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Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens

You Pay: $1,098.00
Product Highlights
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar Optics
  • Large f/1.8 Aperture
  • Aspherical Lenses--Distortion Control
  • Smooth, Quiet Autofocus for Video
  • ED Element Fights Chromatic Aberration
  • Circular Aperture
  • Direct Manual Focus to Fine-Tune Focus

Sony's SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens opens up a new world for owners of NEX cameras. The equivalent of 36mm in full-frame or 35mm format, this lens is a versatile medium wide-angle focal length with superb Zeiss Sonnar optical design. The extremely wide maximum aperture of f/1.8 is ideal for shooting under low-light conditions, and with the seven blades that form a near-circular aperture, it can also create photos with lovely shallow depth-of-field (which provides a powerful sense of space). 

The design includes aspherical lenses which compensate for distortion and an ED element which suppresses chromatic aberration, for excellent corner-to-corner sharpness (even with the aperture wide open).  Direct Manual Focus (DMF) allows you to manually focus after autofocus has locked on, so you can easily fine-tune your focusing without switching modes. This is especially useful when shooting with very shallow depth-of-field.  A linear motor used for autofocus drive helps make this lens ideal for video--a very low-noise focus operation, with a stepping motor built into the lens for smooth, quiet aperture actuation. This lens is a wonderful addition to any photographer's camera bag.

Carl Zeiss Sonnar Optics
This is the first Carl Zeiss lens to be released in the Sony E-mount lineup, employing the legendary "Sonnar" optical design for standout image dimensionality and presence. Aspherical lenses located on either side of the aperture effectively compensate for distortion, while an ED element suppresses chromatic aberration. The overall result is excellent corner-to-corner sharpness even with the aperture wide open, for impressive overall resolution.
Large f/1.8 Aperture
The large f/1.8 aperture is an ideal choice for shooting interiors in low light, as well as for superb background defocusing. Despite being a wide angle lens (36 mm in the 35 mm format), this lens allows for 1/4 macro shooting with accurate focus as close as 6.2" (16 cm). The ability to get close to the subject enhances this lens's ability to create beautifully defocused backgrounds while providing a strong sense of space.
Smooth, Quiet Autofocus for Video
Lens operation is fast but at the same time smooth and quiet, minimizing noise and image jitter when shooting movies. A linear motor used for focus drive contributes to low-noise focus operation, while a stepping motor built into the lens provides smooth, quiet aperture actuation ideal for movie shooting.
Circular Aperture
The lens features seven aperture blades that form a near circle. This results in a pleasing defocused circular effect on the background of your image when the aperture is set wide open.
Direct Manual Focus
Direct Manual Focus (DMF) allows for direct manual focusing after autofocus lock-on without having to switch modes. In cases where autofocus has trouble locking onto the subject, or when the user wants to focus at a specific point, this feature enables fast and easy fine-tuning. This can be particularly useful for portraits as well as macro shots in which depth of field can be extremely shallow.
Performance
Focal Length 24mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 36 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony (E Mount for NEX)
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Minimum Focus Distance 6.2" (15.75 cm)
Magnification 0.25x
Elements/Groups 8/7
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.48 x 2.58" (63 x 65.5 mm)
Weight 7.9 oz (224 g)
Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens
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    SonySEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 73 reviews)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice bokeh (47)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (43)
    • Lightweight (42)
    • Strong construction (40)
    • Consistent output (34)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (4)
    • No image stabilization (3)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (54)
    • Landscape/scenery (39)
    • Night photography (38)
    • Weddings (19)
    • Macro photography (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (33), Semi-pro photographer (16), Enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (6)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    One fine piece of glass!!!

    Sorry for the obvious inference, but it's true. I've always admired Zeiss optics and this lens carries on the tradition in fine form. I mounted this lens on my NEX-5N with the...Read complete review

    Sorry for the obvious inference, but it's true. I've always admired Zeiss optics and this lens carries on the tradition in fine form. I mounted this lens on my NEX-5N with the OLED viewfinder and have used it almost exclusively since. I also have the 18-55mm, 18-200mm zooms, the 30mm macro, 16mm pancake with fisheye & wide angle converters and a few Lensbabies. I'm considering a second body for them as the Zeiss epitomizes the one "Go-To" lens concept. As a street lens, this combo is hard to beat.

