In this review, we will be comparing Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM and Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA, two Wideangle Prime lenses by Sony. Both lenses have the same focal range of 24mm but different max apertures: Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM has a max aperture of F1.4 while the Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA has a max aperture of F1.8. Another major difference between these two lenses is that the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM has a max format size coverage of 35mm FF, on the other hand the Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA has a max coverage of APS-C / DX.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM and Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM and the Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM
||Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM is the longer of the two lenses at 92mm. The Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA with a length of 66mm is 26mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM also has a larger diameter of 75mm compared to Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA's 63mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA weighs 225g, 49% (220g) lighter than the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM's weight of 445g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM and Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.