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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens Test Results

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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens test results published by DxOMark.  Tested on the Sony A7R, the new lens achieved an excellent result overall.

The standard zoom optic is the best 24-70mm lens for Sony A7 series cameras! The lens achieved a score of 29 and showed an excellent performance.

According to DxOMark test, the lens has some astigmatism throughout the zoom range. It’s quite noticeable at 70mm wide-open. Fortunately, the sharpness improves significantly on stopping down.

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens Gets DxOMarked


Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM vs. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM vs. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR


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. It 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. We still have to add the Sony A7RII to propose a fair comparison with the 50 Mpix Canon EOS 5DS R. Nevertheless, the Sony does have certain strengths, better transmission and lower lateral chromatic aberration than many high-grade primes. It’s still a competitive and tempting addition to the range.

The FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM ($1,699.95 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) features special elements for reducing aberrations and increasing resolution. The standard zoom optic has a 9-bladed aperture, special coatings for reduced reflections. It also comes with a direct drive SSM for fast and quiet focusing.  dust and moisture resistance, and a compact design.