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Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G
Sony Goes Wide with FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and 12-24mm f/4 G Lenses (Available for Pre-order on Friday)

Sony is going wide with today’s announcement of the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and FE 12-24mm f/4 G for full-frame E-mount cameras. The new GM ultra wide completes the f/2.8 "pro trinity", when paired with the 24-70mm and 70-200mm lenses. However, the 12-24mm offers a great ultra-wide perspective with its ability to reach all the way down to just 12mm.

The FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM provides extreme resolution and smooth bokeh. It manages to incorporate two extreme aspherical (XA), three aspherical, and two extra-low dispersion elements. Combine this with the fast and constant f/2.8 aperture and the eleven-bladed diaphragm, and you have the high sharpness and creamy bokeh that the G Master series promises. The FE 12-24mm seem to be optimized for resolution with four aspherical elements, one Super ED element, and three ED elements. The short flange distance of the A7 series, the lens design was able to stay compact and lightweight at this ultra-wide range.

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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM:
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Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G:
B&H Photo | Adorama

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FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Main features:
  1. Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  2. Three Aspherical and Two XA Elements
  3. Nano AR and Fluorine Coatings
  4. Two Direct Drive SSM AF Groups
  5. Focus Hold Button, AF/MF Switch
  6. Angle of View: 107° - 63°
  7. Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" (28 cm)
  8. Magnification: 0.62x
  9. Elements/Groups: 16 / 13
  10. Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  11. Eleven-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  12. Filter Thread: 82 mm
  13. Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 3.48 x 4.79" (88.5 x 121.6 mm)
  14. Weight: 1.50 lb (680 g)

FE 12-24mm f/4 G Main features:
  1. Four Aspherical Elements
  2. One Super ED and Three ED Elements
  3. Nano AR Coating
  4. Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave Motor
  5. Focus Hold Button, AF/MF Switch
  6. Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  7. Seven-Bladed Rounded Diaphragm
  8. Angle of View:122° - 84°
  9. Minimum Focus Distance: 11.02" (28 cm)
  10. Magnification: 0.14x
  11. Elements/Groups: 17 / 13
  12. Filter Thread: None
  13. Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 3.5 x 4.6" (88.90 x 116.84 mm)
  14. Weight: 1.24 lb (565 g)





FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM






FE 12-24mm f/4 G




May 18, 2017 at 11:36 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


The first one is no surprise, but a 12-24 sounds interesting....

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-two-new-fe-zooms-will-announced-today-stay-tuned-sar/

EDIT: Someone was sneaky....here you go....

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nes8p58k8FgJ:www.techradar.com/news/sony-broadens-its-lens-line-up-with-wide-angle-zooms+&cd=1&hl=nl&ct=clnk&gl=nl&client=firefox-b


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May 17, 2017 at 12:14 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


I'll take that 12-24 if it is small.


May 17, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


16-35 GM sounds really interesting. The idea was interesting a year ago, the need was there. There shall be epic battle between the best primes against this zoom from pure IQ point of view. Sony will be stepping on Zeiss' toes with full force.


May 17, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


nampramos wrote:
I'll take that 12-24 if it is small.


So you won't be taking it, then!
Can't see that it could be much smaller than the Sigma with the same specs that weighs 1.14kg! Maybe the mirrorless advantage for wides mupight shave of a couple of hundred grams...



May 17, 2017 at 12:28 PM
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DavidBM wrote:
So you won't be taking it, then!
Can't see that it could be much smaller than the Sigma with the same specs that weighs 1.14kg! Maybe the mirrorless advantage for wides mupight shave of a couple of hundred grams...


SAR says it will be smaller than the Sigma 12-24/4. We'll see soon I hope!

Added, paste from SAR: "2) And a 12-24mm f/4.0 FE lens will be announced too (Source: Chiphell.). It will be more “affordable” than the GM. A good news is that I have been told this lens has half the size of the Sigma 12-24mm lens!"



May 17, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


bjornthun wrote:
SAR says it will be smaller than the Sigma 12-24/4. We'll see soon I hope!

Added, paste from SAR: "2) And a 12-24mm f/4.0 FE lens will be announced too (Source: Chiphell.). It will be more “affordable” than the GM. A good news is that I have been told this lens has half the size of the Sigma 12-24mm lens!"



