Lens review

Sony FE 24 mm f/2.8 G

Sony FE 24 mm f/2.8 G
24 March 2021
Maciej Latałło

1. Introduction

March 2021 has seen a real Sony offensive when it comes to new lenses. First, they released a new fast standard, the Sony FE 50 mm f/1.2 GM, one week later adding three compact G series lenses, the 24, 40, and 50 mm focal lengths, to their line-up; among them the device with the widest angle of view is as fast as f/2.8 and these with longer focal lengths feature f/2.5 apertures.

Sony FE 24 mm f/2.8 G - Introduction

All these lenses have some common features:small but sturdy barrels, the same filter size, and the XD autofocus mechanism, based on two motors. Despite moderate sizes their casings feature a lot of switches and rings that enhance their functionality.

The model with the shortest focal length lags behind the 40 mm and 50 mm instruments - we've already mentioned a bit slower aperture. It seems packing everything into the same type of barrel was a priority here so limiting the aperture to f/2.8 was the easiest solution. What's interesting, the construction of the 2.8/24 model is also the simplest, with one element less than feature other lenses of this series with longer focal lengths. We are very curious whether such an approach influenced image quality, especially on the edge of full frame. If you are interested in an answer to this question and many more just have a glance at the following chapters – enjoy your reading!

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We would like to thank Sony for delivering us the final specimen of the tested lens even before its official launch – that move allowed us to test it very quickly and we really appreciate it.

You are also invited to get acquainted with our test procedure, described in the article "How do we test lenses?" If you feel it’s still not enough, please go to our FAQ section where you can find some further explanation.

Sony FE 24 mm f/2.8 G - Introduction

Sony FE 24 mm f/2.8 G - Introduction

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