The Best Sony G Master Prime Lenses for Candid Photography

The Sony G Master Lens Lineup are the best offerings Sony makes. If you’re a Canon user, think of this as L glass. Sony goes out of their way to be clinically perfect, and it comes through in these lenses. If you’re a street photographer, wedding photographer, event photographer, or photojournalist, consider these. We’re selecting the best Sony G Master Prime Lenses for candid shooters. Take a look!

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4 Fantastic 24mm Lenses for Professional Photographers

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The 24mm lens is incredibly important for photography. Typically they’re used for landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, astrophotography, and more. Also, we need them to have faster apertures. So we went through our archives and reviews index to find some of the best ones made. And we really, really liked these 24mm lenses.

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Ernest Em Shows you how to Dramatize Portraits Using Simple Prisms

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“When you practice something for a long time, you have to ask yourself why it works that way”, says Ernest Em about his left-field techniques. Also going by the moniker 19Tones, Em creates his portraits using glass prisms. We love how he thinks outside the box. Having that creative vision allows him to deliver images that veer away from the standard portrait, making it much more compelling for the viewer. Peeking behind the curtain, Em shares the creative journey behind his work.

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Can 24mm Prime Lenses be Used for Street Photography Successfully?

Wide angle prime lenses are fantastic, but can they be used successfully for street photography?

Many photographers will tell you that the ideal prime lenses for street photography are 35mm lenses, 40mm lenses, and the trusty 50mm lens. These three lenses are considered to be perfect for street photography because they closely replicate what the human eye sees naturally. Usually you’ll find that anything longer than 50mm just won’t capture enough of a scene to tell a story, while anything wider than 35mm can create images that lack intimacy. Recently photographer and YouTuber Pierre. T Lambert decided to try 24mm prime lenses for street photography. After the jump you can watch the video and can see what he found out.
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Review: Sony 24mm F1.4 G Master (Sony FE Mount)

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The Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master combines affordability with versatility in a lightweight, compact package

Announced back in September of this year, the Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master is the latest entry joining Sony’s premium G Master lens lineup. At press time, it also happens to be the lightest and most compact G Master lens as well, barely tipping the scales at a mere 15.7 oz (445 g). Exceptionally sharp from corner to corner even when shooting wide open thanks to a pair of extreme aspherical glass elements, the Sony 24mm f1.4 G Master is also capable of producing some truly dreamy bokeh courtesy of its circular aperture design that incorporates 11 blades. This combination makes this lens one of the most versatile, wide angle, native lenses available for Sony E mount, with lots to love for landscape shooters, astrophotographers, street shooters, and environmental portraitists alike. Since we only got to spend a few hours with the 24mm G Master in San Francisco back when it was first unveiled during a behind closed doors media briefing, we were excited to finally get our review unit in so that we can put the lens through more exhaustive testing on our own terms.

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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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