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Reasons to consider the Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar captures much more light, 1.3 f-stops
More magnification 1:4 (0.2x) vs 1:13.7 (0.1x)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 3.5x larger in your photo
Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Learn more about
the Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Reasons to consider the Sony 16mm f/2.8

Cheaper $189.99 vs $898.00
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The best price we've seen is $708 cheaper (4.7x less)
Slightly lighter 70 g vs 224 g
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3.2x lighter
Sony 16mm f/2.8 Learn more about
the Sony 16mm f/2.8

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Focus motor No silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar:24 mm
16mm f/2.8:16 mm
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony 50mm f/1.4

Sony 50mm f/1.4

Low light lens

Sony 50mm f/1.8

Sony 50mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$300

Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Wide angle lens

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Zoom range Has slightly large zoom range
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/2.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8

Lens

$653

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT

Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT

Low light lens

$174

Samsung 16mm f/2.4 Pancake

Samsung 16mm f/2.4 Pancake

Low light lens

$349

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG DF RF Sony-alpha

Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG DF RF Sony-alpha

Low light lens

$629

Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1

Low light lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Heavier
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Low light lens

$1,698

Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Lowest price More expensive
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Sony-alpha

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Sony-alpha

Wide angle lens

Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 *

Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 *

Sports lens

$1,798

Max focal length Better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Weight Heavier
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Samsung-nx

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Samsung-nx

Low light lens

$615

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly heavier

Sony 16mm f/2.8 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN

Lens

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Sony-e

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Sony-e

Wide angle lens

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 R

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 R

Lens

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Sony 20mm f/2.8

Sony 20mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

$348

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Weight Slightly heavier

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