Sony announces 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and 12-24mm f/4 G wide angle zooms

17 May 2017 | Category: General News

Sony announces 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and 12-24mm f/4 G wide angle zooms

Sony has released details of two new additions to their full-frame E-mount system. The new FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM large aperture wide-angle zoom lens and the FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra-wide angle zoom lens.

FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

The new FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM completes the E-mount F2.8 G Master “trinity”, joining the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM and FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM lenses to complete  Sony’s line-up of large aperture zooms. The first wide-angle G Master model features an optical design that includes five aspherical elements, two of which are Sony’s original XA (extreme aspherical) that Sony say reduces aberration and delivers ultimate resolution throughout the entire zoom range and aperture range. Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements minimise chromatic aberration and the largest XA front element ever produced ensures optical quality.

The lens has a floating focus system, driven by two DDSSMs (Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave Motors), that ensure speedy and quite AF acquisition. There is also a customisable focus hold button and a hood release button.

The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is dust and moisture resistant, with a fluorine coating on  the front lens to help prevent dust and tease marks

FE 12-24mm F4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

The new FE 12-24mm F4 G lens is Sony’s widest full-frame E-mount lens. It’s compact, lightweight design (weighing approximately 566g) offers a flexible and ‘dynamic new perspective for all Sony E-mount shooters.’

AN innovative optical design that features four aspherical elements and 3 ED glass elements, with one Super ED element, minimise chromatic aberration and ensure corner to corner sharpness.

The lens includes a DDSSM (Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave Motor) for fast, quiet and precise AF performance. It is also dust and moisture resistant.

The FE 12-24mm F4 G is expected to be available in July with the FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM following in August. We will definitely be looking into adding these two new lenses to our existing Sony stock as soon as possible.