Fast wide-angle primes can be big and bulky, however that can’t be said about the FE 24mm F1.4 GM, which is considerably smaller and lighter than SLR equivalents. Sony has got the design and handling of lens just right. It feels perfectly matched with Sony a7-series full-frame cameras and provides a tactile aperture ring with a de-click switch that allows videographers to take silent aperture control. What impresses us most though is just how sharp it is. The level of sharpness at the edge of the frame at wide apertures left us gobsmacked. This fast prime sure packs a punch for its size and Sony users will love it.
'We're excited to introduce the Sony FE 24mm F 1.4 GM lens – a compact and lightweight prime lens that's exceptionally fast. This lens stands out from the crowd due to its top-of-the-line technology and design, seamlessly merging pin-sharp detail and soft, natural bokeh even at the maximum aperture. With a design that seems perfectly tailored for Sony a7-series full-frame cameras, it offers a unique tactile experience, thanks to its wonderful build quality. An aperture ring with a de-click switch allows videographers to have silent control over the aperture – a crucial feature in video shooting scenarios. The level of sharpness at the edge of the frame at wide apertures left us gobsmacked. With its compact size and considerable power, the FE 24mm F1.4 GM is certainly a lens that Sony users will love. '
• Lightweight and Compact: Despite its power, the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens weighs only 445 grams (15.7 oz.) – the lightest in its class, making it easy to carry around.
• High Resolution and Bokeh: It offers exceptional performance with consistently high resolution and soft, natural bokeh, even at the widest F1.4 aperture setting, due to the innovative optical design.
• Aperture Control: The lens provides a tactile aperture ring with a de-click switch that enables silent control of the aperture – a great tool for videographers.
• Advanced Optical Technology: With two XA (extreme aspherical) elements in the optical design, it assures high resolution throughout the image. Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements help suppress chromatic aberration.
• Fast and Precise AF: The newly designed high-power Direct Drive Supersonicwave Motor (DDSSM) offers fast, precise, and quiet autofocus for both stills and movies.
• Professional Control: With customisable features and a dust and moisture resistant design, it provides reliability for professional use.
This versatile lens doesn't compromise the quality of your imagery, thanks to the state-of-the-art optical design ensures high resolution even at the F1.4 maximum aperture. The lens incorporates two XA elements that work together to suppress sagittal flare, a common distortion in large-aperture lenses. As a result, point light sources are accurately reproduced, leading to an excellent performance even in low-light conditions. The lens is not only innovative but also compact and lightweight, making it the perfect companion for your photography and videography adventures. Its size is significantly reduced due to the two XA elements, one of which is used for the usually large front element of a lens. The FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens features an 11-blade circular aperture that enhances the soft, natural-looking bokeh. With a minimum focusing distance of 0.24 metres (0.79 ft.) and a maximum magnification of 0.17x, you get an exceptional close-up capabilities. The lens doesn't disappoint when it comes to autofocus. A newly designed high-power DDSSM, optimised specifically for this lens, provides fast, precise, and quiet autofocus drive capability, making it perfect for shooting both stills and movies. The FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens doesn't just deliver in terms of performance but also offers professional control and dependability. Its features, like a customisable focus hold button, aperture ring, aperture click switch, Linear Response MF, and a dust and moisture-resistant design, make it a reliable lens for professionals. Furthermore, it has a fluorine front-element coating that provides additional protection.
To summarise, the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens offers a perfect blend of professional-level functionality, outstanding performance, and compact design. Its ability to consistently deliver high-resolution images, coupled with natural bokeh, is truly impressive. The compactness and lightweight design are a bonus, making this prime lens an ideal companion for photographers on the move.
When shooting in various environments, you can depend on this lens to deliver due to its dust and moisture resistant design. Additionally, the silent control of the aperture is a huge asset for videographers. With the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens in your gear bag, you can take on any shoot with confidence, knowing that you have a reliable, high-performing lens at your disposal.
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