Sony Carl Zeiss 24mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T* E-mount lens review by Barrin

reviewer#45593 date: Oct-1-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony E35/1.8 OSS, Sony E20/2.8, Sigma 19/2.8, Sigma 30/2.8, Meike 25/1.7
price paid:500€ used
negative:Price, but the price/performance is high. Dimensions
comment:This lens in awesome. I own it since 2 years, paid €500 used like new. It has exceptional sharpness, flare control. AF is very fast once updated to V02 firmware. It is my main lens on my A6000, after trying a bunch of f<35mm primes as "standard" walkaroud lens for causal shooting.
The 24mm focal length is also very handy wrt to narrower ones (2 kids) and not so wide. It is welded on my camera until I need a headshot.
Its very ligthweight and also small, but not pocketable as a pancake.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 7
  • sharpness: 4.86
  • color: 4.86
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.71
  • flare control: 4.86
  • overall: 4.86 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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