Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Additional Coverage

Sony has finally introduced the second version of their standard zoom lens, the long-awaited Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II for E-mount cameras. Here is an additional coverage of the new standard zoom lens with first impressions and hands-on reviews.

According to Sony, it’s the world’s lightest and most compact lens in its category. This upgraded model comes with optical improvements, better AF, upgraded usability, and a few new video-centric features. The lens is priced at $2,299.99 and will be available in June 2022 at B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama. Let’s head over to Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Additional Coverage. Continue reading “Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Additional Coverage”

Sony Electronics Introduces New FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II, the World’s Smallest and Lightest F2.8 Standard Zoom Lens

Newest G Master™ Series Lens in Sony’s Mirrorless E-mount Lineup with Industry-leading Optical Design, Unique Actuator Technologies, Advanced Autofocus and More

SAN DIEGO, CA – April 27, 2022 – Sony Electronics Inc. announced today the 67th lens in its mirrorless E-mount lineup – the highly-anticipated, FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II (model – SEL2470GM2). Sony developed the world’s lightest F2.8 standard zoom lensi using its leading lens technology to deliver stunning resolution and beautiful bokeh known to Sony’s “G Master” series. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is one of the most versatile lenses in the line-up and was created for photographers, videographers, and hybrid content creators.

“Six years have passed since Sony released the first 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master and in that time, our customers’ needs have changed,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “We are always listening to our community and have designed the new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II around feedback from creators. Knowing the 24-70 mm focal length is extremely popular, it was imperative that we continue improving to bring our most advanced technology to such a critical lens in our customers’ kit. Today, we are thrilled to introduce the world’s smallest and lightest F2.8 standard zoom lens.”

Evolved Image Quality in a Zoom Lens that Rivals Prime Lenses[i]

The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is great for a compact yet versatile set up and allows users to capture extremely sharp, detailed imagery for both stills and video. The new lens features high resolution across the frame—even with the aperture wide open. A completely redesigned optical path features five aspherical elements, including two high-precision XA (extreme aspherical) elements. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II also includes two ED (extra-low dispersion) plus two Super ED glass elements. Combined with a new floating focus mechanism, the lens effectively controls chromatic aberration, astigmatism, distortion and coma so that outstanding resolution is achieved throughout the image area at all zoom and aperture settings.

Even when shooting in challenging lighting conditions, the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II achieves excellent clarity by effectively subduing flare and ghosting. This is thanks to Sony’s original Nano AR Coating II, which produces a uniform anti-reflecting coating on the lens surface. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II produces stunning bokeh throughout the zoom range with beautiful and almost perfectly circular bokeh with its advanced optical design and a newly developed 11-blade aperture unit.

In this new 24-70 mm design, this lens delivers outstanding close-up performance with a minimum focusing distance of 8.25 inches (0.21 meters) at 24 mm and 12 inches (0.30 meters) at 70 mm, and with a maximum magnification of 0.32x.

Fast and Precise Autofocus

The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II achieves reliable focus by using four of Sony’s original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors, a floating focus mechanism and advanced lens control – even when shooting a fast-moving subject. In addition, the lens supports up to 30 fps[ii]continuous shooting for stills and 4K 120p video recording with autofocus.

The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II enables full AF tracking performance even when shooting stills with the aperture stopped down, making it possible to use deeper depth of field to ensure that moving subjects remain in sharp focus when shooting continuously[iii]. The lens’ AF tracking performance while zooming is approximately two times better than the previous model[iv].

Refined Capabilities for Creative Filmmaking

With its constant F2.8 maximum aperture, astounding AF performance, versatile control, and solid reliability, the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is designed for all types of video applications. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II offers extremely quiet AF operation, thanks to the XD Linear Motors and a newly developed aperture unit. Using the latest lens technology, the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II reduces focus breathing, focus shift and axial shift when zooming for smooth video footage. This lens also supports the breathing compensation function[v] provided in compatible Alpha series cameras.

