Sony Carl Zeiss 24mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T* E-mount lens review by gnhock
|gnhock#11605 date: Jan-14-2014|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Kit Zoom 16-50mm: I would only use the kit zoom if I need the flexibility of a zoom otherwise the 24/1.8 stays on mostly.|
Leica M 35/2: Sharpness very very close. Zeiss glass always warmer while Leica more neutral. Just different signature.
|price paid:||1100 USD new|
|positive:||Superb sharpness & contrast. Very close minimum focus allows good use of f1.8 aperture for excellent OOF/bokeh effects.|
Light yet very well made. I dropped it (ouch!) and found a dent on the outer ring near front element. Lens still works like nothing happened.
|negative:||Price! But then still relatively cheaper compared to Leica glass; sorry for making this comparison but Zeiss is in the same league optically.|
Would have been great if it were also designed for Full Frame ... but price would be even higher (at f1.8)!
|comment:||A highly recommended and must have lens for APS-C Nex owners. Beware it will be cropped on A7/A7r full frame bodies.|