Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens with UV Filter Kit

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Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens with UV Filter Kit
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One AA Element & One Aspherical Element
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
In addition to adding the fast normal prime lens to your camera bag, the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H also includes a protective 72mm UV filter.
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Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Overview

In addition to adding the fast normal prime lens to your camera bag, the Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H also includes a protective 72mm UV filter.

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

With its normal perspective, fast maximum aperture, and high-end design, the Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens from Sony is easy to see as a go-to standard optic for full-frame E-mount shooters. Starting off with the fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, photographers and videographers will enjoy exceptional low-light performance along with the ability to create shallow depth-of field effects. The Zeiss Planar optical design benefits users by providing an almost distortion-free image, while the incorporation of one Advanced Aspherical, one aspherical, and one extra-low dispersion element work to minimize spherical and chromatic aberrations. On top of that, the legendary Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating combats flare and ghosting for crisp, clear imagery.

Performance is top notch as well with speedy autofocus provided by a ring drive Super Sonic Wave Motor (SSM) system. An AF/MF switch is provided for quickly changing between the modes and an internal focus design maintains overall lens length during use. A physical aperture ring is present on the lens which can be de-clicked at the flip of a switch, making this a great option for video in addition to stills. An eleven-blade circular diaphragm further improves image quality by ensuring smooth bokeh at a wide range of aperture settings. Additionally, a dust and moisture-resistant construction will keep you working even in less than ideal environments.

Based on the Zeiss Planar optical concept, this lens uses a design with 12 elements in 9 groups that helps achieve the large maximum aperture of f/1.4 while helping to minimize chromatic aberrations.
A normal-length prime designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras, this 50mm f/1.4 is also compatible with APS-C models where it will provide a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers a wealth of control over focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
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.
One Advanced Aspherical (AA) and one aspherical element are incorporated into the optical design for effective control over astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other spherical aberrations.
One extra-low dispersion element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
A ring drive Super Sonic wave Motor autofocus system and internal focus mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control. An AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for tactile control over this setting.
Physical aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.
Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
Rounded eleven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242896642

Chiaro Pro 72mm 98-UVATS UV Filter

The Pro 72mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

98% Light Transmission

Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.

Resistance Coating

The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allow you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.

Polished Optical Glass

Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.


Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.

UV Protection

The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.

Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction

The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.

Slim Design

Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.

Top and Side Knurling

In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.

Secure Attachment

It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.

Front Threads

The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593510

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

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Close-Up Magnification0.15x
Optical Design12 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.29 x 4.25" / 83.5 x 108 mm
Weight27.5 oz / 780 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.6 x 4.9 x 4.7"

Chiaro Pro 72mm 98-UVATS UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size72 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet72 mm
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
KnurlingSide, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.135 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.75 x 3.75 x 0.85"
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has anyone used this on a FX9. does the autofocus ...

has anyone used this on a FX9. does the autofocus work well, can the footage be stabilize in post with Catalyst Browser?
Asked by: sam
Sony E-mount lenses in general will work as well as possible on the FX9. However this is an F/1.4 lens. When an autofocus lens more opened up and the depth of field is shallower, it is more likely to hunt for focus. Also, when using a lens like this on the FX9 you are probably going to want to be on a tripod or some other support system to prevent having to stabilize in post production.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-11-25

is this a good sense for astrophotography?

is this a good sense for astrophotography?
Asked by: Grant
I prefer a much wider lens in the 12mm to 17mm range for overhead sky photos. The 50mm is too narrow if looking straight up.
Answered by: Earl
Date published: 2021-02-12

How well do the Sony Zeiss lenses match the Sony ...

How well do the Sony Zeiss lenses match the Sony G lenses?
Asked by: Scott
The G Master Series is meant for the highest possible resolution while the Sony Zeiss series is meant for higher contrast. Either way, you cannot go wrong.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-03-02

In manual focus mode, how many degrees of ...

In manual focus mode, how many degrees of rotation does it take the focus ring to move from the lens from minimum focus distance to infinity?
Asked by: Ben
It is roughly 90 degrees to rotate from minimum focus to infinity. Is you are planning to use this lens for video, a cinema lens such as this Rokinon DS would allow more precise control of the focus:
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2019-11-20

How much does this lens weigh?

How much does this lens weigh?
Asked by: Arthur
700 grams, a heavy, metal and a solid lens. Check youtube for user reviews. Bokeh is awesome.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-24


Is the lens using focus by wire / electronic coupling of the focus ring?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens uses electronic coupling for focus.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


The AF on my lens is way off. Manually focusing the produces very sharp image by comparison. I am using it in a Sony A7R II but the camera says micro adjust not available with this lens. Any suggestions? is it true that I can't make an AF micro adjustment to correct this issue?
Asked by: scott
This is an Auto Focus lens that should work very well with the Auto Focus System on the A7RII. If you are having issues with the auto focus please email us at [email protected] so we can help guide you in the right direction for additional assistance.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-11-12

We rented this lens for two shoots - video, but ...

We rented this lens for two shoots - video, but also for portraits. Lens bokeh is terrific. However, we had a number of weird problems with autofocus using the A7s. Is this a software issue? I have read that there is a big firmware upgrade coming soon.
Asked by: Paul
This lens is very sharp , sometimes you need to micro adjust lens to your camera body
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-14
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