Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G Overview
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The Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G is a compact, full-frame prime lens for E-mount. It has 8 elements in 7 groups, and uses both aspherical and ED glass. The focus group is driven by a pair of linear motors. The lens' minimum focus distance is 0.18m (7.1") and the max magnification is 0.19x. The 24mm F2.8 has a metal housing, an aperture ring with a click/de-click switch, and claimed weather-sealing. It weighs just 162 grams (5.7 ounces).
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Focal length||24 mm|
|Lens mount||Sony FE|
|Min focus||0.18 m (7.09″)|
|Weight||162 g (0.36 lb)|
|Length||45 mm (1.77″)|
Sony's trio of compact primes offer respectable optical performance, fast focus, and great handling and controls in a compact, lightweight form factor. The 24mm F2.8G is tack sharp wide open and controls chromatic aberrations very well. Sharpness suffers a bit at the extremes of the image, and bokeh can appear slightly busy, but overall there's a lot to like about this compact wide-angle.
Good for: Landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, environmental portraits, low light photography, drone videographers
Not so good for: Travel photographers requiring a versatile focal length range, videography requiring extensive focus pulls that may suffer from focus breathing
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