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Old March 3rd, 2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

I rented this lens for a civil war short story. I love this Zeiss!
We were in the deep woods at night with absolutely no natural light, except for a half-moon. We lit with 3 lamps, to try and mimic moon light. Just enough light to establish location and see the actors. The fast Zeiss performed flawlessly. Smooth focus ring, very sharp. I'm going to hate to return this lens.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 12:27 AM   #2
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Re: Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

This post would be much better with a few stills.
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Old April 29th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #3
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Re: Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

how do you like when manual focusing? i have some e-mount lens, the infinitive ring is really driving me crazy, specially on the 50mm. I want to get this lens too, but when i think of it's the same kind of focus ring, i am a bit hesitate on getting it
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Old April 29th, 2012, 04:29 AM   #4
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Re: Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

Hi, i have these lenses:
Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon 1767-825 B&H
Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar SEL24F18Z

and i have to say that i HATE the fact that the sel18z 24mm with e mount have the infinitive focus ring,i don't like it all,although it is a good lens i'm thinking about selling it just because of that focus ring...
that is the reason why i got the zeiss 50 mm 1.4 with nikon mount (got the Novoflex adapter) and i have to say that it works just like a dream...it is great to have a lens that works like classic eng lens...GREAT LENS
the only thing about nikon mount that the focus ring works the opposite way but you get used to it quickly..
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Old April 29th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #5
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Re: Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

What do you think about Sigma 24m f1.8
A used one is just about $4xx
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Old September 19th, 2015, 09:43 AM   #6
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Re: Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

I'm thinking to buy this lens for my nex-ea50. Now I have a fast prime 1.5 24mm from samyang (rokinon) but this one has no autofocus. I have lots of situations I' dont have enough time to focus manual.

1) How is the autofocus for filming on this lens?
2) can this F1.8 zeiss be as good in low light as my samyang F1.5? Or is always a faster aparture lens always better in low light? I thought maybe differences in brands and glass inside could compensate this?
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Old September 21st, 2015, 11:37 AM   #7
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Re: Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

nobody can answer this?
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 08:25 AM   #8
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Re: Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

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What do you think about Sigma 24m f1.8
A used one is just about $4xx
I have the Sigma 24/1.8 in Nikon mount (with real manual f/stop ring) and have been very happy with it. One great feature is its close focus capability (I think it focuses to about 7") which have, combined with the fast aperture, allowed me to do some great product closeups.

My experiences with the Rokinon (/Samyang) lenses has been that while they are fairly fast, they tend not to be as crisp (or sharp) as most of my Nikon lenses.
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 02:56 PM   #9
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Re: Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

thx Dave for your reply. This lens has only a focus ring? Ho do you change you aperture?

I want to film at widest F1.8 in low light. For outside a have a variable nd filter to control this
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 11:40 PM   #10
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Re: Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

He has a aperture ring on his lens.
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Old September 23rd, 2015, 11:07 AM   #11
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Re: Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

I have seen many video reviews of this lens but they show only the focus ring. I don't see a aperture ring.. maybe there are different versions of it?
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Old September 25th, 2015, 08:25 PM   #12
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Re: Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount prime

I keep a lot of the older Nikon lenses just because they have a real aperture ring. Of course even with a Nikon 'G' design lens (no f-stop ring) many adapters are designed to be able to manually adjust iris using the adapter.

Version of the Sigma I have is seen here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigma_...1.8_EX_DG_lens
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