While Sony has been the undisputed leader in terms of the number of professional-grade mirrorless system lenses for many years, they are at least facing competition regarding the quality of individual lenses. Some of their 1st generation pro glass has been getting a bit long in the tooth. And one of these lenses was the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – not a bad lens by any standard but it has its weak spots. And thus Sony reacted with the new Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II. As you may notice, the name specs didn’t change but there are some substantial changes under the hood compared to its predecessor. The aspect that didn’t change much is, of course, the pricing at around $2300/2400EUR but then nobody expects a GM (“Grand Master”) lens to be truly affordable.