A bunch of you have been asking for this one…Sony just announced the Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens ($1,498 – Available for Pre-Order NOW!) as the latest addition to their Full-Frame E-mount lens line-up.
Quintessential wide-aperture 50mm “normal” lens, the new ZEISS Planar F1.4 offers high resolution, high-contrast and overall exceptional performance
SAN DIEGO, June 27, 2016 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA (model SEL50F14Z).
This 50mm prime lens features a large F1.4 maximum aperture that offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution that are hallmarks of the ZEISS brand. It produces these consistently strong qualities throughout the entirety of the frame – from center to corner – and at all aperture settings, even while shooting wide open at F1.4. The cutting edge optical structure includes high-precision AA (Advanced Aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that reduce spherical and chromatic aberration, as well as a ZEISSÂ® T* Coating that minimizes flare and ghosting creating the classic ZEISS clarity. Additionally, its Planar design ensures minimal distortion.
The large F1.4 maximum aperture of the FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens provides a level of brightness and speed that are advantageous for dimly lit indoor shots, night scenes, and portraits, while its 11-bladed circular aperture allows for stunning “bokeh”, or background defocus, in images. The lens also features an aperture ring with an adjustable ON/OFF switch, an AF/MF focus mode switch, and a dust and moisture resistant design, further increasing its functionality.
The new lens is also equipped with a ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system, which allows it to efficiently lock focus with speed, precision and in near silence, making it particularly useful for shooting movies.
Pricing and Availability
Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens ($1,498 – Available for Pre-Order NOW!) will ship this July from Sony authorized dealers throughout North America.
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Brian, how do you think the new 50mm 1.4 will compare to the current 55mm 1.8?
The FE 55 1.8 is already a great lens. This should be as well. Joins the FE 35/1.4 ZA and FE 85/1.4 as a great trio of 1.4 lenses offering the option of stepless de-clicked apertures doe video shooters.
Oh WOW! That’s great news! With the 50mm f/1.4 to go along with the 28mm f/2, and the 85mm f/1.4 GM, that trio of FE primes covers 99 percent of what I need for what I do. Can’t wait!