105points

Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*

74points

Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

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Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T* vs Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
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Why is Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T* better than Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS?

  • Has full-time manual focus
  • 0.35m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.1mvs0.45m
  • Has or is a prime lens
  • 2f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    2fvs4f
  • 50% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/2 vs4f
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • Is a wide angle lens

Why is Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS better than Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • 128g lighter
    427gvs555g
  • Front element doesn't rotate
  • 6mm shorter minimum focal length
    18mmvs24mm
  • 81mm longer maximum focal length
    105mmvs24mm
  • Is a telephoto lens
  • 45° narrower minimum angle of view
    16°vs61°
  • 4.8x greater zoom range
    5.8xvs1x

General info

1.has or is a prime lens
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

2.Weather sealed
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.Includes lens hood
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

4.weight

555g

427g

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

5.Is a wide angle lens
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.

6.Has a metal mount
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

2.minimum angle of view

61°

16°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

3.maximum angle of view

84°

77°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

4.magnification

0.2x

0.11x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

5.optical zoom

1x

5.8x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length

2f

4f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

2.widest aperture

f/2

f/4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.2

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

5.aperture blades

9

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Lensbaby Velvet 85

12

6.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

2.minimum focus distance

0.1m

0.45m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF

0.02m

3.Can focus to infinity
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

5.Has focus motor
Sony 24mm F2 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon T*
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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