Any kind of absent pieces in the jigsaw of Sony’s E-mount lens map for full-frame digital cameras are quickly being filled up. At contrary ends of the variety of zoom lenses, there’s a 100-400mm super-telephoto that we will be reviewing in following month’s group test, and this ultra-wide 12-24mm lens. A little more costly than Sigma’s 12-24mm Art lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs, the brand new Sony provides the same remarkable viewing angle of 122 degrees.
Both lenses are rectilinear instead than curvilinear,intending to keep distortion to a minimum.As a G-series lens, the Sony does not obtain the top-ﬂight G Master designation of the new 16-35mm, but still has an outstanding set of functions.
Even at the greatest aperture of f/4,vignetting is not too evident, while the drop in corner-sharpness is really minimal at both ends of the zoom range, and negligible at mid-zoom settings. Whenever you hit f/5.6, sharpness is outstanding
across the frame. Auto-focus is fast and very precise,and the lens is extremely resistant to ghosting and ﬂare.
Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G ultra-wide lens SPECIFICATIONS:
Full-frame compatible -Yes
Effective focal length -12-24mm
Image stabiliser -No
Minimum focus distance -0.28m
Max magnifcation factor -0.14x
Manual focus override -Yes
Focus hold switch -Yes
Internal zoom/focus -No/ Yes