Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master zoom lens has just been announced. It offers an ultra-wide focal length with constant aperture while covering full-frame sensors. Weighing 847 grams (29.88 oz), the lens features minimum focusing distance of 28cm (11″), 9-blade aperture, and rear filter holder system for sheet-type NDs. The lens is available for around €3,300. Take a look at our short video with test footage.
Sony just announced a new full-frame G Master lens that aims to extend its range of constant aperture f/2.8 zoom lenses on the wide end. The Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM complements the previous 24-70mm and 70-200mm f/2.8 GM lenses and adds the ultra-wide-angle point of view. Let’s take a short look at the lens.
According to Sony, this lens (full model name – SEL1224GM) is the world’s widest full-frame zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 aperture. With the addition of this lens, Sony’s G Master f/2.8 series of lenses now cover focal lengths from 12mm to 200mm. The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM lens weighs 847 grams (29.88 oz).
When it comes to the optical design of the lens, it features three XA (extreme aspherical) elements, an additional aspherical element, and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements plus two Super ED glass elements. As Sony claims, this design enables the lens to minimise astigmatism, chromatic aberration, and colour fringing and deliver corner-to-corner clarity. As Sony claims, the used Nano AR Coating II should suppress internal reflections and minimize flare and ghosting.