A Review of the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens

A 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is the workhorse of choice for a lot of photographers and filmmakers, useful for a huge range of situations and genres. For Sony shooters, there is the new FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II, and this excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage.

Coming to you from Maarten Heilbron, this excellent video review takes a look at the new Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II lens. As the second version of the lens and a foundational option in the Sony lens lineup, the 24-70mm f/2.8 comes with a variety of new features and upgrades, including:

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

Check out the video above for Heilbron'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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