Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens Compared to the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens

SpecificationsSony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM LensSony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens
  Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens
Year Introduced20202017
Mounts OnFull FrameFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups17/1417/13
Angle of View: Diagonal122° to 84°122° - 84°
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/2.8-22 f/4-22
Number of Aperture Blades 9 7
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
Manufacturer Specification Weight 29.9 oz  (847g) 19.9 oz  (565g)
Actual Weight 30 oz  (849g) 19.8 oz  (560g)
In-Use Weight 30 oz  (849g) 19.8 oz  (560g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.84 x 5.39”  (97.6 x 137mm) 3.43 x 4.62”  (87 x 117.4mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.84 x 5.67”  (98 x 144mm) 3.44 x 4.82”  (87.4 x 122.5mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 5.67”  (144mm) 4.82”  (122.5mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / N Y / N
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.84 x 0”  (97.5 x 0mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 5.67 - 5.67”  (144 - 144mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.83” / 0.94”  (21mm / 23.9mm) 0.73” / 1.08”  (18.5mm / 27.4mm)
Filter Size
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
AF Motor Type Quad XD Linear SSM
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 140° 240°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N N
Distance Scale? / Type N N
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 11.02”  (280mm) 11.02”  (280mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 10.51”  (267mm) 9.41” / 10.63”  (239mm / 270mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.14x 0.14x
Zoom Ring Rotation 70° 64°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / Integrated Y / Integrated
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N N
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? Y / Padded Nylon Y /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 12mm = 1.64'
14mm = 1.86'
16mm = 2.13'
18mm = 2.37'
21mm = 2.70'
24mm = 2.98'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 12mm = 500mm
14mm = 567mm
16mm = 648mm
18mm = 721mm
21mm = 822mm
24mm = 909mm
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