The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

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   On July 7, 2020, Sony released its first imaging product for the second half of 2020, the G Master series full-frame ultra-wide-angle constant F2.8 large aperture Zoom lens FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM. This lens is Sony’s 57th E-mount lens, 37th full-frame E-mount lens and 11th G master lens. In addition, this lens has a world record. It is currently the only ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with a constant F2.8 aperture that achieves an F2.8 aperture at the 12mm ultra-wide-angle end.

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Sony FE 12 -24mm F2.8 GM

   Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM adopts an innovative structure to provide excellent image quality throughout the zoom range, regardless of the center or edges. The lens is equipped with three high-precision XA lenses, and this is the largest XA lens in the Sony E-mount lens so far. The combination of XA lens and other aspherical lens can effectively suppress astigmatism, coma aberration and distortion to the edge of the image. In addition, it is equipped with three ED lenses and two Super ED lenses, which can effectively suppress chromatic aberration and provide excellent high resolution in the focal range and from center to edge.

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Sony FE 12 -24mm F2.8 GM

  FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM uses a floating focus design and four XD linear motors with high speed and high thrust to meet the current and future high-speed focus needs of the camera. Each focus group of the lens has two XD linear motors, which can move the focus lens group quickly to achieve fast, precise and quiet autofocus.

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

  Schematic diagram of lens structure

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   lens MTF curve Figure

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The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

  Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM lens body

  Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM continues the lightweight design of the previous G master lenses in the lens body design The design concept, when the lens size reaches 98 x 135mm, the weight is only 847g, which is very light and provides excellent mobility for photographers who need ultra-wide-angle shooting.

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Sony FE 12 -24mm F2.8 GM coating

In the lens structure, FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM uses up to three XA lenses, as well as three ED lenses and two Super ED lenses. , The size of one of the XA lenses is currently the largest Sony E-mount lens. On these lenses, Sony used the second-generation nano AR coating for the first time, which can more effectively suppress internal reflections, reduce flare and ghosting to a greater extent, and obtain clear and sharp images. The front lens is covered with a fluoride coating to reduce the chance of water stains, oil stains, dust and other contaminants on the lens surface, and it is also easier to wipe fingerprints. The lens also uses four XD linear motors with high speed and high thrust to meet the current and future high-speed focus needs of the camera.

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Sony FE 12 -24mm F2.8 GM lens body buttons and switches

   Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM lens body has a button and a switch on the left, which are the focus hold button and the AF/MF switch . The focus hold button supports custom functions and can be set to some operations supported by the body such as “eye-controlled focus”, which further facilitates user manipulation. At the same time, the focus ring adopts linear response MF, which allows the lens to directly respond to fine-tuning during manual focus operation, achieving fast and precise control.

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Sony FE 12 -24mm F2.8 GM bayonet

   Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM uses a metal bayonet, which is sturdy and durable. And the lens body also adopts a dust-proof and drip-proof design, which is capable of daily shooting in harsh environments.

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Sony FE 12 -24mm F2.8 GM supports plug-in ND filters

   Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM supports plug-in ND filters, polarizers and other filters at the lens mount. At the same time, a template for cutting filter inserts is provided in the package.

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Sony FE 12 -24mm F2.8 GM lens hood

   Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM has an integrated lens hood that can block excess light and protect the front lens group of the lens. Shooting at the closest focusing distance of 0.28 meters can also protect the lens well. At the same time, due to the internal focus design, the length of the lens remains the same and the center of gravity changes very little during use, which can achieve a better holding balance.

   Samples appreciation

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Focal length: 13mm ISO: 50 Aperture: F16 Shutter: 30s

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Focal length: 12mm ISO: 200 Aperture: F22 Shutter: 30s

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Focal length: 24mm ISO: 200 Aperture: F22 Shutter: 30s

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Focal length: 12mm ISO: 200 Aperture: F22 Shutter: 30s

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Focal length: 22mm ISO: 200 aperture: F22 shutter: 30s

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Focal Length: 12mm ISO: 200 Aperture: F22 Shutter: 30s

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Focal length: 23mm ISO: 200 Aperture: F22 Shutter: 15s

The new super wide king Sony G master SEL1224GM first trial

   Focal length: 12mm ISO: 200 Aperture: F16 Shutter: 8s

   As the first Sony release in 2020 G master lens, Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM does not insult the name of its G master in terms of parameters and actual performance, especially its realization of F2.8 aperture at 12mm focal length, which makes Sony G master lens constant F2 The .8 series can cover the focal length range from 12mm to 200mm, providing photographers with more creative space to see. Since it has just been released, this article only introduces the world’s only 12-24mmF2.8 lens from the appearance and parameters. There will be more detailed test content and samples later, so stay tuned.

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