    The sharpness is unsurpassed and the bokeh produces an exceptionally pleasing fine, creamy effect. This is especially noticeable with the aperature wide (or almost wide) open and the foreground subject at minimum focus (~six inches). While the f1.8 maximum is fast, DOF is so shallow that care must be taken with autofocus to capture the subject. However, manual autofocus assist greatly helps in these instances especially when low-to-medium peaking is enabled. There's one note of caution about the sharpness. This probably wouldn't be my first choice for portraiture unless in-camera softening or post-processing is used. This lens will bring out all the wrinkles, dimples, etc. It's great if you're going for that effect, but maybe not ideal for family gatherings, weddings and such.

    Overall sharpness is best achieved at f4.0 and beyond and grain is well controlled at high ISO. For some reason, I find that I rarely use AWB with this lens. I normally use the sun, cloud or shade settings (tungsten or fluorescent when indoors). If necessary, I'll dial it in manually when the lighting is particularly tricky. I'm not sure if this is a lens or sensor effect. I find that, more and more, I'm taking this same approach with my other cameras/lenses as well.

    The lens is pricey at ~$1,000.00, but this is a classic case of getting what you pay for. Build quality is excellent and the manual focusing ring turns smooth as silk.

    If you're serious about the NEX system, this is money WELL spent. I'm anxious to see prints made from a Zeiss/NEX-7 combination.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great for low light but with some issues

    After reading some glowing praises about this lens from other NEX owners, I decided to bite the bullet and try this thing out on my NEX 7. What are my thoughts?The Good:The...Read complete review

    After reading some glowing praises about this lens from other NEX owners, I decided to bite the bullet and try this thing out on my NEX 7. What are my thoughts?The Good:The fit and finish of the Zeiss is superb. I was quite surprised how compact it actually is (without hood of course). Also, this lens is one of the sharper wide-angles I've ever tested and the corner sharpness wide open and stopped down is quite good. The Zeiss is suited well for nighttime photography, not only the sharpness but the deeper depth-of field associated with wide-angles compared to more normal focal length, fast lenses, so that more of your subject would actually be in focus. I really do like to close focusing distance of the Zeiss which makes it extremely versatile.The Not-So-Good:I did notice some lateral chromatic aberration even when stopped down. Although this is already corrected in-camera, let's just say Sony's JPEG engine is not the best in the world. This means I need to resort to processing my RAW files in Adobe Camera Raw. The lateral chromatic aberration can be fixed in Lightroom/Photoshop but you never totally get rid of it.One surprising thing I noticed is that this Zeiss has bit of focus shift. One note: NEX lenses autofocuses with the lens aperture wide-open. My wide-open shots were accurate but my other shots when the lens is stopped down had a bit of backfocus.I do wish this lens had image stabilization (or at least I wish my camera had in-body stabilization). I was more than fine when shooting stills, but when I it came to video, I really needed a steady hand or else I would have some jittery video clips.You need to watch out when threading filters to this lens. The filter thread on this lens is slightly recessed into the barrel, so if you install a thin B+W UV filter like I did, you may have a hard time taking it out if you put the filter on too tight. I did mention that filter threading is plastic?Conclusion:In my experience, the negatives outweighed the positives, so this lens is not for me. Other people are very happy with the Zeiss but I guess I'm too picky, especially if it costs[$]. Looks like I'll stick with my legacy glass for the meantime. The Zeiss is great for low light and if you are willing to live with some of it's issues, more power to you.

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    5.0

    Nice Primary Lens

    By CameraBuff

    from Corona, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

      I have not yet used this lens much, but it appears to be very high quality. It is fairly fast, with a useful focal length. I'm looking forward to gaining experience with it.

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      5.0

      Great lens !

