Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM Review

September 20, 2018 | Mark Goldstein |

Conclusion

The Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM is an outstanding wide-angle prime lens with a very fast maximum aperture, although the high asking price is certainly reflective of the performance and image quality on offer.

This relatively compact, lightweight optic delivers excellent sharpness in both the centre and edges of the frame almost throughout its aperture range, even performing well wide-open.

The near-circular 11-blade aperture creates some lovely bokeh effects, despite the wide-angle nature of the lens, making it suitable for everything from landscapes to portraits, as shown in our Sample Image gallery.

Coupled with a high-resolution camera like the A7R III that we tested it with, it's capable of producing incredibly detailed, very sharp images, with Sony's excellent Eye AF function seamlessly tracking the subject.

The Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM delivered fast, near-silent and reliable auto-focusing on the A7R III camera, intuitive manual focusing and a high level of build quality, plus it's usefully weather-tight too.

If you really love the 24mm focal length, we'd heartily recommend the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM - you certainly won't be disappointed by the image quality that it can deliver.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 5
Value for money 4