Tale of the Tape: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens Comparisons

Sony-FE-24-70-GM-vs-GM-II

Lens Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Lens
Price $2,299 $1,998
Dimensions (ø x L) 3.5 x 4.7″ / 88 x 120 mm 3.4 x 5.4″ / 87.6 x 136 mm
Length at Maximum Extension 6″ / 152 mm 6.6″ / 167 mm
Weight 1.5 lb / 695 g 1.9 lb / 886 g
Filter Size 82mm (Front) 82mm (Front)
Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded 9, Rounded
Minimum Focus Distance 8.3″ / 21 cm 1.2′ / 38 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.32x 0.24x
Optical Design 20 Elements in 15 Groups 18 Elements in 13 Groups
Extreme Aspherical (XA) Lens Elements 2 1
Auto Focus Type Four XD Linear Motors One Linear Stepping Motor
Aperture Ring Yes No

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Sony-FE-24-70mm-GM-II-vs-Sigma-24-70mm-Art

Lens Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E
Price $2,299 $1,099
Dimensions (ø x L) 3.5 x 4.7″ / 88 x 120 mm 3.46 x 4.84″ / 87.8 x 122.9 mm
Length at Maximum Extension 6″ / 152 mm 6.2″ / 157.5 mm
Weight 1.5 lb / 695 g 1.84 lb / 835 g
Filter Size 82mm (Front) 82mm (Front)
Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded 11, Rounded
Minimum Focus Distance 8.3″ / 21 cm 7.09″ / 18 cm/td>
Maximum Magnification 0.32x 0.34x
Optical Design 20 Elements in 15 Groups 19 Elements in 15 Groups
Extreme Aspherical (XA) Lens Elements 2 None
Auto Focus Type Four XD Linear Motors One Linear Stepping Motor
Aperture Ring Yes No

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Sony-FE-24-70mm-GM-II-vs-Samyang-24-70mm-F2-8

Lens Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens Samyang/Rokinon 24-70mm f/2.8 AF Zoom Lens for Sony E
Price $2,299 $999
Dimensions (ø x L) 3.5 x 4.7″ / 88 x 120 mm 3.5 x 5.1″ / 88 x 128.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension 6″ / 152 mm Not Specified
Weight 1.5 lb / 695 g 2.4 lb / 1096 g
Filter Size 82mm (Front) 82mm (Front)
Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded 9, Rounded
Minimum Focus Distance 8.3″ / 21 cm 13.8″ / 35.1 cm/td>
Maximum Magnification 0.32x 0.27x
Optical Design 20 Elements in 15 Groups 17 Elements in 14 Groups
Extreme Aspherical (XA) Lens Elements 2 None
Auto Focus Type Four XD Linear Motors One Rotational Stepping Motor
Aperture Ring Yes No

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3 thoughts on “Tale of the Tape: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens Comparisons”

  1. Some big improvements in several areas. Would love to upgrade my 24-70 (AND 70-200), but having a hard time justifying it with my use cases for these lenses.

    1. I think that’s a good way to look at it, Bob. The 24-70 GM is my workhorse lens so I’m ordering the updated lens today – but if it’s not a lens you use a lot the original remains a great lens.

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