Sony Releases 24mm 1.4 GM lens

Camera & Technology

September 20, 2018 ·

Kevin Raber

The 30th Lens In Sony’s E-Mount System

 

Last week we were invited out to San Francisco for a Sony press event.  A lot of the other press was there, and we expected based on rumors the launch of a new camera or two.  However, the announcement was for the NEW 24mm 1.4 G-Master lens.

Usually, I would have traveled with Michael Durr, and we would have both covered the event.  However, I was scheduled for ho[p replacement surgery on Monday and Michael did this event by himself.  Michael’s video recap on this lens is below. Thank You, Michael.

It appears Sony has another great lens in its line of G-Master Glass as well as adding the 30th lens to the E-Mount inventory.  Michael only had a day to test this lens, and he shares his first take ion the shooting experience with it.

We will get a production unit of the lens when it ships and do a more extensive review with image samples.

The Video

 

The Lens

The Sony FE 24mm 1.4 GM lens will ship in October.  It can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo.

Lens Specifications

MOUNT
Sony E-mount
FORMAT
35 mm full frame
FOCAL LENGTH (MM)
24
35 MM EQUIVALENT FOCAL LENGTH (APS-C)
36
LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS
10–13
ANGLE OF VIEW (35 MM)
84
ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C)
612
MAXIMUM APERTURE (F)
4.59
MINIMUM APERTURE (F)
16
APERTURE BLADES
11
CIRCULAR APERTURE
Yes
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
0.79 ft (0.24 m)
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X)
0.17
FILTER DIAMETER (MM)
67
IMAGE STABILIZATION (STEADYSHOT)
– (body-integrated)
HOOD TYPE
Petal shape, bayonet type
WEIGHT
15.7 Oz (445 G)

Closing

I am having a remarkable recovery.  I was out of bed on the first day after surgery and home the day after.  Today I walked around the neighborhood with a walker.  I hurt and I’m somewhat sore, but I’m feeling better by the hour.  For those that know me they know I have been hurting for some years and had a hard time getting around due to chronic pain.  I hope that I am now on the other side of this issue. 

The doctors and nurses and Ortho Indy (Indianapolis) were absolutely the best.  Thanks to everyone who has taken care of me and especially Debra who will have to still watch over me for the next 6-8 weeks.

I’m super excited about the future. Thank You, Michael for handling this event on your own.


Kevin Raber
September 2018

Kevin Raber

Photography is my passion and has been for 45 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of pictures taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through Rockhopper Workshops and other projects as well as teaching at my Gallery in Indianapolis.

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