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| p.1 #16 · 2013 NEX lens Roadmap: 5+ lenses/Year |
one problem(for me anyway) is that those premium CZ lens are not going to have OSS. and for that price, build quality is really low.(the hood of my 24 1.8 became a 2 pieces hood , same as a friend's 24 1.8)
I wouldn't equate hood build with lens build. The build quality of the 24/1.8 is relatively outstanding, compared to any other mirrorless lens out there. The 24/1.8 hood is designed just like the Zeiss ZA hoods, and I agree that the 2 piece design is not a good idea. My ZA 85/1.4 hood came apart, too. I would recommend storing these hoods not attached to the lens.
Actually I was comparing the build quality of other Zeiss lens (ZF), not other mirrorless lens . I know some ZF lens cost more than the 24 1.8, but some ZF does cost less.. they all have much better build quality(including the hood) than the 24 1.8.
.. I haven't disassembled the lens.. the 2 Pcs hood is held together by double sided scotch tape... I don't know what actually holds the lens itself together.
Also, I'm a little disappointed the serial number is merely a sticker (not engraved). The sticker felt off during the warranty period. I still have the sticker... but if I loss the sticker/serial I 'd loss the warranty??
The manufacturers have to consider weight, size and add af motors to these mirrorless lenses. The build of the 24/1.8 is fine.
There is a Zeiss serial around the front element of the lens.