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

reviewer#45564 date: Aug-7-2020
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:Samyang 24mm F1.4 ED AS UMC
Minolta - AF 28 F2 RS
Sony AF 20mm F2.8
price paid:Too Much
positive:Sharp, Sharp, Sharp
Size and Weight
negative:Cost of replacement hood.
Price of lens
comment:I'm the poster child for Frugal. This is my first high dollar lens for my A7 II. I adapt the other lenses through a LA-EA3. I also have (2) A99's (2) A77's (1) A6000 and lots of older A mount camera's. I have over 100 lenses including high end Sony and Minolta A mount lenses, lots of Zeiss M42 and P6 (medium format) glass. This is by far the sharpest lens I own (not the most expensive). I asked a friend in the camera business if I should do the Sigma ART 24mm or this lens. He told me not to think about anything but the Sony 'G'. He did not steer me wrong. I have only had if for a few weeks (purchased it used - with no hood), but I don't see my assessment changing. This lens is worth every penny. In fact I'm no eyeing a 200-600 because this lens is so strong.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • 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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania