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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
Slightly 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

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
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

$63

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Sony-e

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Sony-e

Lens

$210

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Sony-e

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Sony-e

Wide angle lens

$199

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN

Lens

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Sony 28mm f/2.8

Sony 28mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix  20mm f/1.7 G

Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 G

Low light lens

$380

Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

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

Sports lens

$1,698

Max focal length Better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Weight Heavier
Placeholder

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$720

Auto focus Auto focus
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1

Low light lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Heavier
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
Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$598 - $629

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper

Sony 16mm f/2.8 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony 50mm f/1.8

Sony 50mm f/1.8

Low light lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

Low light lens

$120 - $219

Aperture Wider aperture
Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Wide angle lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Narrower aperture

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