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Hands-on Sony 16-35 f/2.8 and 12-24 f/4 lens

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Sony has just announced two new lenses and I have had early access to both, shooting on an a7RII and a9 and have sample photos and thoughts on the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G Ultra Wide-angle
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Sony FE 12-24 f/4
Sony surprised us with this small, unassuming ultra wide angle lens. I can't quite believe how compact and lightweight it is while still providing full frame coverage of 12-24! Weighing just over a pound and nicely fitting in your hand the 12-24 provides a constant f/4 aperture, focus hold button and integrated/fixed lens hood. It does have a bulbous front element requiring an adapter to use filters. While it doesn't seem quite as sharp as the GMaster 16-25 f/2.8 it still provides very good sharpness and nothing else offers this wide a view on full frame at this size and weight unless you go with a prime lens. You could use an adapter with the Sigma 12-24 but that lens weighs twice as much and is significantly larger. The lens will be available in Late July for $1,699
Sony FE 16-35 f/2.8
This nicely rounds out Sony's f/2.8 offerings (16-35, 24-70, 70-200 - the f/2.8 trinity) and looks to be an excellent lens. I was impressed with edge to edge sharpness, lack of vignetting and smooth bokeh. Most lenses in this category have 9 aperture blades, the new FE 16-35 f/2.8 has 11. This lens is seriously sharp - Sony is designing it with future ultra high resolution sensors in mind. It is dust and moisture resistant too. Below are a few sample photos I shot. Lens will be available in late August. Price $2,199
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