Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Lens Announced, Priced $1,498

Sony FE Zeiss 50mm F1.4 ZA lens

Sony has just officially announced Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens. This new prime lens costs $1,498.00 and is available for pre-order at B&H

The Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA is a Carl Zeiss-branded fast prime for the company’s full-frame mirrorless cameras, featuring both advanced aspherical and ED lens elements as well as Zeiss’ T* coating to reduce flare and ghosting.


Sony Releases Full-Frame FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Prime Lens

A quintessential wide-aperture 50mm “normal” lens, the new ZEISS® Planar F1.4 offers high resolution, high-contrast and overall exceptional performance

SAN DIEGO, June 27, 2016 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA (model SEL50F14Z).

This 50mm prime lens features a large F1.4 maximum aperture that offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution that are hallmarks of the ZEISS® brand. It produces these consistently strong qualities throughout the entirety of the frame – from center to corner – and at all aperture settings, even while shooting wide open at F1.4. The cutting edge optical structure includes high-precision AA (Advanced Aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that reduce spherical and chromatic aberration, as well as a ZEISS® T* Coating that minimizes flare and ghosting creating the classic ZEISS® clarity. Additionally, its Planar design ensures minimal distortion.

The large F1.4 maximum aperture of the FE 50mm F1.4ZA lens provides a level of brightness and speed that are advantageous for dimly lit indoor shots, night scenes, and portraits, while its 11-bladed circular aperture allows for stunning “bokeh”, or background defocus, in images. The lens also features an aperture ring with an adjustable ON/OFF switch, an AF/MF focus mode switch, and a dust and moisture resistant design¹, further increasing its functionality.

The new lens is also equipped with a ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system, which allows it to efficiently lock focus with speed, precision and in near silence, making it particularly useful for shooting movies.

FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens specs:

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 11
Elements 12
Groups 9
Special elements / coatings 2 aspherical + 1 ED element + Zeiss T* coating
Minimum focus 0.45 m (17.72)
Maximum magnification 0.15×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 778 g (1.72 lb)
Diameter 84 mm (3.29)
Length 108 mm (4.25)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 72.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code ALC-SH143

See also Sony T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens sample images

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