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Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM

Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM

Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM

The Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM is the world’s widest zoom with a constant ƒ/2.8 maximum aperture. It includes several noteworthy advances in optical design and is an ideal choice for landscape and astrophotography work.

The lens is the 11th in Sony’s G Master premium lens range, which now covers focal lengths from 12mm to 600mm. To achieve a zoom as wide as 12mm with a constant ƒ/2.8 maximum aperture, the lens incorporates three XA lens elements, one of which is the largest ever made for a Sony Alpha lens. The size and curvature of that element required Sony to develop a new lens coating, Nano AR Coating II, to control internal reflections, flare and ghosting. The optical design features two independent focusing groups that make it possible to focus on objects as close as 11 inches throughout the zoom range. The lens also incorporates extensive weather sealing. List price: $2,999.

Check the current price of the Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM at B&H