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Sony 24-70mm f2.8 FE GM Zoom Lens (SEL2470GM)

Highlights

  • Lens is suitable for: Sony APS-C & Full Frame E-Mount
  • Fitting: Sony E-Mount (APS-C & Full Frame)
  • ZOOM
  • Standard ZOOM
  • Filter Size: 82mm

Product code: 2470 (4548736019522)

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4.5
(354 reviews)

Sony 24-70mm f2.8 FE GM Zoom Lens (SEL2470GM)

£1,799.00

No used versions available

Product Details

Key Specifications:

  • 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 Super Sonic Wave AF Motor
  • Focus Hold Button; Internal Focus
  • AF/MF Switch; Zoom Lock Switch
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm

A new era of standard zoom performance

No-compromise design and technology result in a constant F2.8 zoom lens that can fully utilize the potential of current and future high-resolution camera bodies. This peerless standard zoom covers a 24mm to 70mm focal length range and is an ideal choice when ultimate image quality is required for portraits, scenery, snapshots, and more.

Extraordinary resolution and bokeh

A newly developed XA (extreme aspherical) lens element with superlative surface precision not only contributes to stunning corner-to-corner resolution and detail throughout the zoom range but also plays a vital role in achieving smooth, soft bokeh that can be a powerful expressive tool in a wide range of photographic situations.

Natural rendering and colour

One ED (Extra-low-Dispersion) and one Super ED glass element in an optical path that has been designed to the highest standards help to achieve lifelike, natural imagery without unnatural colouration by keeping axial and lateral chromatic aberration in check while maximizing subjective resolution for breathtaking texture and detail.

Bright, fast F2.8 at any focal length

A constant F2.8 maximum aperture makes it easy to keep exposure settings constant throughout the zoom range to maintain low-light capability or action-stopping shutter speeds. Consistently spectacular image quality is ensured at any aperture or focal length

The precise focus at blazing speed

In addition to positioning large-aperture lenses with extremely high precision for spot-on focusing, the Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) system minimizes spurious motion while an advanced control system and refined algorithms enhance AF operation speed. DDSSM is also smooth and quiet, making it advantageous for movies as well as stills.

9-blade aperture enhances bokeh beauty

The remarkable beauty of this lens’s bokeh is further enhanced by a 9-blade circular aperture design that contributes not only to smoothness but to natural highlights as well.

Outstanding clarity and contrast

Sony’s original Nano AR Coating suppresses spurious reflections that can cause flare and ghosting, particularly in backlit situations. The result is consistently high contrast and clarity with deep blacks in the widest possible range of photographic situations. (1. Nano AR Coating / 2.Glass / 3.Transmitted light)

Versatile fingertip focus control

The ability to respond quickly to rapidly changing shooting situations can mean the difference between getting the shot or not. A manual/autofocus mode switch and focus hold button are positioned for easy access, providing versatile, professional control for a wide range of subjects and environments.

Zoom lock improves portability

Zoom lenses can sometimes extend under their own weight during transportation, and that can be a nuisance while increasing the chance of accidental damage. A zoom lock switch provides a simple, sure way to lock the zoom mechanism for safe, convenient transportation.

Hood lock and release

A hood lock mechanism prevents accidental hood detachment when moving from location to location, while a hood release button makes it easy to remove and replace the hood whenever necessary.

High reliability in harsh conditions

Careful dust and moisture sealing measures have been implemented to ensure maximum protection and reliability in challenging environments. Shoot with confidence in light rain or windy conditions.

Product Reviews

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Image quality, Easy to use, Durable, Features, Versatile
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Trusted Reviews

Compared to the smaller and lighter Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS – a lens with an optical construction of 12 elements in 10 groups – this new optic sports a more complex design comprising 18 elements in 13 groups with nine aperture blades.

Photography BLOG

The Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM is the new benchmark standard zoom for Sony's full-frame camera range, but it's also an incredibly expensive lens too, almost rivalling the equivalent Canon and Nikon optics in terms of price.

Amateur Photographer

In its infancy, the Sony Alpha 7 series fell short of offering its users a wide range of lenses. As is often the case with any new camera system, it took time for the full-frame FE mount to establish itself, but now, a couple of years down the line from the launch of the original A7 and A7R, Sony...

ePHOTOzine

Zoom lenses do have strengths and weaknesses in their performance, but there is little to complain about with this Sony G Master. Any sacrifice in the bald figures is more than made up for with the convenience and versatility a zoom lens represents, and there are precious few sacrifices.

PhotoReview

Most photographers will find the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens to be a versatile ‘walkaround’ lens that is a good match for Sony’s α7 ‘full frame’ camera bodies. Its wide maximum aperture makes it ideal for low light use and also for isolating subjects from distracting backgrounds.

Steve's Digicams

(24mm, F2.8, 1/60, ISO 100) As a standard zoom lens, the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM is certainly top notch. It doesn't have that charisma of the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 or the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM that you immediately see as soon as you take your first shot.

PC Magazine

The Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM is a premium standard zoom lens for Sony mirrorless cameras that delivers strong image quality, but shows some distortion.

Camera Labs

A 24-70mm f2.8 zoom lens is the workhorse for many professional photographers and aspiring amateurs alike. And no camera system is competitive without such a lens delivering very good optical quality.

What Digital Camera

When we first heard news of the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, we knew it was a lens that had great promise. After extensive testing, both in the field and the lab, I’m pleased to report it’s exceptionally sharp and has been optimised by Sony’s engineers to resolve sensational detail in combination with Alpha...

The Digital Picture

As I said in the beginning of the review, Sony gained renown for their cameras, especially their sensor technology, before their lenses. Using Canon lenses with adapters was what many serious photographer using Sony cameras chose to do.

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Sony

This is my first lens in the GM Series, I've only used it a few times, but the quality of the lens is outstanding, however I do own other Sony Lenses as well. This GM Lens can be used for the following: Video Food Real Estate 'Interior & Exterior' Weddings Landscapes Astro Headshots Events Sony has...

Wex Photo Video

Great general use lens, when undecided on which prime lens to take or use. This lens is very sharp when stopped down to f5.6 - f8. Yes the lens is heavy, but instills confidence with high resolution and sharp images!

WEX

The 24-70 GMaster 2.8 lens is bulky but I can live with that. What I can't live with is how grainy and not sharp all of my shots are coming out! I have the 24-70 G Zeiss and love it. Maybe there's something wrong with it. Software was up to date. Needs steady shot!

Sony

This G Master lens is the best I have owned and I have been a keen hobbyist photographer for over 40 years. If any image is not pin sharp, it is because I have done something wrong. I am genuinely delighted with it.

WEX

I bought this lens about a month ago and I have used it for various purposes from food photography to portrait photography. It's a very versatile lens which can be used for many purposes. It's 24 focal length makes it a good lens for landscape photography.

Wex Photo Video

I paired this up with the A7R3 in the studio and the results are fantastic! Loads on detail. Nice and sharp.

Sony

Great general use lens, when undecided on which prime lens to take or use. This lens is very sharp when stopped down to f5.6 - f8. Yes the lens is heavy, but instills confidence with high resolution and sharp images!

Wex Photo Video

Great all rounder, fabulous edge to edge detail wide open. Bit on heavy side though!

Sony

I don't like large mid range zooms, which extend in size when zooming! I much prefer zooms with internal focusing. However, the quality of the images is incredible, starting from the full aperture.

WEX

This G Master lens is the best I have owned and I have been a keen hobbyist photographer for over 40 years. If any image is not pin sharp, it is because I have done something wrong. I am genuinely delighted with it.

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