Sony FE 24-50mm F2.8 G Compact E-Mount Zoom Lens

Sony FE 24-50mm F2.8 G Compact E-Mount Zoom Lens


San Diego, CA—The Sony FE 24-50mm F2.8 G is a new standard zoom lens compatible with Sony’s α (Alpha) cameras. Moreover, model SEL2450G is the 72nd addition to the company’s full-frame E-mount lens line. While compact and lightweight, Sony engineered the lens to maintain the high-resolution performance of its G lens series.

Furthermore, with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, it produces pleasing bokeh to enable creative flexibility across its zoom range. In addition, its 24mm to 50mm focal range, coupled with its compact form, permits users to capture a myriad of scenes, including portraits, snapshots, landscapes and video. Sony-FE-24-50mm-F2.8-G-ghost-camera

“The demand for light and compact standard zoom lenses is increasing. And our new FE 24–50mm f/2.8 G lens offers a f/2.8 standard zoom option for creators seeking portability, without a sacrifice. It is a lens option ready to go anywhere,” said Yang Cheng, vice president, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “Bringing the ever-popular f/2.8 aperture from our G Master series into the G series is yet another example of our dedication to building lens options for every level of creator.”

The FE 24–50mm f/2.8 G is Sony’s first-ever full-frame f/2.8 standard zoom lens in the G series lens lineup.

Sony FE 24-50mm F2.8 G Specs
Sony FE 24–50mm f/2.8 G

The FE 24–50mm f/2.8 G’s design is compact with a filter diameter of φ67mm. It also boasts a maximum diameter of 2.9 inches, a length of 3.6 inches and a weight of 15.5 ounces. Featuring a 16-element, 13-group formula, the lens incorporates four aspherical lenses and two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements to minimize chromatic aberrations. As a result, the lens maintains high-resolution from the center to the corners of the frame throughout its focal range.

In addition, Sony uses an 11-blade circular aperture and well-controlled spherical aberration to enable the creation of smooth bokeh. The lens also offers impressive close-up performance at all focal lengths. It has a minimum shooting distance of 7.5 inches (AF) at the wide end, as well as a maximum magnification of 0.30x (AF).

The standard zoom G lens also employs two linear motors to achieve fast, precise and quiet focusing with AF (autofocus). Additionally, it supports high-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking of up to 120 frames per second. That’s a feature offered on Sony’s new Alpha 9 III full-frame mirrorless camera.

Sony also designed the lens with video production in mind—especially for recording in high frame rates like 4K 120p or FHD 240p. It supports in-camera active mode image stabilization for fast-paced shooting. What’s more, it is compatible with the focus breathing compensation function native to select Sony Alpha cameras. In addition, its linear response MF provides manual focus adjustments, which is beneficial for filmmaking.

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The lens also features intuitive controls for easier operability. These features include a customizable focus hold button, an aperture ring, an aperture click on/off switch, as well as a focus mode switch.

Sony FE 24–50mm f/2.8 G

Additionally, Sony coated the lens’s front element with fluorine to repel and more easily eliminate fingerprints, dust, water, oil and other contaminants. Plus, it has a dust- and moisture-resistant body.

The Sony FE 24–50mm f/2.8 G is set to launch in May 2024. It will have a suggested retail price of $1,099.99.