Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA 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 Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Sony Planar T FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony Planar T FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Very Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 11 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA 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 A7C Mark II, Sony A7CR and Sony A6700.
Sony A7C Mark II with the Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Lens
Sony A7CR with the Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Lens
Sony A6700 with the Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Lens
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA has a maximum diameter of 84mm and total length of 108mm. It weighs 778g / 27.4 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA and Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM (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 Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA has a filter thread of 72mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA:
Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA has a fixed focal length of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 75mm.
The Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA 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 Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Sony A7C Mark II, Sony A7CR and Sony A6700.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA 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 Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA MTF Charts
Below you can find the MTF chart of Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA which would give an idea of the its contrast and resolution from the center to its edges.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.15x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.45m. 0.15x 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 Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA has a max aperture of F1.4.
Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA's optical formula consists of 12 elements in 9 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 aspherical
- 1 ED element
- Zeiss T* coating
Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA 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-SH143.
Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Sony Zeiss FE 50mm F1.4 ZA
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