Here is a recap of the new, ultra-high-resolution Sony G Master lenses designed for E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.
A new series of Sony G Master lenses lineup includes the mid-range FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM zoom, a near-perfect FE 85mm f/1.4 GM portrait prime, and a telephoto staple in the form of the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS.
The new high-end Sony G master lenses optimized for its full-frame E-mount cameras, also known as GM series sits above the current ‘G-series‘ lenses with a premium price.
Sony G Master Lenses Technical Specifications
|FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM||FE 85mm f/1.4 GM||FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS|
|Lens Mount||Sony Full Frame E-mount||Sony Full Frame E-mount||Sony Full Frame E-mount|
|Focal Length (35mm Equivalent on APS-C)||24-70mm (36-105mm)||85mm (127.5mm)||70-200mm (105-300mm)|
|Angle of View||84-34°||29°||34°-12°30′|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||1.25′ / 38 cm||2.6′ / 80 cm||3.2′ / 96 cm|
|Lens Construction||18 elements / 13 groups||11 elements / 8 groups||23 elements / 18 groups|
|Image Stabilization||None||None||Yes, Optical SteadyShot|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, circular||11, circular||11, circular|
|Filter Ring Diameter||82mm||77mm||77mm|
|Dimensions||3.4 x 5.4″ / 87.6 x 136.0mm||3.5 x 4.2″ / 89.5 x 107.5mm||3.5 x 7.9″ / 88 x 200mm|
|Weight||31.3 oz / 886 g||29 oz / 820 g||52.3 oz / 1480 g|
The FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM features special elements for reducing aberrations and increasing resolution, a 9-bladed aperture, special coatings for reduced reflections, a direct drive SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor) for fast and quiet focusing, dust and moisture resistance, and a compact design.
The FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens has an 11 blade circular aperture (the most offered in an α lens) for smooth bokeh, Nano AR coating for reducing flare and ghosting, a ring drive SSM motor, dust and moisture resistance, and an aperture ring with on/off switchable click stops (for smooth adjustments during video recording).
The FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM features special coatings (Nano AR and fluorine), a floating focusing system (the first in an α zoom lens) for improved AF performance, a minimum focusing distance of just 0.96m (~3.15ft), a SSM and dual linear motors, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, dust and moisture resistance, a focus hold button, and a focal range limiter.
Sony G Master Lenses Video Reviews
Photographer Matt Granger had a chance to test the new FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens, comparison with Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens for the size and image quality.
Tony Northrup has posted his review of new Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens which is the company’s first f/2.8 zoom full frame e-mount lens. Here are some conclusions from his review:
- 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.
Read full reivew at Tony Northrup Photo
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