In this review, we will be comparing Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM and Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM, two Standard Prime lenses by Sony. Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm but different max apertures: Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM has a max aperture of F1.8 while the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM has a max aperture of F1.4. Another major difference between these two lenses is that the Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM has a max format size coverage of APS-C / DX, on the other hand the Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM has a max coverage of 35mm FF.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM and Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM lenses good for?
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:
||Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM
||Sony CZ T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor 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 Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM's 70mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer 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 Prime Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM and 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.