A premium prime lens for the premium Sony Full Frame range
Introducing a fresh and new take on a proven classic, the Sony 50mm f1.4 Zeiss. Designed for use on Full frame Sony E-mount cameras, but also functional on APS-S versions, this lens has been constructed for premium performance and it does not miss the mark in the slightest. Featuring a famous Zeiss Planar construction, this prime lens does well restrict distortions to an absolute minimum, while other imperfections, such as chromatic aberrations, are reduced due to the inclusion of the advanced aspherical, aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements within the design. Another Zeiss hallmark, the T* anti-reflective coating has been incorporated for the restriction of ghosting and lens flare - the result of all of these inclusions is precision optical quality and fantastic looking pictures.
A proven focal length
When used on Sony full frame bodies, this prime lens offers a normal, or standard perspective, one that has been remarkably popular throughout history. Portraits, landscape, travel, photojournalism - the list goes on. The 50mm focal length can, and has been repeatedly used for these various applications, with limitless success. Also able to be mounted on APS-C E-mount bodies, the Sony 50mm Zeiss lens then provides a 75mm equivalent focal length, losing some reach at the wider end, but gaining some extra magnification which may benefit portraiture.
A bright f1.4 aperture and the obvious benefits
The benefits provided by a fast maximum aperture, such as the one in the Sony 50mm, simply cannot be overstated. Handheld shooting is a given with a f1.4 aperture, with the ability to shoot wide open, utilising fast shutter speeds and therefore eliminating camera shake. Selective focus is fun and easy to explore, with the depth of field within your finished photograph, well and truly in your hands. At f1.4 you can reduce backgrounds to a featureless blur, a blur that is beautiful and creamy thanks to the rounded 11-blade aperture diaphragm. The Sony 50mm f1.4 Zeiss may be the next step towards you producing more professional looking images, and it will be the next step towards you having a more enjoyable photographic experience.
Other key features
- Dust and moisture-resistant construction
- Smooth manual aperture ring
- Quick and quiet autofocus, thanks to a ring drive SSM system and internal focusing