Sony officially released three G-Series lenses Fe 50mm f2.5g (model name: sel50f25g), Fe 40mm f2.5g (model name: sel40f25g) and Fe 24mm f2.8g (model name: sel24f28g). The three G lenses are compact and lightweight, and can provide users with excellent image resolution and beautiful background rendering effect. It is very suitable for photographers and video users who pursue excellent image quality and portability. Whether it’s a micro sheet with full frame or APS-C frame ™ Digital camera, three lenses can present excellent high resolution, and has professional and convenient manipulation, as well as fast, accurate and quiet auto focus function. Three G lenses constitute an ideal combination of photo and video shooting. 50 mm is suitable for portrait shooting, 40 mm is suitable for documentary street shooting, and 24 mm is suitable for scenery photography and vlog shooting. Users can shoot different subjects through the combination of three lenses.
From left: Fe 50mm f2.5g, Fe 40mm f2.5g, Fe 24mm f2.8g
The three g-lenses have the same overall size (diameter 68mm x 45mm), filter size (49mm), and similar weight and feel (sel50f25g: 174G, sel40f25g: 173G and sel24f28g: 162g), and all adopt internal focusing design. When used on the stabilizer, it is very convenient to exchange lenses. At the same time, each lens has an obvious focus mark, which is easy to switch quickly.
Alpha 7C+ FE 24mm F2.8 G
Compact, light and high quality
These three new lenses continue the high-quality image performance of G lens series, and are very small and light at the same time. The new optical design, combined with aspheric lens and ED (low dispersion) lens, not only presents high resolution, but also suppresses dispersion, achieving excellent image quality. The addition of aspheric lens can ensure the high resolution from the center to the edge of the image even when shooting with the largest aperture and shallow depth of field, so that users can enjoy excellent image quality in a compact and lightweight design.
Through the optimized circular aperture design, the three lenses can present the typical aesthetic background virtualization effect of G lens under the maximum aperture of each lens (50mm lens: f2.5, 40mm lens: f2.5 and 24mm lens: f2.8).
The three lenses are carefully designed to achieve excellent mobility with compact structure and lightweight. They are competent for shooting different scenes and themes. Users can change the lens and enjoy the fun of creation. Whether it’s shooting portrait, scenery and documentary with full frame or APS-C frame, or video shooting with stabilizer, the size and weight of the three lenses are very balanced.
The lens stabilizer is very balanced in weight and size
The 50 mm focal length of Fe 50 mm f2.5 G is suitable for portrait shooting. The nearest focusing distance is 0.35 m (AF) / 0.31 m (MF), and the maximum magnification is 0.18 x (AF) / 0.21 x (MF). It can easily be competent for shooting different environments and objects.
The 40 mm focal length of Fe 40 mm f2.5 G is suitable for on-the-spot street shooting. The nearest focusing distance is 0.28 m (AF) / 0.25 m (MF), and the maximum magnification is 0.20 x (AF) / 0.23 x (MF). 40mm focal length is the ideal visual angle for video shooting, which is closer to the natural visual angle of human eyes and is very suitable for film shooting; while for photo shooting, 40mm focal length can make the subject stand out from the background.
Fe 24mm f2.8g lens has a wide viewing angle of 24mm focal length, which is suitable for scenery photography and vlog photography. Its nearest focusing distance is 0.24M (AF) / 0.18m (MF), and its maximum magnification is 0.13x (AF) / 0.19x (MF). It can also take close-up lens with background virtual effect in large aperture.
Alpha 7C；FE 24mm F2.8 G；F2.8；1/200s；ISO 500
Professional control and reliability
The three G lenses are very compact and have professional handling. The mirror body is equipped with a focus hold button, a focus mode switch, an aperture ring and a stepless aperture click on / off switch, which makes shooting easier for users. The focus hold button can be set as a common function of the user through the camera menu. When taking photos and videos, the lens aperture ring is more intuitive than the fuselage operation. At the same time, the three lenses are provided with stepless aperture click on / off switch, which can be switched when shooting video to achieve quiet stepless aperture adjustment. In addition, when the lens is manually focused, the focus ring response is accurate and linear, and the control feeling is more intuitive. The linear response can be made according to the photographer’s intention to achieve fine focusing adjustment.
The “g” lens logo engraved on the aluminum mirror body represents Sony’s exquisite technology and excellent quality. Because the diameter of the filter on the hood and the body of the three lenses is the same (49mm), the same lens cover and filter can be installed on the hood and the body. Enhanced mirror body strength and durability, with dust and moisture-proof design * 3, can be safely used in outdoor complex environment.
Alpha 7C；FE 24mm F2.8 G；F2.8；1/500s；ISO 100
Alpha 7C；FE 40mm F2.5 G；F3.5；1/500s；ISO 500
Fast, precise and quiet autofocus
Fe 50mm f2.5g, Fe 40mm f2.5g and Fe 24mm f2.8g have two linear motors, which can provide fast, accurate and quiet autofocus, and have excellent tracking and focusing performance. They can keep stable tracking even if the object motion changes instantaneously, and are easily competent for shooting motion subjects. The three lens autofocus is very quiet, so it can take photos and videos at the same time.
Alpha 7C；FE 50mm F2.5 G；F2.5；1/6000s；ISO 100
Sony full frame fixed focus g lens Fe 50mm f2.5g, Fe 40mm f2.5g and Fe 24mm f2.8g will be available in mid April 2021. The recommended retail price of the three lenses is 4699 yuan.
Author: Shen Pei