Sony E-mount users might well be adding another lens to their kitbag, or at least their wish list, with the announcement of the full-frame FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA prime lens. With its large f/1.4 maximum aperture, Sony claims the lens offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution, in line with its Zeiss credentials.
This 50mm prime lens features a large F1.4 maximum aperture that offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution that are hallmarks of the ZEISS® brand. It produces these consistently strong qualities throughout the entirety of the frame – from centre to corner – and at all aperture settings, even while shooting wide open at F1.4. The cutting edge optical structure includes high-precision AA (Advanced Aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that reduce spherical and chromatic aberration, as well as a ZEISS® T* Coating that minimises flare and ghosting, creating the classic ZEISS® clarity. Additionally, its Planar design ensures minimal distortion.
The large F1.4 maximum aperture of the FE 50mm F1.4ZA lens provides a level of brightness and speed that are advantageous for dimly lit indoor shots, night scenes, and portraits, while its 11-bladed circular aperture allows for stunning ‘bokeh’, or background defocus, in images. The lens also features an aperture ring with an adjustable ON/OFF switch, an AF/MF focus mode switch, and a dust and moisture resistant design[i], further increasing its functionality.
The new lens is also equipped with a ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system, which allows it to efficiently lock focus with speed, precision and in near silence, making it particularly useful for shooting movies.
Pricing and Availability
The new FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens will ship this July and will be available across India for approximately ₹120,000.
Although the design is dust and moisture resistant, absolute protection from dust and moisture is not guaranteed.
For more information, visit the Sony website.