A Review of the New Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Lens

The new Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G offers users useful focal lengths in a compact package. This great video review takes a look at the new lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this excellent video review takes a look at the new Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G lens. The 24-50mm f/2.8 comes with a nice range of features, including:

  • Optical Design:
    • 16 elements in 13 groups
    • Bright f/2.8 constant aperture for low light and shallow depth of field
    • 11-blade circular aperture for smooth bokeh
    • Four aspherical elements to reduce aberrations, distortion, and 'onion ring' bokeh
    • Two extra-low dispersion elements for minimal chromatic aberrations and color fringing
    • Minimum focusing distance of 7.1" (18 cm) with a maximum magnification of 0.33x
  • Autofocus:
    • Redesigned focusing system for faster, quieter, and more precise AF
    • Linear motors for improved focusing performance
    • Supports shooting at up to 120 fps with Sony a9 III
    • Full AF maintained when shooting stopped down
    • Focus tracking in slow motion 4K 120p and Full HD 240p
  • Video Capabilities:
    • Supports Dynamic/Active Mode image stabilization in compatible cameras
    • Breathing Compensation function support in select cine-line and Alpha cameras
    • Manual aperture ring can be de-clicked for silent operation
    • Adjustable zoom smoothness for desired torque
  • Compact, Lightweight, and Robust Design:
    • Weather-sealed for durability in trying conditions
    • Manual aperture ring for tactile exposure control, can be locked in 'A' position for camera-based aperture switching
    • Programmable focus hold button and a focus mode switch for intuitive focus control
    • Dust- and moisture-resistant design
    • Front lens element with fluorine coating to repel contaminants and facilitate cleaning
    • Included lens hood redesigned for sleekness, reducing diameter and length
  • Filter Size: 67 mm 
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 2.9 x 3.6" / 74.8 x 92.3 mm
  • Weight: 1 lb / 440 g

Check out the video above for Frost'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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