Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 G Master Hands-On Photos

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Without a doubt, the 24mm f/1.4 GM lens is one of Sony’s finest optical achievements, and for me, it represents a turning point in their lens design process. Every FE lens that launched after this lens showed signs of a significant improvement in optical design and autofocus speed. In fact, when this lens launched, it was one of the things that finally grabbed my attention and set me on a path to move from Canon to Sony for my primary work setup.

A full review will be forthcoming, but in the meantime please enjoy this gallery of images. As you can see, this is a very small lens for a wide-angle f/1.4 prime.

Focus lock (customizable) button.
Aperture de-click switch.
With the lens hood in place, it’s still a small lens.
24mm GM mounted to my A9 II
Sony 24mm G Master and my Sony A9 II

Compared to the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G

Which would you have? Or would you have both like me?

The Sony 20mm f/1.8 G is very similar in look to the 24mm GM. The 20mm G lens shard the same styling, aperture ring, de-click switch and customizable button. The 24mm GM is a little larger and a little heavier and comes with a metal filter thread where the cheaper 20mm G lens has a plastic thread. The 24mm GM also comes with a much nicer lens case and a slightly larger and more robust feeling lens hood. Personally, I own both of these lenses.

GM Vs. G. Red G logo symbolizes G Master status on Sony lenses.
The lenses feature identical switches and buttons.
G Master lenses always come with much nice lens cases (right).
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1 thought on “Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 G Master Hands-On Photos”

  1. Thanks Dan:
    Good summary of the customization features. I’ve got my A7C now for over 2 years and am only now digging into the technicalities of customization.
    Do you have a preference for the Priority set in AF-S and AF-C?


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