Sony India announced today the 67 th 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 lens 1 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.
“Sony continues to take the level of usability for still images and videos a notch higher with the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II,” said Mukesh Srivastava, Digital Imaging Head at Sony India. “We are always striving to improve to deliver the best imaging technology to our customers. We have designed the 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. We are happy to introduce the world’s smallest and lightest F2.8 standard zoom lens.”
1. Evolved Image Quality in a Zoom Lens that Rivals Prime Lenses 2
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.
2. 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 3 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 4 . The lens’ AF tracking performance while zooming is approximately two times better than the previous model 5.
Pricing and Availability
The new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II will be available across all Sony Centers, Alpha Flagship stores, www.shopatsc.com portal and major electronic stores across India from 23 rd May 2022 onwards at the price of Rs 199,990.