An In-depth Review of the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens

24-70mm f/2.8 lenses are the workhorses of choice for a huge range of photographers, as their versatile focal length range and relatively wide maximum aperture make them suitable for many different genres and shooting scenarios. For Sony shooters looking for the best the company can offer, there is the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II, and this excellent video review takes a look at the performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage. 

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this great video review takes a look at the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II lens. As part of the company's highly respected G Master lineup, the 24-70mm f/2.8 comes with an impressive range of features and capabilities, including: 

  • Reduced size and weight 
  • Two ED (extra-low dispersion) and two Super ED elements for less chromatic aberrations
  • Five aspherical elements, including two extreme aspherical elements (XA) for less distortion and better sharpness
  • Nano AR Coating II for less flares and ghosting and improved contrast
  • Minimized focus breathing
  • De-clickable aperture for video work
  • Four XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors for quick and quiet autofocus suitable for both photo and video applications
  • 11-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Two customizable focus hold buttons
  • Adjustable zoom ring torque
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design

Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I remember early in my photo career being so obsessed with image quality and doing these sorts of tests. Kind of like how audio quality from vinyl to CD to now streaming services had degraded audio, I wonder if the general public even cares anymore? I say that meaning like the difference between the last few 24-70 2.8 lens from DSLRs to this new one on Mirrorless. I def care a lot less but the AF does look impressive.