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Sonnar T* E 1,8/24 ZA

The fast Perfectionist

Sonnar T* E 1,8/24 ZA

The fast Perfectionist

Sonnar T* E 1,8/24 ZA

The fast Perfectionist

This wide-angle lens opens up entirely new perspectives for your SONY NEX camera. Thanks to its elaborate optical design, the lens is almost completely free of distortion. Its aspherical lens design guarantees superior imaging quality throughout its focusing range. Also, thanks to its ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating, stray light is minimized to guarantee high contrast images with rich and natural colors. It also features a high-speed autofocus with a linear motor that operates with particular ease and is almost silent. Thanks to its high-quality, full-metal construction in renowned ZEISS quality, this lens is a dependable companion for decades to come. An ideal lens for landscapes and interiors, cityscapes and general, everyday, photography.

Read more about the Sony 2418Z α lens: www.sony.com

Technical specifications:

Focal length 24 mm
Aperture range f/1.8 – f/22
Focusing range 0.16 m – ∞
Number of elements/groups 8/7
Angular field (APS-C)
61° (diagonal)
Filter thread M 49
Dimensions (with caps) ø 63 mm, length 83 mm
Weight (without caps)
225 g

Sonnar T* E 1,8/24 ZA

Features

Virtually distortion-free optics

Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles – ZEISS lenses open up new composition possibilities. Distortion would disrupt the composition because straight lines, whose image does not go through the image center, would be reproduced with a curved shape.  This annoying effect is accordingly and largely compensated through elaborate optical designs at all focal lengths.

ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating

The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T*® anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by ZEISS as long ago as in the 1930s.

Aspherical design

The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens.

Homogeneous image quality throughout the image field

ZEISS lenses are famous for their extraordinary image quality. Even with challenging subjects, perspective, color and light are optimally rendered – throughout the entire 35 mm image field. For this reason, we place great emphasis on particularly high image quality, e.g. low distortion and outstanding stray light reduction for rich colors.

Sonnar T* E 1,8/24 ZA

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