Sony has extended it’s full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM. The company claims that the lens is the world’s Widest Full-frame Zoom with a Constant F2.8 Aperture. The Lens can be used for shooting scenery, astrophotography and architecture thus offering additional versatility for experienced sport shooters aiming to catch ultra-wide viewpoints. The lens provides an excellent ultra-wide 12mm angle of view.
Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics, said,
We are excited to introduce the new FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM as the 57th lens in Sony’s E-mount line-up. It is important for us to continue to push boundaries in the industry to develop the best tools for our customers. By extending our range of G Master constant F2.8 zoom lenses out to 12mm, we are excited to see how these new innovations will help our customers create like never before.
The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM uses four initial high-speed, high-thrust XD (extreme dynamic) linear engines to ensure compliance with current and future camera bodies’ speed performance. For two XD Linear Motors, autofocus is fast and precise for each of the lens focus classes. New control algorithms optimize device response while perfect coordination between the two focus groups is achieved. Very silent service with reduced noise and lower power consumption are more advantages.
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The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM is to be made available from August 2020 for a suggested retail price of $2,999.99 USD and $3,999.99 CAD.
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