Sony FE 24mm f/2.8G: for Best Results, Understand the Optical Behaviors (Aperture Series: Deck Planks)
I shot a 3-way lens comparison at 24mm 3 times on 3 different days, each time getting frustratingly mismatched results for the Sony FE 24mm f/2.8G. I did not want to publish those results because they stemmed entirely from differing lens behaviors.
The 4th time, after figuring out what was going on with the 24/2.8G, I optimized focus for each lens so as to present what is possible more fairly. The optical behaviors are significant enough that any comparison done without accounting for them will be highly unreliable. I’ll show the comparison I’ve made, soon.
I felt it best to demonstrate exactly how the Sony FE 24mm f/2.8G behaves, so that photographers looking to extract best possible results from the 24/2.8G know just what to expect and how to mitigate.
Accordingly, this aperture series with the Sony FE 24mm f/2.8G discusses sharpness across the field, focus shift, distortion correction, and field curvature, with recommendations for the amount of distortion correction,and how to focus in order to mitigate focus shift and field curvature. This page will give you a big jump-start on getting the best out of the 24/2.8G.
Includes images from f/2.8 through f/8, plus crops with both uncorrected and distortion-corrected images.