After months of rumors and hypothesis, Sony has formally unveiled the FE 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master lens, styled as the “world’s widest full-frame zoom with a continuing f/2.8 aperture”… with a price ticket worthy of the identify.
With the introduction of the 12-24mm GM, Sony’s G Master lineup of pricey-but-excellent f/2.8 aperture lenses now extends from 12mm to 200mm, giving E-mount shooters a fair wider possibility than the beloved 16-35mm f/2.8 GM. As such, Sony is billing this lens as best for landscapes, astrophotography, structure, and even “energetic sports activities shooters who need to seize ultra-wide views.”
You will get a fast introduction to the lens under:
Optically, the new G Master lens is made up of 17 glass components in 14 teams, together with a slew of specialised lenses and a brand new coating for addressing aberration, distortion, flare, and ghosting.
These embrace: Three Excessive Aspherical (XA) components, 1 common aspherical aspect, Three Additional-Low Dispersion (ED) components, 2 Tremendous ED components, and a model new “Nano AR Coating II” that’s getting used for the first time on this lens. Collectively, all of those applied sciences promise to ship “excellent corner-to-corner picture high quality all through the complete zoom vary.”
When it comes to autofocus, a particular “floating focus” design makes use of two focusing teams which are powered by 4 of Sony’s “high-speed, high-thrust” Excessive Dynamic (XD) XD linear motors. This delivers a continuing minimal focusing distance of simply 11 inches (28 cm) with out compromising pace or precision.
All of that is packed inside a dust- and moisture-resistant housing with an built-in lens hood, customizable focus-hold button, a focus-mode swap, and a rear-filter holder that works with “commonplace sheet-type” filters, offered you chop them to spec utilizing the offered template. Oh, and the complete factor weighs in at simply 1.87 lbs (847g).
As you would possibly anticipate, all of this comes with a really “G Master” price ticket. The Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 GM shall be out there in August for an eye-watering $3,000.
To study extra about this lens, head over to the Sony website or go forward and pre-order yours at this link beginning at 5pm ET in the present day. It’ll price you, however if you happen to do choose one up, you may say you personal the “world’s widest full-frame zoom with a continuing f/2.8 aperture.”