Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens Gets DxOMarked: Best Zoom in the Range!
DxOMark posted the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens review and test results. Tested on Sony a7R, Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens achieved a DxOMark score of 29 points, making the best-performing zoom in the maker’s range.
From DxOMark Conclusion:
Given the emphasis on the high-grade components and construction to match the maker’s high-resolution sensors, we had high hopes for the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM, and we weren’t disappointed. It is the best-performing zoom in the maker’s range and can easily hold its own against the new AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR. However, for edge-to-edge to sharpness, the Sony isn’t quite in the same league as the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L USM II, but we still have to add the Sony A7RII to propose a fair comparison with the 50 Mpix Canon EOS 5DSR. Nevertheless, the Sony does have certain strengths — better transmission and lower lateral chromatic aberration than many high-grade primes — and while certainly pricey, it’s still a competitive and tempting addition to the range.
The newly released Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens is the ultimate choice for those seeking the highest possible optical performance for portrait, travel and event photography or even simple everyday shooting. The XA element reduces aberration and delivers the ultimate resolution throughout the entire zoom range and aperture range, as well as from corner to corner of all image files.
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens Key Features:
- E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- One XA Element, Two Aspherical Elements
- One ED Element, One Super ED Element
- Nano AR Coating
- Direct Drive SSM Focus System
- Internal Focus Design
- Focus Hold Button, AF/MF Switch
- Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
- Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens: $2,198 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens: $1,798 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
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