Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA Review

5.0
May 1, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness

Sharpness at 24mm

For this test, the Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA lens was attached to a Sony NEX-5N body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated. Tonal and colour variances across the crops are due to changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 24mmThe full frame at 24mm

Centre sharpness remains high through from f1.8 to f/11, with f/16 and f/22 being adversely affected by diffraction. The edges aren't nearly as sharp as the centre, with f4-8 producing the sharpest results.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/1.8
f/2
f/2.8
f/4
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16
f/22

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