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Zeiss speaks for itself
The Zeiss logo on this handsome, moderately wide fixed focal-length lens will tell you what you need to know. Optical innovation and painstaking attention to detail have spawned a lens that is more than up to your critical standards. The 24mm focal length is approximately equivalent to a 35mm lens at full-frame (35mm) size. With crystal clarity, even at its fastest f/1.8 aperture, this lens will reward your artistic eye by rendering big spaces with precision and style.

Because of that generous f/1.8 aperture, great low-light performance is a given. For the same reason, you'll also be able to manipulate space and depth in your photos and videos for spectacular results. And that background will be even more smoothly and pleasingly defocused thanks to the seven-bladed, near-circular aperture design.

Product Highlights:

  • 24mm f/1.8 lens (SEL-24F18Z) by Carl Zeiss®
  • effective focal length: 36mm with Sony NEX-series cameras and camcorders
  • direct manual focus overrides autofocus manual focusing after AF lock-on without the need for any switching
  • maximum magnification ratio: x0.25
  • minimum focus distance: 6 1/4"
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 7 groups, 8 elements
  • two aspherical lens elements and one extra-low dispersion glass element for excellent sharpness with minimal chromatic aberration and color bleeding
  • filter/attachment size: 49mm
  • lens is 2-3/8" in diameter, 2-1/2" long
  • weight: 7.9 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps
  • lens hoodsoft lens pouch

Sony Alpha SEL-24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 lens Reviews

Average Customer Review:

3 Reviews

Excellent lens

Written by: Anonymous from NY on March 17, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is Sony best e mount lens. The optical quality is outstanding, razor sharp from center to edge, vibrant colors. The only thing is that it is a bit heavy. Highly recommended lens

Pros: Sharp center to edge, vibrant colors

Cons: Heavy, expensive

Phenomenal Lens

Written by: Arnie from Atlanta on May 7, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very little if any, post production work needed when taking photos and videos with the Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar 24mm f1.8 lens.

Pros: fast, clear, great in low light

Cons: none

Incredibly Sharp...A Must Buy

Written by: Riz from Mclean, VA on February 4, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely wonderful lens for the Sony NEX system. Very sharp prime lens. Perfect bokeh at F1.8. Very warm and saturated colors for the pictures taken. It is costly but worth it. I am using it with Sony NEX-5N and the results are stunning. Way better than other lens out there. I am waiting to try this one with Sony NEX-7 in a few weeks. Buy it from Crutchfield for their incredible support and service.

Pros: Sharp, Built Quality, Fast

Cons: Price

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • SEL24F18Z E24mm F1.8 ZA lens
  • 49mm Lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • ALC-SH114 Lens hood
  • Soft lens pouch
  • Operating Instructions
  • Precautions Before Using
  • Warranty Sheet
  • Zeiss Sonnar T* Inspection Certificate

Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Sony
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 24
Maximum Aperture F/1.8
Weight 8 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The Sony Sonnar T* (T-star) E 24mm F1.8 ZA wide angle prime lens was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss and Sony, and produced under the strict standards and quality assurance system of Carl Zeiss. The lens is compatible with the Sony α NEX-series interchangeable lens cameras with the E mount. The lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 36mm, which is an excellent choice for general shooting. The fast F1.8 maximum aperture facilitates handheld shooting, even in low light situations. The smooth, low-noise autofocus and aperture operation makes the lens a good choice for shooting movies.

Dimensions: The lens has the following dimensions: Diameter=2.48", Length=2.804" (3.25" with lens caps).


Lens E 24mm F1.8
35mm Equivalent 36mm
Construction 8 elements in 7 groups
(including one ED glass element and two aspherical elements)
Angle of View 61°
Minimum Focus 6.24"
Filter Diameter 49mm
f-stop F1.8 maximum
F22 minimum
Weight 8 ounces

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