"The Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 was one of the first G-Master, or GM, lenses, launched in 2016 and boldly claiming the company’s best optical quality to date. As a popular general-purpose range for events and weddings with a bright aperture for shallow depth-of-field effects, it’s an essential lens for working pros and enthusiasts alike. Judged on its own merits the Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM is a well-rounded package which produces sharp to very sharp and contrasty images with only little color aberrations and a pretty nice Bokeh. Its features include a zoom-lock, lockable lens-hood, well padded lens case plus strap, and a function button which can be used for focus-lock or other assignable functions. Its distortions are well corrected (through lens profile) and it has very usable close-up performance down to a magnification of 1:4 once you stop down to f5.6. Plus the zoom keeps focus throughout its range – unless you zoom out to 24mm."