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Sony - Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Lens for Sony E-mount Full Frame and APS-C Cameras - Black

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Lens:Take remarkably sharp, high-quality images with this Sony 50mm lens. Zeiss lens quality combined with an f/1.4 maximum aperture produces clear photographs with excellent contrast even in low light. A precise fast autofocus mechanism ensures that you're ready to take that picture of a lifetime with this Sony 50mm lens.

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    What's Included


    • Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Lens for Sony E-mount Full Frame and APS-C Cameras
    • Hood (ALC-SH143)
    • Lens front cap (ALC-F72S)
    • Lens rear cap (ALC-R1EM)
    • Case

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

    Features


    Compatible with Sony E-mount Full Frame and APS-C cameras

    For use with your existing camera.

    50mm focal length

    A versatile focal length for capturing crystal-clear shots throughout a variety of shooting situations.

    f/1.4 maximum aperture

    Creates images with shallow depth of field and smooth, beautiful bokeh.

    0.15x magnification

    Magnification ensures your images come out just the way you want.

    ZEISS T* Coating

    Reduces flare and ghosting.

    11-blade aperture design

    Takes bokeh quality to new levels of smooth beauty. Natural-looking highlights in the out-of-focus areas enhance overall atmosphere while providing a gentle sense of depth.

    Super Sonic wave Motor

    Provides 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

    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.

    1.48' minimum focusing distance

    Accommodates 72mm filters

    Accessories included

    Comes with a hood, front and rear lens caps and case.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of the best 50mm's but about 20% too big and e

      Posted
      MaxYuryev

      This new Sony lens in impressively sharp in the center, and really sharp in the corners as its should for its price tag. Interestingly it was released at the same time as Rokinons first autofocusing lens, also a 50mm 1.4 for the E mount that’s less than half the price. I ordered both of them to see how they compare and if this Sony’s price tag is worth it. Starting off with the exterior the lens is huge compared to other 50mm 1.4’s. This is one of my downsides of this lens. Using it on the A7R2 it does feel a bit too big for the body and if you’re attaching a manfrotto plate that most use for video, you have to bring it to the very front as the lens is too large to fit with the plate causing a very front heavy setup. The Rokinon is also a large lens but smaller so the plate just barely fit under it. Making up for the size is the 11 blade iris which gives off a very smooth and circular bokeh (most lenses are 7-9 blade) and a manual aperture ring that can also be de clicked for smooth adjustment. The autofocus is fairly fast but the Rokinon was faster (but a bit less accurate). The manual focus ring is quite responsive compared to other Sony fly by wire electronic focus rings, and I could get consistent repetitive rack focuses with it. If you are making a living with your photos and or video and could use a great 50mm in your lineup this lens is definitely worth it. Its one of the best 50mm available and definitely the best one for an E mount. If you’re a hobbyist or a pro on a tighter budget I’d say the Rokinon is a better bang for the buck and is 90% of the lens for about 45% of the price, with a smaller size/weight advantage. I have a full comparison with sample photos and video on Youtube that you can check out, just search for “50mm 1.4 Rokinon Sony Max Yuryev”. It was hard to choose between a 4 or a 5 star (I wish I could have done a 4.5) but I ended up giving this lens a 4 because of the size being larger than most other 50mm 1.4 which is a bigger deal when the lens is designed for small mirrorless cameras, and because I think the price is a big higher than it should be like many Sony lenses. I’d personally think this lens should be priced about $1200, and it may be in a few years.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great, Sharp 50mm from Sony

      Posted
      Paul
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have used Canon's 50mm 1.2L and then Sigma's 50mm 1.4 Art lenses on my Canon. When I switched to Sony a few months ago I picked up the Sony 55mm 1.8 and it was good. It was a sharp lens and it's 1.8 aperture let in decent light and allowed for decent to good subject isolation. But there was always something just a little off by this lens compared to some of my favorite shots with the Canon and Sigma lenses in my past. I decided to make the plunge and buy this after only one month of shooting with the 55mm. In a nutshell this lens rocks. It is wonderfully made, rock solid and metal. The images are super sharp, even wide open. I love the manual aperture ring and having my AF/MF controls back on the lens. I'll admit it is big compared to the other to 50ish mm lenses Sony puts out but I love this lens, it is what I should have got to begin with. If you have the extra money, and size isn't a huge factor to you get this one. You won't regret it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It is so good

      Posted
      Nomad001
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Ok, I had the 55 F1.8 before. That lens was outstanding for a variety of known reasons: size, quality, price... Well, for those that love the 50mm focal length on a FF sensor, this lens adds dimensions and character. It may sound subjective but after a while you know what your lens delivers, that was the case with my 55mm; this lens adds a variety of layers to my photographs that make it such a pleasure to shoot with. You have all those particular Sony lenses for well defined conditions. This is top notch at the all mighty 50mm focal length, basically translating what my eyes see.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great lens, Amazing Low light

      Posted
      KeepItSimple
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I like volunteering taking pictures at family and friends' special events (nothing professional). I owned the Zeiss Sel55f18z, but I needed a faster lens for my indoor and low light shots. I have been using the Sel50f14z lens for a couple of days, and I am impressed. The lens is sharp even wide open at f/1.4. The colors are great. Depth of field are also better than the 55mm f/1.8 lens. The Cons: This lens is heavy, probably 2.5 times the weight of the Sel55f18z lens. This lens is expensive. My overall feel... this Sel50f14z is a keeper!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great portrait lens for Sony Mirrorless system

      Posted
      Bobby
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The FE 50mm 1.4 is a necessity for any portrait photographer using the Sony Mirrorless Full-Frame System. Brilliant bokeh is easy with the max aperture of f/1.4. It's also an incredibly versatile lens, as I have used this lens for astrophotography on occasion.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Clear to the edges great color

      Posted
      DigitallyChallenged2525
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      Color color color. The more true the more I appreciate the lens and its coatings. This Zeiss lense renders crisp clean images in true color

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great lens for portraits

      Posted
      Austin
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      This lens is perfect for portraits. A+ glass portraits come out looking clean and professional.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great bokel

      Posted
      Tinheo
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Very sharp Len. Every photographer needs this nifty fifty.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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