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Sony24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (5)
  • Everyday (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Probably the best 24 you can buy!

I'm a professional photographer for over twenty years and for most of those years, shot Zeiss lenses on either Rolleiflexes or Hasselblads, I bought the Sony a900 the week it was released and,...Read complete review

I'm a professional photographer for over twenty years and for most of those years, shot Zeiss lenses on either Rolleiflexes or Hasselblads, I bought the Sony a900 the week it was released and, before that, shot the Canon 5D with Zeiss MF lenses. This is the lens I wanted when I first moved to Sony and it sure took long enough for them to release it. Fortunately, the wait was really worth it. It's actually my first ZA lens as I mostly shoot wider and did not want to deal with the heavy ZA zooms or any compromises in absolute image quality. This ZA 24 really deliver the goods. Color saturation, contrast (and micro-contrast) and sharpness are all there in spades from wide open at F2! Furthermore, unlike any zoom or even other MF Zeiss lenses this wide, this lens shows very little distortion or vignetting and close to zero CA. Stop down to 5.6-8 and you will be rewarded with sharp corners as well. Outstanding performance! If you can get this lens, buy it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

got a poor representative of this lens

After pre-ordering this lens and reading all the excellent test results I was not happy to receive a lens that produced out of focus images.
after much testing and comparing the results to other...Read complete review

After pre-ordering this lens and reading all the excellent test results I was not happy to receive a lens that produced out of focus images.
after much testing and comparing the results to other lenses for my Sony 850 I had to return the lens. It seems that quality control can be lacking even for a relatively expensive lens.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Lens

By Jon Lee Will

from Washington DC

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

      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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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very very good

      By Phill

      from South Carolina

      Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

      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.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very good wide angle fast lens

      By N.C.

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

        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.

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        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        You can judge this book by its cover

        By Greg@Cuentomagazine

        from Gold Coast Australia

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent build quality
        • Good in low light
        • Little Or No Distortion
        • Sharp Images

        Cons

        • A Heavy Lens
        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Interior shots
        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

        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.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        REAL zeiss

        By zhen

        from Ottawa,CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography

            Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

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

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love it.

            By Liu

            from Fairfax, VA

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

              It is such a well made lens, solid, easy to use, I was trying to shoot a picture hanging on the wall in an interior room on my computer screen, I can get so close to my computer screen and crop the picture on the wall, I got exactly what I wanted.

              I was debating should I buy th less expensive E mount 24 mm f/1.8 lens, it is much lighter, but I don't like the filter screw mechanism, finally I got A mount 24 mm f/2, I love it.

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              • No

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great lens but watch out for flare

              By Tim

              from Atlanta,GA

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Flare

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography

              Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

              Great lens, performs well with little distortion. Relatively sharp wide open, light, and high focus speed. One down side is flaring, which may bother most users.

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Lens!!!

              By ReactionOne

              from Folsom, CA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

                Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

                Use this lens on my Sony SLT-A55v and DSLR-A550. Images are extremely sharp. Focus is fast and works great when shooting video.

                It is a little pricey, but I no complaints about the quality.

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                • No

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                (9 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                got a poor representative of this lens

                By XT ranch

                from Crystal Springs, Ms

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor quality control

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

                    After pre-ordering this lens and reading all the excellent test results I was not happy to receive a lens that produced out of focus images.
                    after much testing and comparing the results to other lenses for my Sony 850 I had to return the lens. It seems that quality control can be lacking even for a relatively expensive lens.

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                    (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The best Sony Zeiss yet....seriously!

                    By Shots In The Dark

                    from Palm Beach, FL

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Construction
                    • Image Quality
                    • price
                    • Size

                    Cons

                    • nothing really

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • General photography
                    • Group Photography
                    • Indoor Sports
                    • Street Photography

                    Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

                    I own all of the Sony Zeiss and Sony G lenses and use them extensively on my A900. All I can say is this is the best lens I have ever used - period. I suppose you'd need to upgrade to a Leica M system to find anything comparable. Having used Canon for 15 years, I can say that there isn't a lens in that lineup that can touch this lens for color, contrast and across the range sharpness in this focal length. It sports amazing build quality in a dense and formidable body. The lens itself is jewel like in construction. A Sony/Zeiss homerun!

                    What don't I like about it? Nothing! I can't even complain about the price, since other manufacturers charge more for their fast 24mm lenses than Sony does for this gem. Just get one!

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                    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A Great Sony Ziess Wide Angle Prime

                    By Fran

                    from New York, NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear details and layers
                    • Contrast
                    • Excellent in every aspect
                    • Great feel in hand
                    • Including the sharpness
                    • Oil painting effects
                    • Smooth natrual colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

                        I have tried many different wide end lenses, and this newly produced Carl Ziess wide angle lens for Sony ( 24mm f/2.0 )is the one I got finally satisfied.

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                        (20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Probably the best 24 you can buy!

                        By Tariq

                        from Florida

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Build Quality
                        • Color
                        • Contrast
                        • Freedom from distortion
                        • Sharpness

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Architechture
                        • Documentary
                        • Environmental portraiture
                        • landscape

                        Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

                        I'm a professional photographer for over twenty years and for most of those years, shot Zeiss lenses on either Rolleiflexes or Hasselblads, I bought the Sony a900 the week it was released and, before that, shot the Canon 5D with Zeiss MF lenses. This is the lens I wanted when I first moved to Sony and it sure took long enough for them to release it. Fortunately, the wait was really worth it. It's actually my first ZA lens as I mostly shoot wider and did not want to deal with the heavy ZA zooms or any compromises in absolute image quality. This ZA 24 really deliver the goods. Color saturation, contrast (and micro-contrast) and sharpness are all there in spades from wide open at F2! Furthermore, unlike any zoom or even other MF Zeiss lenses this wide, this lens shows very little distortion or vignetting and close to zero CA. Stop down to 5.6-8 and you will be rewarded with sharp corners as well. Outstanding performance! If you can get this lens, buy it.

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                        (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I love my Sony CZ 24mm f2.0 lens

                        By Mahmoud

                        from NJ

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Sony 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens:

                        I preordered this lens after long time of anticipation. The lens resolution is excellent; the file size from my Sony a700 is above 12 MB. The lens is slightly lighter than my CZ 85 f1.4 lens. Depth of field is nice. Silent motor that I can hardly hear, accurate fast focusing, no hunting. At 7.5 inch minimum focucing distance, you can use it as a close up lens. Having a large diameter, I thick helps minimize distortion associated with wide angle. This lens is great for outdoor landscape or buildings. Indoor, at equivalent focal length of 36mm on the a700 is great lens for group pictures.
                        Drawback: it understandably consumes a lot of battery.

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