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The about about $1698 12-24mm f/4 G weighs in at an amazingly lightweight 565 grams and is exceptionally compact, this looks to be THE lens to have for hiking for extreme wide angle work on Sony. Assuming it performs. Those looking for a more moderate range are similarly well served by the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM.
The question is, is it as good as the excellent Canon 11-24mm f/4L? If it’s as good, it becomes a compelling offering, assuming it doesn’t have the dreaded symmetry issues of so many G and GM lenses. The widest prime from Zeiss as of mid 2017 is the Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon, but the 12-18mm range is a huge addition in versatility that is otherwise unserved.
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