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.
Summary: What a great lens. I am currently using it for my Sony A6000, and the photos are so crisp and clear. That 1.8 is perfect for low lights, and portraits (since I am using a cropped sensor). I love how nice the feel of the dial is when I am shooting manual.
Excerpt: Picture sharpness, contrast and color rendition with this lens when paired with my Sony a6000 is on par to my Canon L glasses. It gives me equivalent of 36mm (1.5x factor) which is my most used FL and it balances very well attached to the a6000.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good in low light, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I purchased this Zeiss lens about 6 months after I purchased my Sony NEX-7. It was the best piece of glass I ever owned. I used the lens for fantastic photos in my travels to Lanzarote, Spain; Rome, Italy; Florence, Italy; Pisa, Italy; Marrakech, Morocco; Copenhagen Denmark; Tallinn Estonia;...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: Construction, form, and image quality are all outstanding. There is a similar ziess lens with higher minimum aperture but a decent zoom range. Either one makes a great choice for top quality results from your nex mount camera.
Excerpt: This was given to me by a client as a gift - I love it. Put it through countless jobs and it excels and impresses me everytime. Feels like cake in your hands and shoots like rainbows. nice glass for the money.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction