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Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens

$1,399.99
 
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SEL50F14Z
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Summary

Performance is top notch as well with speedy autofocus provided by a ring drive Super Sonic Wave Motor (SSM) system. An AF/MF switch is provided for quickly changing between the modes and an internal focus design maintains overall lens length during use. A physical aperture ring is present on the lens which can be de-clicked at the flip of a switch, making this a great option for video in addition to stills. An eleven-blade circular diaphragm further improves image quality by ensuring smooth bokeh at a wide range of aperture settings. Additionally, a dust and moisture-resistant construction will keep you working even in less than ideal environments. 

Features

50mm wide aperture Prime lens with ZEISS® Planar design

High-performance 'normal' 50mm prime lens is the ideal focal length for most photographers. The bright F1.4 maximum aperture delivers excellent low-light performance and control over defocussed backgrounds. A state-of-the-art optical design includes 12 Elements in 9 Groups with Advanced Aspheric and ED glass - reducing spherical aberration and distortion to an absolute minimum for a flat image plane that is consistent with the Planar name.

Center to corner sharpness with outstanding resolution

12 Elements in 9 Groups including Aspherical lens design which dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped "aspherical" elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. While ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings.

ZEISS® T* coating delivers superior contrast and resolution

Coated optics were pioneered by Carl Zeiss® - and this superb lens features the ZEISS® T* (T-Star) coating that virtually eliminates lens flare, internal reflection and light scattering that can otherwise occur at glass-to-air surfaces. The T* coating contributes to outstanding image quality, with high contrast and uniformly excellent resolution right out to the image edges. Not simply applied to any lens - the T* symbol only appears on multi-element lenses in which the required performance has been achieved throughout the entire optical path, therefore guaranteeing the highest quality.

11-blade circular aperture for gorgeous bokeh

When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This 'bokeh' effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.

Ring Drive SSM

Expect fast, quiet and precise focusing thanks to ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) which ensures pinpoint focus by positioning the lens's heavy focusing group with impressive speed and precision.

Aperture ring with a selectable click ON/OFF switch

A responsive aperture ring offers positive action that will satisfy professional photographers and moviemakers alike. The aperture ring click stops can be switched on or off as required. "Off" is the preferred setting for moviemaking since it results in the least aperture operation noise. When "On" the ring provides tactile feedback that is useful when shooting stills.

AF/MF switch for direct auto/manual focus control

An AF/MF focus mode switch on the lens allows fast and easy control of switching between auto and manual focus without having to take your eye off your subject or having to go into menus.

Dust and moisture resistant for robust reliability

Sealing at all joints minimizes the chance of dust and moisture intrusion for maximum reliability in the widest possible range of shooting conditions.

Specifications

Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Sony E
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 47°
Minimum Focus Distance 17.72" (45 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.67
Elements/Groups 12/9
Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.29 x 4.25" (83.5 x 108 mm)
Weight 27.44 oz (778 g)

What's in the Box

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens
  • ALC-F72S 72mm Front Lens Cap
  • ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
  • ALC-SH143 Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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