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Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G Full-Frame Lens (2017)

MSRP 1775 USDNeoscore 62%NEX score 84%

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Product Overview

Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G is an ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Sony in 2017, it has 17 elements in 13 groups.
Like most zoom lenses, the Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G is externally-zooming. For incremental weathers, Sony is kind enough to include weather sealing.
As an ultra wide-angle lens, this zoom can offer a unique perspective that many will appreciate. Even though the lens is not stabilized, at this focal range it does not usually matter. In fact, some may be able to get cleaner corners without image stabilization.
Some photographers may be disappointed by the fact that the lens does not accept front screw-on filters.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 62% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Weather-sealed
  • Very appealing focal range
  • Quite light and compact for what it is
  • Good sharpness
  • Minimal extension when zooming
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Lacks front filter thread
  • Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN is cheaper and sharper

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 84% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very good flare resistance
  • Fast and reliable AF
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras
  • Very consistent center to border, no chromatic aberration
  • Sharpness and sharpness at f/4
Cons
  • No lens profile correction
  • High price
  • Vignetting : not found (I left Lightroom CA correction default=on)
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Material
Aluminum alloy
Motor
Piezoelectric
Optical Formula | Elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Aspherical, ED & Super ED elements, Nano AR & fluorine coatings groups

Dimensions

Size | Diameter
87 mm / 3.43 in
Size | Length
117 mm / 4.61 in
Weight
565 g / 19.96 oz

Function

Angle Of View
122.0° Diagonal | 112.6° Horizontal | 90.0° Vertical (wide) ~ 84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4–22 ~ f/4–22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
12 mm ~ 24 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.14x
Min Focus Distance
280 mm / 11.02 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2017-05-17
Model Name
SEL1224G

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
Sharpness at F4 is very good and increase until F5.6, F8 (quite the same), it decrease at F11 and at F16 diffraction effects can been seen. Sharpness is a little bit better at 12, 14mm, 16,18mm being the less good ones, 21 & 24 in the average Compared to the Zeiss 16-35 F4, the 12-24 is alittle bit behind in term of sharpness whatever the focal length and the aperture. In practice you will only see that with a High Megapixel camera like the A7RII and only if you do 100% crop or very large print e.g. 100x150cm.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very consistent center to border, no chromatic aberration
  • Very good flare resistance
  • Fast and reliable AF
Cons
  • No lens profile correction
  • Vignetting : not found (I left Lightroom CA correction default=on)

digitalpicture[2]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens is compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras, including both full-frame and APS-C sensor format models. Compared to the most-similar Canon EF lens model, the Sony lens is a bargain. Sony provides a 1-year limited warranty.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sharpness and sharpness at f/4
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras
Cons
  • High price

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2017/06/24/sony-fe-12-24mm-f4-g-test-review/. 2017-06-24. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
2. ^ Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sony-FE-12-24mm-f-4-G-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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