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.
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.
Photos Taken with a Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Wide-Angle Lens
Vital Stats of the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Wide-Angle Lens
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 weighs 15.7 ounces (445 grams). It measures 3.75 inches (9.24 cm) long and has a diameter of 3 inches (7.54 cm).
Lens Hood. The replacement petal-shaped lens hood is model number ALC-SH154. I haven’t tried aftermarket lens hoods on this lens, but if you go that route, be sure to check for lens vignetting, something that wide-angle lenses are particularly prone to with generic lens hoods.
Lens Caps. It takes standard Sony front (ALCF67S) and rear (ALCR1EM) lens caps.
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by David Coleman
I'm a professional freelance travel photographer based in Washington DC. Seven continents, up mountains, underwater, and a bunch of places in between. My images have appeared in numerous publications, and you can check out some of my travel photography here. More »
I take photos and travel. I do it for a living. Seven continents. Dozens of countries. Up mountains. Under water. And a bunch of places in between. Based in Washington DC.