Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G review

The Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G is the widest Sony-made zoom lens for the Sony A7 and A9 series cameras, but what is it like?

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G
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Digital Camera World Verdict

It might not be one of Sony's G Master lenses, but the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G is a high-performance lens that enables extreme wide-angle shooting, adding fresh potential to Sony’s full-frame E-mount cameras. It's also cheaper than the 16-35mm G Master.


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    Very good center sharpness

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    Ultra-wide angle of view


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    Corner sharpness not as good

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    Lens hood prevents filters

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The Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G filled a gap in the Sony lens range while the company was still ramping up the lens range for its full frame mirrorless cameras. Even now, it's the widest Sony-branded lens you can get for the FE mount. 

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.