Sony Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA Lens

Sony Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA Lens

Sony Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA Lens

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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 36mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One ED Element & Two Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Linear Autofocus Motor; Internal Focus
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 6.3"
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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Sony Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA Overview

  • 1Description

Practically distortion-free and featuring a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, this Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA Lens from Sony will help APS-C E-mount shooters capture difficult scenes with ease. Offering a 36mm equivalent focal length, this lens is a common choice for street, interiors, landscapes, and general photography. Also, thanks to the use of one extra-low dispersion element, two aspherical elements, and the Zeiss T* coating, shooters will enjoy images free from aberrations and flare. Operation is speedy as well due to the use of a fast and silent linear autofocus motor and an internal focus design, which permits focusing as close as 6.3" for close ups with a 0.25x magnification. Additionally, it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth, round bokeh.

Based on the Zeiss Sonnar optical concept, this lens uses a design with eight elements in seven groups that helps achieve the large maximum aperture of f/1.8 while simultaneously reducing flare and improving contrast.
A wide-angle prime designed for APS-C Sony E-mount cameras, this 24mm lens will provide an equivalent focal length of 36mm. It can also be used on full-frame E-mount cameras in APS-C mode.
The f/1.8 maximum aperture allows users to create images with shallow depth of field 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.
One extra-low dispersion glass element is 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 linear autofocus motor and internal focus design provide quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos.
The advanced optical design permits a minimum focus distance of just 6.3" for a maximum magnification of 0.25x, allowing shooter to capture sharp close ups.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242830004
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Sony Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
  • ALC-SH114 Lens Hood
  • ALC-F49S 49mm Front Lens Cap
  • ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA Specs

    Focal Length 24mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 36mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/1.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Sony E
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 61
    Maximum Magnification 0.25x
    Minimum Focus Distance 6.3" / 16 cm
    Optical Design 8 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 49 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.48 x 2.58" / 62.99 x 65.53 mm
    Weight 7.9 oz / 225 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.26 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 4.85 x 4.6"

    Sony Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA Reviews

    Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 92.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impossible to regret having this lens The only truly important aspect of your photo gear is the lens. There is very little one could find fault with regarding this lens, except price, but of course, you get what you pay for. This is a fast, bright, lens built to a very high standard in all areas. The action on the barrel is smooth and well-damped, the optical quality is exceptional, it's bright, has excellent bokeh and when shot at f1.8 renders very tight depth of field. Sony makes a 50mm f1.8 that is also excellent, but 50mm is effectively 75mm on the NEX cameras, so it's a mild telephoto. This one renders as 36mm, making it a very comfortable lens for street photography and mild wide angle shots.
    Date published: 2012-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A truly superior lens I bought a Sony Nex-7 and this lens for street photography. (Think Henri Cartier Bresson, Eugene Smith, or Garry Winogrand.) The camera is about the same form factor as the Leica CL of the 1980s. The 24mm lens, equiv to about 36mm full frame, is slightly larger in diameter than the 40mm Summicron for the Leica-CL, probably because of the space needed for the autofocus motors. But the titanium Body of the Nex-7 makes this outfit, camera and lens, ligher than the Leica with Summicron. The image quality is just superb, certainly equal to a Summicron. And even at f/1.8 the image is perfect. Great for low light. I couldn't be happier with it.
    Date published: 2012-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Match for the a6300 I was looking for an all-purpose lens for my new Sony a6300 and have chosen this lens. This was a good choice for several reasons. First and foremost, the lens performs very well in the sharpness and color areas. Secondly, it is a good size for this camera as it allows me to cradle the lens/camera in my left hand while using the viewfinder giving me a nice, solid platform for shooting an image. Looks pretty good on the camera, also and is not threatening to others as some sort of intrusive tool. The lens lives up to its reviews as being an excellent lens. No problem for me to recommend it to others.
    Date published: 2016-05-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens, still wish it had OSS This is a great lens - very sharp, I like the field of view as 24mm looks very natural on APS-C for a good general purpose lens, and f1.8 is great for low light. My bottom line is that I bought this while on vacation in NYC and I ended up with some great low light / night time shots that I probably would not have been able to get otherwise. So it's a keeper for me. I give it 4 stars because it doesn't have OSS (stabilization) and I think it's a little overpriced. If it had OSS (or was less expensive) it would be 5 stars for sure. Also, I don't get the Zeiss pop that I hear people talk about. I like the colors from the E35f1.8 and the E50f1.8 just as much. I think it's a placebo effect.
    Date published: 2016-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from NEX ^ & Zeiss 24 mm f1.8 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.
    Date published: 2013-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have item for Nex user I am using this lens with my Nex-5N. This lens already proved its perfect performance so far. 24mm F1.8 lens 50mm F1.8 I own both lens. I am waiting for another fixed focal length lens from Sony. G series or CZ series 30mm or 35mm F1.4.. I like 50mm on FF body. This lens shows its best performance at F4 to F8 and it looks super crispy and color is very accurate under any condition indoor or outdoor or night and day.. This lens's actual focal length is 35mm. This is all around player length. You can take 3 people within 1mm with some background. or I like its macro ability. That is fast and very very good IQ. Little pricy but it is the one.
    Date published: 2012-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from no regrets buying this there are only two native worthy lens for the NEX system. They are SEL50 1.8 and SEL24 1.8. Both are exellent. Zeiss SEL24 is supperb. for what I need it - people photography indoors in limited light. quick autofocus. silent. light. great colors from it. very sharp from wide open, I also like the bokeh. Exactly what I was looking for. Only wished it had image stabilization that could help in some cases. This lens stays on my NEX5N most of the time. afte buying it and SEL50 I sold all my manual lenses and adapters as I know they will never be put on my NEX again.
    Date published: 2012-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from THis is a Great Fast Lens from Sony 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.
    Date published: 2014-01-09
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    Hola tengo este lentes 18/24.porque no tiene puedo asercar de lejos el objetibo
    Asked by: Anonymous
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    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    On the a6000 series camera how does the image quality compare to the Sony fe 28mm f2.0 lens?
    Asked by: Mark C.
    This is a higher quality lens than the Sony FE 28mm F2.0. This is a Zeiss Sonnar lens which has better caliber optics and a nicer overall build quality. It will product a superior overall image.
    Answered by: Joseph P.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Can I use this lens for macro shots of flowers or ...

    Can I use this lens for macro shots of flowers or insects ?
    Asked by: Robert
    Hi Robert, Yes. You can use this lens for macro shots. Regards, Vincent
    Answered by: SonyListens
    Date published: 2018-11-25


    Hello.....Will this lens operate & fit seamlessly on my A6000 without the need to sacrifice any of the camera's functionality? Will this lens also display the A6000's 179 phase & 25 contrast detection point because my previous Sigma 19mm lens did not? When I attach this lens to my A6000 will it be suitable to photograph high speed close up indoor/outdoor sports like table tennis & volleyball etc?
    Asked by: Stuart B.
    It will do all those things on the NEX-7, so I see no reason why its functionality would be different on the a6000. This is a beautiful lens, highly recommended.
    Answered by: Robert T. J.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this lens a good fit for the Sony a6300? If so is the AF decent? Is this lens adequate for stills and video?
    Asked by: Jeff C.
    Ive been using this lens on the a6000 for almost two years; in my opinion, it is phenomenal. Sharp, fast, great focal length w/APS-C crop (equates to 36mm), and close focal distance. On the a6300 youll probably see even better AF, but Ive never had any complaints. I recently purchased the a7s II and my biggest hangup in moving to full frame was leaving this lens behind... its that good.For reference, Ive used the 35mm 1.8 and currently own the 50mm 1.8. Both are solid lenses and will serve you well on the a6300, but the SEL24F18Z is by far my favorite for both photo and video. Grab it now, save $200, and have fun!
    Answered by: Jim L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Will this lens (and all the features) work with my Sony Nex-FS100EK video camera or is this one really ment for the dslrs?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    is this lens weather sealed?
    Answered by: Rafael D.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    can i use this lens with my sony a7 or a7r
    Asked by: Anonymous
    While the SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount lens can be used on the a7 and a7R, it is not a full frame lens. This means you will need to shoot in the cropped sensor mode with this lens.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    is this lens suitable for the sony a7s camera or if not, what is abetter fit lens for these featuresThank youDimitris?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This lens is not designed for a full frame SONY A7s. It was designed for a SONY camera's with Smaller censor: A6000, NEX 7, NEX 6 etc . YOU can use it with SONY A7s, but the picture will Look like a circle, because the lens does not cover the whole frame. SONY A7s has in camera Automatic adjustment to accommodate ZEISS but you going to loose resolution In pixels, like 25-30%. A lot of information and tutorials are available on YOU TUBE and on line Look for lenses designed for a full frame SONY A7. Other wise CARL ZEISS 24mm/1.8 za E-Mount, is a FANTASTIC lens, with my SONY NEX-6 GOOD LUCK
    Answered by: SIMON T.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Hasselblad Lunar
    • Sony NEX-VG20E
    • Sony Alpha A3000
    • Sony Alpha A5000
    • Sony Alpha A5100
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    • Sony Alpha A6300
    • Sony Alpha A6400
    • Sony Alpha A6500
    • Sony Alpha NEX-3
    • Sony Alpha NEX-5N
    • Sony Alpha NEX-5R
    • Sony Alpha NEX-5T
    • Sony Alpha NEX-6
    • Sony Alpha NEX-7
    • Sony Alpha a5100
    • Sony Handycam NEX-VG20
    • Sony Handycam NEX-VG20H
    • Sony Handycam NEX-VG30
    • Sony NXCAM NEX-EA50UH
    • Sony NXCAM NEX-FS700
    • Sony NEX-EA50M E-Mount
    • Sony NEX-EA50UH E-Mount
    • Sony NEX-FS100
    • Sony NEX-FS100U
    • Sony NEX-FS700
    • Sony NEX-FS700R E-Mount
    • Sony NEX-VG10E
    • Sony NEX-VG30 E-Mount
    • Sony NEX-VG30E
    • Sony NEX-VG900 E-Mount
    • Sony NEX-VG900
    • Sony PXW-FS5 E-Mount
    • Sony PXW-FS5M2 E-Mount
    • Sony PXW-FS7 E-Mount
    • Sony PXW-FS7M2 E-Mount
    • Sony QX1
    • Thom Alpha A6300
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