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The Sony SEL24F18Z 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar is a Carl Zeiss autofocus lens for the Sony NEX cameras.
As a “fast” (bright) lens with an f/1.8 aperture, its design goals were likely for environmental portraiture, reportage and similar, not a landscape lens.
For full-frame cameras, the Sonnar design is generally used beginning only around 50mm focal length (e.g. the Zeiss ZM 50mm f/1.5 C-Sonnar for Leica M). The smaller APS-C sensor in the Sony NEX-7, and the back-focal distance must have made it an appropriate design choice for the APS-C size sensor in the Sony NEX-7.
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