The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM and the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM 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 DT 50mm F1.8 SAM with a length of 45mm, is 27mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM also has a larger diameter of 81mm compared to the Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM's 70mm 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 DT 50mm F1.8 SAM weighs 170g, which means it is 348g (67%) lighter than the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM which has a 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 DT 50mm F1.8 SAM has a filter size of 49mm whereas the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM has a 72mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 49mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM:
And these are the 72mm filters that we recommend for the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM:
Both the Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM and the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A68, Sony A77 II and Sony A58.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm
but while Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM has the fastest aperture of F1.8
, the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM's widest aperture value is F1.4