On July 7, 2020, Sony officially released the G Master series full-frame ultra-wide-angle constant F2.8 large aperture zoom lens: FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM. In addition to the constant F2.8 large aperture that everyone loves to see, the new lens is creatively equipped with three XA lenses and a new generation of coating to achieve better image quality.
This site has also recently received this ultra-wide-angle large-aperture zoom Lens, we will also test and shoot this product from multiple angles.
Product design and appearance
Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM, the brand-new Master G lens continues the consistent style in terms of appearance design. Although the lens body is made of metal, the weight of the single lens is controlled at about 850g, and the overall weight of the body is relatively light. . The customizable focus hold button, focus mode switch, zoom ring and focus ring have a reasonable layout for easy operation. The design of the fixed-sharing hood can effectively avoid the interference of refracted light at the edge of the lens, and can also effectively protect the protruding spherical lens.
in the lens structure On the other hand, FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM is equipped with 3 XA lenses, which can effectively suppress astigmatism, coma aberration and distortion in combination with other aspheric lenses, down to the edge of the image. And it also uses the second generation of nano AR coating applied to the surface of large lenses or high curvature lenses for the first time. It can more effectively suppress internal reflections, reduce glare and ghosting to a greater extent, and obtain clear and sharp images.
performance test and comparison
this time In the test, we are equipped with a Sony A7R4 with 61 million pixels to show the true power of the Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM lens as much as possible.
Judging from the above actual test and 100% enlarged screenshots, this Sony G master lens still maintains a high level The resolution and sharpness are maintained at a good resolution throughout the entire aperture coverage. The edge image quality is slightly lacking at the maximum aperture of F2.8, but the center image quality has a very high resolution. The overall picture quality is the best at the F5.6 aperture, and both the center and the edges are very clear and sharp; at the same time, the lens has a good performance at a small aperture such as F8.0-F16.
large aperture lens The problem of vignetting has always been the most concern for users. From the actual test results, the Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM lens has a slight vignetting under the maximum aperture of F2.8 after the in-camera correction is turned on. After the aperture is contracted, it performs well above F4.
Real shot sample effect display
From the subject matter, Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM is suitable for architecture, scenery, starry sky, and other subjects. From the samples, we can really see the vision brought by the 12mm ultra-wide-angle lens Shocked. The buildings under high-pixels present more details, the pictures are clear and sharp, and there are no obvious glare and ghosts when shooting under strong light.
Evaluation summary and suggestions
cannot be denied , This FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM lens represents Sony’s current advanced lens manufacturing technology. Whether it is the cost-free lens structure design or the excellent image quality performance, this lens gives you a nearly perfect feeling. Sony already has FE 12-24mm F4 G lens and FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens. This time it has expanded the wide-angle to 12mm at F2.8 aperture, which will provide a better choice for photographers. Of course, the domestic price of 21999 yuan for this lens should also discourage some junior enthusiasts.
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