DPRTV: Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Review

DPRTV released their review of the Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 GM. Below is a summary of the above video:

  • The worlds first f/2.8 full-frame zoom to go down to 12mm
  • Quite lightweight for the speed 847g or 1/2 Nikkor Noct
  • Easy to carry and balances well
  • Rugged build and good weather sealing
  • No front filter thread so you have to use cut gel filters on the back and they give you a template to cut them accurately
  • One of the fun things about wide angles is how it pushes everything away
  • Very well corrected in-camera so you won’t have to worry about fixing distortion
  • Great wide open at f/2.8
  • Very good center sharpness even handheld in non-optimal conditions
  • Great sun stars from 12-24mm
  • Very advanced formula with 4 ASPH elements and 3 XA (Extreme Aspherical) element, which is the most ever and the largest XA element Sony has ever put in a lens
  • Chromatic Aberration and LoCA, not a problem
  • You can get nice shallow depth of field up close
  • Good Bokeh wide open or even stopped down but might get busy in the background
  • Little lost of contrast with flare
  • 4 XDM linear motors driving the elements so AF is fast
  • This lens can keep up with an a9
  • The minimal focus distance is 0.28 meters
  • Resolution at 12mm to 24mm is very good, but there is a little softness in the corners until f/5.6
  • For video close to being parfocal, but there is a little breathing
  • GM are typically fantastic and this is no exception
  • Amazing that is is the same size and weight as other manufactures 14-24mm
  • Blown away that f/2.8 and 12mm is useful
  • The only catch is this lens is expensive!

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