Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens

When you need versatility within the ultra-wide realm, the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM mixes a useful zoom range with a bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. As a G Master lens, too, the advanced optical layout yields impressive sharpness and color accuracy, with low distortion and well-controlled rendering. Performance-wise, it also features the quick, quiet, and smooth XD Linear Motor for precise AF as well as a floating elements design to offer consistent performance throughout zoom and focusing ranges. It also sports a dust- and moisture-sealed design, plus a fluorine-coated front lens element, and there is a built-in petal-shaped lens hood to block stray light and physically protect the front element.

Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens

Applications: Landscape, nature, astrophotography, architecture, and interiors are the genres where this ultra-wide will naturally excel, but it can also provide a unique look for anything from sports to portraiture. With an f/2.8 maximum aperture, it’s great for available light, and the 2x zoom range gives it more versatility than a single prime lens.

Perks

+ Covers a variety of ultra-wide focal lengths
+ Bright f/2.8
+ G Master lens, advanced optics
+ Fast and quiet XD Linear AF motor
+ Weather sealed

Drawbacks

- More specialized than a 16-35mm
- Not the most lightweight or compact lens
- Bulbous front elements limit filter compatibility

Specs

Focal Length 12-24mm
Aperture Range f/2.8 to f/22
Optical Layout 17 elements, 14 groups (3 XA elements, 1 aspherical element, 3 ED elements, 2 Super ED elements)
Coating Nano AR II
Minimum Focusing Distance 11" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.14x
Diaphragm Blades 9
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size Rear Gel Filter
Dimensions 3.8 x 5.4" / 97.6 x 137mm
Weight 1.9 lb / 847 g

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