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

Here is the latest in-depth Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens reviewePhotozine published the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens (Tested on the 33MP Sony a7 IV) review saying that “An exciting, versatile lens of the highest quality, even considering the very high cost it has to be ‘Highly Recommended’”.

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Sony a7 IV body: $2,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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
  • XD Linear Motor AF, Internal Focus
  • Floating Focus System
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Sony FE 12-24mm F/2.8 GM Pros

  • Superb sharpness
  • Low CA
  • Low distortion
  • Low flare
  • Modest vignetting
  • Fast, accurate and quiet AF
  • Smooth bokeh
  • Dust and moisture sealing

Sony FE 12-24mm F/2.8 GM Cons

  • High cost
  • Size and weight

From the conclusion:

The lens performs impeccably at a very high level indeed. The extra stop of speed over the f/4 version does come at a hefty premium in cost, but if we need it then there is nothing else quite like it. That will no doubt be the deciding factor, as it is not at a price level that would attract a casual purchaser, but it will not deter anyone who uses this for a more specific purpose. For example, it might suit the travel photographer looking for the ultimate in quality. The versatility is certainly there, with that ultra-wide 12mm to the reportage 24mm, all at f/2.8 and all in the one lens. When we start to consider how many lenses it might replace, then the VFM equation could start to shift more in its favour.

An exciting, versatile lens of the highest quality, even considering the very high cost it has to be ‘Highly Recommended’.

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