      By pascastel

      from Québec, QC, Canada

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Sharp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

        Well, this is one of the best lens I have ever used. I have tried quite a lot of lenses, and yeah.. this one is great. It have everything: (1) fast AF, (2)It is F/1.8, (3) It is well built, (4) Sharpness couldn't be better and (5) Close focus ability.
        What else ?

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        5.0

        Appreciate the detail!

        By Filmflam Man

        from Pennsylvania

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Traveling

          Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

          So far I have simply been testing the 24mm f.1.8. I plan to use it to photograph people and flowers.

          I find it is easily as sharp as I had hoped. Also the autofocus, while a bit slow, has so far seemed adequate.

          Yes, there is more plastic than I wish were in the mounting, but such is the state of things these days. I don't think I got away from plastic even in my EF lenses.

          I especially appreciate the quality in a lens that works with the NEX-7 to give me a camera I can one-hand when necessary.

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          4.0

          Amazing lens...wow factor

          By dimsum76

          from San Francisco

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          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Traveling

            Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

            I love this lens. The clarity is a true wow factor and quickly has become my favorite lens. Only downside and reason for only 4 stars is lack of sony's optical steady shot which makes low lighting shooting difficult if not on tripod or really concentrating on holding still. However, of all my lenses, this is my favorite!

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            5.0

            Pricey...but yes, worth it

            By HR Sawman

            from Vermont!

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                  Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                  I agree with the positives from other reviews; good glass, fine focus, etc..surprisingly good macro.

                  High-quality images with my Nex 6.

                  I am happy with the investment, because over time I can upgrade my camera, but the lens should retain much of its value. Seems solid, well built.

                  I LOVE shooting with it.

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                  5.0

                  very good lens

                  By dominic

                  from Montreal

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                        Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                        this lens looks very good, it's sharp, nice natural colours, very little distortion. normally i don't like wide angle, it's my only one, and i'll keep it in my kit with my normal and telephoto lens.

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                        5.0

                        THis is a Great Fast Lens from Sony

                        By Greg from iCatching Media

                        from Dallas Texas

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                        Pros

                        • Beautiful color
                        • Great depth of field
                        • Low Light

                        Cons

                        • No image stabilization

                        Best Uses

                        • Low light shots
                        • Wide Angle Shots

                        Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                        The Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm lens works great for me and looks beautiful on my Sony NEX-EA50UH camcorder. I needed a wide angle fast lens that looked great using only candle light to light a scene in our horror indie film. The director was amazed at how well it looked after we did our first test shots. I recommend this lens to anyone needing a great low light lens with optimal depth of field. The only thing I wish it had was image stabilization; but this is not a huge deal since most shots I do are on a tripod or steady cam.

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                        5.0

                        Made a New Camera of My Sony A3000

                        By daisy70

                        from New York, NY

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Streetcandid Photography

                          Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                          I replaced the kit zoom lens on my Sony A3000 with this lens and it made it a new camera. The fine optical qualities of the lens coupled with its speed made image stabilization unnecessary and the sharpness relaxed the need for zoom-framing. It's a wonderful lens for street/candid photography and portraits.

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                          1.0

                          Disappointin

                          By Bj

                          from Scottsdale az.

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                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Not Functional

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                              It was no better than the 14-50 kit lens or even the 50mm 1.8. I called Sony and he actually said that it was entirely possible with its best feature was the bokeh I can get broken with what I already. Own and don't need a $[$] status symbol. It was very disappointing to say the least.

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                              5.0

                              Professional Grade!

                              By Roscoe

                              from Raleigh, NC

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                                Recently got a NEX-7. As a landscape photographer, I usually use my D800E, but this camera and lens combination is really amazing. I get RAW images that compete very well with the big DSLR, and the lens is as sharp and contrasty as you would expect from Zeiss.
                                It could be a bit shorter, but overall excellent.

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                                5.0

                                Wonderful detail

                                By Dave94598

                                from Walnut Creek, Calif.

