The Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G - is an ultra-wide angle lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. With a range of focal lengths, the Sony SEL 12-24 f/4.06 G zoom provides creative freedom for landscapes, cities, architecture and other large-scale subjects. Ultra wide-angle optics capture wide scenes with dynamic perspective, high resolution and clarity. And with a consistent maximum aperture of f/4 throughout the zoom range, this lens always achieves the right exposure.
The G mark in the name of a lens means that the optical performance and build quality of this lens are on par with the best Sony lenses: the optical design includes 4 aspherical elements, 3 low and 1 super-low dispersion elements. Thanks to four aspherical elements and an unusual optical design, optical aberrations are effectively suppressed, which is quite problematic to achieve in wide-angle lenses. To minimize chromatic aberrations, the lens uses one Super ED and three ED glasses. Effective reduction of chromatic aberration allows you to control image quality across the frame. Sony's Nano AR coating suppresses unwanted reflections that can cause ghosting and flare when shooting in backlit or difficult lighting conditions, and delivers consistently high contrast and clarity.
This lens uses an advanced focusing mechanism driven by Sony's Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) linear stepping motor. It provides fast movement of large lenses for precise, quiet and near-instantaneous focusing. In addition, focusing works smoothly, which is important for shooting video. The lens has a customizable focus hold button that can be assigned to other functions, giving you more control when shooting. You can change the operating modes using the AF / MF switch. In manual mode, focusing is very fast and responsive, and lag is almost imperceptible. The built-in lens hood effectively blocks incident light that can cause flare or ghosting, and ensures optimal clarity and contrast even at the widest shooting angles. Small dimensions (87 x 117.4 mm) and light weight (565 grams) make this lens easy to carry.