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

BH #SO5014Z • MFR #SAL50F14Z
Sony Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM Lens
Key Features
  • A-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
Setting the standard as Sony's flagship normal lens for full-frame A-mount cameras, the Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM Lens delivers outstanding image quality along with excellent handling and performance. Using a Planar design, this lens is able to offer a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 for shallow depth of field, while two aspherical elements and Zeiss' T* coating ensure contrasty, aberration-free imagery. It also features an SSM AF system for fast, quiet focusing and has a focus hold button for more tactile control over operation. The 50mm's lens barrel is of the highest quality as well, sporting dust and moisture resistance while a nine-blade circular diaphragm helps users capture images with smooth bokeh.
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Sony Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM Overview

Setting the standard as Sony's flagship normal lens for full-frame A-mount cameras, the Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM Lens delivers outstanding image quality along with excellent handling and performance. Using a Planar design, this lens is able to offer a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 for shallow depth of field, while two aspherical elements and Zeiss' T* coating ensure contrasty, aberration-free imagery. It also features an SSM AF system for fast, quiet focusing and has a focus hold button for more tactile control over operation. The 50mm's lens barrel is of the highest quality as well, sporting dust and moisture resistance while a nine-blade circular diaphragm helps users capture images with smooth bokeh.

Based on the Zeiss Planar optical concept, this lens uses a design with eight elements in five 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 A-mount cameras, this 50mm can also be used on APS-C camera systems where it will provide a 75mm equivalent focal length.
The f/1.4 maximum aperture allows users to create images with shallow depth of field effects 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.
Two aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
A Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) autofocus system provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and contributes to more natural and intuitive manual focus control. The rear focusing design also helps achieve a close minimum focus distance of 1.5'.
A focus hold button and focus mode switch are present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242865983

Sony Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony A
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Close-Up Magnification0.14x
Optical Design8 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.19 x 2.81" / 81.03 x 71.37 mm
Weight18.27 oz / 518 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.3 x 5.5 x 5.15"
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This lens is not compatible with a Nikon DSLR. There is one adapter we carry that would allow it to be mounted on the camera, however there is no electronic communication between the camera and lens, therefore there would not be any ability to adjust the aperture, nor autofocus nor confirm manual focus. Zeiss does make several lenses for the Nikon F mount however that you could consider. See the following link for options:http://bhpho.to/1idhS3g
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Date published: 2018-08-28

Is this compatible with the Minolta Maxxum 9?

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Asked by: ernie
When Sony bought Minolta, it kept the A mount exactly the same. While we have not heard of this lens being used on a Maxxum 9, we see no reason it will not mount. Auto focus performance is unknown. You have a 30 day return policy with B&H.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-04-30

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Can this lens be used on the Sony a7 with complete autofocus and automatic connection to the camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can use this lens with any Sony E-Mount, va Sony LAEA-4... All functionality except Eye-Auto Focus in Sony A7R II (just for lenses Sony FE, like: 55 f/.1.8, 35 f/. 1.4 etc. I prefer all Sony A-Mount, because they are able to use with my Hasselblad HV (Sony A99) and my Sony A7R II... I just use a Sony 55 f/. 1.8, but I'm sure that Sony 50 f/. 1.4 it's terrific! If you don't have any A-Mount camera, you have to buy the Sony 55!
Answered by: Gustavo U.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can I use this lens with my canon 5D Mark III?
Asked by: Anonymous
The FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for Sony A Lens to Canon EF-Mount Camera with Dandelion Focus Confirmation Chip, B&H # FOPCECASA, would allow you to use the Sony 50mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* ZA Lens on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera. However, do note that while the Dandelion Chip enables use of EOS DSLRs' focus confirmation feature, the adapter does not maintain automatic lens control between the camera and lens; aperture priority or manual shooting modes should be used, as well as stop-down metering for exposure control.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this lens work with Sony a6000? If not, what would you suggest with the same specs?
Asked by: Terrell O.
Sony Alpha mount series cameras will accept A mount lens. It is a great lens and shoots very well for portraits.
Answered by: Noah A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can you use this lens on the SONY a7r4?

Can you use this lens on the SONY a7r4?
Asked by: Beth Ann
This is an A mount lens, not an E mount. You will need a lens adapter to use it. The Sony LAEA3 will allow use of this lens on your camera. Click the link below to view; https://bhpho.to/2sV38Wy
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-01-23

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Is this an anamorphic lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, the Sony 50mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* ZA Lens is not an anamorphic lens.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is it useful with sony a6500 without any adapter? Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
Hi there! This lens will only work with ILCE-6500 using a mount adaptor. -Jerome
Answered by: Sony Support Sony Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28
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