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FE 12-24mm F4 G

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$1,699.99

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3.3 based on 3 customer reviews

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Picture Quality

Good

Features

Average

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Most Helpful Positive
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FANTASTIC SHARP ULTRA-WIDE ZOOM LENS!

SEL1224G 03/08/2017 by Christoph_65 (USA)

My first ultra wide zoom in this focal length. In the past I have only used ultra wide primes. The biggest drawbacks with ultra wide lenses is the tendency for flare and ghosting. This lens at all focal lengths has very little if any, even shooting into the sun. The images are so sharp corner to corner and has amazing clarity and contrast. I shoot mainly stills, but it has a wider throw for manual focus video if that's your thing. The light weight body of the lens makes it a wonderful lens to keep attached and shoot all day. It's an f/4, but with landscapes I don't shoot anything less than f/4 and usually much higher. I have had it for just a few weeks and have kept it on my body the entire time. It has less of the flaring/ghosting of any of my prime ultra-wide lenses and is much sharper. As far as any chromatic aberration, I have not seen any. My only drawback is no filter ring which unfortunately is too common in ultra wide lenses. I enjoy using ND filters for long exposure images. Hopefully an attachment will be available soon. If landscapes, architectural or astrophotography is your genre this is definitely a winning lens. I know I will get many years out of this gem!

Picture Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Most Helpful Critical
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Nicely made lens but AF not accurate

SEL1224G 28/10/2017 by keefiman (United Kingdom)

I was initially so pleased with this lens. A lot lighter than I expected and very well made. After using it for a while I suddenly realised it's image softness was actually an AF over focusing error! Perfect with manual or DMF. I e-mailed Sony tot see if it was a software issues, as the blogs were talking about it. I didn't receive an answer, neither ddid the retailer. I've returned it.

Picture Quality

Average

Features

Fair

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Good

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4 Customer Reviews

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This is a great wide angle lens

SEL1224G 10/12/2017 by camiloramirezphotographer (USA)

It was very difficult get a nice wideangle for Sony. When I work with A mount I get the Sigma 12-24. One of the most sharpest lenses in market over the competitions. I was very happy with that lens. Now Sony launch this gem. I shot with both Sigma and this one to test them. The Image quality of this sony is superb compared to Sigma, this one have more detail (sharpness) better corners detail (Very difficult for this kind of lenses) and can't see any color aberration. it is light, well build and if you read the specs or see the pictures you can see that you will need a filter system to atach any filter to this lens. actually that is more easy for my have a filter system that get tons of filters of any diameter for all my lenses. You can play with this lens and never get tired, it is a very fun lens as great for indoors photography, architecture, landscape.

Picture Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Nicely made lens but AF not accurate

SEL1224G 28/10/2017 by keefiman (United Kingdom)

I was initially so pleased with this lens. A lot lighter than I expected and very well made. After using it for a while I suddenly realised it's image softness was actually an AF over focusing error! Perfect with manual or DMF. I e-mailed Sony tot see if it was a software issues, as the blogs were talking about it. I didn't receive an answer, neither ddid the retailer. I've returned it.

Picture Quality

Average

Features

Fair

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Good

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FANTASTIC SHARP ULTRA-WIDE ZOOM LENS!

SEL1224G 03/08/2017 by Christoph_65 (USA)

My first ultra wide zoom in this focal length. In the past I have only used ultra wide primes. The biggest drawbacks with ultra wide lenses is the tendency for flare and ghosting. This lens at all focal lengths has very little if any, even shooting into the sun. The images are so sharp corner to corner and has amazing clarity and contrast. I shoot mainly stills, but it has a wider throw for manual focus video if that's your thing. The light weight body of the lens makes it a wonderful lens to keep attached and shoot all day. It's an f/4, but with landscapes I don't shoot anything less than f/4 and usually much higher. I have had it for just a few weeks and have kept it on my body the entire time. It has less of the flaring/ghosting of any of my prime ultra-wide lenses and is much sharper. As far as any chromatic aberration, I have not seen any. My only drawback is no filter ring which unfortunately is too common in ultra wide lenses. I enjoy using ND filters for long exposure images. Hopefully an attachment will be available soon. If landscapes, architectural or astrophotography is your genre this is definitely a winning lens. I know I will get many years out of this gem!

Picture Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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No Filter Capacity

SEL1224G 22/06/2017 by Odddave (USA)

Very surprised this lens does not accept filters. That's a show stopper for me.

Picture Quality

Average

Features

Fair

Design

Fair

Ease of Use

Good

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