Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens

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Key Features

  • 50mm focal length
  • 75mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras
  • Ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • 72mm filters
  • 0.45m/17.72" minimum focus
  • Sony Alpha mount for full frame and APS-C DSLRs

Product Description

The new Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM joins the existing Distagon 24mm, Planar 85mm and Sonnar 135mm in the A-mount range of prime length optics by Carl Zeiss. Offering a fixed 50mm focal length and extra-bright F1.4 aperture, the premium lens is an ideal choice for quality-critical portraiture and low-light shooting.


Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 50 mm
Lens mount Sony Alpha
Maximum aperture F1.4
Aperture ring No
Elements 8
Groups 5
Minimum focus 0.45 m (17.72)
Maximum magnification 0.14×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Weight 518 g (1.14 lb)
Diameter 81 mm (3.19)
Length 72 mm (2.83)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 72 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code ALC-SH126


User Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • TristanW, Mar 19, 2014 GMT:
    Very good sharpness even @f1,4 , disappointing CA & distortion

    sharpness is great right from f1.4 across the full frame. but CA (@f2.8 and above) & distortion is bit disappointing, for a not cheap ZA prime.

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