Summary: wonderful piece of glass. at a6000 it focuses super quick, image quality is lovely, characterfull. better than highly reviewed olympus 25mm f1.8 and 45mm f1.8 primes that i used to own with my omd e-m10, and i really really loved it a lot.
Summary: Ok, this is a great lens. But the prices where Sony is going with their gear, and sizes of these lenses for NEX is crazy. I would gladly pay for a smaller 24mm Sony Zeiss 2.8 lens, smaller = better, and lower price = better.
Summary: Wow, this is an amazing lens!! I also have the Sony Sel35f18; while the 35 mm is very sharp, the color rendering and contrast of the Zeiss is noticeably better. I finally got what people are saying about the 3D color pop of the Zeiss. Recently, price of the Zeiss seems to have gone down.
If you're looking for a 35mm focal length then this is going to be a great option for you
7 June 2015
Summary: I had this lens for about 1 year and it was my main and only lens for the Sony NEX-5n. If you're looking for a 35mm focal length then this is going to be a great option for you. It's very sharp when stopped down, and optically excellent.
Excerpt: Note that my rating ignores price. The used price at Adorama was reasonable to me for a lens of this performance level. I assume 24mm is a more difficult/complex design than focal lengths of 32mm or 50mm that cost less.
Wonderful Lens; if you're committed to APS-C E-Mount
Michael J. Brady, Amazon
10 April 2015
Summary: If you can afford it - get it ! Wonderful Lens; if you're committed to APS-C E-Mount, then this is a great investment. If you're considering moving to full frame, then hold off. This is a very crisp and clean from corner to corner Prime Lens. Just what you'd expect from Zeiss. The Bokeh is terrific.