Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens

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Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
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A perfect pairing for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, the Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens offers excellent resolution and a fast f/1.8 aperture for photographers looking for a high-performing normal-length prime. By using three aspherical elements and Zeiss's legendary T* anti-reflective coating, this lens exhibits an absolute minimum of aberrations and flare. It also has a linear autofocus motor and internal focus design for fast, responsive AF and achieving a minimum focus distance of 1.6'. Additionally, the lens is dust and moisture resistant and uses a nine-blade circular diaphragm for smooth, rounded bokeh.
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Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Overview

A perfect pairing for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, the Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens offers excellent resolution and a fast f/1.8 aperture for photographers looking for a high-performing normal-length prime. By using three aspherical elements and Zeiss's legendary T* anti-reflective coating, this lens exhibits an absolute minimum of aberrations and flare. It also has a linear autofocus motor and internal focus design for fast, responsive AF and achieving a minimum focus distance of 1.6'. Additionally, the lens is dust and moisture resistant and uses a nine-blade circular diaphragm for smooth, rounded bokeh.

Based on the Zeiss Sonnar optical concept, this lens uses a design with seven elements in five groups that helps achieve the large maximum aperture of f/1.8 while simultaneously reducing flare and improving contrast.
A normal-length prime designed for full-frame E-mount cameras, this 55mm lens will provide a excellent perspective for street photography, portraits, and general-purpose shooting. It can also be used on APS-C format cameras where it will provide an equivalent focal length of 82.5mm.
The f/1.8 maximum aperture allows users to create images with shallow depth of field and work in low-light conditions with relative ease.
Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
Three aspherical elements, including two double-sided, are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
A linear autofocus motor and internal focus design provide quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos.
Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242868175

Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Specs

Focal Length55mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View43°
Minimum Focus Distance1.64' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design7 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.54 x 2.78" / 64.52 x 70.61 mm
Weight9.91 oz / 281 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 4.4 x 4.3"
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can this be used with a Nikon film camera like the Nikon F2?
Asked by: Daniel
No it can not , only Sony E mount Cameras
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-09

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Asked by: Rita
They are both excellent lenses. the G master is a 1.4 vs the 55mm 1.8. The 55mm is also smaller and lighter. And it costs about a third the price. So I suppose the real question here is -is the 55mm a comparable lens. The answer is - if you don't mind the lack of an aperture ring, MF/AF switch and function button - then you should take a serious look at the 55mm because its image quality is truly amazing - especially at this price point, size and weight.
Answered by: Ken
Date published: 2021-01-29

What is the warranty on this 55mm f/1.8?

What is the warranty on this 55mm f/1.8?
Asked by: Yeshe
1 year Sony warranty
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-21

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Is the autofocus quiet enough to use while filming videos? (with a shotgun mic mounted on the camera)
Asked by: M
Yes, the Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens uses a linear stepper autofocus motor which is already very quiet and compatible for video recording usage needs. As you are using an external shotgun microphone which further increases the distance of the microphone from the lens, you should not have any issues with audio from the stepping focusing motor inside the lens.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-01-07

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Which is best sigma 50mm f/1.4 art and this Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 ?
Asked by: Nakib
Both lenses are excellent, but the Sigma is slightly better in low light as it is 2/3 of a stop brighter.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-12-14

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Date published: 2020-05-28

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Date published: 2020-04-23
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