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Sony G Master Lenses Time To Go Native

Sony G Master Lens
Shot with the Sony A7 III and the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

There’s something about shooting with the Sony G Master lenses. Whether it’s the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM (which I’ve spoken about at length in various videos), the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 or any of the primes, I’m always amazed by how sharp the images are.

It's Never Been a Better Time To Shoot With Native Lenses

I shoot a lot with the Sony range of mirrorless cameras, in particular the Sony A7 III due to it’s video capabilities but every time I head out, I invariably go for a G Master lens to go with it.

It’s not just the build quality, it’s not just that they feel so solid on the camera. It’s that they feel more like an extension of the camera itself. They have the custom buttons actually on the lenses which give you an extra way to control the camera. They can handle the much higher resolution of the A7R ii and A7R iii, but it’s more than that. When I’m using the G Master lenses, everything just clicks, everything just works.

Sony G Master Lens
Shot with the Sony A7 III and the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

The autofocus is so fast while using those lenses, the eye detection and tracking is spot on everytime and that means shooting portraits is a breeze. The sharpness of the lens, the colours I’m getting from it, the contrast and the bokeh, it all adds up to fantastic images.

There was a time where Sony cameras were great but there wasn’t much of a selection of quality native lenses so you’d tend to buy an adapter and use EF lenses or something else but now, there are so many great G Master lenses to consider and Sony have never compromised on the quality with any of them.

It’s never been a better time to shoot with native Sony lenses.

Something For Everyone

My go to lens is the 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, it is ridiculously sharp and it’s an absolute workhorse of a lens. I can shoot a landscape and then turn around and shoot a portrait in the same moment. It’s fast enough to shoot in lower light and to get nice, blurred background but I’ve shot landscapes at f/2.8 and had a lovely, rch, sharp shot. I shoot video with it nearly everyday, it is my absolute favourite lens but I could say the same about lenses like the 70-200mm f/2.8 GM which is equally impressive.

Sony G Master Lens
Shot with the Sony A7 III and the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

Whether you’re shooting portraits with it, wildlife, landscapes, it’s impressively sharp, the colours are nice and rich and on the wider end of the zooms, you’ve got the 16-35mm f/2.8 GM completing the trio of pro zoom lenses and giving you that same incredible performance.

Sony G Master Lens
Shot with the Sony A7 III and the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM Lens

On the prime side of things, you’ve got some incredible portrait options, from the 85mm f/1.4 GM to the 135mm f/1.8 GM, both of which are sharp right from shooting wide open meaning you don’t have to stop down to get that extra level of sharpness. Both lenses also offer you beautiful bokeh that can create a stunning shot.

Sony G Master Lens
Shot with the Sony A7 III and the Sony 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens

And then you have the wide primes like the Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM which gives you stunning landscapes but is also perfectly suited for astrophotography.

This is the thing with the G Master lenses now, there’s something there for everyone. There’s such a massive range of options but they all have that same level of quality, from the zooms through the primes, from the wide angle right through to the telephoto, they all have that incredible sharpness, the rich colours and they pair perfectly with the cameras making shooting with them a dream and they can pretty much handle whatever you throw at them.

You can watch our full video on the G Master lenses below:

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By Park Cameras on 23/05/2019

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