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.

Specs

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 50 mm
Lens mount Sony Alpha
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.4
Aperture ring No
Optics
Elements 8
Groups 5
Focus
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
Physical
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

Reviews

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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