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Sony 50mm f1.4 ZA Planar T* FE Lens (SEL50F14Z)

Highlights

  • Lens is suitable for: Sony Full Frame E-Mount
  • Fitting: Sony E-Mount (APS-C & Full Frame)
  • PRIME
  • Standard PRIME
  • Filter Size: 72mm

Product code: S50 (4548736028371)

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4.5
(100 reviews)

Sony 50mm f1.4 ZA Planar T* FE Lens (SEL50F14Z)

£1,299.00

No used versions available

Product Details

Key Specifications

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One AA Element & One Aspherical Element
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Ring Drive Super Sonic Wave AF Motor
  • AF/MF Switch; Internal Focus
  • Physical Aperture Ring; De-Click Switch
  • Dust- & Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Eleven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Breathtaking resolution and contrast

A refined double-gauss design incorporating two aspherical elements, including one precision AA (advanced aspherical) element, works with an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element to suppress field curvature and distortion while maintaining outstanding image-wide resolution and contrast from the widest aperture at any focusing distance.

F1.4 for versatility and beautiful bokeh

The F1.4 maximum aperture can be used to create images with shallow depth of field and smooth, beautiful bokeh. A bright maximum aperture like this also makes it possible to shoot at high shutter speeds in low lighting. Of course, the lens can be stopped down to create an extended depth of field when required.

11 blades for natural bokeh highlights

Although Sony’s circular aperture design usually employs up to 9 blades, this lens incorporates 11 blades that take bokeh quality to new levels of smooth beauty. Natural-looking highlights in the out-of-focus areas enhance the overall atmosphere while providing a gentle sense of depth.

Autofocus that supports high resolution

Focus drive is handled by a ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system that is capable of positioning the heavy focus group required by large-aperture lenses with speed and precision. Fast, accurate focus is essential to bring out the full performance potential of high-resolution camera bodies, whether you’re shooting stills or movies.

Convenient fingertip control

A physical aperture ring allows intuitive aperture control. An aperture click switch makes it possible to enable or disable the aperture ring click stops as required. Moviemakers will want the clicks OFF, while photographers often prefer tactile click feedback. There’s also a focus mode switch for convenient manual/autofocus selection.

Reliable in challenging conditions

Sealed dust and moisture resistant design provides extra protection and ensures reliable operation in challenging environments. Shoot with confidence in light rain or windy conditions.*

*Although the design is dust and moisture resistant, absolute protection from dust and moisture is not guaranteed.

Excellent colour and contrast

ZEISS lenses are renowned for their outstanding colour reproduction and contrast. The ZEISS T* Coating is an important contributing factor, effectively suppressing spurious reflections that can degrade overall image quality. Flare and ghosting are reduced for enhanced colour and contrast that give images a deep, three-dimensional feel.

Product Reviews

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Weather sealing, Ghosting, Glare
Photography BLOG

The Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA is a very fast, extremely well-built "standard" lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras that delivers excellent image quality. It is big and heavy and also costs a lot, though, so you may want to consider some of the smaller, cheaper alternatives.

ePHOTOzine

Lenses bearing the Carl Zeiss name tend to be luxury items and carry a luxury price tag as a result. Although this lens performs well in many areas, the high CA levels at fast apertures and fairly poor sharpness towards the edges of the frame at maximum aperture isn't typically what you'd expect of...

Photography BLOG

If you can afford it, the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM is a fantastic standard prime lens for Sony full-frame users, delivering imperious image quality with the minimum of fuss.

PhotoReview

Optically and mechanically, the Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA performance is up there with the best lenses we’ve tested.

Camera Labs

The Sony FE 50mm f1.4 ZA is a very respectable large aperture standard prime lens for Sony's mirrorless bodies. It’s very sharp in the center and produces one of the best full-frame corners I've seen. Plus its resistance against flare and glare in adverse contra-light situations is commendable.

The Digital Picture

As I said in the review intro, how does extremely sharp image quality at f/1.4 from a well-built lens in the ultra-popular 50mm focal length sound? Right, it sounds fantastic. The Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens is that lens.

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Sony

I had my first shoot with this lens, along with my A7III and the images produced are absolutely beautiful. My model was over the moon with them. I would recommend this lens to any portrait photographer, whatever their experience.

WEX

Bought this to complement my other prime lenses - the sharpness wide open is amazing. Whilst this is an expensive lens I made the purchase on the basis that it will suite the A7riv when I can afford to buy one.

Sony

Bought this to complement my other prime lenses - the sharpness wide open is amazing. Whilst this is an expensive lens I made the purchase on the basis that it will suite the A7riv when I can afford to buy one.

WEX

I was so happy with this lens until 2/3's of the lens detached fell off and pulling out the two ribbon cables with no stress on the lens when it happened. I am so bummed this lens was incredible

Sony

i bought this lens, very expensive - the noise of the focusing motor makes it practically impossible to use for video

WEX

I bought this 2 months ago and used it on my A7R2. It's a great combination and deliver good picture quality at F1.4, great sharpness at focus center and bokeh at surrounding. Ease of manual f value adjustment while using A mode.

Sony

I Just Purchased This Prime Lens And Found It To Be Brilliant For Creating Good Bokeh. I Will Be Using It Now For Stills & Video. Feels And Is Well Made

WEX

I had my first shoot with this lens, along with my A7III and the images produced are absolutely beautiful. My model was over the moon with them. I would recommend this lens to any portrait photographer, whatever their experience.

WEX

i bought this lens, very expensive - the noise of the focusing motor makes it practically impossible to use for video

Sony

I purchased this lens a few weeks ago, I am not sure yet where this lens sits in my collection, too short for my liking in my studio for portrait work, too long for my commercial property work and too heavy in my opinion for street photography although this is where it excels, it has only had a...

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