Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM review

Sony's new super-fast prime lens is massively good but massively expensive!

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM is very specialised, very expensive and not quite optically perfect, but there's still nothing quite like it for low-light wide-angle photography on full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras.


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    Quite compact considering its specs

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    Superb build quality and finish

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    Click-stop aperture ring


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    Some edge softness wide open

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Sony's been working hard to build up a professional quality lens range for its full-frame mirrorless cameras, and that means working on both quality and focal length range. This new Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM lens looks like it ticks both boxes, offering a wide angle of view, a very fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 (unusual in a wide-angle lens) and the G Master seal of quality.

G Master is Sony's premium lens brand, and like L-series lenses for Canon. These G Master lenses use cutting edge optical designs, high-tech glass materials and state of the art manufacturing techniques to produce stellar image quality and envelope-pushing designs at the same time.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at