24mm f/1.8 Wide-Angle Prime Lens
I purchased this for my NEX 7 a year ago when there were no rebates. And it has stayed on the camera most of the time. Even when I do switch to a different lens, I cant wait to put this back. Compared to the other lenses I have used - 1855, 55210, 16F28 with Wide Angle this produces great color, is pretty sharp wide open and most importantly the images have character. They feel less electronic compared to the other lenses. Of course, there is a steep cost and the fact that A7R has been released and this lens covers only APS-C area will make me think twice about buying it today. However, I have had a great year shooting with this lens and can't wait to shoot more with the NEX 7.
December 26, 2013
Excelent for indoors...
September 9, 2013
My favorite lens
What can I say, this is my favorite lens. I am a semi-serious amateur photographer with a fairly extensive kit built around an A77. My A mount lenses cover about 99% of anything I would ever want to photograph, including specialized lenses for portraits (Minolta 85mm 1.4) and Macro (Minolta 100mm F2.8 Macro). What my A77 kit does not do well is travel light.
I bought a NEX5n for casual use, but was dissappointed in the speed and characteristics of the kit lens, so the Zeiss 24mm was my first E mount lens purchase. What can I say, this is, quite possibly, the best lens I own. For general snap shots, street scenes, travel and group portraits it is the best lens of its type I've ever used, better even than the outstanding Sony 16-50mm F2.8 SSM I use on my A77.
Colors somehow pop more, sharpness is perfect across the entire frame from F4, but even wide open 16X20 prints (I've made two) are gorgeous from corner to corner. This is an outstanding landscape lens but for its fairly narrow (full frame equivalent to 36mm) angle of view.
I leave this on my NEX5n almost all of the time, and while I own and often will bring the 50mm 1.8 OSS on more casual expeditions, the Zeiss 24 is so good that I even use the NEX5n/Zeiss pair when I'm carrying my A77.
December 4, 2012
Can i zoom in this lens?
October 3, 2012