This high-performance wide-angle lens with its retrofocus design provides outstanding performance even at full aperture. Its sharpness and contrast are exceptional across the entire image field.
The integrated super sonic wave motor (SSM) allows the Distagon to focus extremely fast and practically without any noise.(1) The wide rotation angle of the smooth-motion focus ring, which is free of play, also provides for precise manual focusing.
The Distagon T* 2/24 allows you to capture small objects from very close up at almost full frame, while the wide angle of the lens reveals much of the surrounding foreground and background, which blend harmoniously out of focus when selecting a larger aperture. Highlight an area to grab attention or paint a wide picture with beautifully crisp detail – the Distagon T* 2/24 excels in both areas.
(1) Autofocus available only in combination with camera models that support SSM (e.g. Konica Minolta SLR cameras launched in 2001 or later, or all Sony Alpha models)
|Focal length||24 mm|
|Aperture range||f/2 – f/22
|Focusing range||0.19 m – ∞
|Number of elements/groups||9/7|
|Angular field (full frame)
|Angular field (APS-C)
|Filter thread||M 72 x 0.75|
|Dimensions (with caps)||ø 78 mm, length 96.5 mm|
|Weight (without caps)
ZEISS lenses are suitable for digital Sony Alpha cameras and have been optimized for film and sensors up to full 35 mm format (24 x 36 mm).
Impressive photographs captured in low light always begin with a fast lens for a system or SLR camera. Because, a fast, high-performance lens captures as much light as possible. And a lens with a large maximum aperture leads to the best results when shooting in unfavourable light.
Design of the autofocus system requires extremely accurate shifting of particular lens groups. While this is normally achieved via mechanical coupling from the camera body, ZA lenses feature a built-in SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) focusing system for even more refined AF performance.
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.