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Sony SAL24F20Z
9.3 out of 10

Sony SAL24F20Z

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Overall 10
10

Add this lens :-)

Quinton Kilgoe, Amazon
27 November 2014
  • Summary: I had originally bought this gem 2 years ago (Sept 2012). I also owned a Sony A57 to go with this Zeiss prime lens. All of the images i got from using this in combination with the A57, were excellent. Colors are vivid yet soft at the same time, creating a creamy cinematic photos. Absolutely no vignette...i mean its a Zeiss after all. Shooting video with the A57 & this lens was such a delight!
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Overall 10
10

It's a ZEISS

Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 November 2014
  • Summary: Again, the last ZEISS lens that I did not have. I prefer this to the zoom. Optics are great. It's a ZEISS. There is nothing more to say.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome and very sharp lens.

TomTom Club, Amazon
28 February 2014
  • Summary: I'd recently started shooting with primes due to their reputation for being sharp. I'm not disappointed. I'll be adding a few more primes to my two that I have.
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Overall 10
10

Exceptional Glass.

Gene, Amazon
22 November 2013
  • Summary: I'm a Sony user. Alpha 77. This is a great lens on the A 77. Zeiss lens...so much could be said, except exceptional glass. Anyone looking for a lower price Zeiss lens will appreciate its functionality.
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Overall 10
10

What can one say - it's a Zeiss

Vikram D'Mello, Amazon
12 June 2013
  • Summary: Heavy as an ox, and that's what I want - reassurance above light weight. Pair with full-frame camera and ditch the gym membership.
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Versatile lens...

Shadowfax001, Sony
16 July 2012
  • Summary: This is a great lens with several different faces. On the A900 it is a superlative wide angle with very little distortion, extremely sharp and rich Zeiss colors. on the A700 this is a super walk-around 36mm equivalent. I sometime find myself wanting the extra reach I have on the Zeiss 24-70. And, I sometimes feel like making this lens something that it is not. During times such as these, I just switch lenses to something more appropriate.
  • Pros: Great wide on A900 Super walk-around on A77
  • Cons: Not a vario...
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Bought 3(three) not working samples.

Mict, Sony
17 June 2012
  • Summary: Bought 3 SAL24F20Z. 1st one was an AF idiot. It hits everything but the target. I tried AF correction in my camera. But mistake is not linear. It differs with distance. Also this sample was very sharp and had beautiful picture. 2nd ones AF missed much lesser but it was not so sharp and still had 5 from 10 misses. 3d one missed 2 from 5 which is almost good. But it lacked crispy sharpness from 1st one. Ive returned all three to my local dealer.
  • Pros: Nice picture, good bokeh
  • Cons: you cant rely on this lens
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Overall 10
10

Beautiful lens, but now have the Zeiss 85mm - conflicted...

A. R. Jonez "Why not!", Amazon
22 February 2012
  • Summary: The Sony SAL-24F20Z 24mm f/2.0 A-mount Wide Angle Lens is everything you could hope for. I purchased it for my Sony a55, and due to the sensor configuration on the Sony, you must multiply by 1.5 to find how the lens will perform on the non-full frame camera body. This lens becomes a 36mm equivalent wide angle lens on the a55. (Had I purchased a 50mm lens, the camera turns it into a 75mm, which was what I didn't need.
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Overall 10
10

Best lens I have used in 30 years of photography

Franklin, Amazon
25 September 2011
  • Summary: I was not expecting as much as I received with this lens. I had used the 24mm length on a Nikon film camera in the 80's and could never really "get it" with the length. When I purchased this lens I was buying provisionally to see if I had the same difficulties as with Nikon's 24mm (24mm f/2.8) I previously owned. From the first photo session with the Sony Zeiss I was blown away. Within my first 100 or so shots with this lens, I came to view it as my favorite lens of all.
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Sony 24mm f/2 SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T* SAL24F20Z review by Beachrider

Beachrider, slrgear.com
1 August 2011
  • Summary: OK, I gave it all 10s. I would have given a 9.75 on image, if possible. Very usable down to f/2.0, but corners are a little soft at that setting. You need to work really close to subject to exploit semi-macro capabilities. My first Zeiss. Price for 24mm (f/2) is 70% of price for 24-70 (f/2.8), both from Zeiss. So it is a little pricey.
  • Pros: Amazing focus performance. Coatings are doing a lot of work on the flare and contrast. Very solid construction.
  • Cons: A little heavy. Somewhat pricey.
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