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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens Review (by Tony Northrup): It’s going to Change Everything!

Tony Northrup posted his Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens review and wrote “Sony finally has a real pro zoom, and it’s going to change everything”:

This lens makes the a7R II come alive. I’m convinced that any DSLR pro who spent a week with this an a7R II and this G-Master 24-70 f/2.8 would want to switch, because:

  • Image quality is similar to that of the latest pro DSLR bodies & lenses: the Canon 5DS-R with the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II and the Nikon D810 with the Nikon 24-70 f/2.8.
  • Auto-focusing, even in low light, is comparable to the DSLRs.
  • The electronic viewfinder previews your exposure, so you never again have to chimp. You can see a histogram while you shoot and see overexposed parts of the picture highlighted.
  • 4k video, either full-frame or with a 1.5X crop.
  • The a7R II’s sensor stabilization means you can handhold this lens with longer shutter speeds. Canon doesn’t offer a stabilized 24-70 f/2.8, and Nikon’s 24-70 f/2.8 VR is known to be a bit less sharp.
  • The tilt screen is critical for shooting low to the ground or over crowds.

Finally, a zoom worthy of the amazing a7R II. The combination of the a7R II and the Sony 24-70 f/2.8 GM match the Canon and Nikon equivalents for image quality, and you get the benefits of 4k video, sensor stabilization, a tilt screen, and an electronic viewfinder. If the 70-200 f/2.8 is as good as this lens, pros will be selling their DSLRs.

Pre-order links:

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens: $2,198 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens: $1,798 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens: at B&H

Sony a7RII: $3,198 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Sony a7SII: $2,999 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Sony a7II: $1,698 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Sony a6300 Body: $998 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a6300 with 16-50mm Lens: $1,148 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Related posts:

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  2. Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens Hands-on Review by DigitalRev
  3. Sony Registered a New 24-70mm (SEL2470GM) Lens
  4. New Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G FE Lens to be Announced Soon!
  5. New Patent: Sony FE 28-70mm f/2 Lens

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