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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

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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 state-of-the art construction with floating elements compensates for all potential aberration effects and its aspherical lens design guarantees superior imaging quality throughout its focusing range. Also, thanks to its ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating, stray light is minimised to guarantee high contrast images with rich and natural colours. It also features an integrated ultrasonic motor (SSM) for particularly precise and almost silent autofocus. 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


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.

Floating Elements Design

Today’s camera technologies and high-resolution sensors demand continuous improvement of lens performance. Thanks to the use of the latest floating element design principles, optical aberration effects in ZEISS lenses are reduced to a minimum throughout their entire focusing range. This is achieved by variation of the axial distance between individual lens elements or groups. This adjustment of the lens-to-lens distance is coupled to the distance setting to ensure correct compensation at all times. The mechanical construction of these lenses is extremely complex and they must be assembled with utmost precision – both of which are key competencies of ZEISS.

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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