Why the Sony 24-70mm F2.8 G Master II must be so awesome
It is obvious that the world has passed what this Sony lens can do, and they must replace everyone else!
The Sony system is currently the best choice for a professional photographer, working journalist or creative person. There is a lot of third-party lens options and a fantastic flash / lighting mount which is light, small and reliable enough. Aside from durability, the system can reliably do whatever you really need. No other camera system can say that yet. But where others have taken the lead is with lenses. A particularly controversial lens is the Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master. Nowadays it is debatable whether you would buy it or not, but if Sony really wants to get a head start, the Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II has to be fantastic.
For the record, there are some great options for the Sony system. The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art lens is affordable but has autofocus and weight issues. By the way, it’s also much lighter and more balanced on Leica L mount cases. You can check out our review on the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art lens here. The best choice is probably the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 lens. It is light, quick to focus, precise and offers unique image quality. In addition, it is more affordable. This is the one I would buy today. Take a look at our Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 see again.
Two motors for autofocus
This is a relatively new design that manufacturers of cameras and lenses have started to use. Some companies use just one element to handle the focus, and these designs are really brilliant. But this is not possible for all purposes. When there are a lot of focus groups, it makes more sense to have dual engines. This is what will make the autofocus even faster. Granted, Sony’s autofocus is already fast. But we’re sure the Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II can be even faster.
A new design: an internal zoom or a lighter body with better balance
This is where I got really excited about what is possible for the new Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II. Imagine a 24-70mm lens that does not perform an external zoom. Sure, the overall size would be bigger, but that would probably be fine as well. This could potentially give more balance to the body and the goal.
If this is not possible, a lighter lens body would be welcome. My idea for this comes from what Leica did with the Sigma 24-70mm. The Leica variant is slightly heavier and larger, but you probably won’t really notice the difference. It also looks a lot more balanced because of what Leica has made of it.
An opening ring? Yes please!
Sony usually only puts aperture rings on their high-end prime lenses, but given that the Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II would be a constant aperture lens, why not give it to this one? also? This aesthetic thing would make the Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II look more like a real photographic lens than a soulless product.
Give. We. Character of the objective.
One of the biggest things Sony does is design the fun of their lenses. They do so much to get rid of lens flare and other fun stuff we wish we had. For anyone who says you can do this in post-production, consider the following. First, there is the fact that the entire industry has been working to get rid of the fun of lenses. This happened both in post-production and in the product itself. This is so much the case that you can easily remove the flaws from the images with the help of the software. But if you want to get that look back, you have to spend hours in front of a computer and pay for additional software. Why not just listen to Gen Z and Millenials and give us the looks we want?
Imagine if the Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II had image stabilization? Yes, their camera bodies have it. But where I saw it really shine was with Canon. The combined lens and camera stabilization is unlike anything else. Best of all, Canon has done everything while keeping the product small.
So hopefully the Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II is a real winner. What do you want to see?