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Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II

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


Ditto


Jun 16, 2022 at 10:53 AM
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p.11 #2 · p.11 #2 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Oh Snap .. I forgot to cancel and just now I noticed my credit card was charged this morning and now an email from B&H showing "Shipped". I guess no harm in trying it out.


Jun 16, 2022 at 10:58 AM
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p.11 #3 · p.11 #3 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


KarmaKramer wrote:
Perhaps. But when finances are an issue, Id like people to at least see the difference such an expense would make Oh these photos are way better!
Frankly,I dont think any of my clients would notice. How many of them print and critique their photos to spot the sharpness difference? After editing,even the rendering and bokeh would have to be pointed out. Of course,as always,it comes down to wanting or not wanting it. I know itll be fantastic, but wholl notice other than me.?



Yes, it's easy to get caught up in the sharpness critique thing, but TBH this is never really a lens I'd use for something like landscape where corner sharpness is arguably more important. To me it's an event/portrait/photojournalism/etc lens and if viewers notice "weak" corners or non-Otus rendering then clearly I'm not doing a very good job choosing my subject or composition

I'm starting to do more work requiring a faster zoom so unfortunately I might need to buy a 24-70/2.8 (having sworn off the trinity zooms year ago) and for a few hundred more it would be silly not to get the latest and greatest (and lightest and smallest). Assuming, of course, it becomes readily available in the next few months. I rented a 1st gen Sony 24-70 a few weeks ago and it was fine, but heavy and the focus did seem to be twitchier in low light than I would have liked (on a A1). The Sigman has also caught my eye for its IQ, but I never fully trust Sigma AF and of course it also limits the A1 to 15 fps.

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Jun 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM
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p.11 #4 · p.11 #4 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


I received a shipping status from B&H for the 24-70 GM II and the 16-35 PZ both arriving tomorrow 6/17.

I'll have all weekend and Fathers Day to test them out!



Jun 16, 2022 at 12:36 PM
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p.11 #5 · p.11 #5 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


I had a chance to try it out on an A1 and the handling and balance in terms of weight was very, very nice actually. We all have different thresholds of when something feels to heavy but the new 24-70 GM II feels just right for something you can use for an extended time.

I dont have much to offer in terms of image quality so far except that I like the rendering, especially for a 24-70 zoom lens. Feels like many of the lens design compromises always involved was done just right. Impressed on that front.



Jun 16, 2022 at 03:47 PM
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p.11 #6 · p.11 #6 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Now in stock at B&H Photo:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1702384-REG/sony_fe_24_70mm_f_2_8_gm.html







Jun 18, 2022 at 10:01 AM
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p.11 #7 · p.11 #7 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Got it an hour ago .. thank you Fedex guy
Plan to take it out this evening, along with a 16-55 and 70-200 GM ii for some testing
It's lighter than GM 1, that's good.



Jun 18, 2022 at 12:06 PM
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p.11 #8 · p.11 #8 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


New lens day for me too. My initial reaction other than "how small", the 24-70 GM II seems to deliver on size, weight, AF speed, sharpness and MFD 👍🏻 But I also need to do more "new lens" testing ...not my favorite part of new lens experience, but lessons learned 😉



Jun 18, 2022 at 01:27 PM
 


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p.11 #9 · p.11 #9 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Disappointed to see that the latest version of Lightroom Classic (11.4) released a few days ago still does not support the 24-70 GM II lens profile. How long does Adobe usually take with new lenses?


Jun 18, 2022 at 04:26 PM
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p.11 #10 · p.11 #10 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


wordfool wrote:
Disappointed to see that the latest version of Lightroom Classic (11.4) released a few days ago still does not support the 24-70 GM II lens profile. How long does Adobe usually take with new lenses?


Do you need it? It's not a lens with a ton of distortion that you would have to manually adjust. And profiles often over correct vignetting to many people's tastes. But I would be very surprised if it wasn't in the next monthly small update.



Jun 18, 2022 at 07:34 PM
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p.11 #11 · p.11 #11 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Spent a lot of time today at the Cat Cafe and then the Dog Bar .. so all my test subjects are cats and dogs and toy cars
Hopefully I'll get something different tomorrow ..




  ILCE-1    FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II lens    24mm    f/4.0    1/320s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-1    FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II lens    44mm    f/2.8    1/250s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-1    FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II lens    53mm    f/3.2    1/80s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-1    FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II lens    60mm    f/2.8    1/640s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-1    FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II lens    61mm    f/2.8    1/250s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jun 19, 2022 at 12:53 AM
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p.11 #12 · p.11 #12 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Top Golf. I'll upload some 5K or higher resolution samples to my site as well
Only 1 there now, but more will be added
https://www.anil.photos/Samples/Sony-24-70mm-f28-GM-ii/






  ILCE-1    FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/640s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jun 23, 2022 at 07:13 AM
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p.11 #13 · p.11 #13 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Here's OpticalLimits Imatest review:

https://www.opticallimits.com/sonyalphaff/1143-sony2470f28gm2



Jun 24, 2022 at 06:31 AM
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p.11 #14 · p.11 #14 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


And The-Digital-Picture's test against the original here:

https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=1105&Camera=1106&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=1611&CameraComp=1538&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

The old lens competes ok in the outer field at 24mm, but the new lens is much sharper in the center. From 35mm on, its pretty much a wash everywhere in favour of the GMII.



Jun 26, 2022 at 07:22 AM
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p.11 #15 · p.11 #15 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Is anyone else disappointed by the colors of SOOC images? Only had a chance to take it out once, maybe it was the weather, but seems like more color correction than normal is needed.


Jun 27, 2022 at 08:35 PM
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p.11 #16 · p.11 #16 · Official: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II


Not punchy enough?


Jun 28, 2022 at 07:14 AM
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