I’ve been shooting Sony cameras and lenses for the past 6 years and, starting out as a landscape photographer for this blog, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for wide-angle lenses.  One of the first lenses I ever purchased for my Sony a7 was the 16-35 f4, an absolutely brilliant lens that I was sad to sell a few years ago but was happy because I replaced it with the 12-24mm f4 lens, an ultra-wide angle lens that I’ve really enjoyed.

But then Sony announced a new, incredible lens: the 12-24mm f2.8 G Master.  Put simply, it’s the fastest ultra-wide angle lens on the market.

Sony spared no expense and made no compromises with this lens and it was receiving rave reviews, so I stopped by my friends at Competitive Cameras in Dallas, Texas, and picked up the new lens.  So, new landscape lens, some time off of work for the Labor Day holiday weekend in the USA, why not go to Colorado for a hiking trip?

The video review

Here’s the video review of my trip:

Sample images

Here are some of the images I took from my trip so you can see them in a bit more detail than in the video.

Cadillac Ranch


1/1600
f2.8
17mm
ISO 100


1/2500
f2.8
12mm
ISO 100


1/200
f13
12mm
ISO 100

Rocky Mountain National Park


1/320
f5.6
12mm
ISO 100


1/2000
21mm
f2.8
ISO 100


1/2500
12mm
f2.8
ISO 100


1/3200
23mm
f2.8
ISO 100


(Detail shot of the trees and background):
1/50
12mm
f8
ISO 100

(Water shot):
1.6 seconds
12mm
f22
ISO 50


1/30
12mm
f8
ISO 100

Grays Peak Hike


13 seconds
12mm
f2.8
ISO 1250


30 seconds
12mm
f2.8
ISO 640


10 seconds
12mm
f2.8
ISO 1600


1/80
17mm
f2.8
ISO 100


1/800
12mm
f2.8
ISO 100


(I’m sure nobody cares about the settings on this one, I’m just proud of making it to the top)

Cadillac Ranch Milky Way Shot


13 seconds
12mm
f2.8
ISO 1600

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