Beautiful blur: Sony G Master Lens

By Takashi Kano (photographer and contributor to CAPA)

The new lenses are big but give smooth performance

In Sony’s full-frame E mount lenses, some are made by the Japanese company in collaboration with Carl Zeiss only to be sold as the Sony brand. In the past, ones made by Zeiss were high-end while Sony’s were popular versions. But with the launch of the G Master brand, Sony now offers the best quality lenses that it has ever produced, combining high resolution and a blur at a high level, which is difficult.

CAPA tried two lenses: 85mm F1.4 and 24-70mm F2.8. Specifications of both lenses may be classic. But CAPA was first surprised at 85mm F1.4’s delicate illustration. Enlarge photographs taken with α7RII, and you can see that the lens captured parts in focus in detail. From there a blur spread outward beautifully. To pursue fine blurring, Sony tweaks aberration by each lens.

A fine blur makes a snapshot more beautiful

Meanwhile 24-70mm is also what α users were waiting for. There is already Zeiss’s F4 zoom lens with the same focal length, but the new one is larger than that. Indeed it is hard to see it as a standard lens of a mirrorless camera. But it offers a good feel of holding it. And a zoom ring is easy to use. It also provides sharp images in detail at an open aperture.

Sony is releasing a new telephoto zoom lens, FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS, and 1.4x and 2x tele converters this June, too. All this shows that Sony is confident in the G Master lenses.


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