Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G E-mount lens review by DFadel

reviewer#44484 date: Mar-22-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 20mm f/1.8, Sony 16mm, Sony Zeiss A-mount 24-70
price paid:$1700
positive:Sharp. Not very "bendy" either for an extreme wide angle, although you do have to be careful with elements close to the lens. Very light weight. I much prefer it's range to the 16-35. Hey, if you want wide, go wide.
negative:Only negative is inability to add filters. Flare and distortion are relative so I gave them a "4" as it's the nature of the beast. But better handled than most.
comment:I can't believe there is only 1 review of this. It's a great lens, perfect for architecture.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.70 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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