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

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

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

This high-performance Carl Zeiss wide-angle prime lens delivers superior corner-to-corner sharpness even at the maximum f/1.8 aperture. It also focuses as close as 16cm providing an unusual combination of close focus and wide-angle perspective. The 24mm focal length is an excellent choice for general shooting. A wide-angle lens refers to a lens whose focal length shorter than a normal lens for a given picture plane. A wide-angle lens allows for more of the scene to be included in your picture. Wide-angle lenses allows for the photographer to get creative with the depth of field since the background can be made to look expansive and these lenses are great for scenic landscape photography, architecture and interior photography.

Zeiss T* Coating

The Zeiss T* coating is an important contributing factor, effectively suppressing spurious reflections that can degrade overall image quality. Flare and ghosting are reduced for enhanced color and contrast that give images a deep, three-dimensional feel.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass

As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.

Aspherical Lens Elements

Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped aspherical elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.

Smooth, Quite Autofocus

Smooth, quiet operation is essential for moviemaking. An internal drive motor that achieves fluent, low-noise focus operation makes this lens a good choice for movies as well as stills, keeping imagery solid and noise out of the soundtrack.

Circular Aperture

When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This bokeh effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. Alpha lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

Focus

Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Focal Length24mm
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Angle of view61 degree
Minimum Focus Distance6.2 inch
Focus TypeAuto
Diaphragm Blades7 blades (circular aperture)
Fixed Focal Length24mm
Lens FormatAPS-C Sensors
Lens TypeWide Angle

Mount

Lens MountSony E-Mount

Physical

Weight8oz (225g)

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