It will be interesting for me if it could mount filters... but being a 12-24 I highly doubt it (not interested into buying those crazy filters bigger than 100x150mm)... I will go to the 16-35 then...



May 17, 2017 at 01:06 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


I guess open-aperture focusing on either lens would be too much to hope for?


May 17, 2017 at 01:15 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


Manual focusing functionality will be an important one with 16-35. Wide angle shots may also have static objects So, there should not be much, if any, focus shift with this one.


May 17, 2017 at 01:20 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


I wonder about software correction of distortion in the 12-24/4 FE, particularly since it's rumoured to be cheaper than the 16-35/2.8 GM and non-G.

The smaller size, half the size of the Sigma 12-24/4, could also be a result of the lens being designed for mirrorless instead of DSLR.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


Why not? Zeiss managed to do it with Loxia 21mm. AF functionality, or the lack of it, helped a great deal ofc in case of loxia.


May 17, 2017 at 01:38 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


Count me in as interested in the 12-24 assuming it's not a ton of cash and/or huge.

Still wouldn't sell my Batis 18 due to size/weight/IQ, but I feel like a 12-24 would still get use. I used to love my 8-15L fisheye for fun shots, and all I'm left with now is the 16mm fisheye converter for my 28mm f/2, which could probably go as well since I now have a Zeiss 35mm f/2.8.



May 17, 2017 at 01:50 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in....

Left Sony, love shooting UWA's, will be coming back if the 12-24 is good since the widest I can get with Fuji is the 10-24.

Damn you Sony.



May 17, 2017 at 02:03 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


the 16-35 makes a strong case for me to dump my Sigma 18-35, and 28FE/21mm adapter, depending on how much it costs...$2200 for the 16-35, $1698 for the 12-24.

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May 17, 2017 at 02:29 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


Links with pics and price.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nes8p58k8FgJ:www.techradar.com/news/sony-broadens-its-lens-line-up-with-wide-angle-zooms+&cd=1&hl=sl&ct=clnk&gl=si&client=firefox-b

Might need to copy and paste the whole link for it to work.

The Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G will be available this July for $1,700 (about £1,320, AU$2,290) while the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is set to release at the end of August and will retail for $2,200 (about £1,700, AU$2,970).

The 12-24 looks small! I was debating if I should go Fuji or Sony fullframe but the 12-24 tips the balance in favor of Sony.

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May 17, 2017 at 02:33 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


Sony will introduce FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G according to techradar. (From SAR)

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nes8p58k8FgJ:www.techradar.com/news/sony-broadens-its-lens-line-up-with-wide-angle-zooms+&cd=1&hl=nl&ct=clnk&gl=nl&client=firefox-b]

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May 17, 2017 at 02:33 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


12-24 (it's an FE lens despite being on an APS-C camera)



Despite not having the best specs of Sony’s latest wide-angle lenses, the FE 12-24mm f/4 G offers a serious ultra-wide field of view, whereas Sony’s new 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens is a little less extreme, but still ultra-wide.

The FE 12-24mm f/4 G is comprised of 17 elements including four aspherical, one super and three extra-low dispersion elements, and one piece of Super ED glass. These all work together to minimize chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting, and seven aperture blades should deliver smooth bokeh in out-of-focus areas.


16-35



The new Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, meanwhile, promises to deliver some of the best image quality we’ve seen from a wide-angle zoom. Sony claims its latest G-Master lens offers better sharpness and smoother bokeh across the frame than the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L USM III.
This is thanks to the 16-35mm f/2.8 GM’s 16-element construction, the highlights of which are its two extreme aspherical elements, which have been cut to high degree of surface precision that's uniform across the glass. What’s more, the lens includes an 11-bladed aperture that should produce luscious bokeh.


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May 17, 2017 at 02:34 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


But what if I want a 12-24mm f/2.8 GM?


May 17, 2017 at 02:34 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


Hmmm....$1,700 for the 12-24....better be really sharp!


May 17, 2017 at 02:35 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Pre-order Now! Sony FE 16-35/2.8 GM and FE 12-24/4 G


Where are you getting those photos from and prices? It would be nice to get the sources when you share such info...


May 17, 2017 at 02:42 PM
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