First Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount unboxing and image samples (in Stock in Europe!)


Sony NEX-5N with new E-mount lenses (Carl Zeiss 24mmf1.8/ 50mmf1.8/ 16mmf2.8).

UPDATE: The Zeiss 24mm for NEX is Stock at Sony stores online in Netherland (Click here), France (Click here), Sweden (Click here), Spain (Click here), Italy (Click here), Germany (Click here) and Amazon Germany (Click here).

Some guy at Mobile01 (Click here) already posted the first unboxing pictures (you have to click on the green links to open the pictures). Cnet Asia (Click here) posted a full lens review: “It isn’t cheap for an E-mount lens–or an F1.8 prime lens for that matter–but the new Zeiss on the block definitely has the potential to gain a fan base among more demanding NEX users who can appreciate a fast and sharp prime.” There is also a NEX-7+Zeiss lens test at Fengniao.

And than Luminous Landscape (Click here) added a new Zeiss lens test on their NEX-7 rolling review. He made an image comparison with the ultra-expensive Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux (Click here to see it on eBay). Conclusion: "Given all of the above, the 24mm Zeiss stands up to the Leica Summilux very well indeed. It bests it in some areas, holds its own in some, and falls slightly behind elsewhere. Overall this is a stunning performance. With the 24mm f/1.8 Zeiss Sonnar Sony has produced a lens which photographers will find more than exceeds expectations. At $1,000 it isn’t inexpensive, but then considering how well it holds up to the industry’s benchmark, costing almost 6X the price, it actually is a relative bargain.

Yeah, that lens gets highly recommended and it will ship to you that week! Here are ALL(!) preorder links I do check to see when the lens will be online:

Australia: CameraPRO, Digitalrev, Amazon, Adorama, B&H,
Belgium: PCH Store,,,
Canada:, B&H, TheCameraStore,,
China: Digitalrev,, eBay
Denmark: eBay
Finland: eBay
Germany:,, Photo Porst Neuwied, Fotomundus,
Hong Kong: Digitalrev, Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay
Japan:, Rakuten, eBay
Netherlands:,, Amazon UK, Amazon DE
Norway: eBay
Poland: eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Spain:, eBay
Sweden: eBay
United Kingdom:, ParkCameras, Jessops, WexUK, eBay UK
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay