This high-performance ZEISS® 50mm prime lens features a large F1.4 maximum aperture as well as spectacular contrast and resolution throughout every image. The large aperture makes it easier to shoot in low light and, in combination with an 11-blade aperture design, can produce gorgeous bokeh. Other benefits include fast, precise focus and versatile control for stills and movies.
Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA compatibility
A-mount 35mm full frame
E-mount 35mm full frame
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Two aspherical elements, including one AA (advanced aspherical) element, plus ED glass elements maintain high resolution and contrast at all apertures, from corner to corner
F1.4 for versatility and beautiful bokeh
F1.4 and an 11-blade circular aperture can create images with beautiful bokeh, while also making it possible to shoot at high shutter speeds in low light.
Autofocus that supports high resolution
A ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system positions the lens’s heavy focus group with speed and precision, bringing out the best in high-resolution camera bodies.
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/auto focus selection.
Fast, precise focus
Legendary ZEISS quality manufactured and calibrated specifically for Sony imaging products. The T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast.  Advanced aspherical lens (AA lens)  Aspherical lens  ED (extra-low dispersion) glass
MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.  Contrast (%)  Distance from optical center of lens (mm)  Max. aperture  F8 aperture  Spatial frequency  10 line pairs / mm  20 line pairs / mm  40 line pairs / mm  Radial values  Tangential values
Specifications & Features
ZEISS F1.4 standard prime
ZEISS T* Coating reduces flare and ghosting
11-blade circular aperture for smooth bokeh
SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) for fast, silent autofocus
Dust and moisture resistant design
Minimum Focus Distance
0.45 m (1.48 ft)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
Filter Diameter (mm)
778 g (27.5 oz.)
What's in the Box
Hood (ALC-SH143), Lens front cap (ALC-F72S), Lens rear cap (ALC-R1EM), Case
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