Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA portrait lens officially announced

Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA portrait lens officially announced

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.

Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA portrait lens officially announced

Technical Specifications

Lens typePrime lens
Max Format size35mm FF
Image stabilisationNo
Lens mountSony FE
Aperture ringYes
Number of diaphragm blades11
Elements12
Groups9
Special elements / coatings2 aspherical + 1 ED element + Zeiss T* coating
Minimum focus0.45 m (17.72)
Maximum magnification0.15×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeRing-type ultrasonic
Full time manualYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Weight778 g (1.72 lb)
Diameter84 mm (3.29)
Length108 mm (4.25)
SealingYes
ColourBlack
Filter thread72.0 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Hood product codeALC-SH143

The FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens will be available from July, 2016 at a price of $1,498.