Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 3   
reviewer#44112 date: Aug-4-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 28-70
price paid:2200 USD (new)
positive:Very fast AF. Sharp with great color and contrast. Excellent bokeh especially for a zoom lens. Build quality is top-notch with AF/MF switch and focus hold button (remapped to eye-AF). Tight but smooth zoom and nice manual focus feel. Nice lens hood with button release.
negative:It's relatively big and heavy but that what you get with large aperture lenses.
comment:This is a great lens. I did comparison shots with the Sony 28-70 FE which came my A7iii and at the wide end it's sharper at f2.8 than the 28-70 is at f8. Sure it's a fairly big and heavy lens but that's physics. If you want a large aperture lens it's going to big.
reviewer#26578 date: May-5-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Nikkor 24-70VR f2.8
Canon 24-70 f2.8LII
price paid:2200 USD
positive:Outstanding pro build quality
Instant focus
next to no distortion
Color and Sharpness of a prime
negative:Weight?
Price
comment:Having owned many a pro Nikon and Canon body and their equivalent lenses, as good as they were, this is a notch UP. Amazing tight solid build quality which speaks professional all the way. The focusing on this lens on a A7RII is instant no waiting or pumping. Contrast is like on another level as is the sharpness. It's like if you wore glasses and just put on a new prescription. I haven't noted much distortion even at 24mm which is easily dealt with in post. It is sharp on a flat field wide open across the board. The bokeh is unique and special which is apparent on one's first uses of this lens. Smooth and not busy. It is dead silent to focus as well. Truly an ultimate lens for this focal range.
reviewer#26556 date: Apr-20-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:SAL2470Z, SEL2470Z, Batis 25, Canon TS-E 24 II
The center is for all of the above lenses outstanding. The SAL Zeiss needs a stop down to f8 to get sharp corners, the SEL was failing here at all. The Batis is an almost perfect lens, and for my taste provides the nicer colors - but I had to decide for economical reasons to return it. The Canon used as standard wide angle is in my understanding "unbeatable", except for the colors by the Batis.
The GM is sharp across the frame. At 2.8 to 4 the extreme corners are at pixel-peep-100% softer, but at f4 already gone.
Colors are clear and fine, microcontrast is fairly good - I personally am missing the Zeiss typical color and contrast. The bokeh is (for me) for a standard zoom (especially compared to the SAL and SEL Zeiss' surpisingly good.
price paid:2.300 €
positive:Sharpness across the frame, nice color rendtition, solidly built.
negative:Nothing so far.
comment:The GM is no "empty" marketing promise. It delivers in every aspect. It is big - of course it is - it is 2.8. During my A-mount time the SAL2470Z was my every-day, so became the new GM since two weeks now.

Product code is "SEL2470GM" by the way.

reviews found: 3   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.67
  • overall: 4.93

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