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Best zoom lens


  • Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR
  • Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G
  • Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM
  • Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2

Runner-up: Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G

A lot of lenses get released every year, and it's always a challenge to whittle the year's releases down to a shortlist – let alone to pick a winner. That said, this year several lenses stood out from the pack.

To say the Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G is an excellent wide-angle zoom would be an understatement: it's optically as good or better than far bigger lenses weighing nearly twice as much. For some landscape photographers, that weight advantage may be enough to buy into the Sony system, and its super-wide angle of view will also be useful for architecture and interiors. For the sort of edge-to-edge sharpness this lens provides in such an immensely small and lightweight package, the 12-24mm could easily have won in this category, instead just losing out to...

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Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G