Used to be a time when photographers complained that Sony did not offer enough full-frame E-mount lenses — and used that as one of the main reason why they would not switch from their trusty DSLRs to a Sony mirrorless. Of course, this has all changed since Sony has slowly, but surely, introduced one high-quality lens after another, year after year. The latest is the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM, which is Sony’s 57th lens in its E-mount line-up. Having the best full-frame mirrorless cameras and a whole line-up of high-quality lenses to choose from have convinced many pro and enthusiast photographers to ditch their DSLRs and make the switch to the Sony mirrorless system.
The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM maintains a constant F2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range, and there are no other 12mm ultra-wide zoom full-frame lens with a constant fast F2.8 aperture out there. It features a 9-blade circular aperture, a customizable focus-hold button, focus-mode switch, zooming ring, focusing ring, Linear Response Manual Focus. It is dust and moisture resistant and the front lens element features a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants. The rear filter holder accommodates standard sheet-type ND, color correction and other filters.
Sony Electronics Grows Lens Line-up with Launch of 12-24mm G Master™, the World’s Widest Full-frame Zoom with a Constant F2.8 Aperture
SAN DIEGO – July 7, 2020 – Sony Electronics Inc. today announced an exciting new addition to its full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM (model SEL1224GM) Large-aperture Ultra-wide Zoom lens. This compact and versatile lens is ideal for shooting landscapes, astrophotography and architecture while providing extra mobility for active sports shooters who want to capture ultra-wide perspectives. As part of Sony’s flagship G Master series lenses, users can be completely confident that it delivers outstanding image quality up to an ultra-wide 12mm angle of view with F2.8 constant aperture and beautiful bokeh effects.
The introduction of the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM now extends the F2.8 range of Sony’s G Master series zoom lenses all the way from 12mm to 200mm[ii] and at 12mm, offers the world’s widest range of zoom at F2.8. At this focal length, it is possible to emphasize distance and create dynamic perspectives that are beyond the scope of the human eye, opening the door to new avenues of creative expression.
“We are excited to introduce the new FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM as the 57th lens in Sony’s E-mount line-up”, said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics. “It is important for us to continue to push boundaries in the industry to develop the best tools for our customers. By extending our range of G Master constant F2.8 zoom lenses out to 12mm, we are excited to see how these new innovations will help our customers create like never before.”