Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM Review

July 7, 2020 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 14mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM lens was attached to a Sony A7R IV camera body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame

The full frame at 14mm

Centre sharpness remains high through from f/2.8 to f/11, with f/16 and f/22 being adversely affected by diffraction. The edges are almost as sharp as the centre, with f/4-f/11 producing the sharpest results.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f16.jpg f16.jpg