Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM


Product Highlights

  • Premium G Master Series Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  • XD Linear Motor Offering Excellent Response and Low Vibration for Fast, Precise, Quiet AF
  • Three XA Elements, an Aspherical Lens, Two Super ED Glasses, and Three ED Glasses for High-Resolution Throughout Zoom Range
  • Sony Nano AR Coating II to Eliminate Flare and Ghosting
  • Focus Hold Button and Other Features Support Professional Shooting Needs
$3,858.00 (inc GST)
Regular price: $4,279.00


Ultra-Wide F2.8 12-24mm Zoom

At the 12mm end of its range, this 12-24mm constant F2.8 zoom lens offers an ultra-wide angle of view. An innovative optical design works with Sony’s advanced XD Linear Motors to deliver outstanding G Master image quality in a lightweight lens that also features fast, precise autofocus, smooth control, and solid reliability.

Bright F2.8 Maximum Aperture from 12mm to 24mm

The ultra-wide 12mm angle of view available with this versatile lens makes it possible to emphasise distance and create dynamic perspectives that are beyond the scope of the human eye. Expand your artistic palette with deep, engaging visual imagery.

Innovative Optics with the Largest XA Element in any α Lens

Three XA (extreme aspherical) elements, including the largest ever made, combine with one aspherical element in an innovative optical design that achieves stunning G Master resolution throughout the image area. Two Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and three ED glass elements suppress chromatic aberration, and a new Nano AR Coating II minimises flare and ghosting for clear, crisp imagery.

Constant F2.8 Brightness

12-24mm zoom with a constant F2.8 maximum aperture is ideal for shooting night scenes, starry skies, and other low-light subjects at low sensitivities without having to use extremely slow shutter speeds.

This constant aperture at all focal lengths does not change while zooming so that exposure, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity can remain consistent while shooting movies. When used on an APS-C body or with a Super 35 angle of view, the wide end of the zoom range becomes equivalent to 18mm on a full-frame body, providing a very useful zoom range for moviemaking.

Ultra-Wide Angles and Large Aperture in a Small, Lightweight Zoom

An advanced optical design with four aspherical elements, including three XA types, plus a mechanical design that features Sony’s original XD linear motors, in a compact, lightweight 12-24mm constant F2.8 zoom that delivers stunning image quality. In addition to being ideal for landscapes, night scenes, and architecture, this lens provides extra mobility for active sports photographers who shoot wide angles.

XD Linear Motors for Fast, Accurate AF and Reliable Tracking

Four XD Linear Motors, two for each of the lens’s focus groups, contribute to fast, precise autofocus and tracking that make full use of the speed potential provided by high-performance α camera bodies. New control algorithms maximise the response of the XD Linear Motor system while achieving flawless synchronisation between the focus groups. Operation is also quiet with minimal vibration.

Control and Reliability for Professional Applications

A focus hold button, focus mode switch, zoom ring, focus ring, and other controls are designed and positioned for easy operation and a smooth workflow. Alternative functions that support the user’s individual shooting needs can be assigned to the focus hold button via camera body menu settings. A fluorine front element coating plus a dust and moisture resistant design ensure high reliability in challenging environments.

Minimal Aberration Enhances Sharpness

Two Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and three ED glass elements suppress chromatic aberration that can degrade resolution in this type of large-aperture lens, ensuring that colour smearing does not occur anywhere in the image area so that maximum sharpness is maintained throughout.

Surprisingly Small and Lightweight

An innovative optical design with four aspherical elements, including three XA types, plus a mechanical design that features high-performance XD Linear Motors, in a compact 12-24mm constant F2.8 zoom that weighs only 847 grams. This lens is ideal for landscapes, night scenes, and architecture, while providing extra mobility for active sports shooters who want to use ultra-wide angles.

Crisp Images in Difficult Light

A new Nano AR Coating II that can be evenly applied to large lens elements or highly curved element surfaces has been developed to suppress internal reflections that can cause flare and ghosting for clear, crisp imagery. Despite the lens's wide angle of view, Nano AR Coating II maintains high clarity and contrast throughout the entire image, even in difficult light.

Gorgeous G Master Bokeh

While the extremely high surface precision of the lens’s XA elements effectively suppresses onion-ring bokeh, fine tuning of the its spherical aberration characteristics during both design and manufacture, plus a 9-blade circular aperture, contribute to exquisitely smooth, creamy G Master bokeh.

Dust- and Moisture-Resistant Design

A dust and moisture resistant design1 provides the reliability needed for outdoor use in challenging conditions.

Floating Mechanism Achieves Excellent Resolution from Infinity to Close Focus

A floating focus mechanism that divides the lens’s focus group into two independently controllable groups is extremely effective in minimizing aberration that varies with focusing distance. Top performance is maintained from infinity to close-up focus, throughout the entire zoom range. The floating mechanism not only contributes to outstanding close-up performance, but also outstanding sharpness with subjects at any distance.

Fluorine Front Element Coating

The front lens element features a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants, while making it easier to wipe off any contaminants or fingerprints that do become attached to the lens surface.

Natural, Linear Manual Focus Response

Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually. Focus ring rotation translates directly to a corresponding change in focus, so control feels immediate and precise.

Rear Filter Holder

Standard sheet-type ND, color correction, and other filters can be inserted into the lens’s rear filter holder for expanded expressive capability. A cutting template for sheet filters is supplied.

Integral Lens Hood with Dedicated Lens Cap

An integral lens hood effectively blocks off-axis light that can cause flare and ghosting. The supplied lens cap covers the hood, attaching easily and locking securely with the hood at any angle.

Lens Configuration

G Master series lenses take imaging and expression to previously unattainable levels with a stunning blend of extremely high resolution and softly dissolving background bokeh.

[1] Extreme aspherical lens (XA) lens
[2] Aspherical lens
[3] Super ED glass
[4] ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

MTF Chart

MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.

[1] At 12mm / Max. Aperture
[2] At 12mm / F8 Aperture
[3] At 24mm / Max. Aperture
[4] At 24mm / F8 aperture
[5] Contrast (%)
[6] Distance from Optical Centre of Lens (mm)
[7] Spatial Frequency
[8] 10 Lines Pairs / mm
[9] 30 Lines Pairs / mm
[10] Radial Values
[11] Tangential Values

Lens Control

1. Focusing Ring
2. Focus Hold Button
3. Zooming Ring
4. Focus Mode Switch

1 Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Sony FE 12-24 f/2.8 GM Lens
  • 1 x Lens Front Cap
  • 1 x Lens Rear Cap (ALC-R1EM)
  • 1 x Soft Carrying Case
  • 1 x Filter Template
  • Mount
  • Sony E-Mount
  • Format
  • 35mm Full Frame
  • Focal Length
  • 12-24mm (Full-Frame) / 18-36mm (35mm / APS-C)
  • Lens Elements Groups
  • 14-17
  • Angle Of View
  • 122°-84° (35mm) / 99°-61°1 (APS-C)

  • Maximum Aperture
  • f/2.8
  • Minimum Aperture
  • f/22
  • Aperture Blades
  • 9
  • Circular Aperture
  • Yes
  • Minimum Focusing Distance
  • 0.28m

  • Max. Magnification (x)
  • 0.14x
  • Filter Diameter
  • -
  • Image Stabilization
  • Body-Integrated (SteadyShot)

  • Zoom System
  • Manual
  • Lens Hood
  • Petal Shape, Fixed Type
  • Dimensions
  • 97.6mm (D) x 137mm (L)
  • Weight
  • 847g
  • Footnotes
  • 1 With interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.

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