|FE||The lens is designed both for Sony full frame and APS-C digital mirrorless cameras.|
|T*||The multi-layer coating is applied to the surface of lens elements. It boosts light transmission, ensures sharp and high contrast images, minimizes ghosting and flares.|
|ZA||ZEISS lens designed for Sony digital cameras.|
|SSM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||46.8° (35mm full frame)|
|31.6° (Sony APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||12 elements in 9 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||11|
|Closest focusing distance:||45 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Sony E)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Determined by camera|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø83.5 x 108 mm|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant barrel|
|Filter size:||72 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is heavy, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens is equipped with aperture ring which allows manual aperture control with precision of 1/3 stop. There is a CLICK switch which allows user to choose between clickless and click-stop manual aperture control.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 72 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
Alternatives (AF, 44..56 mm)
|Samyang AF 50mm F/1.4 FE (Bower, Rokinon, Walimex Pro)||2016||⊗|
|Sony E 50mm F/1.8 OSS (SEL50F18)||2011||⊗|
|Sony FE 50mm F/1.8 (SEL50F18F)||2016||⊗|
|Sony FE ZEISS Sonnar T* 55mm F/1.8 ZA (SEL55F18Z)||2013||⊗|