The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM and the Sony 50mm F1.4 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM is the longer of the two lenses at 72mm. The Sony 50mm F1.4 with a length of 43mm, is 29mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM also has a larger diameter of 81mm compared to the Sony 50mm F1.4's 66mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Sony 50mm F1.4 weighs 222g, 57% (296g) lighter than the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM's weight of 518g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Standard Prime Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for Size Comparison
The Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM has a filter size of 72mm whereas the Sony 50mm F1.4 has a 55mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 72mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM:
And these are the 55mm filters that we recommend for the Sony 50mm F1.4:
Both the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM and the Sony 50mm F1.4 has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm
and the fastest aperture of F1.4