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Sony 16-35 f2.8 or Sony 12-24 f2.8?

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Hi Everyone,


I want to buy a grand angular lens. I have Sony 20mm f1.8 but I am not happy with it. Any comments about this two lenses?



16-35 is a very versatile zoom range. But the image quality should be better on your 20 G. I recently sold my 16-35 GM (in anticipation of the GM2) and have the 12-24GM and 24-70GM2. On a recent trip, I definitely missed the versatility of the 16-35, but am much happier with the improved image quality that I get with the newer lenses. 

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yes, I think that I will wait for the 16-25 GM2...thank you¡

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Prime Creator

Hi Luis, I currently have the 12-24mm F2.8 and I think it is a really fantastic lens with sharpness throughout the range. At the 12mm length you're able to capture more in your image without having a major curved distortion if you are taken a photo a horizontal level and not aiming upwards or downwards.

In retrospect I wish I would have gotten the 16-35mm because of the extra zoom range near the 35 for composition reasons. 

On my 24-70mm I often find myself zooming towards 30mm range for composition. Personally for my situation, I think a 16-35mm would be a nice replacement for a 12-24mm and 24-70mm  

thank you for you thoughts.

Prime Creator

It all depends on your needs, I tend to use my 12-24mm more than my 16-35mm for landscapes. Otherwise I use my 24-70/2.8 GMII

It’s for landscape and astrophography