Sony yesterday added two new wide angle lenses to its lineup of full frame E-mount lenses. The Japanese company introduced the 16-35m F2.8 GM lens, thus completing the G Master “trinity” of lenses, as well as the 12-24mm F4 G lens, which is currently the widest angle zoom lens in the FE lineup.
The 16-35mm GM lens is surprisingly small. It weighs only 680 grams, which is just 160 grams more than the Sony Zeiss 16-35mm F4 lens. In comparison, the Canon 16-35mm F2.8 weighs 790 grams! On top of that, the GM lens has 11 aperture blades, which is the record for a wide angle zoom lens and promises really smooth bokeh.
Sony 12-24mm G lens is also very impressive, especially when you consider its compact and lightweight design. It weighs just 565 grams, which is about two times less than similar lenses from Canon and Sigma. This lens is perfect for landscape, architecture and interior photographers who need to go beyond the 16mm that a typical wide angle lens offers.
Both lenses have an AF/MF switch, as well as a focus hold button. The lenses are also dust and moisture resistant.
You can preorder both lenses at B&H Photo: