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Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens with Circular Polarizer Kit

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Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens with Circular Polarizer Kit
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
In addition to adding the fast normal prime lens to your camera bag, the Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens with Circular Polarizer Kit from B&H also includes a versatile 49mm circular polarizer.
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Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens with Circular Polarizer Kit Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
  • 3Chiaro Pro 49mm 99-UVBTS Brass UV Filter
  • 4Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
By B&H Photo's
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
Premier Portrait Prime
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 bright f/1.8 aperture for photographers looking for a high-performing normal-length prime.
ZEISS Optical Design
  • 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.
  • Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture allows users to create images with shallow depth of field and work in low-light conditions with relative ease.
  • Three aspherical elements, including two double-sided, are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • 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.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Autofocus and Design
  • 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.
Chiaro Pro 49mm 99-UVBTS Brass UV Filter

The Pro 49mm 99-UVBTS Brass UV Filter is Chiaro’s top-performing protective UV filter offering 99% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers who demand the highest-quality glass and other essential features for uncompromised image fidelity and premium construction.

To achieve superior 99% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished Schott 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. The durable brass filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling is crafted to help ensure 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.

99% Light Transmission
Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished Schott glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro can offer a 99% transmission rate, which is the highest possible 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 allows 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 Schott Glass
Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The Schott glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures superior 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.
Brass Construction
The durable brass filter ring offers a substantial, premium feel. The unique properties of brass minimize the chance of jamming or binding when you're screwing the filter onto your lens or stacking filters.
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 that helps offer better options to 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: 847628593060
Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Keep your optical surfaces clean with the Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit. This kit contains a pack of lens tissues, a lens cleaning pen, bulb air blower, paint brush, lipstick brush, lens cleaning fluid, microfiber cleaning cloth, and see-through mesh travel case to put everything in. This kit can be used to clean a variety of different optics and glass. You can use the air bulb blower and any of the three supplied brushes to initially remove dust from the surface. Sensei recommends applying a small amount of the alcohol- and ammonia-free cleaning fluid directly to the lens tissue. Then, gently rub in small circular motions to remove stubborn smudges or fingerprints from the glass. For those more stubborn blemishes or smudges, the lens pen is very effective.

UPC: 847628008427

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

Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
1.64' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification
Optical Design
7 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.54 x 2.78" / 64.52 x 70.61 mm
9.91 oz / 281 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 4.4 x 4.3"

Chiaro Pro 49mm 99-UVBTS Brass UV Filter Specs

Filter Type
Filter Factor
1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size
49 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
49 mm
Multi-Coating, Resistance Coating
Physical Features
Filter Thickness
0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter Material
Ring Material
Side, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.25 x 3.3 x 0.95"

Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit Specs

4.1 x 1.2" / 10.4 x 3 cm (Cleaning Fluid Bottle)
4.1 x 0.7" / 10.4 x 1.8 cm (Lipstick Brush)
6 x 4" / 15.2 x 10.2 cm (Lens Tissue (Pack))
5.7 x 0.6" / 14.6 x 1.5 cm (Paint Brush)
5.8 x 2.1" / 14.7 x 5.3 cm (Bulb Air Blower)
1 x 0.2 x 0.2' / 30 x 6.9 x 6.6 cm
5 oz / 143 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 2.4 x 2.4"

Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens with Circular Polarizer Kit Reviews

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Does this lens allow Autofocus in video mode on ...

Does this lens allow Autofocus in video mode on Sony A7Riii?
Asked by: Jason
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-05-28

is this a USA warranty?

is this a USA warranty?
Asked by: Lucius
Hello Lucius, yes all units sold in the US come with a US warranty.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-01-07

What’s the difference between a Sony Zeiss lens ...

What’s the difference between a Sony Zeiss lens and Sony G master lens? Thank you Which is sharper?
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


Will this work on a7r or rII?
Asked by: Gary
Yes any lens with an E mount will work on the a7 series cameras. The FE in the name of the lens signifies it as an e -mount for a F ull frame sensor cameras, like the a7 series. The crop sensor lenses (lenses with just E not FE in the name), will also work pn the a7 cameras but will be cropped and have a vignette/shadow on the pictures due to the bigger sensor on the a7 series cameras.
Answered by: Stephen S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Is there a way to set the focus distance from meters to feet on this lens? I am using it on the the AR7II. I cannot find a menu setting to change that anywhere. I know on the Batis lenses one can turn the focussing ring but that does not work on this lens. I am trying to figure out hyperfocal distances and I do have an app but I find it difficult to keep switching back to meter distances.
Asked by: lia R.
Unfortunately, it does not appear that this is a possible function using this lens.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Why no OSS on this lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
Note IBIS (in body stabilization) is only available on the most recent/newer (Mark 2) A7 cameras like the A7R2, A7ii, and A7S2 which are at least 2000-3500 in cost. The first gen A7 cameras dont have IBIS. Usually you only need OSS when using a long/telephoto lens of 70mm or greater due to the increase in shake when zoomed in farther. Wide and normal lenses from 10 to 55 mm usually dont need extra stabilization as long as your shutter speed is above 1/125 sec or higher
Answered by: Stephen S.
Date published: 2022-12-01


Is this Lens compatible with the Sony FS700?
Asked by: Toks O.
Yes, and it will work fabulously. I use it on my a7s as well, gives wonderful images w/o having to pay a lot of $ for Cinema lenses
Answered by: DARREN L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Which is best sigma 50mm f/1.4 art and this Zeiss ...

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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