Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens Announced, Priced $2,298, Available for Pre-Order

Sony has just officially announced the new Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II lens. It is not only smaller and lighter than the previous generation, it also features a variety of optical, focusing, and handling upgrades that make this the most well-rounded G Master zoom to date.

This new lens costs $2,298, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama.

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II VS. old version


Below are the detailed specifications of Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II lens:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 24–70 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 11
Elements 20
Groups 15
Special elements / coatings Five aspherical elements (two of which are high-precision extreme aspherical (XA) elements), two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and two Super ED elements.
Minimum focus 0.21 m (8.27)
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Focus notes Uses four of Sony’s extreme dynamic (XD) linear motors
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 695 g (1.53 lb)
Diameter 88 mm (3.45)
Length 120 mm (4.72)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 82 mm
Filter notes Lens hood has opening for adjusting circular polarizers and variable ND filters
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No

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