Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA
The Sony Carl Zeiss SEL 24 mm f/1.8 Sonnar Lens E-Mount opens up new horizons to NEX camera owners. The acting like 36mm in 35mm SLR or full-frame format, the lens is a
flexible wide-angle medium focal length featuring a magnificent Zeiss Sonnar optical layout. The big wide f/1.8 maximum aperture is just right for photographing in poor-light situations, and by means of the seven blades which form a nearly-circular aperture, it has the ability to produce images with a pleasant shallow field-depth (by providing a powerful feeling of space).
The layout includes aspherical lenses that compensate for distortion plus an ED element to suppress chromatic aberration, for exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness (even shooting with a wide open aperture). Direct Manual Focus (DMF) lets you to focus manually after the AF has locked on to your subject, so it's easy to fine-tune the focusing and not change modes. This is particularly useful when photographing with an extremely shallow field-depth. A linear autofocus drive motor helps in making the lens perfect for video, by having an especially low-noise focus function, including a built-in stepping motor for smooth, silent aperture functions. This lens would be a wonderful supplement to the camera bag of any photographer.
This is the very first Carl Zeiss camera lens to be announced in the Sony Nex E collection, using the renowned "Sonnar" optical layout for standup image dimensionality and being there. Aspherical lenses situated on both sides of the aperture successfully counteract any distortion, whilst an ED element restrain chromatic aberrations. The bottom line is excellent edge-to-edge sharpness even while shooting with a wide open aperture, for impressive general resolution.
A big f/1.8 aperture is a perfect selection for photographing interiors in poor light, along with terrific defocusing of backgrounds. In spite of the fact, the lens is a wide angle (which acts like a 36mm on a 35mm film camera), this lens does 1/4 macro photography using precise focus as near as 6.2 inches. The capability to get in close to a subject increase the ability of this lens to acquire outstanding defocused backgrounds along with providing a strong feeling of space.
AF for Video capture is really quick while during the same time effortless and silent, keeping any noise or image jitter down while capturing video. A linear focus drive motor adds to the low-noise focus function, while a built-in stepping motor provides effortless, silent aperture function perfect for shooting movies.
Announced Aug 24, 2011