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Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens

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Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three XA Elements, Two Super ED Elements
  • Nano AR II and Fluorine Coatings
Comprising a range of ultra-wide fields of view, the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM is an E-mount zoom characterized by an impressively bright and versatile design. Ideal for landscape, nature, architecture, and interior applications, the lens's constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and advanced optical design make it a perfect choice for working in difficult shooting conditions while still offering well-corrected imagery.
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Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Advanced G Master Optics
  • 4Fast Focusing and Intuitive Handling
  • 5Durable and Practical Design
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Ultra-Wide, Ultra Versatile

Comprising a range of ultra-wide fields of view, the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM is an E-mount zoom characterized by an impressively bright and versatile design. Ideal for landscape, nature, architecture, and interior applications, the lens's constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and advanced optical design make it a perfect choice for working in difficult shooting conditions while still offering well-corrected imagery.

Advanced G Master Optics

  • As part of Sony's esteemed G Master series, this lens is designed to achieve notably high resolution and sharpness through the correction of a wide variety of spherical and chromatic aberrations.
  • Bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field.
  • Nano AR Coating II has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions. This updated coating is better suited for larger, curved elements and is especially adept at minimizing internal reflections.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing shallow depth of field techniques.
  • Three XA (extreme aspherical) elements and one standard aspherical element are incorporated into the optical design, which features superior surface precision for effective control over astigmatism, field curvature, coma, distortion and other spherical aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering.
  • Two Super ED elements and three ED elements are featured in the lens design and help to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • Floating focusing system divides the focus group into two separately controlled groups and helps to maintain consistently clear optical performance throughout the zoom and focus ranges.

Fast Focusing and Intuitive Handling

  • An XD Linear Motor system uses four separate motors—two per focusing group—along with an internal focusing design to provide quick, quiet, and precise autofocus and tracking performance.
  • Linear Response manual focus control offers more natural handling and an AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for tactile control over this setting.
  • A focus hold button is present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 11" is available throughout the zoom range.

Durable and Practical Design

  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
  • Fluorine-coated front element resists dust, moisture, and fingerprints and is easy to clean.
  • Integrated petal-shaped lens hood helps to block stray light from causing lens flare and also affords some physical protection to the front element.
  • Filter holder is incorporated at the rear of the lens, within the lens mount, and accepts cut gel filters and a filter cutting template is included.

Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Specs

Focal Length12 to 24mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View122° to 84°
Minimum Focus Distance11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design17 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter SizeGel Filter (Rear)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.84 x 5.39" / 97.6 x 137 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.39" / 137 mm
Weight1.86 lb / 847 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.94 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.9 x 5.7 x 5.1"

Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Reviews

Wonderful for landscape astrop

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-16

Fabulous lens for astrophotography.

Awesome

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

I bought this lens primarily for Astrophotography. I've only been out with it a few times, but I've been blown away with the images I've gotten so far. Really fun. The weight is acceptable to me when hand holding. My only real complaint besides the price are the challenges in using filters - but that is typical of wide lenses like this. Anyway, highly recommended if you can/want to afford it.

Great lens.

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-21

After 2 weeks love the lens

sharp and beautiful

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-28

love this lens

Exactly What I Wanted

By Liberino
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

After researching the options for a wide angle zoom, I decided to spend the extra money to buy the 12-24 GM. Well worth it, the low end of the zoom pretty much provides for infinite depth of field even at the lowest f-stop. The lens is sharp corner to corner and thus far I haven't noticed any barrel distortion.

Great lens

By Chadwick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-08

I love this lens. I am enjoying the great photos it takes for architecture photography as well as real estate photography. It can also be used to make very unique shots for other things when you put your mind to it.

Awesome Sony Lens

By Enrique
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-09

I had the best experience in the store. I came all the way from Tijuana Mexico to visit for the first time New York and had the opportunity to visit B&H store. The salesperson speaks 5 languages and help me with my decision to buy this beauty of lens. Excellent and fast service.

Very happy with the performance

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

Only used for a few weeks, but so far very happy with the lens performance. Wonderful to have the wide range for architecture photography, and suprisingly quite nice for some up close work as well.

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Hey Mansoor, unfortunately the filter holder does not work with the 12-24mm f/2.8 GM. NISi have made a filter holder for the new 12-24 GM if you need it. Luckily you only need the holder and not the glass. It's called the NiSi S6 150mm Filter Holder.
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Date published: 2021-08-22

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Asked by: Jeffrey
Hi Jeffrey, the lens is made in China.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-11-16

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I have the Sony 12-24mm f4 with the Nisi ND filters. Can I use the Nisi filters with this lens?
Asked by: Mansoor
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Is the lens hood removeable? if not would be ...

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Is there a weather sealing gasket on the rear of the lens?
Asked by: Tony
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Will I be able to attach Tilta Mini Matte Box or Polar Pro Basecamp Matte Box to the lens? Obviously not threaded but is the lens hood too large for those matte boxes?
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