The Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM II, a "holy trinity" standard zoom has been updated with evolved optics and autofocus performance in a convenient, compact, and lightweight zoom design that offers exceptional mobility for stills and video. It's an ideal match for high-performance compact Sony a-System mirrorless bodies, and covers a wide range of shooting situations.
High resolution rivals the best primes
Excellent contrast at high spatial frequencies means superb resolution even at F2.8. Two high-precision XA (extreme aspherical) elements, two ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements, two Super ED glass elements and a floating focus mechanism control chromatic aberration, astigmatism, distortion and coma at all zoom and aperture settings. Nano AR Coating II subdues flare and ghosting for outstanding clarity.
Stunning G Master bokeh
Exquisite F2.8 bokeh extends throughout the zoom range thanks to advanced optical design and a new 11-blade aperture unit. Bokeh is enhanced by precise control of spherical aberration during design and for each lens during manufacture. Two XA elements with 0.01-micron precision suppress onion ring bokeh. Minimum focusing distance is 0.21 metres at 24 mm and 0.30 metres at 70 mm, with max. magnification of 0.32x.
The most compact, lightweight and versatile in its class
The smallest and lightest F2.8 24–70 mm zoom in its class, this lens offers unprecedented flexibility and freedom. It weighs just 695 grams, 191 grams less than the previous model. Its length has been reduced by 16 mm. Overall volume has been reduced by approximately 18%. Impressive portability and mobility make it a good choice for professional or enthusiast still or movie use in a wide range of situations.
Fast, precise AF and excellent response
Four of Sony’s original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors, a floating focus mechanism and advanced lens control achieve high AF precision and approximately 2x better tracking performance while zooming than the previous model. With a compatible body it can shoot at up to 30 frames per second. The new aperture unit also contributes to high speed, enabling full AF tracking performance even when shooting with the aperture stopped down.
Movie features refined for visual creators
The latest lens design technology reduces unwanted image shifts and angle-of-view variations for smooth, expressive movie imagery. XD Linear Motors enhance AF and tracking performance, enabling high-frame-rate recording for exquisite detail. Independent focus and aperture rings are provided, and Linear Response MF ensures direct, linear focus ring response when focusing manually.
Excellent control and reliability in any environment
An updated dust- and moisture-resistant design provides extra reliability for outdoor use in challenging conditions. A fluorine coating keeps the front element clean. Convenient operation of circular polarizing and variable ND filters (optional) is provided by a special opening in the supplied lens hood. Two customizable focus hold buttons are provided for easy access and convenient control when shooting in any orientation.
Maximum Aperture: f2.8
Minimum Aperture: f22
Lens Construction: 20 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.21m
Lens Mount: Sony E
Filter Size: 82mm
Weatherproof: Weather resistant
What's In the Box
Front lens cap ALC-F82S
Rear lens cap ALC-R1EM
Lens hood ALC-SH168