24mm prime lenses with wide maximum apertures are popular for a variety of applications, as they offer a versatile wide focal length that is not so wide that significant issues with distortion or composition start to creep in, making them a favorite for everything from events coverage to nightscapes. For Sony users, there is the Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA, and this excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Sony Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA lens. Based on Zeiss' respected Sonnar design, the 24mm f/1.8 comes with a variety of useful features, including:
- Eight elements in seven groups
- Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings for reduced reflections, resulting in increased clarity and deeper contrast
- One extra-low dispersion glass element for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
- Two aspherical elements for reduced distortions and increased clarity
- Linear autofocus motor for fast and quiet autofocus suitable for both photo and video work
- Minimum focus distance of 6.3 inches for a maximum magnification of 0.25x
- Rounded seven-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens.