These are the Best 24mm Lenses to Use in the Great Outdoors

The 24mm lens is a classic focal length for street photography and documentary shooting. In recent years, it has lost some popularity for those genres. But, it’s very good for environmental portraits, landscapes, and anything outdoors. Lucky for you, we’ve tested a lot of them. So we dove into our Reviews Index to find some of the best to take into the rain, snow, and dirt. Here are the best 24mm lenses to use in the great outdoors.

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3 Lenses We Love for Cityscape Photography. They’re Small Too!

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We tested these lenses for cityscape photography and positively love them–we’re sure you will too.

Let’s start this off by telling you one big thing that you positively don’t need for cityscape photography–big lenses. Big lenses can be heavy and sometimes make you not want to shoot. They also don’t necessarily give you the best image quality (a myth in the photo industry). When you’re traveling or on vacation, you want to pack light. You also need lenses with great features that can also be very versatile. Lucky for you, we dove into our Reviews Index to find some of our favorite lenses for shooting photos in big cities. You’ll love these lenses for Cityscape Photography!

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Video: How Sony Designed the 24mm F1.4 G Master Lens

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We spoke with Sony’s Mark Weir on how they designed the new Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master Lens!

At Photo Plus Expo 2018, we had a chance to speak a bit with Sony’s Mark Weir about the design behind the new Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master Lens. This lens is quite revolutionary; it is a bit smaller than most other 24mm f1.4 lenses out, and it is significantly lighter. As Mark explained to us, this is due to the inherent design. Of course, it’s first and foremost designed for Sony’s mirrorless cameras, and so a smaller size is paramount due to there being smaller cameras. But there’s a lot more to it than just that.

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The Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master is the Lightest of the Big Four’s Lens Options

We’ve been playing with the new Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master lens for a little while and we’re pleasantly surprised.

Yes, we know that Fro Knows Photo leaked it before; and now we can officially admit that the Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master is real. This lens isn’t just an 24mm though and we can say with certainty that there really is innovation here. It’s got dust and splash resistance on top of being smaller and lighter than the options from Sigma, Canon and Nikon. Traditionally wide angle lenses with fast apertures were always huge. But with Sony’s new design for the Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master, photographers who own a Sony FE camera are bound to more or less glue this lens to their body.

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First Impressions: Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master (Sony FE)

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The Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master is the lightest and most compact G Master lens yet.

Earlier this week, Sony invited members of the photography press to an event in San Francisco where they unveiled the Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master lens, making it the 30th Full Frame lens for Sony’s E mount overall and the 8th lens within the G Master series. Weighing in at only 445 grams, the Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master is currently the lightest and most compact lens in the G Master lineup. With excellent corner to corner sharpness and a wide focal length, the Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master is a lens that will suit the needs of photographers specializing in astrophotography, environmental portraiture, landscape photography, and travel photography alike.

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