Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens

Model #SEL24F18Z

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Weight 7.9 oz (224 g)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.48 x 2.58" (63 x 65.5 mm)
Filter Thread Front:49 mm


Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Minimum Focus Distance 6.2" (15.75 cm)
Magnification 0.25x
Elements/Groups 8/7
Focal Length 24mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 36 mm
Diaphragm Blades 7
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony (E Mount for NEX)


Tripod Collar No
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
21 March 2017

I've been searching for a prime lens that would give me an angle of view that would work for travel photography for both street and interior use and also for close-up (but not macro) work. This lens is right on the mark for the focal length I was looking for on an crop sensor camera.

19 July 2017

I have wanted this lens for several years but was put off by the price. I finally broke down and bought it and am very glad that I did. I have the Sigma art 19mm 2.8, the Sony 35mm 1.8, the Sony 50mm 1.8, Zeiss 16-70mm 4.0 and the Sony 18-200 3.5-6.3.

Abt electronics.32817785
22 June 2014

The other reviewers are spot on. Their technical description of this lenses attributes are spot on.What I will add is that this is my go to street photography lens. I was a little leary as I really wanted a 35mm walking around prime lens.I am not disappointed at all.

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    Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction

1 February 2012

This lens is exactly what I've wanted. It's a 36mm equivalent, opens at 1.8. It's the perfect walk-around lens. Sharpness? Beautiful center at f1.8, beautiful everywhere at f2.8, perfect at f4.

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    Rich images, detailed and with character

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B h photo.32817553
26 July 2017

I use this lens on my Sony a6500. It is lightweight and very sharp. I am very happy to have this lens.

15 July 2017

The best lens for the a6000 imo. Focal length and image quality is superb. Upgrade from the 32mm 1.8 f Zeiss.

B h photo.32817553
12 July 2017

I was excited about getting this lens and wanted to love it. I have the A6000, 18-200mm lens and Sony 50mm lens. The 24mm (35mm on full frame) angle of view is my favorite, and I looked forward to having a fast, sharp prime walk-around lens for my A6000.

B h photo.32817553
8 July 2017

This lens is perfect. It's missing OSS though which would have made this incredibly worth every penny for use on aps-c. It's crisp and fast. There's little to no distortion. This is so fun to use whether to with autofocus or manual.

17 June 2017

Super sharp and live up the the Zeiss name. Highly recommend for walk around lens.

5 March 2017

The lens I received was decentered i.e. the left side of the photos (especially on large apertures) is much softer than the right side. Make sure you test yours.

Product Highlights
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar Optics
  • Large f/1.8 Aperture
  • Aspherical Lenses--Distortion Control
  • Smooth, Quiet Autofocus for Video
  • ED Element Fights Chromatic Aberration
  • Circular Aperture
  • Direct Manual Focus to Fine-Tune Focus
In The Box
  • Sony 24mm f/1.8 ZA E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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