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Sony G Master lens photo samples

Images shot with Sony's first pro full-frame E-mount lenses, the 85mm f1.4 and 24-70mm f2.8.

Lori Grunin
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
Lori Grunin
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G Master series

Sony is launching its first pro full-frame E-mount lenses, dubbed G Master, with two lenses coming in March: the FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM ($2,200) and the 85mm f1.4 GM ($1,800). They'll be followed in May by the long-awaited FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS (price TBD).

At a Sony press event in NYC, we got to shoot with the first two lenses on the A7R II.

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24-70mm lens at 70mm, f8

ISO 200, 1/30 sec. Raw exposure adjusted because I didn't realize the camera was set to -1 EV.

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24-70mm at 24mm

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(1/125th sec, f2.8, ISO 500)

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24-70mm lens at 70mm

(1/80 sec, f2.8, ISO 1000)

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24-70mm lens at f4.5

1/125 sec, f4.5, ISO 400, EV -1

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24-70mm lens at 70mm, f6.3

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(1/30 sec, ISO 800, EV -1)

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24-70mm lens at 70mm

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(1/50 sec, f3.2, ISO 400, EV -1)

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85mm lens at f5

Details in the JPEGs looked really jaggy and smeary at ISO 1600, while the raw versions looked far more naturally sharp.

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85mm at f2

(1/250 sec, f2, ISO 640)

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85mm lens at f1.4

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(1/250 sec, ISO 800)

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85mm lens at f2.2

(1/200 sec, ISO 800)

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85mm lens f5

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(1/250 sec, f5, ISO 1600)

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85mm lens at f8

(1/125 sec, f8, ISO 1600)

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