[Bestbuy618 Digital Channel]This year’s September is set to be extraordinary; while everyone in the image media was anticipating Photokina2018, an expedited mysterious invitation appeared in the mailbox. The appearance of this invitation surprised us, not because of its content, but because it came from Sony (China) Co.
Following the early Canon and Nikon synchronization into the field of full-frame micro single, the parties are concerned about the full performance of the new machine, in addition to Sony’s original full-frame micro single dominant position. After learning about this, colleagues immediately opened Sony’s website to check the existing camera releases, and have speculated on which series of follow-up models will be released at this conference. Breaking into the full-frame micro-single field is not the most frightening camera for Canon and Nikon, two old SLR manufacturers; moving to the hundreds of lenses group is their most competitive place. Sony’s FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens expands Sony’s wide angle lens lineup, giving photographers more options for shooting landscapes, starry skies, architecture, and portraits, among other things.
It is also Sony’s 30th E-mount full-frame lens, as well as the 48th E-mount lens.
The FE 24mm F1.4 GM is made up of 13 lenses organized into 10 groups, including two XA (Super Aspherical) and three ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lenses. The FE 24mm F1.4 GM has a very professional design in terms of controls, with a filter diameter of 67mm, measuring only 75.4mm x 92.4mm, and weighing 445g, making it even lighter and more portable when paired with a Sony microsingle. The aperture ring, in addition to the usual focus ring and auto/manual toggle, allows the photographer to adjust the aperture value more intuitively and quickly.
Furthermore, the aperture dip switch can be adjusted to suit the user’s preferences, such as whether the aperture change is step-by-step or with or without sound.
The FE 24mm F1.4 GM has excellent high resolution and soft out-of-focus bokeh thanks to Sony’s bold new optical design: two XA lenses and three ED lenses, as well as the continuation of the G Master lens design standards. The model’s face is very clear in the sample shot, and the background bokeh is very soft. Sony’s boldness stems primarily from the fact that most manufacturers generally place special lenses at the back of the lens structure when designing the lens structure.
Sony, on the other hand, positioned the critical XA (production attack aspheric) lens in the first piece. It can be seen that Sony continues to push the boundaries of traditional innovative thinking, as well as having a high level of confidence in their own manufacturing process.
Furthermore, the new lens is useful for night photography (including star photography or other point light photography) FE 24mm F1.4 GM can suppress the appearance of coma. We will use the PPT to understand the effect for the time being because there is no good subject to shoot on the spot. According to the official samples, the glow of the stars in images taken with the FE 24mm F1.4 GM does not appear as “small wings,” which is what we call coma aberration. Other lenses of the same size on the market today make it more or less difficult to avoid this situation.
It is worth noting that in the test, we chose a more extreme shooting scenario, facing the backlighting of the exterior glass of the building (which photographers generally avoid as much as possible), and the two high-precision XA lenses of the new lens effectively control the radial flare, and also in the face of direct sunlight shooting, the FE 24mm F1.4 GM is also quiescent. It turns out that, in addition to the XA lenses, Sony’s unique nano-permeable film technology plays an important role, and even when subjected to the interference of side light or even backlighting, the FE 24mm F1.4 GM is still capable of producing clear and sharp high-quality images.
The FE 24mm F1.4 GM has a newly developed high-powered DDSSM (direct-drive ultrasonic motor) that increases power by approximately three times over the previous DDSSM for fast, accurate, and quiet focusing during shooting. This benefit not only increases the success rate of still photo capture, but it also meets the high demand for video shooting with the FE 24mm F1.4 GM. Although it is not the first lens to use linear response manual focus, the precision and sensitivity of the manual focus control, as well as the feel of the electronic focus simulating mechanical focus, are very impressive.
Near the end of the experience, I also tested the FE 24mm F1.4 GM’s close range performance, and the new lens has an excellent close range performance of 0.24m. Close-up samples from the FE 24mm F1.4 GM show the subject’s details, and the bokeh around the edges is also impressive.
Summary: The preceding is a more hurried account of my feelings. The price of this G Master lens FE 24mm F1.4GM is likely to be the most concerning factor for users. Sony announced the price of 11,300 yuan can be said to be very conscientious, compared to the other two manufacturers FE 24mm F1.4GM has the same specifications lens, the lightest 445g weight, the closest 0.24m shooting distance, but its price is not outrageously high.
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