TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2022
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
The TIPA jury considered this lens as thoroughly designed to respond to the changed needs of today’s still, video and hybrid content creators. This second generation lens comes six years after the original G Master 24-70mm zoom. It is smaller and lighter, has enhanced (2X) AF tracking speed driven by four of Sony’s XD linear motors, plus an all-new new optical construction that includes three aspherical elements, of which two are unique XA (extreme aspherical) for high resolution, two extra low dispersion elements, and two Super ED elements, plus Nano AR Coating II. Video enhancements include extremely smooth and quiet AF, reduced focus breathing and shifts when zooming, and Linear Response MF, for newfound manual focus control, plus support for the breathing compensation function in compatible Alpha series cameras. Other new features include an updated lens hood for working with variable filters, an 11-blade diaphragm, and improved dust and moisture resistance.