Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G E-mount lens review by Maffe

reviewer#45741 date: Jul-8-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:Not really compared with my other 24mm lenses other than experience from shooting lots of wa lenses over the years.
price paid:560 €
positive:Small and light, a perfect match to the a7c.
Aperture-ring is a welcome feature to make its return and with the “missing” front dial on the a7c it just makes perfect sense.
Lots of report of bad edge and corner sharpness, nothing I can really relate to. Just put focus where it should be and it’s sharp enough for me.
negative:My main use for this lens is street and with a wide angle lens like this zone- and hyperfocal- focus are tools I like to use. But since it’s not hard stops and a focus scale it’s just not possible or just not really practical to perform.
comment:I pit a “3” on distortion since it’s just not really useable without software correction. Now when Adobe update Lightroom it’s not really an issue any longer.
Focus scale with hard stops would be nice and I’ll trade that aging stuff that declick function of the aperture ring in a heartbeat.
Sony can make a aperture-by-wire so I don’t buy the argument that focus-by-wire make it impossible to implement a really useful feature.

A highly recommended lens!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 3.25
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 3.50
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 3.75 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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