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Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens

BH #SO122428GM • MFR #SEL1224GM
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 a bright and versatile zoom characterized by its broad range and bright design. Featuring a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, this lens is ideal for working in available lighting conditions and controlling depth of field to isolate subject matter. Its advanced optical design includes a series of XA, aspherical, Super ED, and ED elements, which combine to reduce a variety of aberrations and distortions for a high degree of sharpness, accurate rendering, and notable color accuracy. An updated Nano AR Coating II has also been applied, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in bright and backlit conditions.
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Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Overview

Comprising a range of ultra-wide fields of view, the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM is a bright and versatile zoom characterized by its broad range and bright design. Featuring a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, this lens is ideal for working in available lighting conditions and controlling depth of field to isolate subject matter. Its advanced optical design includes a series of XA, aspherical, Super ED, and ED elements, which combine to reduce a variety of aberrations and distortions for a high degree of sharpness, accurate rendering, and notable color accuracy. An updated Nano AR Coating II has also been applied, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in bright and backlit conditions.

Complementing the optics is an XD Linear Motor system that uses four separate focusing motors to deliver especially quiet, precise, and quick autofocus performance. A floating focus design is employed, too, that aids in maintaining consistent results throughout the focusing range, from 11" to infinity. The lens also sports a dust- and moisture-sealed design and fluorine-coated front lens element to support shooting in inclement conditions and there is a built-in petal-shaped lens hood to block stray light and physically protect the front element.

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. Additionally, these lenses feature robust and intuitive-to-handle physical designs to benefit both photography and cine applications.
Versatile ultra-wide-angle zoom is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used on APS-C models where it provides an 18-36mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field.
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 extra-low dispersion elements are featured in the lens design and help to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
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.
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.
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. This design also contributes to more natural, intuitive Linear Response manual focus control 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.
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.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing shallow depth of field techniques.
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.
UPC: 027242916159

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

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.

Seems very exceptional so far

By Norman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-28

Excellent resolution with low distortion

The go-to for up-close

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-07

Narrow lenses are for shooting from far away, while wide lenses are for getting up close, and the 12-24 GM allows you to really get up close and personal, yet still make high-quality images. I shoot video with this lens typically 2-4 ft away from my subject, and having the zoom allows me to adjust in that range to get what I want into the shot, while the perspective gives the viewer the feeling of being part of the action rather than just observing it from afar. Even though I'm usually focusing manually, having the ability to autofocus on Sony cameras with Sony lenses like this one allows for quickly resetting focus at the beginning of a shot, or turning AF on in specific scenarios with a lot of movement. The image quality throughout the zoom and focus range is excellent. Like other photo-centric GM lenses that prioritize image quality over video characteristics, there is noticeable focus breathing, but in my opinion it's a small price to pay for wide-angle zoom image quality this good, while being able to melt away the background with the bokeh of 2.8 aperture. Though the lens does not have OSS built in, I find that the active camera stabilization of the A7S3 is more than adequate for handheld use with a lens as wide as this one. I can hold the camera with one hand for that matter without introducing any noticeable shake (though not for too long because this is a relatively heavy lens). The lens is relatively expensive, but you get what you pay for - one look at the huge, bulbous front element and you'll understand why this lens costs what it does - and though I wouldn't consider it a complete replacement for cine lenses even with handheld use due to the aforementioned focus breathing, even at the current MSRP it's still much cheaper than anything remotely similar in the Sony cinema lens lineup, and unless you're producing a feature film the focus breathing will probably be acceptable. If you shoot from up-close, and/or shoot landscapes/architecture, this is probably the lens you want. Overall 5 stars.

Best lens I've ever had!

By Fuzzball
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-14

I bought the G Master 12-24mm to supplement my 24-70. I now own 4 G Master lenses and this one is by far the best - and my new favorite! Lines are straight and not curved all the way to the edges and photos are super sharp! Auto focus is awesome. Now if they would just give me a new 70-200 and 100-400 to equal this level of quality.

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.

An amazing lens

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-26

Don't think twice before buying this lens. It might be on the expensive side but you are buying quality!

Didn't Know What I Was Missing

By Arthur
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-08

I was on the fence for a long time as to whether or not I should purchase the 12-24mm GM lens. It was pricey but I knew it would be a perfect addition as a go to lens for travel photography. I already had the 24-70mm GM lens but missed the advantages of a wider angle option. I have NOT been disappointed. The 12-24mm has incredible sharpness with low light capabilities that bring great utility. I now have a pair of lenses that cover the vast majority of what I need for a variety of environments. I highly recommend the 12-24mm GM lens if you have the resources to acquire one.

Best wide zoom I've ever used.

By Marc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-05

At this price, expectations were very, very high! The lens has proven to measure up to those expectations and then some. While the 12-24/2.8GM is big, it isn't avoid taking it big or cumbersome. 12mm is a kick ... and when used with care can produce spectacular interior shots as well as creative outdoor images. IQ is better than I expected, very crisp and very nice color rendering ... distortion is very low and when the profile is selected in LightRoom almost disappears ... what really helps is that LR now has an aspect ratio control slider th normalize items or persons in the center of the picture. Great lens .. now a go to staple in my kit rather than a novelty lens ... a real keeper.

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