Get a Carl Zeiss Sonnar optical lens for rich imagery that will let you relive memorable moments with the clarity they deserve. The large f/1.8 aperture provides for excellent low-light sensitivity and depth-of-field, while a smooth and quiet AF is great for creating movies. An elegant aluminum alloy exterior with a quietly refined black finish is the perfect match for your E-mount camera. Opt for smooth manual focusing with DMF, or try defocusing the background with Circular Aperture for beautiful results.
Carl Zeiss Sonnar optics - This is the first Carl Zeiss lens to be released in the Sony E-mount lineup, employing the legendary "Sonnar" optical design for standout image dimensionality and presence. Aspherical lenses located on either side of the aperture effectively compensate for distortion, while an ED element suppresses chromatic aberration. The overall result is excellent corner-to-corner sharpness even with the aperture wide open, for impressive overall resolution.
Circular Aperture - The SAL24F18Z features seven aperture blades that form a near circle. This result in a pleasing defocused circular effect on the background of your image when the aperture is set wide open.
Smooth and quiet AF for video - Lens operation is fast but at the same time smooth and quiet, minimizing noise and image jitter when shooting movies. A linear motor used for focus drive contributes to low-noise focus operation, while a stepping motor built into the lens provides smooth, quiet aperture actuation ideal for movie shooting.
Large f/1.8 aperture - The large f/1.8 aperture is an ideal choice for shooting interiors in low light, as well as for superb background defocusing. Despite being a wide angle lens, The SEL24F18Z allows for 1/4 macro shooting with accurate focus as close as 6.2 inches (16cm). The ability to get close to the subject enhances this lens?s ability to create beautifully defocused backgrounds while providing a strong sense of space.
Direct Manual Focus - Direct Manual Focus (DMF) allows for direct manual focusing after autofocus lock-on without having to switch modes. In cases where autofocus has trouble locking onto the subject, or when the user wants to focus at a specific point, this feature enables fast and easy fine-tuning. This can be particularly useful for portraits as well as macro shots in which depth of field can be extremely shallow.
Aperture (Max.) : f/1.8
Aperture (Min.) : f/22
Filter Diameter : 49mm
Lens Groups-Elements : 7 groups, 8 elements (2 aspheric surfaces, 1 ED)
Minimum Focus Distance : 6.2" (16cm)
Aspheric Elements : 2 aspheric surfaces
Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length) : 2-3/8 x 2-1/2" (63 x65.5mm)
Exterior Finish : Metal
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 36mm
Internal Motor : Yes (Stepping motor)
Lens Weight : 7.9 oz (225g)
Maximum Magnification : x0.25
Mount Material : Metal
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & Labor
This Kit Includes:
49mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter Kit (Set of 3 + Carrying Case)
Three basic filters that will be used often, giving you the images you love! The UV will protect your camera lens, the FLD will correct unbalanced indoor lighting, and the Polarizer will act as "sunglasses" in bright conditions producing vibrant colors.
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Dust Removal Blower System
Protect your camera and lens and take smear free photos. The Professional Blower produces a strong burst of air and is the perfect tool for removing dust or dirt particles from delicate electronics.
Our Price: $6.49
Lens Cap Keeper
The perfect way to keep track of your lens caps. A small button tapes onto the front of your lens cap and the elastic loop goes around the barrell of your lens so that your lens cap always remains attached, hanging from the lens.
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SEL24F18Z - Carl Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Lens
Get what you want out of life - then take a picture of it. Enjoy jaw-dropping results with a Carl Zeiss Sonnar optical lens designed to capture life at its fullest.
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3pc. Lens Cleaning Kit
Protect your camera and lens and take smear free photos. This lens and camera cleaning kit contains the essential items necessary for the proper maintenance and care of your camera and attachment accessories.
Our Price: $6.99