The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM and the Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM is the longer of the two lenses at 137mm. The Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM with a length of 100mm, is 37mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM also has a larger diameter of 98mm compared to the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM's 83mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM and Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM weighs 460g, which means it is 387g (45%) lighter than the Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM which has a weight of 847g.
Both the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM and the Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 14mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 21mm
On the other hand, the Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM has a focal range of 12-24mm and 2.0X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 18 - 36mm.