Sony releases Carl Zeiss 24/2 ZA SSM at PMA 2010

February 22nd, 2010 - 01:36:14 PM:

Sony has officially announced another lens at PMA 2010, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24/2 ZA SSM.

This lens was previewed already at PMA 2007, called a “Large Aperture Wide Angle” lens. The prototype displayed then was significantly larger in diameter. It was probably intended to represent a 24/1.4. Sony has obviously changed their mind in the meantime, going for a 24/2. Such a more conservative design offers the opportunity for smaller size, lower weight and lower price, while still resulting in a reasonably fast lens and high performance.

left: protoype from PMA 2007; right: Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24/2 ZA SSM

Alpha system users will be happy to learn that this lens is a Carl Zeiss design, full frame, and equipped with a SSM focus motor. Further lens data has not been communicated.

Sony has not revealed a release date, yet, but the protoype shown at PMA looks like it is ready to hit the market soon.

Sony has officially announced another lens at PMA 2010, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24/2 ZA SSM.