Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA Lens for Sony NEX Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com: August 23, 2011
Buy new: $999.99
– Large f/1.8 aperture is an ideal choice for shooting interiors in low light, as well as for superb background defocusing.
– 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 (DMF) allows for direct manual focusing after autofocus lock-on without having to switch modes.
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. A spherical 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.