Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM E-mount lens review by dcisive

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; 61MP61 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
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.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.90 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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