Sony announced the Carl Zeiss® Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM A-mount Lens (model SAL24F20Z), further expanding Sony's Alpha (α) lens line-up.
The Sony SAL24F20Z lens is made for experienced and budding photographers alike. The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM functions as a wide-angle 24mm lens on full-frame cameras with 36mm (35mm equivalent) lens sensors, or as a 36mm equivalent lens ideal for general use on cameras with APS-C sensors. Jointly developed with Carl Zeiss, it features the highly-regarded Carl Zeiss Distagon designed for wide-angle lenses.
This lens is distinguished by its fast response focus and extremely quiet, very smooth operation thanks to its built-in SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor).
It offers a wide and therefore highly versatile focal range from 0.19m to infinity, and features a nine-blade circular aperture that along with the large F2 maximum aperture contributes to smooth, natural bokeh effects.
In keeping with traditional Carl Zeiss design, the all-metal lens barrel has been finished to a very high standard resulting in a visibly high-quality appearance.
Pricing and Availability
The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2 SSM (model SAL24F20Z) will be available in October for about $1,250.