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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
Sony today has officially announced the new FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II lens.

The US price for this lens is $2,298, you can check pre-order options at B&H Photo and Adorama.

The official release date for this lens in June 2022.



Sony FE 24-70mm F/2.8 GM II Specs:
  1. Focal Length 24 to 70mm
  2. Maximum Aperture f/2.8
  3. Minimum Aperture f/22
  4. Lens Mount Sony E
  5. Lens Format Coverage Full-Frame
  6. Angle of View 84į to 34į
  7. Minimum Focus Distance 8.3" / 21 cm
  8. Maximum Magnification 0.32x
  9. Optical Design 20 Elements in 15 Groups
  10. Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded
  11. Focus Type Autofocus
  12. Image Stabilization No
  13. Filter Size 82 mm (Front)
  14. Dimensions (Ý x L) 3.5 x 4.7" / 87.8 x 119.9 mm
  15. Length at Maximum Extension 6" / 152 mm
  16. Weight 1.5 lb / 695 g


















Apr 27, 2022 at 10:41 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


The first sources are seeming to confirm the imminent arrival of the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II.
Seems like a very logical move after the 70-200GM II.

https://digicame-info.com/2022/03/fe-24-70mm-f28-gm-ii-1.html







Mar 15, 2022 at 08:46 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Dammit! They're going to make me spend enormous amounts of money for something I don't need...again.

If it's anything like the 70-200 II it will be stellar and I will have to have it.



Mar 15, 2022 at 01:14 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Dream Kit 2023
- a1 ii
- 24-70mm f/2.8 GM ii
- 70-200mm f/2.8 GM ii
- 600mm f/4 GM ii




Mar 15, 2022 at 01:19 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


saaketham wrote:
Dream Kit 2023
- a1 ii
- 24-70mm f/2.8 GM ii
- 70-200mm f/2.8 GM ii
- 600mm f/4 GM ii



But the sunstar better be good.



Mar 15, 2022 at 02:03 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


I think the a1ii waits till after the R1 so Sony can take the lead again, maybe 2023, I actually hope later because I don't want a new that fast.
I think a new 24-70 is this year based on rumors
70-200 already exists if you can get one so no real worries there.
600GMii->not a chance. I don't see this being replaced for a LONG time. There are bigger needs in the big white primes before this gets a rev 2, and Cannon mailed it in with the RF600 (its still a great lens, but nothing new on it to push Sony)

saaketham wrote:
Dream Kit 2023
- a1 ii
- 24-70mm f/2.8 GM ii
- 70-200mm f/2.8 GM ii
- 600mm f/4 GM ii






Mar 15, 2022 at 02:16 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


no need, as I am happy with the Tamron 28-75 F2.8 VXD G2

Edited on Mar 15, 2022 at 04:34 PM · View previous versions



Mar 15, 2022 at 02:34 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


I am happy with the optical performance of the current GM 24-70mm lens. I would like the II to be smaller and lighter in a similar fashion the 70-200mm GM lens transitioned from the first to the second version.


Mar 15, 2022 at 03:12 PM
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AGeoJO wrote:
I am happy with the optical performance of the current GM 24-70mm lens. I would like the II to be smaller and lighter in a similar fashion the 70-200mm GM lens transitioned from the first to the second version.


All recent Sony GM lenses have been smaller/than lighter than the early ones. No that will be true also with 24-70 GM II. Very interesting



Mar 15, 2022 at 04:12 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


The Tamron 35-150mm is making me rethink whether I'll ever need a 24-70mm again. My 24-70mm GM was the first lens to go when I got the 35-150mm.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


My only zoom is the Sigma 28-70/2.8 pretty happy with it but mostly shoot primes for better IQ. will be interesting to see if the 24-70 GM II will improve as much as the 70-200 GM II did.





Mar 15, 2022 at 06:00 PM
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hevaKmaI wrote:
The Tamron 35-150mm is making me rethink whether I'll ever need a 24-70mm again. My 24-70mm GM was the first lens to go when I got the 35-150mm.


If the the new 24-70 GM II is nice size and good handling with reasonably good optics, it will be a well liked lens. Wide end down to 24mm is so important in many 24-70mm applications, from reportage to landscape. Tamron 35-150mm is simply a different kind of lens.



Mar 16, 2022 at 02:56 AM
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hevaKmaI wrote:
The Tamron 35-150mm is making me rethink whether I'll ever need a 24-70mm again. My 24-70mm GM was the first lens to go when I got the 35-150mm.


To each their own really. Coincidentally my girlfriend has mostly been using a vintage 35-105 and she doesn't seem to miss the 24mm, but I think I would in her place. Using a standard zoom for me is mostly about getting the wide angle in addition to a standard (for me 40mm) range. It's great what the 35-150 brought to the table photograhy wise for a lot of people, but it doesn't make the 24-70GM II unnecessary.
Sony should most certainly have the ambition to have best-in-class lenses in all ranges.



Mar 16, 2022 at 03:04 AM
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tuomkok wrote:
If the the new 24-70 GM II is nice size and good handling with reasonably good optics, it will be a well liked lens. Wide end down to 24mm is so important in many 24-70mm applications, from reportage to landscape. Tamron 35-150mm is simply a different kind of lens.


Indeed 35mm is often not wide enough but I sold my 24-70GM for the Tamron and now work with the 35-150 on the A1 and 16-35GM on the A7riii so for reportage/event and landscape work I can now work with a 2 lens rather than 3 lens combination. 24-70 can be a useful range but I have always found it limiting with the need for wider and longer when shooting events




Mar 16, 2022 at 04:10 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Im pretty darn happy with my sigma 24-70 2.8 honestly. They would have to make something just as good as the 70-200 gm ii which I think they will. Combine that with the ar-ii coatings for less flare, less weight, smaller, faster af and you should have a nice package.

Curious to see what sony pulls off. I am sure it will dominate others and will command a nice big price tag.



Mar 16, 2022 at 08:17 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


I also love the fantastic image quality of my Sigma 24-70/2.8. Itís very close to what I get with the 35GM and 50GM without the large aperture. I find it to be the (almost) perfect one lens travel solution. I carry the CV 15 and the 24-70/2.8 and can shoot almost anything on a vacation with those two. No need for the 35-150 for me.


Mar 16, 2022 at 06:39 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


The new GM will have some big shoes to fill. Iím hoping for better optics than the sigma 24-70, about the weight of the Tamron 28-75, diameter less than the sigma. The current competition is so good it will need to be a real special lens to justify a higher price.


Mar 16, 2022 at 10:35 PM
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mudlake wrote:
I also love the fantastic image quality of my Sigma 24-70/2.8. Itís very close to what I get with the 35GM and 50GM without the large aperture. I find it to be the (almost) perfect one lens travel solution. I carry the CV 15 and the 24-70/2.8 and can shoot almost anything on a vacation with those two. No need for the 35-150 for me.


the sigma has some flaws, but it's probably the best 24-70 on the market overall, really nice lens. The 24-70ii needs to be sharper AND smaller to really appeal, because it's going to cost a lot more, so it has to beat the sigma, otherwise it loses some luster.



Mar 16, 2022 at 11:23 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


It seems to be coming If not March 22nd then within few moths.

This is good news for everybody, including Sony as a manufacturer, as the current 24-70 GM has not been very competitive against Sigma offering. Justifying the GM price is possible only when the product is superior to third party offerings.



Mar 18, 2022 at 02:59 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


This lens have to at least as good as the 70-200GM II if not better for people to consider, there are just too much competition for this range, the Sigma and Tamron both are really good and A LOT cheaper, honestly I don't think the 70-200GM II will do as well if there is a Sigma 70-200 DN in the same way as Sigma 24-70 DN


Mar 18, 2022 at 08:07 AM
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