Sony has officially announced the new FE 50mm F1.4 ZA portrait lens for its full-frame E-mount cameras.
The design of the Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA consists of 11-blade aperture for circular out-of-focus highlights even as you stop down. It has advanced aspheric and ED lens elements and Zeiss’ T* coating.
The optic features a large F1.4 maximum aperture that offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution. Sony says that the lens’ Planar design minimizes distortion.
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens becomes official
It has a 12-element in 9-group design. The lens helps to reduce spherical aberration and distortion for a flat image plane. Manual aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Lens mount||Sony FE|
|Number of diaphragm blades||11|
|Special elements / coatings||2 aspherical + 1 ED element + Zeiss T* coating|
|Minimum focus||0.45 m (17.72″)|
|Motor type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||778 g (1.72 lb)|
|Diameter||84 mm (3.29″)|
|Length||108 mm (4.25″)|
|Filter thread||72.0 mm|
|Hood product code||ALC-SH143|
The FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens will be available from July, 2016 at a price of $1,498.