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Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24 mm f/2 ZA SSM

Manufacturer Sony
Model Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24 mm f/2 ZA SSM
Lens style Wide angle
Focal length 24 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Angle of view 84 o
Closest focusing distance 0.19 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.4
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type SSM
Lens Construction 9 elements / 7 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Sony A / Minolta
Dimensions 78 x 76 mm
Weight 555 g
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Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (2)
  1. qwz
    qwz 5 August 2013, 05:31
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    IP 5.228.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 1100 US Do
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: No hard-stop infinity focus (not useful for night shooting). No weather sealing. A little focus-hunting in low-light (may depend on camera - but with Alpha a900 and Alpha a99 it can be better).

    Pros: Super-sharp across the frame. High contrast. High micro-contrast. Pleasant colours and bokeh. Robust design and construction. Fast focusing motor.

    Summary: Wonderful lens, along with 1.8/135 and new 1.4/50 Zeiss primes its definitely makes Sony Alpha system attractive.

  2. Johnny van Graan
    Johnny van Graan 11 October 2012, 23:00
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    IP 41.56.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Expensive.

    Pros: Extraordinarily sharp from wide open to f18. Very solidly built and a pleasure to work with even in manual focus mode. For panoramic work this is an absolute must. I strongly recommend the use of Expodisc to set white balance as this is a lens that easily outperforms camera capabilities.

    Summary: If white balance is set correctly (this lens is quite sensitive) and with light metering -0.3EV, one can almost guarantee that very little if any post processing will be required.

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