Sony Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM Lens - US Version w/ Seller Warranty

Model Number: SAL50F14Z
Web Code: 14672667

Sony Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM Lens - US Version w/ Seller Warranty

Overview

A-Mount Lens/Full-Frame FormatAperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22Two Aspherical ElementsZeiss T* Anti-Reflective CoatingSuper Sonic Wave AF MotorFocus Hold Button; Rear FocusMinimum Focus Distance: 1.5Dust and Moisture-Resistant ConstructionNine-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Overview

A-Mount Lens/Full-Frame FormatAperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22Two Aspherical ElementsZeiss T* Anti-Reflective CoatingSuper Sonic Wave AF MotorFocus Hold Button; Rear FocusMinimum Focus Distance: 1.5Dust and Moisture-Resistant ConstructionNine-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Setting the standard as Sonys flagship normal lens for full-frame A-mount cameras, the Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM Lens delivers outstanding image quality along with excellent handling and performance. Using a Planar design, this lens is able to offer a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 for shallow depth of field, while two aspherical elements and Zeiss T* coating ensure contrasty, aberration-free imagery. It also features an SSM AF system for fast, quiet focusing and has a focus hold button for more tactile control over operation. The 50mms lens barrel is of the highest quality as well, sporting dust and moisture resistance while a nine-blade circular diaphragm helps users capture images with smooth bokeh.Based on the Zeiss Planar optical concept, this lens uses a design with eight elements in five groups that helps achieve the large maximum aperture of f/1.4 while helping to minimize chromatic aberrations.

A normal-length prime designed for full-frame A-mount cameras, this 50mm can also be used on APS-C camera systems where it will provide a 75mm equivalent focal length.

The f/1.4 maximum aperture allows users to create images with shallow depth of field effects and work in low-light conditions with relative ease.

Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.

Two aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.

A Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) autofocus system provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and contributes to more natural and intuitive manual focus control. The rear focusing design also helps achieve a close minimum focus distance of 1.5.

A focus hold button and focus mode switch are present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.

Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions.

Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

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Of the 7 reviewers who responded, 7 would recommend this product.

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  • High quality professional lens
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Anonymous reviewer - October 12, 2015

    The images produced by the lens is tack sharp as expected from a Zeiss lens. The lens produces a beautiful creamy bokeh. Its therefore an excellent portrait lens. It low light performance at F1.4 was even better than I thought it will be. I was able to take good photographs with the light only from a TV at an ISO setting of 400 and above. The build quality is excellent. The addition of dust and weather sealing is an added bonus. The lens focuses very quickly. Focusing is almost silent due to the SSM motor.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • The Best and the Finest Glass
    Reviewed by Littlebear - March 3, 2016

    A professional quality Zeiss lens with elegant, superb engineering and construction, created for the most demanding and dedicated photographers. Designed by an historic European optical firm, the name Zeiss evokes instant respect in the highest photographic circles. This lens provides the finest quality images, absolutely guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding photographers. The name Zeiss assures the purchaser he/she has obtained some of the finest glass. YES I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS LENS TO A FRIEND

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Precise & Versatile with typical Zeiss Quality
    Reviewed by ManicManc - January 10, 2015

    Outstanding build & image quality, this spends much of its time on my A99. As a pro commercial photographer the weather sealing is a welcomed addition too. This is a premium, quality piece of glass with a price tag to match - However, as i have found with all my other Zeiss lenses, its a price tag worth paying for. For me however there are 2 flaws: Firstly, is the supplied plastic lens hood!? - All the the other Alpha mount Zeiss lenses have high quality metal lens hoods, which not only carry that Zeiss quality to the finest detail, but also means they are more durable. Secondly, and although this may seem trivial, there is no leather pouch with the lens, like like is supplied with the other 5 Zeiss and Sony G lenses?? When paying top prices, its these little details that make the difference.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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