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 Carl 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.
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|Focal length||24 mm|
|Aperture range||f/1.8 – f/22
|Focusing range||0.16 m – ∞
|Number of elements/groups||7/8|
|Angular field (APS-C)
|Filter thread||M 49
|Dimensions (with caps)||ø 63 mm, length 83 mm|
|Weight (without caps)
Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles – SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss 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.
State-of-the-art camera techniques and high-resolution digital image sensors increasingly demand more from the lenses. The modern floating element design compensates aberrations of the Carl Zeiss SLR lenses at different distance settings. This is accomplished by changing the axial distance of single lens elements or element groups to each other. The adjustment of the element distance is coupled to the distance setting so that it always results in the right correction. The mechanical design of these lens elements is very complex and the workmanship must be particularly exact – both specialties of Carl Zeiss.
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.
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.