Summary

Sony's FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM is a new standard zoom lens for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. The wide to short telephoto range and bright f2.8 focal ratio make it ideal for portraits and wedding photography, along with general-purpose use. The FE 24-70mm f2.8 also becomes one of Sony's first G-Master, or GM, lenses, boasting the company's best optical quality to date.

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Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM sample images

Sony’s FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM is a new standard zoom lens for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. The wide to short telephoto range and bright f2.8 focal ratio make it ideal for portraits and wedding photography, along with general-purpose use. The FE 24-70mm f2.8 also becomes one of Sony’s first G-Master, or GM, lenses, boasting the company’s best optical quality to date. Ahead of my review, I’ve posted a selection of Sony FE 85mm f1.4 sample images with the lens mounted on an Alpha A7r Mark II!

 

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The following images were taken with a final production Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens mounted on a Sony A7r Mark II body. The A7r Mark II was set to its best quality Large Fine mode, capturing 42 Megapixel images with Fine compression; in most of the portrait shots I was using AFC with Eye Detection. In each case I used Auto White Balance and the standard Photo style unless otherwise stated. Body-based stabilisation was enabled for handheld shots and disabled for tripod-based shots. All of the images below are JPEGs out-of-camera and are available to download in larger or their original formats for analysis. Click on the desired image to access the files at Flickr.

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/160, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:24.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/125, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/100, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/640, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:41.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/320, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:3200, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/1250, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:3200, Focal length:33.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/400, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/250, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/160, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:58.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/800, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/125, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/13, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/40, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/40, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/15, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:24.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/15, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:35.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/15, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:51.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/20, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/250, Aperture:11.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:24.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/400, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:24.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/400, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:24.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/500, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:24.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:46.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/1600, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:44.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/8000, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/160, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/250, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/320, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/80, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:1250, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/80, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:640, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/80, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:640, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7RM2, Model:ILCE-7RM2, Shutter speed:1/80, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:2000, Focal length:70.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6500, Model:ILCE-6500, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:4000, Focal length:32.0 mm

 

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