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Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens

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  • Focal length: 50mm
  • Aperture range: f/1.4-16
  • Sony E-mount lens
  • 35mm Full-Frame format
  • 12 AA and ED glass elements
  • Zeiss T* coating
  • SSM for fast, silent autofocus
  • AF/MF switch for direct auto/manual focus control
  • Dust and moisture-resistant design
  • 11-blade circular aperture 

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Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens

For the serious photographer, the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens is a must have for any collection. Perfect for a wide range of uses including portrait, wedding, detail shots, beautifully manipulated depth-of-field shots and more, the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens has a fixed focal range of 50mm. Since the focal range is fixed, this prime lens allows for a significantly wider aperture range which allows for depth-of field focus manipulation and wonderful bokeh effect shots where the subject-matter is crisp and clear while the background is presented as a beautiful blur. This high-performance Zeiss constructed lens features a large f/1.4 aperture as well as breathtaking contrast and resolution throughout every image. 

f/1.4 for Optimal Versatility 

The Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens maximum aperture of f/1.4 can create images with shallow depth of field and smooth, beautiful bokeh. It's also possible to capture amazing images at high shutter speeds, even in low light environments. When you really want to push your creativity, the lens can also be stopped down to create an extended depth of field.

High Quality Optical Design

Incorporating a double-gauss design constructed of two aspherical elements, including one precision AA (advanced aspherical) element, the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens employs an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element to suppress field curvature and distortion. It does so while maintaining outstanding edge to edge resolution and contrast from the widest aperture at any focusing distance.

Excellent Color and Contrast

While Zeiss lenses are renown for delivering outstanding color reproduction and contrast, the Zeiss T* coating is an essential contributing factor. The coating works by effectively suppressing spurious reflections that can degrade overall image quality--flare and ghosting are minimized for enhanced color and contrast to give images a deep, three-dimensional feel.

SuperSonic Wave Motor

With a focus drive handled by a ring drive SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor) system, the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens can position the heavy focus group required by large aperture lenses. Whether you're shooting stills or movies, the lens operates with speed and precision--fast, accurate focus is essential to bring out the full performance potential of high-resolution camera bodies. 

Convenient Fingertip Control

The Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens puts aperture control right at your fingertips. Incorporated into its design is an aperture ring allows which is enabled or disabled by an aperture click switch. For convenient manual autofocus selection, the lens also features a focus mode switch. 

Dust and Moisture Resistant

Dust and moisture-resistant sealing design of the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens offers extra protection for your investment and ensures reliable operation in even the most challenging environments. Take pictures with confidence in light rain or windy conditions knowing that your lens performance won't let you down. 

11 Circular Aperture Blades

For natural, beautiful bokeh highlights, the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens incorporates 11 blades instead of 9 which takes bokeh quality to a whole new level. This lens yields natural-looking highlights in the out-of-focus areas enhancing the overall atmosphere of the image and provides a gentle sense of depth unlike ever before. 


Weight 2.75oz
Color Black
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Maximum Aperture f/1.4
Minimum Aperture f/16
Focal Length 50mm
Maximum Magnification 0.15 X
Angle of view 47 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48 feet (0.45M)
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Diaphragm Blades 11
Fixed Focal Length 50mm
Lens Format Full Frame Sensors
Lens Type Standard


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Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens SKU: SEL50F14Z

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Super Lens with a big flaw I was so happy with this lens until 2/3's of the lens detached fell off and pulling out the two ribbon cables with no stress on the lens when it happened. I am so bummed this lens was incredible
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too heavy! I bought this lens and it worked great with Sony A7iii, but returned it because it was too heavy along with the camera. I love Sony cameras...but the lens with bigger aperture are way too big and heavy. Could you make them a bit more portable? Thank you!!
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect 50mm is my favorite focal length. It's very versatile and great for travel, street photography and portraits. The images I get from this lens is truly amazing with very good sharpness throughout the frame, especially the center, even when shot wide open. CA is controlled well, distortion is almost non-existent and while there is obvious vignetting at f/1.4, it doesn't bother because it's correctable in Lightroom. The build quality is amazing. I love the aperture control ring that Sony has been adding with their current lenses and the focusing ring is super smooth. The AF/MF switch is such a welcomed addition as well. Overall, if money is no object, and you're looking for a bokehlicious lens with excellent light-gathering capability, this is the way to go. Albeit it's more expensive and larger than both the 50mm f1.8 and 55mm f1.8, it's really the best native 50mm lens for the FE mount I have used to date. It's permanently affixed on to my A7II.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Stunning!!! Ever since my purchase (January this year), it has become the Best companion in every photo sessions. Portrait/studio, as well as outside and street shots are just stunning!! Light intake is phenomenal, extremely sharp and well balanced. Feels good (with exception of its a bit heavy weight) and looks lovely. I use it with A7II body, ..and it enhances the camera body/look(!). (Do get lots of compliments!) Premium quality. ..and yes, 11 blade makes stunning bokeh.
Date published: 2017-05-26
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