Over the last week Mark Goldstein at PhotographyBlog.com has posted his reviews for Sony’s three new G lenses – the Sony 24mm f/2.8 G, Sony 40mm f/2.5 G and Sony 40mm f/2.5 G. All lenses come recommended from him at 4 stars and up, with the novel focal length of the Sony 40mm f/2.5 G noted as his favorite. See more of what he had to say about each lens below and visit PhotographyBlog.com for the complete reviews on each.
Mark Goldstein of PhotographyBlog.com reviews the Sony 24mm f/2.8 G, Sony 40mm f/2.5 G and Sony 40mm f/2.5 G lenses.
Sony 24mm f/2.8 G
“A traditional aperture ring is a feature that we love on any lens, and Sony's implementation of it on the 24mm F2.8 G is nigh on perfect. It has a lovely action, positive movements between the 1/3rd aperture stops, and a pronounced gap between f/22 and the Auto setting that requires more pressure to move so that you can't inadvertently select it.”
“It also gets one up on the Sigma 24mm F3.5 DG DN by offering a dedicated switch on the lens barrel that allows you to de-click the aperture ring for video use, making it more suited to movie-making than the Sigma alternative. The Sony also beats the Sigma when it comes to auto-focusing, with a dual motor linear auto-focus system that is silent, very quick, and virtually 100% reliable.”
Read the full review for the Sony 24mm f/2.8 G HERE.
Sony 40mm f/2.5 G
“The Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G is a tiny, lightweight moderate wide-angle prime lens with a premium finish and feel. Its main selling points are its rather unique angle of view, excellent build quality, retro feel, tiny size and weight, and fast auto-focusing. This lens is a great performer optically, being pin-sharp throughout virtually all of the frame, even when shooting wide-open at f/2.5.”
“In summary, the FE 40mm F2.5 G is our favorite out of the three small, retro lenses that Sony released all at the same time. While the FE 24mm F2.8 G and FE 50mm F2.5 G are also excellent lenses in their own right, the novel 40mm focal length gives this one the edge, both against its siblings and other similar primes.”
Read the full review for the Sony 40mm f/2.5 G HERE.
Sony 50mm f/2.5 G
“The Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G is a tiny, lightweight "nifty fifty" that packs a lot of performance, features and optical quality into its small frame. Its main selling points are its premium finish and excellent build quality, retro feel, plethora of controls, small size and weight, and fast auto-focusing. This lens is a great performer optically, being pin-sharp throughout virtually all of the frame, even when shooting wide-open at f/2.5.”
“Overall, the FE 50mm F2.5 G is a very solid addition to the ever-growing number of Sony 50mm lenses. It might not grab the headlines with its modest F2.5 aperture, but there's still a lot to like about this super-compact lens.”
Read the full review for the Sony 50mm f/2.5 G HERE.