As an added benefit for advanced video creation, the newest lens includes Linear Response MF (manual focus) that ensures high repeatability when focusing manually as the focus ring responds directly and repeatedly to subtle control. It also includes an aperture ring making manual aperture/iris control fast, direct, and easy. The dedicated iris ring enables click-less control to achieve smooth depth of field transitions.

Unrivaled Mobility

Designed to perfectly pair with Sony’s compact Alpha™ system E-mount cameras, the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is the world’s smallest and lightesti 24-70 mm F2.8 zoom in its class and offers unprecedented shooting flexibility and freedom in a wide range of situations. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II weighs just 24.6 ounces (695 grams), approximately 20% less (7 ounces) than the original 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master. The lens’ length has been reduced by 16 mm, and overall volume has been reduced by approximately 18%.

Reliability and Improved Control

The new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II was developed based on feedback from professionals to offer even better control and usability than preceding models. This model includes:

  • Zoom smoothness switch to adjust zoom ring torque either Tight or Smooth
  • A newly added aperture ring with click ON/OFF switch and iris lock switch
  • Two customizable focus hold buttons
  • The focus ring that responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually
  • New lens hood design with opening to control circular polarizing filters (dia. 82mm)
  • The center of gravity back toward the mount for improved handling and operation

An updated dust and moisture resistant[vi] design provides extra reliability for outdoor use in challenging conditions. The buttons and switches are fitted with rubber gaskets, and a rubber ring seals the lens mount. The front lens element also features a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants, while making it easier to wipe off any contaminants or fingerprints that become attached to the lens surface.

Pricing and Availability

The new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II will be available in June for approximately $2,300.00 USD and $3,000.00 CAD and will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.

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Notes

[i] MTF chart comparison

[ii] When paired with the Alpha 1. “Hi+” continuous shooting mode. Effective at 1/125 seconds or higher shutter speed. In AF-C mode at shutter speed of 1/250 seconds or higher. The maximum continuous frame rate will depend on the shooting mode.

[iii] With a compatible camera and the camera’s [Aperture Drive in AF] parameter set to [Focus Priority]. See Sony’s support page on the web for camera compatibility info.

[iv] Sony tests. Compared to SEL2470GM.

[v] Compatibility info at: https://www.sony.net/dics/breathing/ Available in movie mode only. Angle of view and image quality may change slightly when this function is used. Compensation may not be able to cover all situations.

[vi] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Images and Specifications

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens images and specifications have been leaked online. Official announcement of the standard soom lens will be tomorrow.

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens is designed similar as current FE 70-200mm GM II lens.

  • Lens model: SEL2470GM2
  • Shortest shooting distance: 21cm
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • Weight: 695g
  • Price: £2099 / €2399

As mentioned earlier, Sony ZV-style cameras and the a7R V and a9 III will be available later this year.

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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN FE Lens to be Announced in Late 2022

In addition to the Sigma 50mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary lens,  Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art lens and ,  Sigma will also announce a new 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN FE lens for Sony E mount.

The latest rumor suggests that the new Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN Lens for Sony E mount will be announced by the end of the year. The release of the lens could be early next year, this is because the semiconductor and supply issues haven’t been resolved yet.

Full List of Sigma Lenses for Sony E-mount in 2022

  • Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens
    (Almost same size as 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art)
  • Sigma 50mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lens
    (Almost same size as 35mm f2 DG DN)
  • Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens

Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Lens Delayed

Sony Japan has announced that the release of the FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G Lens (SELP1635G) will be postponed to summer of 2022. Designed for E-mount camera systems, the US price of the lens is $1,200 and available for pre-order.

Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Pre-Order Amazon USBHphoto

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Sigma 70mm f/2.8, 90mm f/2.8, and 100mm f/2.8 Patents Found

New Patents for Sigma 70mm f/2.8, 90mm f/2.8, and 100mm f/2.8 compact mirrorless lenses have been found. The Sigma 90mm has already been announced.

Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

  • Applicant: Sigma Co., Ltd.
    Publication number: P2022061515
    Application number: P 2020169465
    Publication date: 2022-04-19 Title
    of invention: Imaging optical system
  • PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a compact imaging optical system having a quiet and rapid focus in which various aberrations are well corrected in a lens for a digital camera or a video.
  • In recent years, there is an image pickup device in which the mirror portion is removed to shorten the distance between the image pickup optical system and the image pickup element.
  • Among them, a large-sized image pickup device and a miniaturized image pickup device are widely used. In contrast to the miniaturized image pickup apparatus, the imaging optical system is also required to be miniaturized in overall length and outer diameter.
  • According to the present invention, it is possible to obtain a compact imaging optical system having a quiet and rapid focus in which various aberrations are well corrected in a digital camera or a lens for video.

Example 4 (70mm F2.8)
Infinity Shortest shooting distance
Focal length 72.10 66.91
F number 2.90 2.90 Full angle of
view 2ω 31.67 31.76
Image height Y 21.63 21.63
Lens total length 70.44 70.44

Example 5 (100mm F2.8)
Infinity Shortest shooting distance
Focal length 102.00 93.47
F number 2.90 2.89
Full angle of view 2ω 22.67 22.83
Image height Y 21.63 21.63
Lens total length 87.72 87.72

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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens to Be Announced on April 27th

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens is rumored to Be Announced on April 27th. The company will have a new product announcement on April 27th, 2022 at 16:00 Berlin time. It is almost confirmed that Sony will unveil the long rumored FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II lens on that day.

Sony will have a press event at NAB Show 2022 on April 24 at 9am PDT time. It is unclear whether this new product will be displayed at the NAB Show, which is a trade fair for professional video equipment.

Rumored Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Specs

  • FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens will be extremely sharp.
  • FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens is designed similar as current FE 70-200mm GM II lens.
  • it’s the lightest 24-70mm f/2.8 on the market
  • it’s also smaller than the previous version
  • This lens will be smaller, lighter and improved in any aspect compared to the “older” GM lens

As mentioned earlier, Sony ZV-style cameras and the a7R V and a9 III will be available later this year.

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New Wishlist for a7C II a7R V a6900 RX1R III RX10V RX100VIII

Jason Vong published his wishlist in a recent Youtube video. New wishlisht consists of Sony Cameras that he wants to be UPDATED. These Sony cameras are the a7C II, a7R V, a6900, RX1R III, RX10 V, RX100V III.

For Sony, the prospects for 2022 look bright in terms of both new cameras and lenses. Some Sony cameras and lenses, which can be considered important in the last leaked list, are expected to be announced in 2022. Frankly, the only model I don’t have hope for in this wish list will be the new RX1R III. Sony A7RV, on the other hand, is expected to be announced already in the second half of 2022.

Check out the Jason Vong wishlist for a7C II a7R V a6900 RX1R III RX10V RX100VIII ! Continue reading “New Wishlist for a7C II a7R V a6900 RX1R III RX10V RX100VIII”

Full List of Rumored Sony Cameras and Lenses

Here are the full list of rumored Sony cameras and lenses. We shared with you the upcoming Sony cameras for the year 2022. In this up-to-date list, you’ll find the full list of Sony mirrorless cameras and E-mount lenses expected to be announced for the rest of the year.

The good news is that we seem to have confirmed that high-end cameras such as Sony A9 III and A7RV, which we have been talking about since the beginning of the year, and two important lenses such as FE 85mm F1.2 GM and FE 100mm F1.4 GM will be announced in 2022.

Here is a full list of rumored Sony cameras and lenses: Continue reading “Full List of Rumored Sony Cameras and Lenses”

Sigma to Announce the new 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporay Lens for Sony FE

In addition to the Sigma 50mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary lens and Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art lens, Sigma will also announce a new 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens for Sony E mount.

Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Specifications

  • Lens configuration: 16 elements in 11 groups
  • Shortest shooting distance: 25cm
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 5.6
  • Number of aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
  • Filter diameter: 72mm
  • Size : Φ77.2 x 100.6mm (E mount version is 102.6mm)
  • Weight: 450g
  • Mount: L mount,  Sony E mount

In addition, Sigma will also announce two new 50mm lenses: