Planar T* FE 1,4/50mm ZA

Lens Speed Redefined

The perfect all-round lens for any situation: with the new Planar T* FE 1,4/50mm ZA for full-frame E-mount cameras from Sony you will experience high quality throughout the entire frame right into the edges of the image – even at full aperture. Its angle of view corresponds to the perspective of the human eye. At the highest aperture setting it captures stunning images in portrait quality. The highest aperture setting of 1.4 enables attractive bokeh with a low depth of field and rises to the challenge every time – even in poor light. It is precisely in these situations that its advanced optical design – featuring aspheric elements and the legendary T*®antireflective coating – allows the lens to perform at its breathtaking best and deliver pictures that will astound you. The lens is additionally equipped with an aperture ring, permitting the aperture value to be set via the camera or directly on the lens. Autofocus or manual focus? The Planar T* FE 1,4/50mm ZA features a fast-action focus switch for selecting whichever mode you require. Last but certainly not least, a Super Sonic Wave Ultrasonic Motor (SSM) ensures that you never lose any time when focusing. This also makes this standard lens ideal for free-hand photography, particularly in poor light.

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Technical specifications:

Focal length 50 mm
Aperture range f/1.4 – f/16
Focusing range 0.45 m – ∞
Number of elements/groups 12/9
Angular field (Fullframe) 47° (diagonal)
Angular field (APS-C) 32° (diagonal)
Filter thread M 72 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps) ø 82.3 mm, length 126.3 mm
Weight (without caps)
777 g

Planar T* FE 1,4/50mm ZA


Extremely Fast Sony alpha E-mount Full-Frame Lens

A high speed lens gives you a huge amount of freedom in taking your photographs, as you can either make the most of available light, not having to worry about disturbing a moment with a flash, or create spectacular effects with a shallow depth of field or harmonious bokeh.

Versatile aperture settings

Ideal for every use, for both photography and professional video shooting. With the de-click feature for the aperture function, you will handle unexpected changes in brightness and difficult lighting conditions seamlessly – simply with a switch directly on the lens. Every pan shot will be successful. In addition, you can use the aperture ring of the lens to preset the aperture just as you would do with special video lenses. Here as well, you will love the diverse and especially precise focusing options of the lens – manual as well as automatic.

Smooth, silent AF operation

Design of the autofocus system requires extremely accurate shifting of particular lens groups. While this is normally achieved via mechanical coupling from the camera body, ZA lenses feature a built-in SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) focusing system for even more refined AF performance.

Robust and weatherproof metal construction

Its metal barrel and bayonet as well as elaborate protection against dust and spray make the lens perfect for shooting in demanding outdoor conditions – and also guarantee its constant readiness for many years of intensive use.

Aspherical Lenses and Extra-low Dispersion Glass

Compact yet extremely capable – ZEISS worked in close collaboration with Sony to create a high-precision lens, containing aspherical lenses as well as extra-low dispersion glass to ensure a portable size, while delivering exquisite image quality at the same time.

ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating

The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T*® anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by ZEISS as long ago as in the 1930s.

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