Sony 24mm f/1.8 Wide-Angle Prime Carl Zeiss Camera Lens - SEL24F18Z
This wide-angle prime lens delivers superior corner-to-corner sharpness even
at the f/1.8 maximum aperture, with minimum distortion. It also focuses as close
as 16 centimeters, providing an unusual combination of close focus and wide-angle
perspective for 1:4 macro photography. The 24mm focal length, equivalent to
36mm on a 35mm format camera, is an excellent choice for general shooting. Many
photographers will be happy to leave this lens on their camera most of the time,
especially since its f/1.8 maximum aperture facilitates handheld shooting even
in challenging low-light situations.
- Carl Zeiss® Sonnar optics
This is the first Carl Zeiss® lens to be released in the Sony E-mount lineup,
employing the legendary "Sonnar" optical design for standout image dimensionality
and presence. Aspherical lenses located on either side of the aperture effectively
compensate for distortion, while an ED element suppresses chromatic aberration.
The overall result is excellent corner-to-corner sharpness even with the aperture
wide open, for impressive overall resolution.
- Large f/1.8 aperture
The large f/1.8 aperture is an ideal choice for shooting interiors in low
light, as well as for superb background defocusing. Despite being a wide angle
lens, The SEL24F18Z allows for 1/4 macro shooting with accurate focus as close
as 6.2 inches (16cm). The ability to get close to the subject enhances this
lens's ability to create beautifully defocused backgrounds while providing
a strong sense of space.
- Smooth and quiet AF for video
Lens operation is fast but at the same time smooth and quiet, minimizing noise
and image jitter when shooting movies. A linear motor used for focus drive
contributes to low-noise focus operation, while a stepping motor built into
the lens provides smooth, quiet aperture actuation ideal for movie shooting.
- Circular Aperture
The SAL24F18Z features seven aperture blades that form a near circle. This
result in a pleasing defocused circular effect on the background of your image
when the aperture is set wide open.
- Direct Manual Focus
Direct Manual Focus (DMF) allows for direct manual focusing after autofocus
lock-on without having to switch modes. In cases where autofocus has trouble
locking onto the subject, or when the user wants to focus at a specific point,
this feature enables fast and easy fine-tuning. This can be particularly useful
for portraits as well as macro shots in which depth of field can be extremely
- Aperture (Max.) : f/1.8
- Aperture (Min.) : f/22
- Filter Diameter : 49mm
- Lens Groups-Elements : 7 groups, 8 elements (2 aspheric surfaces,
- Minimum Focus Distance : 6.2" (16cm)
- Aspheric Elements : 2 aspheric surfaces
- Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture)
- Exterior Finish : Metal
- Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 36mm
- Internal Motor : Yes (Stepping motor)
- Maximum Magnification : x0.25
- Mount Material : Metal
- Diameter: 2-3/8"
- Length: 2-1/2"
- Unit: 7.09 oz
- Shipping: 1 lbs
- Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts