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)
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|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)
The Carl Zeiss ZA 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).
Great low-light shots start with a great lens for your DSLR camera. A high-speed lens captures as much light as possible. A lens with a wide maximum aperture offers the best results in difficult lighting conditions.
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.
All lens elements in SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss feature the T* anti-reflective coating and an optical design that produces brilliant pictures even in unfavorable lighting conditions. We vacuum deposit very thin, transparent coats on the surfaces of the lens elements to make them anti-reflective. Special substances, one by one, are vaporized with very high energy in a high vacuum, which are then deposited on the glass surface as a coating with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflections. The first coatings were applied by Carl Zeiss back in the 1930s.