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Sony shooters who prefer wide angle lenses, Sony has an exciting announcement for you. They are going wide and they have announced two new lenses for their E-Mount full frame cameras. One of them is Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and the other is Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G.

They belong to the G Master series and they are designed to provide great sharpness and fine image quality. Both of them are fast, flexible and characterized by the constant aperture of f/2.8 and f/4. Let’s take a look at the details and see what you get with these lenses.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8

Performance
Focal Length 16 – 35mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony E
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 107° – 63°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02″ (28 cm)
Magnification 0.62x
Elements/Groups 16 / 13
Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded
Features
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.48 x 4.79″ (88.5 x 121.6 mm)
Weight 1.50 lb (680 g)

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G

Performance
Focal Length 12 – 24mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony E
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 122° – 84°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02″ (28 cm)
Magnification 0.14x
Elements/Groups 17 / 13
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Features
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.5 x 4.6″ (88.90 x 116.84 mm)
Weight 1.24 lb (565 g)

Even though both lenses are designed primarily for full-frame Sony cameras, they can be used with the APS-C models as well. The 12-24mm will, in this case, be an equivalent to 18-36mm focal range, while 16-35mm provides a 24-52.5mm equivalent focal length range.

The lenses have officially been announced, and the preorders will begin from May 19, 2017. As for the availability, the lenses are expected to ship in July 2017, You can preorder the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM for $ 2,198 and Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G for $ 1,698.

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