Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens

Covering the essential ultrawide focal lengths, the FE 12-24mm f/4 G is a compact and lightweight zoom pairing a convenient constant f/4 maximum aperture with the optical traits of a premium G series lens. A series of aspherical elements controls distortion while low dispersion glass minimizes color fringing, and a built-in hood and Nano AR Coating suppress flare. The DDSSM achieves fast focusing performance, and the lens is also weather sealed for working in inclement conditions.

Applications: Landscape, nature, and architecture are the obvious standout applications for this lens, due to its ultrawide field of view; the f/4 maximum aperture limits its use in low-light conditions but also offers a savings in weight and size that makes it more portable for walkaround shooting.

Perks

+ Covers a variety of ultrawide focal lengths
+ Smaller than f/2.8
+ G lens, advanced optics
+ Weather sealed

Drawbacks

- More specialized than a 16-35mm
- Not as fast as f/2.8

Specs

Focal Length 12-24mm
Aperture Range f/4 to f/22
Optical Layout 17 elements, 13 groups
(1 Super ED element, 3 ED elements, 4 aspherical elements)
Coating Nano AR
Minimum Focusing Distance 11'' / 28 m
Maximum Magnification 0.14x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size None
Dimensions 3.4 x 4.6" / 87 x 117.4mm
Weight 1.2 lb / 565 g

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