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Sony G Master E-Mount Full Frame Lenses’ Software Update Version 02 (5/25/2017): Improvements for FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM, FE 85mm F1.4 GM and FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS

Sony (left to right): FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS (SEL70200GM) with Sony Teleconverter Lenses (2X and 1.4X), FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM (SEL2470GM), and FE 85mm F1.4 GM (SEL85F14GM)
Sony (left to right): FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS (SEL70200GM) with Sony Teleconverter Lenses (2X and 1.4X), FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM (SEL2470GM), and FE 85mm F1.4 GM (SEL85F14GM)

Last year, Sony introduced their flagship G Master™ brand of interchangeable lenses.

The following video presents G Master -The supreme blend of high Resolution and beautiful Bokeh 4K movie | α lens | Sony:
Outstanding resolution that will remain compatible with evolving camera bodies and Softly dissolving bokeh offers extensive artistic potential for stills and movies. G Master series lenses are interchangeable lenses of the highest quality and creative potential, created by Sony with a clear vision of tomorrow’s cameras.

This year, Sony released the Software Update Version 02 (5/25/2017) for three G Master lenses: FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM (SEL2470GM), FE 85mm F1.4 GM (SEL85F14GM), and FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS (SEL70200GM).

This utility updates the lens system software to version 02 which provides the following changes and benefits:

FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM, Full-frame G Master standard zoom lens: Model # SEL2470GM System Software Update

Sony FE24-70mm F2.8 GM Standard Zoom Lens

Sony FE24-70mm F2.8 GM Standard Zoom Lens

  • Improves stability of the autofocus feature.
  • Serial Number Location: At the bottom of the lens on the mount ring

Note: The lens must be attached to a camera to perform this update. The NEX-5, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10, and PXW-FS7 model cameras cannot be used.

For other important info and to download the update, please visit https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=SEL2470GM&LOC=3#/downloadTab.

FE 85mm F1.4 GM, Full-frame G Master telephoto prime lens: Model # SEL85F14GM System Software Update

Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM Telephoto Prime Lens

Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM Telephoto Prime Lens

Note: The lens must be attached to a camera to perform this update. The NEX-5, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10, and PXW-FS7 model cameras cannot be used.

  • Adds supports for continuous, blackout free shooting of up to 20 frames per second when using Sony’s new flagship α9 (Alpha 9) camera (ILCE-9).
  • Improves the autofocus tracking performance.
  • Serial Number Location: At the bottom of the lens on the mount ring

For other important info and to download the update, please visit https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=SEL85F14GM&LOC=3#/downloadTab .

FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS, Constant aperture F2.8 70-200mm zoom G Master lens: Model # SEL70200GM System Software Update

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Telephoto Zoom

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Telephoto Zoom

Note: The lens must be attached to a camera to perform this update. The NEX-5, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10, and PXW-FS7 model cameras cannot be used.

  • Improves the startup speed when using Sony’s new flagship α9 (Alpha 9) camera (ILCE-9).
  • Adds supports for continuous, blackout free shooting of up to 20 frames per second when using the ILCE-9.
  • Improves the autofocus tracking performance during continuous shooting of still images.
  • Serial Number Location: At the bottom of the lens on the mount ring.

For other important info and to download the update, please visit https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=SEL70200GM&LOC=3#/downloadTab .

The following video presents Sony | α | α6500 – High quality 4K movie ”Tezutsu (Large hand-held Cylindrical) Fireworks:

  • Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Telephoto Zoom lens was one of the lenses used with the α6500 camera.

The α6500 is capable of high-resolution 4K movies of wide dynamic range in the Super 35mm format favored among cinema camera users. Full pixel readout without pixel binning collects approx. 2.4 times* (6K equivalent) as much information as is required for 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) movie output.

[Background Information of the movie] This movie depicts the traditional Large hand-held Cylindrical Fireworks (Tezutsu Fireworks) of Japan’s Chubu Region. Tezutsu fireworks are made by packing gunpowder into a one-meter-long bamboo pipe that is then handheld by the participants. The scenes between 0:470:57 depict the ignition ceremony undertaken before igniting the large-scale fireworks. The igniter who holds the ignition stick climbs to the top of the large-scale fireworks to conduct a ritual that involves writing the Japanese character for water with the fiery stick. During this ritual, a guard covers the opening to the large-scale fireworks to ensure nothing is accidentally ignited.

* Approx. 1.6 times at 30p recording. #SonyAlpha


The following video presents G Master -Technology innovation behind G Master | α lens | Sony:
“Previously divergent elements can now coexist “High resolution” and “appealing bokeh” in one lens. These next-generation, top-performance lenses offer an outstanding combination of resolution and bokeh for stills as well as movies.”


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