Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Hood supplied
| Internal Focusing
| Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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We couldn't find any significant Cons for the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ is compatible with cameras that have a Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Sony A7C Mark II with the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ Lens
Sony A7CR with the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ Lens
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ has a maximum diameter of 64mm and total length of 71mm. It weighs 281g / 9.9 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ and Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G (Sony E mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ has a filter thread of 49mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ:
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ has a fixed focal length 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.
The Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS in Sony E mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ MTF Charts
Below you can find the MTF chart of Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ which would give an idea of the its contrast and resolution from the center to its edges.
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compared to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.14x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m. 0.14x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Standard Prime type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ has a max aperture of F1.8 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ's optical formula consists of 7 elements in 5 groups . Special elements used in this design is 3 aspherical elements.
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is ALC-SH131.
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA CZ is available in Black color.
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