Sony FE 24-50mm F2.8 G E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 1   
reviewer#47013 date: Jun-15-2024
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Zeiss Batis 25mm f2
Zeiss Batis 40mm f2
Sony/Zeiss 55mm f1.8
price paid:$1098
positive:Extremely sharp even wide open
Excellent color rendering
Fast focus on a7Riv
negative:Vignetting at f2.8 and f4
comment:I have been testing the Sony 24-50mm f2.8 G against my Zeiss Batis primes: 40mm f2 and 25mm f2. So far, I have found them to be equal in sharpness. I cannot tell any discernable difference. Setting the Sony to 40mm and f2.8, it shows more vignetting than the Zeiss. This vignetting does not fully clear until f5.6. At 24mm, the vignetting clears by f4. In contrast, the Batis 40mm and 25mm have very slight vignetting at f2.8 and clear completely at f4. I did the same comparison with the Sony/Zeiss 55mm f1.8 and found the same result. Actually, I see a very, very slight vignette even at f5.6 on the Sony when set to 50mm. Generally speaking, from f5.6 to f11, the image quality produced by all of these lenses is identical. I purchased the Sony hoping to replace my two Zeiss primes (and possibly the 55mm). The Sony 24-50mm f2.8 G is an excellent lens that I plan to use in the field. Since I shoot mostly architecture and landscapes from a tripod, my usual f-stop settings are f8 to f16. Therefore, the vignetting issue does apply.
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rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.60

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