Sony Unveils a New Full-Frame ZEISS Lens for Their E-mount Cameras: the FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Prime Lens

Sony has just unveiled a new full-frame prime lens for use on their E-mount, mirrorless Interchange Lens Cameras; like the a7 Mark II. The ZEISS Planar 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens offers full-frame users a very appealing 50mm focal length, or approximately a 75mm equivalent field of view on a crop body camera.

Sony_SEL50F14Z_A.jpgThis lens is comprised of very high-quality components, including the use of ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and AA (Advanced Aspherical) elements to help minimize aberrations, ZEISS' T* coating to help reduce ghosting and lens flare, and a Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) ring driven AF motor, which Sony claims will allow the lens to "efficiently lock focus with speed, precision and in near silence".

With a wide maximum aperture of f/1.4 and 11-blade circular aperture, the lens is super to produce pleasing bokeh. And, Sony claims that the new FE 50mm "offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution that are hallmarks of the ZEISSĀ® brand. It produces these consistently strong qualities throughout the entirety of the frame - from center to corner - and at all aperture settings, even while shooting wide open at F1.4"

The new ZEISS lens will start shipping sometime this month (July, 2016), with a suggested retail price of $1500 US.

Visit Sony's Website for more details.