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

reviewer#46897 date: Nov-9-2022
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony Carl Zeiss SAL2470F28 ZA Vario-Sonnar.
price paid:AU$1,916.00
positive:Fine optics, solidly built, good controls, quick to focus, weatherproof, sharp, fine image quality.
negative:Weight, but it is around 70gm lighter than the Sony Carl Zeiss SAL2470F28 ZA Vario-Sonnar (and around 200gm lighter that the Zeiss plus the LA-EA5 adapter that I had to use on my a7iv camera).
82mm front thread means I've had to buy that diameter UV and CPL filters, whereas most of my other Zeiss and Sony G a-mount lenses are 77mm.
comment:A fine wide to medium telephoto zoom, native to the e-mount.
Has been overtaken by the smaller, lighter Mark II version but that latest lens comes at quite a hike in price.
With it becoming superseded, Sony Australia offered price match against other sellers plus AU$200.00 cash back, reflected in the AU$1,916.00 price I paid.

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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