Announcing New Sony FE Wide Zooms

Sony has added two new full frame wide angle zoom lenses to their ever-expanding E-mount lens assortment. The FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens becomes their widest full-frame E-mount lens, and the new FE 16-35mm f.2.8 G Master lens brings f2.8 performance to that zoom range for the first time.


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Dynamic perspectives in an ultra wide-angle zoom. With a zoom range extending from 12mm to 24mm, the ultra wide-angle FE 12-24mm F4 G zoom offers the widest perspectives in the full-frame E-mount lens lineup. Optical aberrations that commonly detract from the performance of wide-angle designs have been effectively controlled, achieving excellent resolution throughout the image area. Despite its impressive performance, this lens is remarkably lightweight, compact, and mobile, offering quality and capabilities that will satisfy professionals’ and enthusiasts’ needs for wider fields of view when photographing landscapes, architecture, and more.

Constant F4 max aperture. Constant F4 max aperture maintains exposure and depth of field regardless of the focal range to which you zoom. When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the areas out of the focal plane appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background is enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens.

Aspherical lens elements. Four aspherical elements in a new optical design effectively suppress aberrations that commonly occur in wide-angle lenses, achieving impressively high resolution that fully satisfies expectations for the G Lens brand. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped “aspherical” elements restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and ultra-wide angles, and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight.

Super ED and ED glass minimize chromatic aberration. One Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and three ED glass elements control chromatic aberration for excellent sharpness from image center to periphery. Both Super ED and ED glass elements correct for axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration, which affect resolution and bokeh, while leaving precisely rendered edges with no fringing or unnatural coloration.

7-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh. When changing your aperture to defocus the background, light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background is enhanced with the 7-blade circular aperture used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing, polygonal-shaped defocused points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result

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Direct Drive Supersonic Wave Motor (DDSSM). High-resolution cameras demand absolute focus precision. A floating mechanism driven by a DDSSM (Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave Motor) actuator maintains outstanding resolution from infinity to close focus for both stills and movies. DDSSM has the capability to position the large, heavy optical assemblies required by large-aperture lenses with pinpoint precision, offering accurate, fast and quiet autofocus. Manual focus response is natural and intuitive with the DDSSM system.

Nano AR Coating. Sony’s original Nano AR Coating technology minimizes flare and ghosting by suppressing internal reflections and maintaining clarity, even in difficult outdoor lighting conditions, for dynamic range that achieves lifelike detail and gradation with advanced camera sensors. This precisely defined regular nano-structure allows accurate light transmission, contributing to high-quality images, more so than with lenses that use coatings with an irregular nano-structure. The reflection suppression characteristic of the Nano AR Coating is superior to conventional anti-reflective coatings, providing a notable improvement in clarity, contrast, and overall image quality.

Dust and moisture resistant for robust reliability. Sony’s standard lens sealing is augmented by a lens mount seal that maximizes resistance to dust and moisture for reliable operation in challenging environmental conditions1. Additional details, like rubberized rings that are easy to operate in low temperatures, a customizable focus hold button and a hood lock button, all add up to professional control and convenience.

Fluorine front-element coating. The front lens element features a fluorine coating that helps to prevent dirt and fingerprints from sticking, and makes it easier to wipe dirt and fingerprints away if they become attached to the lens surface. This is a lens that can be used with confidence in a variety of challenging outdoor conditions.

Compact, lightweight design. A new optical design takes full advantage of the short E-mount flange back distance to reduce both barrel length (4.625”) and front element diameter (3.5” max.) while weighing in at only 20 oz. This compact, lightweight design maximizes E-mount mobility.

Additional Key Features:

  • Instant auto/manual focus selection
  • Focus hold button
  • Internal Focus maintains lens dimensions

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The FE 12-24mm f/4 G will be available at the end of July for $1699.99.

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Uncompromising G Master design. In order to take full advantage of the potential of high-resolution sensors, G Master is designed from the outset for high contrast at the highest possible spatial frequency, thereby achieving outstanding corner-to-corner optical resolution and clarity at all zoom and focus settings. It is not easy to achieve spatial frequency of 50 line pairs per millimeter at a lens’s widest aperture, but that is Sony’s baseline for G Master design, combining smooth bokeh and high resolution for outstanding reproduction of the most detailed subjects and scenes, with superior contrast throughout every frame. G Master realizes the rare combination of high resolving power and beautifully rendered background defocus.

Previously unattainable surface precision. Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements with extremely high surface precision (better that 0.01-micron) are included and work with three aspherical elements to minimize aberrations that commonly plague wide-angle zooms, effectively controlling distortion, field curvature and astigmatism. The extremely precise XA elements reduce aberration and deliver ultimate corner-to-corner resolution throughout the entire zoom and aperture range.

Constant F2.8 max aperture. Constant F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and depth of field regardless of the focal range to which you zoom. When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the areas out of the focal plane appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background is enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens.

11-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh. When changing your aperture to defocus the background, light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background is enhanced with the 11-blade circular aperture used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing, polygonal-shaped defocused points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

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Two Direct Drive Supersonic Wave Motor (DDSSM). High-resolution cameras demand absolute focus precision. A floating mechanism driven by two DDSSM (Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave Motor) actuators maintains outstanding resolution from infinity to close focus for both stills and movies. DDSSM has the capability to position the large, heavy optical assemblies required by large-aperture lenses with pinpoint precision, offering accurate, fast and quiet autofocus. Manual focus response is natural and intuitive with the DDSSM system.

Additional Key Features:

  • Nano AR Coating
  • Dust and moisture resistant for robust reliability
  • ED glass minimizes chromatic aberration
  • Instant auto/manual focus selection
  • Focus hold button
  • Internal Focus maintains lens dimensions
  • Fluorine front-element coating
  • Weighs in at only 24 ounces

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The FE 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master will be available at the end of August for $2199.99.

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