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Sony Distagon T* 24mm f/2 ZA SSM Lens

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Sony Distagon T* 24mm f/2 ZA SSM Lens
Key Features
  • A-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Two ED and Two Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
Characterized by a fast maximum aperture and high sharpness, the Sony Distagon T* 24mm f/2 ZA SSM Lens aims to be a go-to wide-angle prime for full-frame A-mount shooters. Using a Distagon optical design that incorporates two extra-low dispersion and two aspherical elements as well as the Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating, the 24mm is able to capture images with minimal aberrations and excellent contrast. Also, the f/2 maximum aperture allows photographers to create images with selective focus.
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Sony Distagon T* 24mm f/2 ZA SSM Overview

Characterized by a fast maximum aperture and high sharpness, the Sony Distagon T* 24mm f/2 ZA SSM Lens aims to be a go-to wide-angle prime for full-frame A-mount shooters. Using a Distagon optical design that incorporates two extra-low dispersion and two aspherical elements as well as the Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating, the 24mm is able to capture images with minimal aberrations and excellent contrast. Also, the f/2 maximum aperture allows photographers to create images with selective focus.

For fast, accurate autofocus, the 24mm f/2 is equipped with a Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) AF system. This lens also features a focus hold button and focus mode switch to provide fast access to common functions. Further enhancing focus performance is a rear focusing design, enabling a minimum focus distance of just 7.5". Additionally, it has a nine-blade circular diaphragm for smooth out-of-focus elements.

Based on the Zeiss Distagon optical concept, this lens uses a design with nine elements in seven groups that helps achieve the large maximum aperture of f/2 while helping to minimize vignetting and spherical aberrations.
A wide-angle prime designed for full-frame A-mount cameras, this 24mm can also be used on APS-C camera systems where it will provide a 36mm equivalent focal length.
The f/2 maximum aperture allowing users to create images with shallow depth of field effects and work in low-light conditions with relative ease.
Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
Two extra-low dispersion glass elements are featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
Two aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
A Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) autofocus system provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and contributes to more natural and intuitive manual focus control. The rear focusing design also helps achieve a close minimum focus distance of 7.5".
A focus hold button and focus mode switch are present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

Sony Distagon T* 24mm f/2 ZA SSM Specs

Focal Length
24mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
84°
Minimum Focus Distance
7.48" / 19 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.29x
Optical Design
9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.07 x 2.99" / 78 x 76 mm
Weight
19.6 oz / 0.56 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.135 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.7 x 5.45 x 5.35"

Sony Distagon T* 24mm f/2 ZA SSM Reviews

Great wide angle for the A-mount

By Srinivas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-04

The lens lives up to the Zeiss logo. Has very good build quality, excellent contrast and colors. The autofocus motor is very silent too. However, my copy back focused and needed micro-adjustment. This is the second Zeiss lens I own that came with back focus problems out of the box, which is why I am only giving this a 4 star. Issues like this are ridiculous for such as high priced lens. However, Sony support has been good with servicing the lens and have recalibrated the lens, which works like a charm after that. But the whole process was stressful to say the least. On the contrary I recently purchased a Tamron 35mm 1.8, Tamron 85mm 1.8 and a Sigma 30mm 1.4. All of them were spot on with their focus right out of the box.� Overall this is a great lens, please service your copy if you have focus issues.

Outstanding Lens

By majorjkg1
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-07-23

Works great on my SLT-a65. Excellent imaging including close-ups. Have not had any trouble with focusing.

Very very good

By Phillip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-12-26

This lens is very sharp and has no distortion, the wide view is superb. It is a top of the line piece of glass. The build quality is excellent and I like the small size.

Very good wide angle fast lens

By N.C.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-12-20

On my A900:In absolute term, this ZA 24/2 is not as good as ZA 50/1.4 and ZA 85/1.4. Mainly due to the wave like field curvature, and it makes this lens looks much wrost on a flat target test shot like map on the wall. However, this weakness becomes much less a problem in real world 3D subject with selected local focus point. When compared to a similarly spec lens like Sigma 24/1.8, the ZA 24/2 clearly has better sharpness, contrast, focus speed, and focus accuracy.

You can judge this book by its cover

By Greg@Cuentomagazine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-04-03

I write for an online magazine and in the process of writing about restaurants I discovered that I did not have a wide angle lens to shoot the interior of the restaurants. I purchased this lens after doing much research and I have not been disappointed. I use Sony kit and this lens is as sharp as a tack, with great resolution, very little distortion and vibrant colours. And the best thing about this Carl Zeiss lens on a Sony is having autofocus. Very happy with this lens.

REAL zeiss

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-09-19

beyond Imagination,very good glass.feels like a manul lensit's eazy to make hyperfocal shot

Beautiful lens

By Whitney
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-07

I love how wide of an image it can take. I have been wanting a wide lens for a while now and this was a perfect choice for me. Have not had a chance to take it outside yet to take any landscape pictures. Type a few pictures inside and be lens lets a lot of light in and the quality is amazing.

Great Lens

By Jon Lee Will
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-11-26

Great Sharpness, works best in manual focus, very little to no distortion at the right distance, and great durable design. Best Lens I've used for wide angle and landscape photos.

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