardly wait…


Verdict from Amateur Photographer:

Relatively small and light + Includes aperture ring+ Superb optics + Fast autofocus…Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is a great lens. If size and weight matter to you, it is worth consideration over its predecessor. It could genuinely replace some prime lenses if larger f/1.4 or f/1.8 apertures aren’t essential for you – it is simply that good in detail resolution, in both the centre and the edges.


Verdict from ThePhoBlographer:

Weather-resistant; moreso with newer camera bodies than the other ones; Fast autofocus; Smaller and lighter than the previous version; Feels great on older, smaller camera bodies; Autofocuses well on both older and newer camera bodies; Very sharp; The colors are pretty gorgeous; Nice bokeh; Distortion, even in the corners, is heavily suppressed and Lots of nice extra buttons…Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II deserves its Editor’s Choice award because it’s so darned good. We’re also giving it five out of five stars.


Verdict from  PetaPixel:

Lighter, Smaller, Faster and Sharper! Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II makes significant upgrades to the outer body by giving shooters many new ways to control the lens. It’s also shorter and lighter despite the addition of two elements and changing the autofocus motor system entirely. As a Mark II lens, it delivers updates that will make it a compelling workhorse contender for the next six years.


Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Pre-Order Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama 
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
  • Nano AR Coating II and Fluorine Coating
  • Four XD Linear AF Motors, Floating Focus
  • Aperture De-Click and Lock Switches
  • Zoom Smoothness Switch
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Eleven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

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