Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM SEL2470GM

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(From Sony lens literature) Featuring some of the most advanced lens technologies in market today, the new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM (model SEL2470GM) is the ultimate choice for those seeking the highest possible optical performance for portrait, travel and event photography or even simple everyday shooting.

The new lens is built with three aspherical elements including a newly developed, extremely precise XA (extreme aspherical) element that reduces aberration and delivers the ultimate resolution throughout the entire zoom range and aperture range, as well as from corner to corner of all image files. Additionally, an ED (Extra-low-Dispersion) glass element and Super ED glass element keep chromatic aberration to a minimum while maximizing resolution and bokeh without any unnatural coloration. The lens features a 9-bladed aperture that maintains a near circular shape at all settings and is coated with Sony's original Nano AR coating to suppress reflections and ensure spectacular contrast and clarity.

The new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens has a direct drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) focusing system that works with incredible efficiency thanks to a new set of algorithms that positions the lens elements quickly and accurately. The motor is smooth and quiet, making it an ideal choice for shooting both still images as well as movies.

To maximize usability, the lens is dust and moisture resistant and features a compact, streamlined design that includes AF/MF switch as well as focus hold, zoom lock and hood release buttons.

Two new matching filters for the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens have also been introduced, including the VF-82MP MC protector and VF-82CPAM Circular PL filter.

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM SEL2470GM

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM SEL2470GM User Reviews

9.0/10 average of 1 review(s) Build Quality 9.0/10 Image Quality 9.0/10
  • 9 out of 10 points and recommended by Alexachucarro (3 reviews)
    Very easy to use, great bokeh and fantastic contrast. One of the best lenses out there
    Notable drop off on the corners when wide open and zoomed back to 24mm. Large Heavy

    This is one of my favourite lenses. Arguably the f4 24-105 has higher resolving power for the 60Megapixels of the mkIV a7 but to be honest Ive not noticed too soft details from my photos.

    The lens hood is nice and sturdy with its locking button and the side button is handy, even though many people dont programme its use.

    I shoot with this lens almost always at f2.8 and quote like the drop off in the corners as frames the subjects very nicely.

    70mm at f2.8 is stunning for portraits and is a great every day lens. Its a little expensive compared to the 24-105 but in my opinion absolutely worth it despite the lower resolving resolution and zoom reach. Being able to shoot below f4 and its contrast are just unparalleled.

    reviewed July 20th, 2020 (purchased for $2,000)