Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Review and Test Results

DxOMark has posted their test results for the Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA full frame lens. They reviewed the prime, normal focal length lens which is currently priced for $998 and the lens performed as the best autofocus lens ever tested at DxOMark.

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZE lens scored 42 point and placed in the second place in DxOMark rankings ust after the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 lens. The lens was tested with the Sony A7r full frame mirrorless system cameras.

Sony has announced Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA full frame lens for the newly announced Sony A7 and A7r full frame mirrorless system cameras.

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Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Review and Test Results

Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA lens Vs. Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 lens for Nikon

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From DxOMark Conclusion :

In fact, the Zeiss Sonnar has similarly high peak sharpness and outstanding uniformity with less than 5% loss in sharpness across the field at any given aperture value. Transmission is outstanding but while both distortion and chromatic aberration are quite well controlled, some slight CA is evident throughout the aperture range though it decreases when stopping down.

On paper at least the Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f1.8 ZA may seem somewhat unadventurous and over-priced given the f1.8 maximum aperture. In reality the lens is a bright 1.8TStops, and image quality is outstanding. Even the $1,000 price seems quite reasonable.

The Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA lens is a prime, normal focal length lens featuring a very fast and bright f/1.8 maximum aperture to support working in dimly-lit conditions and for greater control over focus for shallow depth of field imagery.

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