A 24mm ƒ/1.4 is my stuck-on-a-desert-island lens. While it’s not perfect for everything, but I find them endlessly versatile. Whether it’s general travel photography, environmental portraits, or candid family photos, I like the 24mm wide perspective, especially when it’s combined with the low-light possibilities afforded by a wide ƒ/1.4.
Nikon’s version has been a favorite of mine for years. Recently I’ve been shooting with Sony’s version on the new Sony a7R IV. Its full model number is the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM.
I’ve posted a more detailed review separately, and this collection of images is designed to go along with it. I’ve shot these to give a sense of what the results look like in real-world shooting conditions.
These were all shot on a Sony a7R IV body. Most of them were originally shot in RAW. They’ve been processed in Lightroom, but I haven’t applied any of Lightroom’s lens corrections (honestly, I haven’t felt the need to).
You can click on each image for a full-size version, if you like. Be warned, though, that the 61MP images are pretty large even when converted to optimized JPGs.
It’s a prime autofocus E-mount lens designed for Sony’s full-frame cameras. You can use it on APS-C crop sensor cameras, in which case the focal length becomes the equivalent of 36mm on a full-frame camera (ie. 35mm equivalent).
Its full name is the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens, and its product number is SEL24F14GM. Its MSRP is $1399.99.
It has an 11-blade circular aperture with two XA (extreme aspherical) elements.
It’s dust- and moisture-resistant.
It has a minimum focus distance of 0.79 feet (24 cm) and weights 15.7 ounces (445 grams). It measures 3.75 inches (9.24 cm) long and has a diameter of 3 inches (7.54 cm).
It takes 67mm filters.
The original lens hood’s model number is ALC-SH154._
Where to Buy
You can find them at B&H Photo.