Sony Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens tested by DxOMark

Sony Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens tested by DxOMark. Tested on the 42MP Sony a7RII, the portrait lens is an excellent performer!

Sony Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens achieves an outstanding overall score of 45 points. The optic ranks in joint 5th place for all lenses they’ve tested on the a7R II, and top place for 50mm primes.

According to test results the lens gained a combination of 41 P-Mpix Sharpness. More over a 1.6 TStop Transmission, 0.1% Distortion, -2.5 EV Vignetting and 8μm Chr.aberration.

Sony Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens test results

This optic is designed  for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. Boasting a wide maximum f/1.4 aperture, it’s a versatile lens choice for general use and low-light photography. It offers creative background bokeh portraits and effects on Sony a7-series cameras.

From DxOMark conclusion :

Adding a very fast f/1.4 maximum aperture option to the Sony/Zeiss 50mm lineup will be welcomed by Sony a7 shooters looking for a high-performance, general-use, low-light lens.

Costing $1498, it’s a pretty expensive option. At 108mm in length and weighing 778g, it’s a fairly bulky bit of glass for use on the smaller Sony mirrorless cameras, too. If you’re after the best results from your a7 series hybrid at 50mm. However, the Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 is outstanding, delivering some of the best low-light performance and sharpness possible in this category.

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