Sony 24mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Wide Angle Lens Available

The Sony SEL24F18Z Sonnar T* E24mm F1.8 ZA wide angle lens snow available from a couple locations, the best price is directly from the Sony Store at £839.00. It is also available from Amazon for £849.95; both of these are offering next day delivery too.

Park Cameras allows you to pre-order the lens fro £839.99; the newly re-named WEX Photographic probably have the worst price at £899.00 with a delivery of 5 to 7 days.

I wish I had some spare cash as I would love a lens like this, maybe when I get my NEX-7 I will get one.

Features of the lens from the Sony website:

  • Bright, high-performance Sonnar wide angle prime lens by Carl Zeiss
  • Wide angle (24mm focal length), ideal for landscapes, interiors, street photography and everyday shooting
  • Carl Zeiss T* coating on lens elements reduces internal reflections and flare for high contrast
  • Large F1.8 maximum aperture allows beautiful background defocus (‘bokeh’) effects
  • Get close to your subject with 16cm minimum focus distance for 1/4 macro capability
  • Superior operating feel and grip with high quality aluminium alloy barrel and matt black finish
  • Smooth, quiet, high speed autofocus with linear motor – ideal for HD movie shooting
  • Direct Manual Focus disengages AF motor for precise, fine manual focusing control
  • Legendary optical design delivers outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness for extremely high resolution, even at maximum aperture
  • 7-blade circular aperture for beautiful defocus effects