First images of Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 lens are leaked

Leaked image of sony 24-50mm lens
(Image credit: Sony Alpha Rumors)

For years, the classic 24-70mm lens was the industry standard but there might be a new kid on the block as the first images of a Sony 24-50mm lens are leaked. Canon and Nikon already have 24-50mm lenses in their arsenal, but this would be the first f/2.8 variant aimed more at professionals than amateurs looking for a cheap mid-range zoom lens. 

One of the big benefits of the “new industry standard” would be that it’s cheaper and smaller than a 24-70mm lens. Take Sony’s top-of-the-range Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II lens which was released in April 2022 as an example; it weighs 695g and costs £1,999/$2,298/AU$3,502. it's not not exactly a cheap purchase especially if you’re also looking to invest in a Sony camera or upgrade your existing one. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.