The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ is the longer of the two lenses at 71mm. The Sony FE 50mm F1.8 with a length of 60mm is 11mm shorter. On the other hand, the Sony FE 50mm F1.8 has a larger diameter of 69mm compared to Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ's 64mm 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 FE 50mm F1.8 weighs 186g, which means it is 95g (33%) lighter than the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ which has a weight of 281g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Sony FE 50mm F1.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 75mm.
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 55mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 82.5mm.