Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM E-mount lens review by Reinhold_1

reviewer#44155 date: Oct-27-2018
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 2,8/24 mm, Sony E 1,8/24 mm ZA
price paid:1.549,- €
positive:Sharpness from f1,4, bokeh, weather sealing, handling, build and weight, nearly silent internal focusing, 11 aperture blades, fokus hold button and AF/MF-switch. In contrast to Zeiss Sony delivers a matching bag. And the best thing about this lens is the manual aperture ring!
negative:No OSS, due to the image stabilization of the camera(s) no disadvantage!
comment:This Lens convinces with an outstanding sharpness performance already from full aperture and a great bokeh! Despite aperture 1.4, the lens is relatively light (eff. 490g with filter) and easy to handle. Produces beautiful sun stars! Weather Sealing and the nearly silent focusing process underline the outstanding performance of this lens. Highly recommended!

Update: At the A7 III this lens wins again clearly in resolution and contrast. Therefore, I will use it in the future only on a FF sensor. One of the best lenses I've ever used!

rating summary

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