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Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens announced

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Sony has announced its new FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens for its full-frame E-mount cameras.

The construction of 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 officially announced

This lens works with a 12-element in 9-group design. It 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 prime lens announced

Technical Specifications

Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 11
Elements 12
Groups 9
Special elements / coatings 2 aspherical + 1 ED element + Zeiss T* coating
Minimum focus 0.45 m (17.72)
Maximum magnification 0.15×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 778 g (1.72 lb)
Diameter 84 mm (3.29)
Length 108 mm (4.25)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 72.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code ALC-SH143

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