In a YouTube video from last week, Tony and Chelsea Northrup review two of Sony’s portrait lenses and consider the price difference between the regular version and G Master.
We review Sony’s two portrait zooms: the 70-200 f/4G and 70-200 f/2.8 G-Master. The f/4 version of the lens is lighter and WAY less expensive, but how does it compare for sharpness, contrast, and light gathering in low-light?
As you’d expect, the G Master is going to produce significantly sharper images, it also costs $1600 more.
I’d base the buying decision on the focal length. Of all the Sony lenses you can buy, if you can only afford one, my recommendation is the [amazon_textlink asin=’B01BESQYJW’ text=’24-70mm ($2198 on Amazon)’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’texturadesign-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’991b20fc-85ef-11e8-882c-1bb5e8df3b84′]. It allows you to shoot everything from wide to tight.
See the rest of my recommendations in this post. I do like the [amazon_textlink asin=’B01IDQEQ34′ text=’70-200mm ($2598 on Amazon)’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’texturadesign-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ac1e39a1-85ef-11e8-bd2b-1dc78e040a00′] though and here’s a still from a Sony event in Austin last year.
See more of both couple’s posts at The Valuable Friends.…
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