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight
                                • Nice Bokeh
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Photography

                                  Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                                  With this lens I'm getting wonderful detail on my images with the Sony NEX 7.
                                  Smooth focusing and great color rendition. Good price too for what you get.

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                                  5.0

                                  Spectacular Lens!

                                  By Mick

                                  from Blacksburg, VA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Nice Bokeh

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                                    The results of using this lens are far superior to any of the other lenses I have for my NEX-7. The output far surpasses Sony's other lenses.

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                                    3.0

                                    expected better

                                    By Isaac

                                    from Brooklyn, NY

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                                    Cons

                                    • Distortion

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                                    in short, the pictures are nice and sharp, but too much distortion for a lance this price

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                                    5.0

                                    NEX ^ & Zeiss 24 mm f1.8 lens

                                    By AZ Mac

                                    from Arizona

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Nice Bokeh
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Night Photography

                                      Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                                      I wanted a great walk around lens for travel. I decided to buy a prime and ordered the 35 mm f1.8 Sony prime lens. After reading more reviews, I ordered the 24 mm Zeiss. I took both lenses on a weekend trip to Tuscon and
                                      thought they were both good lenses based on what I could see in the computer. However, there were several photos taken with the Zeiss lens close up of flowers that were absolutely beautifully focused. I don't think the 35 mm could have compared if I had taken the identical shot with the 35 mm. I decided to return the 35 mm & keep the 24 mm. I want the lens that I'll use most of the time on my NEX 6 to be the best optical quality. It was more than I wanted to spend, but I didn't want to have regrets & buy it later.

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome lens.

                                      By andrewding

                                      from vallejo, ca

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Output
                                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Nice Bokeh
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Sports/Action

                                        Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                                        Really sharp lens. CZ did a really nice job on this one.

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                                        5.0

                                        Sharper than my Canon 35mm f/1.4L lens

                                        By The Camera Lover

                                        from San Francisco, CA

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                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Nice Bokeh

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors/Low Light
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Night Photography
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                                          I used it only twice, taking portrait and landscape shots on my NEX7. The colors are rich. The image quality is just superb!! It is well built.
                                          It is quite pricey. But you got what you pay for.

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                                          5.0

                                          WOW!

                                          By kevin

                                          from Fargo ND

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Output
                                          • Durable
                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Nice Bokeh
                                          • Rugged
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Indoors/Low Light
                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Night Photography
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                                            for the first time I can really see what my nex 5n is capable of!

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                                            4.0

                                            Happy

                                            By super lights

                                            from Farmingdale, NY

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Output
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easily Interchangeable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                                                Good glass, shallow depth of field. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars from me is that it is not that different for the price, from the Sony lenses.

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                                                5.0

                                                Great walk-around lens

                                                By Karin

                                                from North Jersey

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Nice Bokeh
                                                • Strong Construction

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                                  • Macro Photography
                                                  • Night Photography

                                                  Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                                                  Wish I had been able to purchase this lens with my NEX-7.

                                                  Images are so crisp, a zoom lens is almost unnecessary.

                                                  Looking forward to the release of additioal e-mount Zeiss lenses.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Best lens available... at a high cost

                                                  By ArtC

                                                  from San Francisco Bay Area

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Consistent Output
                                                  • Nice Bokeh

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Cost

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                                  • Night Photography
                                                  • Street photography

                                                  Comments about Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens:

                                                  I have the Sony kit lens and the 18-200 Tamaron. I found them adequate. On a recent trip to Cuba a friend loaned me for a short time his 24mm Zeiss. It is a remarkable lens and became very impressed with its capabilities.
                                                  I was very hesitant to buy one for myself because of the cost.
                                                  I'm on a four week trip through asia and decided to go for it. For now the 24mm has stayed on my NEX 7. I haven't really evaluated my photos yet, but so far I am enjoying the lens.
                                                  Is it really worth the high cost? That would be up to the individual photographer to decide. Six months ago I was up in Alaska and only had my kit lens and the Tamaron and came back with photos that I was very happy with. I'll know when I get back from this trip if the Zeiss was worth it for me.

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