The lens for a full frame with a very bright aperture is another glass of the highly regarded G Master series from Sony. What is the characteristic of new glass?
The Sony G Master 24 mm f / 1.4 is the 48th lens designed for the mirrorless Sony E mount system. The glass has been created with full-frame Sony A7 and A9 cameras in mind. However, it can also be mounted on models A6300 and A6500, where its focal length will be changed by 1.5x crop.
The most important features
- Brightness: f / 1.4
- Mounting: Sony FE
- Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups
- Weight: 445 grams
Optics that guarantee high quality
The FE 24 mm F1.4 GM lens guarantees high resolution of the entire frame. A new optical construction with 13 elements in 10 groups , including two XA (extreme aspherical) and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements, contributes to its achievement. The FE 24 mm F1.4 GM model accurately reproduces point light sources, making it an attractive proposition for night sky photographers. The unique coating of Sony Nano AR in turn reduces the phenomenon of flares and the formation of so-called sprites.Although the parameters of the FE 24 mm F1.4 GM lens are among the best in the industry, it has a very compact design and weighs only 445 g . For landscape photographers who often travel long distances in search of a perfect place for photos, this means less weight on the equipment they wear, especially when the lens is mounted on the award-winning Sony A7 or A9 body. This lightness was partly ensured by the next-generation DDSSM (Direct Drive SSM) drive, about three times more powerful than in the previous version.
The design guarantees comfortable work
The FE 24mm F1.4 lens features a range of professional controls that make it easy to use when shooting and recording movies. The aperture ring enables its direct, intuitive setting, and the switch located on the tube allows you to turn on or off the click when changing the size of the aperture.There is also a focus ring that, thanks to the Linear Response MF system, enables quick and accurate manual focusing. The focus lock button can be adjusted to suit your needs, and the focus mode switch allows you to quickly select automatic or manual focus.
Sony G Master 24 mm f / 1.4 – price and availability
The new lens will go on sale in October this year. As you can guess, its price is not the lowest – we have already got used to it. The lens was priced at $ 1399. So, after adding the duty and tax, the Polish price will probably oscillate around 6,000 zlotys.