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SONY SEL24F18Z Carl Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Wide-Angle Prime Lens Black

  • 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
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Wide Angle Lens


Focal Length
24 mm
Maximum: f/1.8 Minimum: f/22
Minimum Focus Distance
6.2" (16cm)
Lens Construction
8 elements in 7 groups
2-3/8" x 2-1/2" (63 x65.5mm)
7.9 oz. (225g)
Mount Material: Metal
Internal Motor: Yes (Stepping motor)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 36mm
Aspheric Elements: 2 aspheric surfaces
Aperture Blade: 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Exterior Finish: Metal


Carl Zeiss Sonnar optics

Circular Aperture

Large f/1.8 aperture

Direct Manual Focus

Smooth and quiet AF for video

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Matthew B.
  • 3/4/2013 3:39:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest E-mount lens, no question

Pros: This lens has amazing optical quality. The pictures it takes are amazing. Even the low-light shots are leagues better than the kit lens. Autofocus is smooth, quick, and quiet.

Cons: I'll list it as a con, but it doesn't affect my rating. The lens is expensive. I paired it with a NEX-5N, so the lens by itself is more expensive than my camera was (I purchased the camera when it was released--paid around $700 I believe). Also, I've seen it said with products in this price range (or above) that simple things like packaging should be representative of the price, but that's certainly not the case. I didn't feel like the lens would have ever been damaged due to the packaging, but you just want to see more than a paperboard box with a lens this expensive, IMHO.

Other Thoughts: As a matter of personal standards, I never reduce a product's rating for anything you can clearly see in pictures or read in descriptions.

I knew I was buying a thousand dollar lens, so I won't dock an egg for that. I could see that the box looked just like the paperboard box that my camera was in. So I won't dock an egg for that.

If you can budget this price for a lens, I highly recommend you buy it. If you've been on the fence about whether it was worth it, I highly recommend you buy it.

I had used some "nice" vintage lenses from old SLRs (with an adapter) and I got some really, really great shots compared to the kit lens. But even those can begin to touch the pictures I'm taking with this. I miss my aperture ring, but I didn't have that on the kit lens either so it's not a deal breaker.

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